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Download your free copy of our special issue "New ways to teach and learn physics", which is packed with the latest techniques, tips and trends in physics education

In depth: February 2009

Features

Electricity unplugged

In the near future, wireless electricity could replace the ubiquitous power cable. Aristeidis Karalis looks at a revolutionary new way of transmitting power without wires

Opinion

The nuclear threat: a new start

As US President Barack Obama takes office, his leadership will be needed to reduce the dangers of the world’s nuclear weapons and to stop nuclear materials from falling into rogue hands, argues Sidney Drell

Journeys to greatness

To practising physicists, the great equations of physics might seem obvious, logical and trivial. But to their discoverers, Robert P Crease argues, that was far from true

Reviews

Not wrapped up yet

Is the universe multiply connected? wonders Andrew Jaffe

Web life: The Internet Plasma Physics Education Experience

Explore the physics of fusion through interactive games on a simulated tokamak