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Physics Today 65 (11), 8 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1763
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Search and Discovery

Physics Today 65 (11), 14–15 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1773

High-resolution images can map out subtle variations in a molecule’s electronic and geometric structure.

Physics Today 65 (11), 16–18 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1774

Bedrock theory has insisted since 1964 that the weak interactions should look slightly different when the movie is run backwards.

Physics Today 65 (11), 18–20 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1775

Coherent Raman scattering can be exploited to image a rock’s interior with molecular contrast.

Physics Today 65 (11), 20 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1776
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Issues and Events

Physics Today 65 (11), 22–24 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1781

More than 20% of physical sciences journals offer a form of open access. New rules in Europe may increase that number.

Physics Today 65 (11), 24–26 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1782

With nuclear energy’s economic picture souring, advocates say the US government has a responsibility to ensure the industry’s ongoing viability.

Physics Today 65 (11), 26–29 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1783

The country stands to lose leadership in at least some areas of the field as funding agencies decide where the axe will fall.

Physics Today 65 (11), 28 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1784
Physics Today 65 (11), 29–31 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1785

Developers of a promising single-molecule detection technique hope to accomplish in hours what took the Human Genome Project several years.

Articles

Physics Today 65 (11), 32–37 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1786

In a future quantum internet, individual photons might well be the agents that carry information between different kinds of devices. But physicists must first learn to tailor some of their essential features.

Physics Today 65 (11), 39–45 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1787

The Fermi orbiter, mapping the entire gamma-ray sky every three hours, monitors the cosmos for high-energy phenomena both fleeting and enduring.

Physics Today 65 (11), 48–54 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1788

Prickly, reclusive, and unemployed for most of his career, Heaviside nonetheless strongly influenced the evolution of 19th centuryelectromagnetics.

Books

Physics Today 65 (11), 56 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1789
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New Products

Physics Today 65 (11), 62–64 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1794

Obituaries

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Physics Today 65 (11), 67 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1795

Quick Study

Physics Today 65 (11), 68–69 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1796

Standard ways to distinguish between the two phases don’t apply at high pressure and high temperature. But a look at a medium’s microscopic behavior makes it possible to discriminate between liquid and gas everywhere on a phase diagram.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 65 (11), 92 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1797
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