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Print edition: May 1998


Sonoluminescence: the star in a jar

Soft lithography and microfabrication

Small in size, high on impact

European Physical Society elects new president

Physics in Action

All features great and small

Staring into a pint: fascinated by foam

Scattered light detects cancer

Sensors put words in a computer's mouth

Cloud seeding clears the air,

All feature great and small

Staring into a pint: fascinated by foam,


Hydrogen out of light

Planetary discs revealed

Rethinking the Web

News & Analysis

Rocket science for high-fliers

China plans $25m telescope

Denmark squeezes research

Decision on ESA reforms delayed

Giant telescope awaits first light

New face at nuclear labs promises fresh links for researchers

Next step for fusion

AEA reorganizes in attempt to double turnover

Bureaucracy blocks R&D

Test ban progress

Ready, steady, plasma

Students rally against funding cuts

Students face new exams

Universities and industry work towards prosperity as peace beckons,

Tobacco and transport threaten science


How healthy is your career?,


Alternatives to nuclear power


Laplace: insight and influence

Physics: into the new millennium

Industrial Gases, Neil Downie

Pierre-Simon Laplace 1749-1827: A Life in Exact Science, Charles Coulston Gillespie

Critical Problems in Physics, Val Fitch, Daniel Marlow and Margit Dementi (ed)

Revealing the invisible

Dial "p" for pizza,