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Physics Today 64 (10), 8–9 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1271
Physics Today 64 (10), 9 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1272
Physics Today 64 (10), 9–10 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1273
Physics Today 64 (10), 10 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1274
Physics Today 64 (10), 10 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1275
Physics Today 64 (10), 10 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1276
Physics Today 64 (10), 11 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1277
Physics Today 64 (10), 11 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1278

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 64 (10), 12–13 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1279

The parental identification was clinched by analyses of a sample of dust brought from an asteroid to Earth by a Japanese space mission.

Physics Today 64 (10), 14–15 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1280

Record-sensitive NMR measurements show that we still have more to learn about the most abundant liquid on the planet.

Physics Today 64 (10), 15 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1281
Physics Today 64 (10), 16–18 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1282

An orbiting spectrometer has revealed the greatest concentration of antimatter yet seen—and it’s only a few hundred kilometers away.

Physics Today 64 (10), 18–20 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1283

Embedded in a pair of shoes, circuits composed of a train of conductive droplets could generate a few watts of power—enough to charge a cell phone from a casual stroll.

Physics Today 64 (10), 20 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1284
Physics Today 64 (10), 20 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1285
Physics Today 64 (10), 20 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1286

Issues and Events

Physics Today 64 (10), 22–25 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1287

NASA gives its space-station transport contractors wide latitude in developing spacecraft. After a long delay, the White House unveils its plan for a heavy-lift rocket.

Physics Today 64 (10), 24 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1288
Physics Today 64 (10), 25–28 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1289

Medical implants, injection-molding tools, and aircraft custom parts are just a few of the products being manufactured with technology once reserved for prototyping.

Physics Today 64 (10), 28–29 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1290
Physics Today 64 (10), 30 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1291
Physics Today 64 (10), 30 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1292
Physics Today 64 (10), 30 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1293

Articles

Physics Today 64 (10), 32–37 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1294

Solving the equations of general relativity presents unique challenges. Nowadays many of those have been met, and new numerical simulations are revealing surprising astrophysical phenomena.

Physics Today 64 (10), 39–44 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1295

Reactions to the science of global warming have followed a similar course to those of other inconvenient truths from physics.

Physics Today 64 (10), 48–53 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1296

It is urgent that climate scientists improve the ways they convey their findings to a poorly informed and often indifferent public.

Books

Physics Today 64 (10), 54 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1297
Physics Today 64 (10), 55–56 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1298
Physics Today 64 (10), 56 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1299
Physics Today 64 (10), 56–59 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1300
Physics Today 64 (10), 59 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1301

New Products

Physics Today 64 (10), 60–61 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1302

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 64 (10), 64–65 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1303
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 64 (10), 65 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1304
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 64 (10), 66 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1305
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 64 (10), 66–67 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1306

Quick Study

Physics Today 64 (10), 68–69 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1307

In space, no one can hear you scream. But if you are a dying quasar, you can call attention to your death with a brilliant light show.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 64 (10), 92 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1308
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