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Print edition: November 2007

Features

The industry of life

Molecular machines and the new thermodynamics

Getting the measure of atom interferometry

Matter-wave interferometers enter space

Archimedes brought to light

X-ray fluorescence reveals Archimedes' ancient writings

Quanta

Quids in

A life's list

TV's Big Bang

Cosmic hoodies

Frontiers

Quantum bits take the bus

Earth's mantle in a spin

The hydrodynamics of dragonflies

Uncertainty reigns over planetary orbits

Particle physics fires up

News & Analysis

Nobel acclaim for hard-disk physics

CERN boss quashes delay rumours

Astronomers seek to save observatory

Mystery over Sputnik Nobel persists

Russia and the US join forces on missions

US teenagers join the hunt for pulsars

Video-sharing site targets scientists

Chemistry Nobel for former physicist

Nuclear reactors back on US agenda

Giant telescope looks to Chile

Oxford Instruments warms to 'dry' cryogenic systems

Non-physicists to get cash to teach physics

The case of the late gamma rays

Researchers still seek silent turbine

Cassini — still flying high

Neutrino globetrotter

Editorial

Blog lines

Science blogs are a welcome phenomenon, but science journalism is still essential

Nobel success

Forum

Access all theses

Critical Point

Citizen Science

Robert P Crease examines how non-physicists are taught physics

Feedback

Strings and philosophy

Education is simply common sense

Quantum clarification

Helium-3 lunacy

Nationalities and Nobel prizes

Experts in court under cross-examination

Information on standby

Reviews

A devil's bargain

Copenhagen 1932: a turning point for physics

The measure of all things

Little and large

Why we have maths

A very special theory

Exploring the multiverse

Is our universe all there is?

Blog life: Soft Machines

Richard Jones on nanotechnology

Careers

The route to engineering success

The benefits of becoming a chartered engineer

Careers and people

Lateral Thoughts

The pitfalls of energy efficiency