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Print edition: March 2008


Invisibility rules the waves

How to make warships impossible to see

Phononics gets hot

From electronics to "phononics"

Venus: our non-identical twin

How the Venus Express mission is helping researchers to understand our planetary near-neighbour


Space suits you

Origami's final frontier

You've been tangoed

The real physics guru


Warming oceans help fuel hurricanes

Energy on a rainy day

Fibres could generate electricity from body motion

The secret to dating

Frescoes come to light

News & Analysis

Iranian rocket launch alarms the West

Big budget request may not deliver

Peer review gets the thumbs up – despite problems

Columbus module begins to experiment

UK sets out space goals

Panel picked to review UK physics

Napolean 'was not murdered'

Maiani finally gets top Italian job

NASA seeks new name for telescope

Fusion pioneer dies

Firms press case for nanophotonics R&D

Setting new sights for standards lab

US pulls out of carbon-capture plant

Stock-car racing makes intuitive physicists

Full steam ahead

Rolf-Dieter Heuer talks to Physics World about the challenges of taking over as boss of the CERN particle-physics lab next January just as the Large Hadron Collider reaches full throttle


The best job in physics?

Challenges for the next CERN boss

Critical Point

A mind of her own

Robert P Crease looks at the life of mathematician Alicia Boole Stott


Cash cuts slash morale

CT speeds up

Planet Venice


When science meets capitalism

Making money from research

The future of energy

Non-mathematical polymath?

Physics on screen

Quotable physics

Blog Life: Nanoscale Views

Doug Natelson on cutting-edge condensed matter


The best years of your life?

What to expect from a PhD

Japan seeks universal answers

Prizes for digital-vision pioneers

Movers and shakers

Once a physicist: Salvator Roberto Amendolia

The science attaché to the Italian Embassy in London

Lateral Thoughts

What's in a name?