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Print edition: October 1998

Features

Optical lattices

Laser spectroscopy probes the nucleus

Anomaly leads to Dirac Medal

Laser spectroscopy probes the nucleus

Physics in Action

High-temperature superconductors learn from heavy fermions

Pasteur, light and life

Computers made to tolerate defects

Post-deadline

Traps for molecules

Triple first for atoms

Nanotubes show strength

News & Analysis

Physics fights terrorism

Superconductivity debate gets ugly

SOHO back in the sunlight

New magnet sets record

Research suffers in French budget

Secret files reveal plan to kidnap Bohr

Big science eyes industry

...as reformer takes over in Japan

Japan supports fast breeders

Rubbia plans space mission

Neutrino rivals to talk

Masters degrees threatened

Science policy: straight talk in the US

Editorial

The Richard Feynman experience

Forum

Where will technology take us?

Feedback

Buddhist dialogue

Reviews

Radio stars admire the greats

What entropy means for executives

On Giants' Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from Archimedes to DNA, Melvyn Bragg and Ruth Gardiner

A Scientists' Tools for Business: Metaphors and Modes of Thought, Robert Sproull

Einstein's Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics, John Stachel (ed)

The old boys' meeting