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Print edition: January 1998

Features

Air pollution: the role of particles

Superhard superlattices

Air pollution: the role of particles

ESF ends year with a splash

EU increases access to facilities

Planning the possibilities for big science

Cash injected into US physics education

Physics in Action

Table-top lasers crash through the water window

Hole conductivity holds promise for transparent bipolar devices

Experiments look set to resolve superconductivity debate

Exotic adventures en route to the antiworld

Table-top lasers crash through water window

Post-deadline

Boost for CD storage

News & Analysis

Red herrings put to rest

Astronomers fight to defend frequencies

The $500m telescope

Austria keeps faith with neutron source

Physicist investigates new approach to forensic science at the FBI

US signs up to LHC

Nations agree to cut emissions

Universities face further funding cuts

New rules for the 5th

Sun sets on SOLEIL synchrotron

European defence moves

Independent approach to collaboration

An end to red tape

Space agency thinks small

Recruitment problems tackled by White paper

New contractor at BNL

Centres of the universe

Teleportation takes off

Second thoughts about life on Mars

Royal observatory split up and sold off?

Universities face further funding costs

Peer review is reviewed

Women monitored

Feedback

High energy down under

Reviews

Learning physics from science fiction

Science in the 20th Century, John Krige and Dominique Pestre (ed)

The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the Universe(s) Report, Timothy Ferris

Beyond Star Trek: Physics from Alien Invasions, Lawrence Krauss

On human detectors