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Print edition: June 2004


Quarks, diquarks and pentaquarks

How well do we really understand the strong nuclear force?

Climate change: complexity in action

The "integrated assessment" approach to climate change combines science, politics and economics

Software challenges and solutions

What do physicists want from software?

Physics in Action

Gravitational lensing brings extrasolar planets into focus

Astronomers have demonstrated a third way to detect extrasolar planets

Tiny apertures with a big future

Sub-wavelength apertures prove no obstacle for light

Microfluids change direction

Making a rectifier for microfluidic integrated circuits

Earthquakes power up

Power laws, scale-free networks and earthquakes


Electron scattering violates parity

Cosmology sets technology limit

Entanglement beats diffraction limit

News & Analysis

US science policy under attack

UK has golden opportunity in photonics

Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar: 1930--2004

NASA is victim of disaster film

Dark matter still at large

Venus set to grab the limelight

FBI targeted Edward Teller

UK to upgrade radio-telescope array

Scientists angered by new curriculum

Hugh funding scheme fails to satisfy

Relativity gets lunar test

Denmark opens nanoscience centre

US aerospace scheme needs cash

Space scientists return to Saturn

Low-powered LCDs hold their own


Models within models

Climate change and QCD

Career opportunities


Emilie du Châtelet: the genius without a beard

Newton's little known French champion

Critical Point

Dealing with Cassandras


Spoon-benders: the secret's out

How to deal with pseudoscience

Ups and downs of the atom-splitters

The story of the race to split the atom

How Cambridge grew mathematically

A not-so-brief history of mathematical physics at Cambridge


The nitty-gritty of spin-off firms

Once a physicist: Alan Giles

Lateral Thoughts

Physics in the movies