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Print edition: December 1998

Features

Marie Curie: scientific entrepreneur

Physics in Action

Planck's constant and the kilogram

Tackling turbulence in two dimensions

Surprises in superconducting discs

Rotamak offers new twist in the search for fusion

Reviews

Searching for planets: the inside story

Personal tales of particle physics

Thomas Edison: life, love and light bulbs

Robert Boyle: the secret alchemist

Aloof from the horrors of Hiroshima and the bomb

Los Alamos: a peep behind the fences

The boy who lost ten days of his life

Cannon-fodder for the science wars

Santa's secret science

Science in conflict: juicy disputes that reinforce bad habits