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Print edition: June 2001

Features

Asteroids: up close and personal

The impact of physics research

Post-deadline

Multicolour rubber laser

Get in a spin

Semiconducting nitrogen

News & Analysis

US physicists dominate world top 100

Bright lights in Australia

Astronomers angered by lack of funding

Belfast confused by mystery questions

Parties spell out their science promises

Scientists sceptical about missile plans

Physicist exposes cheats

Plans to resurrect US nuclear power

Renewables test French nuclear loyalty

Jack Allen

Antimatter puzzles multiply

Do muons point to new physics?

Editorial

Feedback

Crackpot spotting

The music of the spheres

Reviews

Why Einstein reinvented the ether

How cryptology went commercial

Crypto: Secrecy and Privacy in the New Code War, Steven Levy

Into the Antiworld

Einstein and the Ether, Ludwik Kostro

Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond, Lawerence Krauss