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Print edition: August 2000

Features

Getting to grips with the strong force

Physics in Action

Nuclear magic numbers appear and disappear

Chips get closer to quantum computing

Magnetism under the microscope

Table-top laser produces X-ray beams

New life for Schrodinger's cat

Post-deadline

Photons singled out

NMR hits the road

Noise controls chaos

News & Analysis

Cash injection for UK science

Ethics in space moves up the agenda

Hawking slams "stupid and worthless" play

Galileo's part-time poetry

Revolutionary device polarizes opinions

And why do they ignore Japan?

New pole attract technology transfer

UK unveils new gallium-nitride facility

Sir Mark Oliphant

Tau neutrino discovered

Soleil back on the cards

Star Wars project in trouble

Editorial

Quantum largesse

Forum

A new conception of science

The dangers of voodoo science

Feedback

Fit to be a physicist

Reviews

Fast track to cosmic splendour

Reflections on asymmetry in nature

Antimatter: The Ultimate Mirror, Gordon Fraser and Lucifer's Legacy: The Meaning of Asymmetry, Frank Close

The accelerating Universe: Infinate Expansion, the Cosmological Constant and the Beauty of the Cosmos, Mario Livio

Zen Buddhism and Modern Physics: Morality and Religion in the New Millennium, R J Brissenden