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Physics Today 59 (1), 9 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180147
Physics Today 59 (1), 9 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797280
Physics Today 59 (1), 9 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797283
Physics Today 59 (1), 9 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797284

Reference Frame

Physics Today 59 (1), 10–11 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180151

Letters

Physics Today 59 (1), 13 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180152
Physics Today 59 (1), 13 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797260
Physics Today 59 (1), 13–14 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797262
Physics Today 59 (1), 14 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797264
Physics Today 59 (1), 14 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797266
Physics Today 59 (1), 15 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797268
Physics Today 59 (1), 15 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797271
Physics Today 59 (1), 16–17 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797273
Physics Today 59 (1), 17–18 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180160
Physics Today 59 (1), 18 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180161
Physics Today 59 (1), 18 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180162

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 59 (1), 21–23 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180163

Traditionally found in particle-physics and cosmology contexts, the relativistic Dirac equation also describes how electrons move in a unique two-dimensional condensed matter system, graphene.

Physics Today 59 (1), 23–26 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180164

For the first time, experimenters have seen atoms made from an electron and a positron exchange spins and perhaps form diatomic molecules.

Physics Today 59 (1), 26–27 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180165

The assembly of RNA can now be tracked with a precision finer than the distance between its bases.

Issues and Events

Physics Today 59 (1), 28–30 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180166

Most R&D agencies barely held their own in yet another year of modest science funding. A proposed across-the-board 2% cut could push many science programs into the red.

Physics Today 59 (1), 30–32 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180167

Tight budgets and pricey instruments are spurring a trend among observatories to swap time. To work, though, cultural, technical, financial, and administrative wrinkles need to be ironed out.

Physics Today 59 (1), 32 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180168
Physics Today 59 (1), 32 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180169

A slate of “real-world” candidates swept the intelligent design majority off the Dover, Pennsylvania, school board, while in Kansas antievolutionists not only weakened science standards, but redefined science itself.

Physics Today 59 (1), 33–34 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180170
Physics Today 59 (1), 34 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180171
Physics Today 59 (1), 34–35 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180172
Physics Today 59 (1), 35 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180173
Physics Today 59 (1), 35 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180174
Physics Today 59 (1), 35 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797275

Articles

Physics Today 59 (1), 36–41 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180175

Men who worked at sea knew of the calming effects of oil on water long before Franklin began his investigations. Was their practical knowledge any different from the later scientific knowledge of the learned?

Physics Today 59 (1), 42–48 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180176

Franklin’s work on electricity and lightning earned him worldwide fame and respect—ideal assets for brokering aid from France during the American Revolution.

Physics Today 59 (1), 49–54 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180177

Light trucks cannot safely coexist with passenger cars under existing conditions. The problem becomes particularly urgent as more and more light trucks are used simply as car substitutes.

Books

Physics Today 59 (1), 57 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180178
Physics Today 59 (1), 58 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180179
Physics Today 59 (1), 58–60 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180180
Physics Today 59 (1), 60–61 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180181
Physics Today 59 (1), 61–62 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180182
Physics Today 59 (1), 62 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405528

New Products

Physics Today 59 (1), 63–65 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405529

We Hear That

Physics Today 59 (1), 67 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180183
Physics Today 59 (1), 67–68 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180184
Physics Today 59 (1), 68 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180185

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (1), 68–70 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180186
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (1), 70–72 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180187
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (1), 72 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180188
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (1), 72–73 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797278
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (1), 74 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2180190
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