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Physics Today 66 (9), 8–9 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2095
Physics Today 66 (9), 10 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2096
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Search and Discovery

Physics Today 66 (9), 12–13 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2102

New observations provide the most complete picture yet for the most energetic explosions in the solar system.

Physics Today 66 (9), 14 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2103

Even for light that’s energetic enough to escape the device, destructive interference can get in the way.

Physics Today 66 (9), 15–17 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2104

The binding energies of nuclei with far too many neutrons reveal new nuclear structure.

Physics Today 66 (9), 17 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2105
Physics Today 66 (9), 17 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2106
Physics Today 66 (9), 18 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2107
Physics Today 66 (9), 18 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2108
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Issues and Events

Physics Today 66 (9), 19–20 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2110

A new academic center in New York City joins other efforts to harness data from disparate sources with the goal of improving city life.

Physics Today 66 (9), 21–22 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2111

Nanoscience may be poised to deliver on its promises of adaptive materials and smart systems in manufacturing, energy, medicine, and more.

Physics Today 66 (9), 22–23 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2112

The world tour could end in 2014, when NSF pulls support for a program that promotes collaboration between US materials scientists and their international counterparts.

Physics Today 66 (9), 24 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2113

Articles

Physics Today 66 (9), 25–30 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2114

New experimental insights could pave the way for leaner, faster simulations of turbulent fluid flow.

Physics Today 66 (9), 31–37 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2115

The adaptations of a group of Southern California physicists to the trying conditions of the 1970s anticipated some of the important 21st-century trends in the discipline.

Physics Today 66 (9), 41–47 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2116

After President Ronald Reagan’s 1983 Star Wars speech, a puzzled group of Soviet scientists asked US colleagues opposed to ballistic-missile defense if they had changed their minds.

Books

Physics Today 66 (9), 48 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2117
Physics Today 66 (9), 48–50 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2118
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Physics Today 66 (9), 50–52 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2120
Physics Today 66 (9), 52–54 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2121

New Products

Physics Today 66 (9), 55–56 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2122

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 66 (9), 59 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2123

Quick Study

Physics Today 66 (9), 60–61 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2124

With the help of designers and unconventional demonstrations, a group of French condensed-matter physicists set out to engage people who never thought of themselves as interested in science.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 66 (9), 76 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2125
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