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Print edition: May 2001


Boost for dark energy

Engineering nanotubes

Moon joins climate watch

News & Analysis

Physicists start building the Grid

Mixed reception for the new PhD grants

Britney bridges the gap

Lithography firm etches a bright future

London college loses astrophysics group

Budget figures confirm physicists' fears

Time to make an impact

Take me to the stars

Is there a future for scientists in space?

Clifford Shull

Critical Point

Crackpots and their convictions


Career dynamics and least action


A chemist reacts to the lure of the new

Dorothy's strange and charming story

The wizard of Quarks: A Fantasy of Particle Physics , Robert Gilmore

The New Chemistry, Nina Hall (ed)

Mathematics Unlimited: 2001 and Beyond, Bjorn Enquist and Wilfried Schmid (eds)