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Print edition: August 2007


Testing the elements of the Big Bang

Nucleosynthesis measures up

Quantum ballistics

Towards tinier transistors

The low-energy frontier

Particle physics on a smaller scale


Getting away from it all

How well do you know science?

A new bridge between art and science

A massive challenge


Water found on distant planet

Laser route to redefining Boltzmann's constant

Condensed-matter swarm

Twin tests of relativity

From stewardship to proton therapy

News & Analysis

A way forward for Islamic science

An interview with Iranian physicist Reza Mansouri

Gold mine wins contest to host lab

Astroparticle physicists draw up wish list

French universities win more freedom

End of a HERA for particle accelerator

Shake up for science in the UK

Harsh light shines on free energy

God and physics: a new dialogue

Physicist takes on new role in Pakistan


Islamic science

Rebuilding science in Muslim nations

Changing times


Fears over factoids

Why black holes in particle accelerators are a myth

Critical Point


Are you really an expert?


Reassessing innovation

Crediting genius

Cats and bulbs

Spin injection

The origin of the tog

Relativity in action


Poincaré, Perelman and proof

The strange life of Grigori Perelman

Staring at the Sun

How sunspots were first linked to solar flares

Blog life: Cocktail party physics

Thoughts of a physics writer

Elephants in the room

Ingenious inventions

Blinded by numbers


Physicists at Aldermaston

Maintaining the UK's nuclear warheads

Once a physicist: Sergi Jordà

The inventor of the 3D display industry

Careers and people

Lateral Thoughts

Is anybody out there?