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Print edition: November 2006


The troubled song of the sand dunes

Disharmony in the desert

Cleaning up dark matter

In search of axions

Smart lenses

The promise of adaptive lenses

Drawing conclusions from graphene

The wonders of thin sheets of carbon


How to become an expert dowser

Image of nano doom

When two worlds collide

Lies, damned lies

Quantum gases feel the heat

Element 118 discovered

Interdisciplinary research splashes out

Magnetism of shopping

Radiation therapy feels the rhythm

News & Analysis

Ancient radiation earns Nobel acclaim

Two sites shortlisted for mega telescope

Scientists step up political pressure

Europe sets out its infrastructure needs

Reading plans to shut physics department

Writer leads cosmic think tank

Scientists probe climate's cosmic link

Invisibility cloak becomes reality

Top universities revealed

Against reductionism

Faulty hurricane forecasts prove costly

Bowling machine delivers new spin on cricket

Cosmology comes of age

Where passions run deep


Cosmology comes of age

Welcoming this year’s Nobel prize

Where passions run deep

Rivalry in the sand dunes


The doctorate in transition

Critical Point

Physics Legends

Calling for "damn good stories"

Physics legends


Getting the physics curriculum right

Carbon concerns

A bright future for uranium

A forked tale

Redefining fine-structure


The primacy of doubt

Reflecting on climate change

Seeking anthropic answers

Why is the Universe so suited for life?

Shelf life: Jennifer Ouellette

Insights from the Buffyverse

The primacy of doubt

The Tao of mathematics

Particles and patriotism

Playing the science game

Seeking anthropic answers

Shelf life: Jennifer Ouellette


Taking the commercial route

Careers and people

Once a physicist: Julian Voss-Andreae

Lateral Thoughts

Back to the envelope