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Physics Today 65 (12), 8–9 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1798
Physics Today 65 (12), 9 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1799
Physics Today 65 (12), 9–11 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1800
Physics Today 65 (12), 11 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1801
Physics Today 65 (12), 11–12 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1802
Physics Today 65 (12), 12–15 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1803
Physics Today 65 (12), 14 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1804
Physics Today 65 (12), 15 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1805
Physics Today 65 (12), 15 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1806
Physics Today 65 (12), 15 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1807

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 65 (12), 16–18 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1808

David Wineland used light to manipulate trapped atoms, and Serge Haroche used atoms to manipulate trapped light.

Physics Today 65 (12), 19–21 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1809

The 2004 “discovery” experiment was long thought to be immune to elastic artifacts. But a careful repetition shows that it wasn’t.

Physics Today 65 (12), 20 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1810
Physics Today 65 (12), 21 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1811
Physics Today 65 (12), 22 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1812
Physics Today 65 (12), 22 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1813
Physics Today 65 (12), 22 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1814
Physics Today 65 (12), 22 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1815

Issues and Events

Physics Today 65 (12), 23–24 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1816

In September universities in the Chinese territory switched from three-year, English-style degree programs to four-year, US-style degree programs.

Physics Today 65 (12), 24–26 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1817

Autonomous vehicles offer budget savings and can free up manned ships for other duties, US Navy officials say.

Physics Today 65 (12), 26–28 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1818

Research at neighboring Earth sciences institutes is expected to feed into NOAA’s new Center for Weather and Climate Prediction.

Articles

Physics Today 65 (12), 29–34 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1819

Advances in detector technology, in concert with new synchrotron sources, x-ray optics, and computational methods, are opening new ways to probe the structure and dynamics of matter.

Physics Today 65 (12), 35–38 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1820

A decades-old technology for producing low-level electric current has experienced a recent resurgence in interest and potential applications.

Physics Today 65 (12), 39–45 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1821

Physicists who work at startup companies create and improve marketable technologies. But their goals are not always aligned with those of the funders who pay the bills.

Books

Physics Today 65 (12), 48 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1822
Physics Today 65 (12), 48–50 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1823
Physics Today 65 (12), 50–51 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1824
Physics Today 65 (12), 51–52 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1825
Physics Today 65 (12), 52–54 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1826

New Products

Physics Today 65 (12), 55–56 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1827

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 65 (12), 58 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1828

Quick Study

Physics Today 65 (12), 60–61 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1829

Penetrating particles created in the atmosphere reveal internal volcanic structures in much the same way that x rays image internal tissue and bones.

Annual Index

Physics Today 65 (12), 80–90 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1830

Back Scatter

Physics Today 65 (12), 92 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1831
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