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Print edition: January 2000


Exploring nuclear frontiers

Physics in Action

Molecular electronics on the cheap

Radioactivity reveals how crisps mix

Quantum fluids create a stir in the lab

Patterns in chaotic mixing


Carbon nanotubes lead the way to nanotweezers

The Earth's mantle in a lab bottle

Photonic crystals in 3-D

News & Analysis

UK physics gains funding boost

Magazine attack prompts DESY debate

Laser star could clean up observations

NASA under the spotlight

New chapter opens in X-ray astronomy

UK investment lags behind

Microwave alternative to hysterectomy

JET research wins reprieve

The silicon route to quantum computing

Natural-born problem solvers

Europe approves long-range neutrino experiment

Japan cuts rocket losses

Brookhaven reactor to close

Cambridge research most cited


Making something out of nothing


Advice for the high-tech entrepreneur

Talk about the communications miracle

Practical hints for classy demos

The Resouceful Physics Teacher: 600 Ideas for Creative Teaching, Keith Gibbs

Advice for the high-tech entrepreneur

Technological Entrepreneurism: Enterprise Formation, Financing and Growth, Marlo Cardullo

Getting the Message: A History of Communications, Laszlo Solymar

The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots, Thomas Fink and Yong Mao