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Print edition: February 2006


Tuning in to Titan

Revealing the mysteries of Saturn's biggest moon

The mystery of the skipping stone

How far can you skip a stone?

Plasmas surf the high-energy frontier

Towards a new type of accelerator

Photonic crystals shine on

Applications of holey materials


Ink-jet technology comes alive

Cause of cosmic magnetism is revealed

Coherent crystal shock

Turbocharged sensor

News & Analysis

Blogs add a new dimension to physics

Unveiling the physics bloggers

Italy sets its sights on the Moon

Imager reveals infant brain damage

Research council in crisis as leaders exit

NASA catches first cosmic dust

A physicist of many talents

California retains right to run Los Alamos

Mostly good, but some improvement needed

Physics firm targets new drugs

Sonofusion debate heats up

New leader for Japanese lab

US space science faces cuts

Future looks rosy for American collider


The rise of the bloggers

Bloggers are good for physics

Fraud alert

Physicists must be wary of fraud


A better way to destroy plutonium

Critical Point

Curing anosognosia

Writers should not ignore science


More problems with textbooks


The visionary who sparkled

The brilliant mind of J D Bernal

Linking thermodynamics with life

The impact of the second law

Shelf life: David Deutsch

The appeal of Ian McEwan

The visionary who sparkled

Linking thermodynamics with life


Space: the choice is endless

Once a physicist:Kevin Gell

Lateral Thoughts

The truth about teaching