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Print edition: April 2000

Features

Terahertz imaging comes into view

New designs on complex patterns

Physics in Action

Colloids reinforce glass theory

Superconducting ladders take breather

A good START for fusion

Adaptive optics brings full sky into focus

Post-deadline

Two more quantum firsts

Biodegradable MEMS

The far side of the Sun

News & Analysis

Daresbury lab faces bleak future

Japan seeks to commercialize research

NASA eyes up gamma rays

Theory group up for grabs

Marconi breeds new culture of growth

No mirrors, no problem

Fresh ideas to help women in science

Nuclear energy:part of a green future?

Photovoltaics in the 21st century

Wind power: big in Denmark

Search is on for teaching talent

Boost for Irish science

Agilent prize announced

Cosmology prize launched

ESA get flexible

May set for Royal Society

How to build your own high-tech firm

UK telescope to be built in Chile

Feedback

In defence of anoraks

Reviews

How to build your own high-tech firm

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics, George Johnson

Weaving the Web: The past, Present and future of the World Wide Web by its Inventor, Tim Berners-Lee

The Entrepreneurial Engineer: Starting Your Own High-Tech Company, R Wayne Fields