Recapping the year's most important events in the world of science and technology, this completely updated edition of Science & Technology Almanac 2002 brings together the news, the people, and the statistics to give the most comprehensive information in one place on these fields: astronomy and science, chemistry, computers and the Internet, earth sciences, the environment, health and medicine, life sciences, mathematics, meteorology and weather, physics, and technology. Illustrated with photographs, tables and charts, a timeline, and calendar, this almanac not only details the most important recent scientific events, it also provides a one-stop resource for basic scientific facts and knowledge, including measurements, scientific nomenclature, conversion tables, the periodic table, and more. Science & Technology Almanac 2002 is a unique one-stop source, combining the features of a news digest, a concise science encyclopedia, and an annual statistical handbook. The year's most important scientific issues, scientific legislation and regulation, and obituaries of important scientists are also included. Special features and reference aids include photographs and other illustrations; extensive tables and charts; a timeline and calendar or upcoming scientific events; directories of zoos, aquariums, science centers, and museums; lists of associations, institutes, and government organizations; a glossary; and an index. This Almanac will make a valuable reference source for a wide range of users, whether they have technical or general backgrounds. Teachers and students from high school to university will find the Science & Technology Almanac 2002 essential.