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Print edition: February 1997

Features

Rotons: a low-temperature puzzle

Cracks in the Earth's surface

A new test for the Standard Model

1997 Holweck medal and prize

1997 Max Born medal and prize

Fresh growth in science parks?

New rules for members

Teachers observe the universe in a glass of water

1997 Institute of Physics awards

Government backs CD-ROM workshops for lectures

How to write a winner

Physics in Action

Noise is good for the brain

Biomagnetic instruments go portable

Microscopy probes tiny magnets

Organic diodes show their colours

Tunnelling through the terahertz range

News & Analysis

LHC will be built in one stage

Danish reshuffle

Swiss neutron source opens

Innovation down as investment declines

ENEA's new approach pays off

Nuclear plans hit rocky patch

Plutonium deal

Orbital debris

Superconductivity concerns

Researchers satisfied with their share

Premium rate for star performers

Fresh faces take up key positions

Editorial

Forum

How to spread science to the public - the way ahead?

How to spread science to the public -- the way ahead?

Reviews

The riches of science

Peter Fowler

Carl Sagan

Keith Ruddock

Jim Valentine

The Life and Legacy of G I Taylor George Batchelor

Mathematica 3.0 Wolfram Research

Understanding Molecular Simulation: From Algorithms to Applications Daan Frenkel and Berend Smit

A Scientist Speaks Out