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Print edition: April 1998

Features

Patrick Blackett: sailor, scientist, socialist

Digital broadcasting

Digital broadcasting: the future of television

Building a firm foundation for the future,

Hungary celebrates centenary of nuclear physicist

Physics in Action

Microscopy breaks the speed limit

Atomic precision pays off in the nucleus

Light beats the diffraction limit

Listening to the sound of breaking glass

Listening to the sound of broken

Post-deadline

Tiny device measures tiny changes

Reshaping radioactivity

New light on photon mass

News & Analysis

Evidence for anti-gravity

Five-year phone dispute ends

Budget exceeds expectation

What will follow the LHC?

Election ousts Danish ministers

Management overhauled

EU investment falls behind

Astronomers focus on the future

France encourages innovation

JET dispute escalates

Max Planck society looks to nest century

German nanotechnology boost

Students face hard choices

UK minister praises physics

Diversification agency to be created

New ideas for university reform await new money

Government raises profile of science

New agendas need new visions

US in visa battle

Forum

Astronomy, particle physics and crisis management

Feedback

Climate change: some solutions

Reviews

Pure science leads to progress

Under the surface of a star

To Light Such a Candle, Keith Laidler

The Truth of Science: Physical Theories and Reality, Roger Newton

S Chandrasekhar - The Man Behind the Legend, Kameshwar Wali (ed)

Decline increasing: normality declining,

What is truth in science?