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Physics Today 57 (2), 19–21 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688058

The new spectroscopy of exotic hadrons, promised by last year’s discovery of the first baryon that defies description by three quarks, appears to be thriving.

Physics Today 57 (2), 21–23 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688059

Measurements of the stability of laminar flow bring us closer to answering one of the biggest outstanding questions in fluid mechanics.

Physics Today 57 (2), 24–26 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688060

A recent analysis of more than a century’s worth of data forebodes severe losses of coastal land.

Physics Update
Physics Today 57 (2), 9 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2408525
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Reference Frame

Physics Today 57 (2), 10–11 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688051

Letters

Hooke and Newton: ‘Divining’ planetary motions
Physics Today 57 (2), 13 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688052
Science miseducation in a private universe
Physics Today 57 (2), 14 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688053
Physics Today 57 (2), 14–15 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4796367
Physics Today 57 (2), 15 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4796373
SQUIDs remain best tools for measuring brain’s magnetic field
Physics Today 57 (2), 15–17 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688056
US research and engineering jobs are moving overseas
Physics Today 57 (2), 17 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688057
Corrections
Physics Today 57 (2), 17 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2408526

Issues and Events

Physics Today 57 (2), 31–32 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688062

If tombs are discovered in the Pyramid of the Sun, they could shed light on the governing style in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Physics Today 57 (2), 32 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688063
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News Notes
Physics Today 57 (2), 29–30 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688061

Doubling the NSF budget in five years remains just a hope. Efforts by the science community to boost funding for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science generated enthusiasm, but little money.

Physics Today 57 (2), 34–35 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2408528
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Articles

Physics Today 57 (2), 37–43 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688068

After certain cellular polymers are internally charged, they behave like soft and sensitive piezoelectrics that can be used to interconvert acoustical or mechanical signals and electrical signals.

Physics Today 57 (2), 45–51 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688069

Quantum chromodynamics is the elegant but notoriously intractable theory of the strong interactions. Recent advances in numerical computer simulation are beginning to reveal, in impressive detail, what the theory predicts.

Physics Today 57 (2), 53–59 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688070

Arguably the greatest Soviet theoretical physicist of the 20th century, Landau is intimately seen through the eyes of his loving niece in these excerpts from her memoir.

Physics Today 57 (2), 61 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2408529
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Physics Today 57 (2), 62–63 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2408531
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Books

Physics Today 57 (2), 65 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688071
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New Products

Physics Today 57 (2), 70–72 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2408534

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Obituaries

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Physics Today 57 (2), 74–76 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4808476
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Physics Today 57 (2), 76–77 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688079
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Physics Today 57 (2), 77–78 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688080
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Physics Today 57 (2), 78–79 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688081
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Physics Today 57 (2), 79–80 (2004); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1688082
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