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Physics Today 65 (3), 8 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1450
Physics Today 65 (3), 8–9 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1451
Physics Today 65 (3), 9–10 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1452
Physics Today 65 (3), 10 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1453
Physics Today 65 (3), 10 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1454
Physics Today 65 (3), 11 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1455
Physics Today 65 (3), 11–12 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1456
Physics Today 65 (3), 12 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1457
Physics Today 65 (3), 12–13 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1458
Physics Today 65 (3), 13 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1459

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 65 (3), 14–15 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1460

Its features are on par with the smallest that can be achieved with state-of-the-art photolithography.

Physics Today 65 (3), 15–17 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1461

The possibility, anticipated theoretically 16 years ago, could be applied as a semiconductor diagnostic.

Physics Today 65 (3), 17–19 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1462

An elusive but atmospherically important molecule yields to kinetic measurement for the first time.

Physics Today 65 (3), 19–21 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1463

Gravitational bending of light reveals exoplanets with large orbital radii.

Physics Today 65 (3), 21–22 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1464

Quantum computing promises great efficiency advantages over classical computing. Quantum communication promises tamper-proof security. Combine them, and you get blind quantum computing.

Physics Today 65 (3), 22 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1465
Physics Today 65 (3), 22 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1466
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Issues and Events

Physics Today 65 (3), 24–25 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1468

No nuclear-armed states are judged to be among the best in their guarding of plutonium and highly enriched uranium from theft.

Physics Today 65 (3), 25–26 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1469
Physics Today 65 (3), 26 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1470

The new graduate school is intended to catalyze the city’s industrial sector.

Physics Today 65 (3), 27–28 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1471
Physics Today 65 (3), 28–29 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1472
Physics Today 65 (3), 28 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1473
Physics Today 65 (3), 29 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1474

Articles

Physics Today 65 (3), 31–37 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1475

Earth’s climate is warming, and destructive weather is growing more prevalent. Coping with the changes will require collaborative science, forward-thinking policy, and an informed public.

Physics Today 65 (3), 40–45 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1476

In the form of ionic impurities in rocks and minerals, water lubricates tectonic plates, influences rock viscosities and melting processes, and slows down seismic waves.

Physics Today 65 (3), 46–51 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1477

They have become tools for understanding Earth’s internal heat engine and for surveillance of nuclear reactors.

Books

Physics Today 65 (3), 53 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1478
Physics Today 65 (3), 54–55 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1479
Physics Today 65 (3), 55–56 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1480
Physics Today 65 (3), 56–57 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1481
Physics Today 65 (3), 57–59 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1482

New Products

Physics Today 65 (3), 60–62 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1483

Obituaries

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Physics Today 65 (3), 65 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1484

Quick Study

Physics Today 65 (3), 66–67 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1485

With the right combination of temperature and salinity, the water column of a lake or ocean exhibits a layered, staircase structure. Such aquatic staircases have been observed throughout the world, from tropical Africa to the Arctic Ocean.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 65 (3), 76 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1486
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