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Print edition: July 2002

Features

Energy challenges

Environmental concerns fuel the search for alternative energies

Green cars move into top gear

Manufacturers are developing vehicles that use fuels other than petrol

The hydrogen economy blasts off

Economies based on hydrogen fuel are being taken more seriously

Energy savings go through the roof

New materials and a holistic approach are slashing domestic energy consumption

Fuel cells eye up the mainstream market

Bright future for efficient lights

Solar power to the people

Surge of interest in wave energy

Wind power moves out to sea

New designs on nuclear energy

Waiting for the power of the Sun

The universe in one week

Physics in Action

Condensates on crest of a wave

Fine-tuning Bose-Einstein condensates creates novel quantum states

Can noise actually boost brain power?

Stochastic resonance shows up in the human brain

Long molecules improve organic diodes

Long polymers emit light more efficiently than small organic molecules

Displays enter the next dimension

Viewers can walk around a new translucent orb that displays true 3D images

Microfluidic chips get mapping

Post-deadline

Cryptography goes far

Light beam

Magnetic logic gate open

News & Analysis

Strange events hit rural England

Physicists dismiss "microlepton" technology as pseudo-scientific nonsense

Printing makes its mark

Fermilab revisits rogue neutrino result

New look at breast cancer

Livermore lab names new boss

Astronaut flies into top French post

KEK names new leader

Physicist profits in world of big business

Laser lab focuses on R&D

Three more offers from ITER

Has dark-matter particle disappeared?

Targeting cosmic icebergs

Lean fututre for research

Extra dimension for audio

Familiar look to extrasolar planets

New evidence for ice on Mars

Millionaire puts his faith in telescopes

Editorial

Future energy challenges

Can water, wind and fire save the Earth?

Critical Point

What does energy really mean?

The origin and historical development of the word "energy"

Reviews

Certain confusion over uncertainty

Portraits that illustrate scientific genius

How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space, Janna Levin

From Certainty to Uncertainty:The Story of Science and Ideas in the Twentieth Century, F David Peat

Great Physicists:The life and Times of Physicists from Galileo to Hawking, William H Cropper

Careers

Physics and vertical-pipe fitting