Search and Discovery
When the temperature is low enough, solid helium seems to acquire superfluid properties. But at the same time, the apparently flowing solid becomes stiffer.
Issues and Events
Particle physics and ITER participation are the losers as Congress wraps up fiscal year 2008 appropriations. NSF growth is slowed.
Withdrawal from the International Linear Collider and from several observatories without peer review or even consultation angers British research communities.
Does the mid-frequency active sonar used by the US Navy adversely affect marine mammals? The scientific evidence is incomplete, but the courts find environmentalists’ arguments persuasive.
Plagued by quantum tunneling of charge carriers through gate insulators, chip manufacturers are shifting to high-dielectric-constant materials that maintain sufficient capacitance and reduce power leaks.
Biophysicists play a major role in the attempt to unravel the molecular processes the human immunodeficiency virus uses to infect and hijack the immune system.