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Print edition: August 1999

Features

The physics of traffic

Bose condensates make quantum leaps and bounds

UK laser to be upgraded

EPS rewards quasiparticle research

Daniel F Walls

Alan Johnstone

Arthur Schawlow

Physics in Action

Ultracold fermion race is on

Supersonic winds whirl round Jupiter

Sound waves rev up heat engines

The many wavelengths of light

Post-deadline

First for single photons

Good news for salesmen

Particles feel the pull of space

News & Analysis

Neutrino science enters new era

Physics research to get Lottery funding

Shake-up starts at energy department

Physicists prove Van Gogh painting is not a forgery

Research scheme setback

Sci-fi to be studied in UK degree

New boss for French firm

BNFL set for partial sale

Chandra mission probes X-ray secrets

EU appoints physicist

NASA sets sights on Mercury and comet

Roadmap for science lacks fine detail

JET staff close to final deal

US takes on nanotechnology

Tragedy at French observatory

New director named for DESY

EPS announces physical prizes

America's 'Mr Science' dies

Danes name new research boss

Editorial

Feedback

Cautionary tales

Nuclear waste needs more effort

Sonoluminescence - the plot thickens

Baboons, lions and water safety

Reviews

Computers can have feelings too

A universe queerer than we can suppose

When Things Start to Think, Neil Gershenfeld

J D Bernal: A Life in Science and Politics, Brenda Swann and Francis Aprahamian (ed)

J D Bernal: genius yes, sage no

Seven Wonders of the Cosmos, Jayant Narlikar