CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1987 |
One of the main concerns of Congress and the American people these days is that life is getting better in Japan faster than it is in the United States. Many in management circles place the blame on the American worker. That is, the Japanese labor force is more capable and harder-working than its American counterpart; auto workers in Nagoya are more productive than auto workers in Detroit.
February 16, 1988 |
Researchers have discovered a new family of ceramics that promise to carry much greater electrical currents than existing "high-temperature" superconductors, experts said Monday. The new materials, discussed publicly for the first time here at a meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, promise to bring practical applications of superconductors much nearer to reality.
April 22, 1987 |
Chemist Donald Capone missed his Christmas vacation last year working overtime in his lab here, and now he has missed his Easter vacation also. For most of the last four months, in fact, Capone has been working 12 to 16 hours a day, seven days a week, in his lab at the Argonne National Laboratory, living on junk food and engaging in an international scientific race the likes of which has not been seen in this decade. Capone is not alone in his devotion.
July 26, 1987 |
Theoretical physicists, who have long toiled in obscurity, have suddenly developed an unaccustomed celebrity. "I feel like a teen-age girl who has never been attractive and then changes overnight," said Marvin Cohen of UC-Berkeley. But, he added, "we're very happy and we're having fun."