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Print edition: August 2004

Features

The future of nanotechnology

The physics of the very small

Tails of natural hazards

The power of the power laws

Superconducting devices

Superconductors make an inpact

Physics in Action

Olympians look to physics

Swimmers and scientists turn to science

Quantum reflection shields ultracold atoms

How to keep atoms away from surfaces

Materials display the future

Materials are the key to better displays

Eye surgery sharpens up

In the blink of an eye

Post-deadline

Meteorites hit the lab

Photodiodes go with the flow

Sound future for negative refraction

News & Analysis

New twist for next linear collider

Hawking loses wager on black holes

NASA embarks on mammoth shake-up

Kerry eyes up science

Science gets cash boost

Weapons lab suffers security failure

Single spins come into view

Fermi gas goes superfluid

Scottish physicists join forces

Satelite navigation gets the go ahead

German university funding stalled

Track cracks tracked by ultrasound

Dark energy might be seen in the lab

Cosmic rays linked to ice ages

The very long road to reality

Festival of physics set for 2005

China charts the particle frontier

France pins hope on US-style funding

Thomas Gold: 1920-2004

David Blow: 1931-2004

Physicist tracks down ancient temple

Editorial

Another annus mirabilis?

Celebrating Einstein in 2005

Critical Point

Proteins, art and science

Reviews

Lessons from Three Mile Island

What to do in a nuclear emergency

Teller: still controversial

Biography of a cold warrior

Technological tussles - minus drama

Feuds and disputes

Careers

Students take the business test

Once a physicist: Andrew Crumey

Lateral Thoughts

The Wheatstone file