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Print edition: June 1998


Quantum dots

Molecules, nanophysics and nanoelectronics

Electron correlations win Europhysics prize for condensed matter theorist

Earthquake scientists win Crafoord prize

Molecules, anophysics and nanoelectronics

Physics in Action

Machine takes the taste test

New views on electron scattering

Worm-like micelles stir up a storm

Soft matter in the real world


Gamma-ray burst lights up theories

CPT survives the test

Quantum computers shape up for the future

News & Analysis

Risk pays off for City physicists

Japan gives more cash for LHC

ESA argues over mission merger

Europe encourages women scientists and patent reforms

Clash spurs reforms at research council

Reforms aim to level playing field

India masters weapons technology

Antimatter hunt heads for space

Physicists debate meaning of science

Students prefer to mix and match


Climate change and energy use

Predictive power


Halley shines in a brilliant light

Good ammunition for the science wars

Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Beyond, Michio Kaku

Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas, Alan Cook

Philosophical Concepts in Physics: the Hiastorical Relation Between Philosophy and Scientific Theories, James Cushing

Anti-gravity meets fantasy football,

Good ammunition for the science wars