Search and Discovery
First results from the Kamland detector in Japan home in on the parameters of solar-neutrino flavor oscillation.
Simple physics says huge amounts of gas in cluster cores should cool and collapse. Simple physics is wrong—but why?
Making movies of stirred-up beads illuminates the baffling problem of turbulence.
Issues and Events
Defense programs and physical sciences see increases in the administration’s fiscal year 2004 budget proposal, but much of the rest of science funding is flat or down.
Not just cosmetic: L’Oréal and UNESCO are rewarding five women from around the globe for their scientific contributions in crystallography, disordered materials, scaling laws of fluids and complex systems, and electron microscopy of crystals and quasicrystals.
Next month sees the launch of the greatest expansion of faculty positions for science, technology, and security policy since the end of the cold war.
With a superconducting transition temperature of 40 K and two superconducting gaps, MgB2 is full of surprises for both experimentalists and theorists.
Although she made essential contributions toward elucidating the structure of DNA, Rosalind Franklin is known to many only as seen through the distorting lens of James Watson’s book, The Double Helix.
Flexibility and time resolution make LEEM a powerful tool for studying mesoscale phenomena—from surface diffusion to magnetization.