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Features

Neuromagnetism: tracking the dynamics of the brain

The Z-pinch approach to fusion

Physics in Action

Freezing by heating

Seeing organic displays in a new light

Strange quarks put the proton in a spin

Surprises in self-assembled rings

Post-deadline

Comet tail breaks record

DNA forms liquid crystal

News & Analysis

Dielectric mirrors set to shine on

Allegre out after reshuffle

Danes sense new demand

Hubble prepares for the next ten years

Gamma rays down under

Toshiba gets a taste for basic research

Switzerland plans futuristic train link

Can the Grid succeed the Web?

Far sighted opticians turn to astronomy

Doing Mars on the cheap

Physics charts new geological landscapes

Calling all cosmophysicists

Boost for UK physics facilities

Potent greenhouse gasses found

Dyyson wins Temleton Prize

Feedback

Diamond fall-out seen from inside

Einstein 1, Dirac 1

For the love of three quarks

Reviews

How Briatain was saved by radar

A Radar History of World War II: Technical and Military Imperitives, Louis Brown

Fusion:the final frontier for plasmas

Fusion: A Voyage Through the Plasma Universe, Hans Wihelmson

Impossible things usually don't happen

The Odd Quantum, Sam Treidman