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Editor's choice

Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

In depth: February 2008

Features

Holography gets smart

Exploring the potential of holograms that can respond

Empirical data help freeze-drying

How precise control and measurement can improve freeze-drying processes

New IUVSTA president looks forward

Bill Rogers explains how vacuum technology is at the heart of science and manufacturing

Deposition improves medical implants

New techniques for biocompatible coatings for medical implants

DO NOT MAKE LIVE

Opinion

Second thoughts

Doing physics in Second Life

Real thoughts

Physicists owe a lot to the foresight of William Cavendish

Constant failure

Robert P Crease wonders if fundamental constants like π and h are the most appropriate to use

Reviews

A remarkable legacy

The lasting impact of Joseph Rotblat

Blog life: Dynamics of Cats

Steinn Sigurdsson on theories of everything, funding crises and cured skate