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Print edition: July 2007


A new dawn for nuclear power

Harnessing the power of fission

Bright outlook for solar cells

Photovoltaics reach the next generation

Driving the hydrogen economy

The physics of fuel cells

Clean coal

Helping coal to clean up its act

Energy storage takes off

From flywheels to supercapacitors


A green life on the red planet

The luxurious third dimension

Whan madness comes in handy

More wine, sir?


Eclipses could clarify axion mystery

Casimir force dives in

The secret to crack-free paint

High-temperature condensates confirmed

Physicists SCORE for the developing world

News & Analysis

Public cash will fund Galileo satellites

NASA boss feels the heat

Theory institute seeks new leader

LHC to skip low-energy test runs

UK reaffirms support for nuclear

Research council gets science board

Atoms for peace 50 years on

Champion of the supergrid

Europe sets its sights on Mars

Neutrino detector finally starts up

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes: 1932–2007


Energy solutions

The importance of nuclear and clean coal


Manhattan versus Kyoto

Critical Point

No-way physics

Principles that make us rebel


European funding

Physics and Philosophy

Science bloopers

Experimenting with light


Going loopy over consciousness

Seeking to understand our minds

Blog life: Asymptotia

Strings and things

Science and the superweapon

The chilling history of weapon-builders

Home truths

Puzzling maths

Getting the message across


Scientists in the melting pot

Thinking "outside the box"

Once a physicist: Lenny Lipton

The inventor of the 3D display industry

Careers and people

Lateral Thoughts

Can an LED really be green?