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Print edition: August 1997

Features

Physics boosts oil production

Windscreens - never seen until damaged

New directions in computational aerodynamics

Physics boosts oil production King P

Windscreens: never seen until damaged

Tending the new growth near Scotland's Silicon Glen

Bubbles and Brillouin scattering bag writing prize

National space science centre to be built in Leicester

Physics in Action

Cosmic-ray astrophysicists close in on nearby supernova source Stanev T

Scintillation speeds up biological tests

Towards a quantum loudspeaker

Wobbling zeolites promote catalysis

Spotlight on the photon

News & Analysis

Megascience goes underwater

Stop interfering

Power lines cleared

Fulfilment valued over education

UK universities overhauled

Late delivery

New jobs for postdocs

JET plans to shed 100 staff

Space boost in German budget

GEC looks to core business

Old challenges for new science minister

Japan goes it alone

Telescope technology moves to Edinburgh: Cambridge fights closure

Forum

Big science needs the right choices

How to get value from R&D

Feedback

An end in itself?

Banana shot

Peerless pressure

Superconductors: can they speed up computing?

Reviews

Close enough

Aled Williams

Ken Allen

Robert Weber

Empire of Light: A History of Discovery in Science and Art Sidney Perkowitz

Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art Arthur Miller

Conceptual Developments of 20th Century Field Theories Tian Yu Cao