Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
The Quarter Century Club held its summer picnic at the Johnson Athletics Center Ice Rink on August 15. Joseph Bielinski and Sandra Blasi (below) use a little body language for emphasis in their conversation. At right, top, Anita Richard, Beverly Canfield-Woods, Jack Woods and Jeannell Levasseur greet one another. At right, bottom, are Tony Ruggelo, Mary Scanlon and Dick Scanlon, of Lincoln Labs.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 23, 2000.