Woodrow Wilson DOLPHINS: THE OTHER EARTHLINGS: What do dolphin scientists want to know about humans? What lengths will they go to for the answers? Fish Story is a role reversal adventure of people kept by dolphins. It is the story of people kept in their laboratories, of people kept in their zoos, and of people kept in their backyards.
Dolphins live in a world more alien than the moon or Mars. The ocean is a forbidding place. The sun lights surface forests teeming with exotic wild life of every shape imaginable—and beyond imagination. There, predators and prey play a deadly game of hide-and-seek. Deeper down, the light fades into eternal night. There, bizarre creatures hunt each other. Strange plants and outlandish animals flourish in the depths. Wrecks of human ships dot an alien landscape of active volcanoes and strange geology. It’s dark and dangerous down there. Pressure crushes. Visitors fry or freeze there. Dolphins are masters of this world—the top predator of the sea.
Dolphins have ruled this vast domain for thousands of years. They share an amicable relationship with recent human trespassers into their territory. But, what do dolphins really think about us alien invaders? Do they welcome us? Do they tolerate us? Do they fear us? Are they concerned about us? …or just curious? What do dolphin scientists want to know about humans? What lengths will they go to for the answers?
Woodrow Wilson Traveling a hundred times as fast as Apollo, the nearest star is a millennium away. What if aliens from there tried to come here? A lot can go wrong in a thousand years. An interstellar probe decelerates into earth orbit. Nothing happens. An astronaut team discovers why. Its crew died in transit. Exposed to what killed the aliens, can NASA let the explorers come home? Quarantined and running out of air, how can they survive?
A new disease is spreading across the country. With no known treatment, the death toll is climbing. The Centers for Disease Control must act before it becomes epidemic.
Where did it come from? CDC data say Utah! Could it have escaped from biological weapons abandoned there fifty years ago? The Army swears it couldn’t be theirs.
Anthrax-like but contagious and antibiotic-resistant: could this be a bioengineered weapon? Could this be a terrorist attack? Is this just the first wave?
The Army’s Institute for Biological Defense is the first line of medical defense against biological attack. Dedicated to defending the soldier against disease—whether indigenous or man-made—Army Medical Research Command labs attack disease head on. IBD’s Lt Col Uma Hees and CDC’s Dr. Jack Reagan race to discover the enemies—both microscopic and human.
Woodrow Wilson The sky is teeming with life. Why hasn't anyone visited earth yet? What will they look like if they do come? How will we communicate with them?
The sea is teeming with life. What's down there? The sea is more alien than the moon or mars. More people have visited the moon than have been to the bottom of the sea. More robots have explored Mars than the Marianas Trench. Aliens are closer than you think.
The earth is teeming with life. How do six billion people survive and prosper? It ain't brain surgery. Health is a team sport. Don't sit on the bench.
Reflections of a rocket scientist. Essays on science, engineering and medicine—accessible to young adults, but meant for everyone.
Woodrow Wilson Earth, we have a problem. When their launch vehicle engine fails, the first Mars team is stranded on Mars. Earth is a hundred million miles away. Rescue is months—maybe years—off. Can the astronauts put their mothballed Mars base back together and live off its leftovers?
The next shot window is two years off. Bureaucratic inertia threatens even that pessimistic schedule. Crisis funding demands are growing; budgets are shrinking. Can the astronauts outlive the fiscal storm ahead?
NASA engineers work around the clock searching for ways to keep the Mars crew alive until help arrives. Is their goal Rescue mission or body recovery? The astronauts don't need it perfect; they need it now. Can NASA engineers put their clashing egos aside and support the astronauts?