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Print edition: December 1999

Features

Physics before Galileo

Life, the universe, but not quite everything

The Manhattan Project: an enduring legacy

The new universe around the next corner

Physics in Action

Unstable nuclei reveal the need for a complete theory of the nucleus

Realizing the potential of fusion energy

Climate prediction is heavy weather

Turbulence nears a final answer

Glass physics: still not transparent

Solar magnetic field poses problems

Complexity, catastrophe and physics

Consciousness: the physicist's view

News & Analysis

Industrial physicists embrace the future

When physicists work with biologists

University physics looks to the future

Counting the true cost of energy

A brief history of physics and religion

Physicists must learn to love the public