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Print edition: July 2006

Features

Hollywood physics

Physics at the movies

Solar explosions in 3D

What NASA's STEREO mission will see

Understanding avalanches

Modelling avalanches in the lab

Particle physicists measure matter-antimatter flip

Monitoring transitions in B-mesons

Frontiers

Dry ice forms ultrahard glass

World's smallest fridge

Now you see it...

Photonic crystals boost engine efficiency

Model reveals property market is set to slump

News & Analysis

Europe targets blue-sky research

China and US join forces on neutrinos

LHC due for 2007 start

Ontario plans new nuclear plants

Big boost for small science in India

Satellite project meets heavy weather

New funding for world-class science

Spanish astronomers look to recapture past glories

Scientists hail genius of Nikola Tesla

Fusion negotiations wrapped up

When retirement looms

Editorial

Life after the lab

What to do when you retire

Critical Point

Critical Point: The retirement problem

Challenges of growing old

Feedback

Is your research popular or not?

School physics must be minimalist

Reviews

A case of mistaken identity

Feynman returns to the stage

Tragedy and the transistor

The ups and downs of William Shockley

Shelf life: Janna Levin

Classic tastes

A case of mistaken identity

Tragedy and the transistor

Careers

Physics at the scene of the crime

Once a physicist: Billy Pizer

Lateral Thoughts

Learning from America