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Physics Today 49 (8), 9 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807717

Reference Frame

Physics Today 49 (8), 11–13 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881504

Letters

Physics Today 49 (8), 15 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807718
Physics Today 49 (8), 15–84 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807719
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Search and Discovery

Physics Today 49 (8), 17–18 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881505

A new search for primordial deuterium finds less than others had reported previously. The new results give some comfort to those who favor a closed universe.

Physics Today 49 (8), 18–20 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881506

A new trap, larger condensates, collective oscillations, interaction effects and nondestructive observations: A few groups have achieved a lot of results a year after the creation of dilute gaseous Bose–Einstein condensates.

Physics Today 49 (8), 21 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881507

Articles

Physics Today 49 (8), 23–27 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881508

Much of the world is waking up to the economic promise of technology. The United States should be both vigilant and proactive in this high‐stakes arena.

Physics Today 49 (8), 30–37 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881509

A minute amount of appropriately placet impurity has fascinating effects on the nature of the superfluid transitions in helium‐4 and helium‐3, and on the ordering of 3He‐4He, mixtures.

Physics Today 49 (8), 40–45 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881510

Physicists, considering the heart as an excitable medium driven by limit‐cycle oscillators, can help cardiologists gain important insights into the prevention and control of deadly arrhythmias.

Physics Today 49 (8), 47–49 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881511

How a misfiled brochure led to the rediscovery of a long‐forgotten exhibition and the museum that housed it.

Physics Today 49 (8), 51–52 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881512

Recent experiments have deepened our insight into the wonderfully counterintuitive quantum theory. But are they really harbingers of quantum computing? We doubt it.

Physics Community

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Opinion

Physics Today 49 (8), 61–62 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807728

Books

Physics Today 49 (8), 65 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807729
Physics Today 49 (8), 65–66 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807730
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Physics Today 49 (8), 69–72 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807734
Physics Today 49 (8), 72–74 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807735
Physics Today 49 (8), 74 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807736

New Products

Physics Today 49 (8), 75–77 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807737

We Hear That

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Obituaries

Physics Today 49 (8), 79–80 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807741
Physics Today 49 (8), 80–81 (1996); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2807742
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