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Physics Today 67 (12), 8–10 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2598
Physics Today 67 (12), 10 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2599
Physics Today 67 (12), 10 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2600
Physics Today 67 (12), 10–12 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2601
Physics Today 67 (12), 12 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2602
Physics Today 67 (12), 12 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2603
Physics Today 67 (12), 12–13 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2604
Physics Today 67 (12), 13 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2605

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 67 (12), 14–17 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2606

The newly named Nobelists kept alive work on gallium nitride until their successful innovations paved the way to practical devices.

Physics Today 67 (12), 18–21 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2607

By manipulating fluorescence, the three prizewinners brought the hidden machinery of living cells into view.

Physics Today 67 (12), 21 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2608
Physics Today 67 (12), 22 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2609
Physics Today 67 (12), 22 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2610
Physics Today 67 (12), 22 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2611
Physics Today 67 (12), 23 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2612
Physics Today 67 (12), 23 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2613
Physics Today 67 (12), 23 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2614

Issues and Events

Physics Today 67 (12), 24–26 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2615

Researchers maintain that excellence in science requires a long-term strategy, money, and closer interactions with the commercial sector.

Physics Today 67 (12), 27–28 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2616

Nonnuclear states’ patience with weapons states’ inaction on disarmament is wearing thin.

Physics Today 67 (12), 29–30 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2617

The expansion of the Department of Energy’s high-bandwidth linkage is a step toward a global network for the transfer of scientific information.

Physics Today 67 (12), 30 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2618

Articles

Physics Today 67 (12), 31–37 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2619

From rovers on the surface of Mars to Voyager 1 near the edge of the solar system, spacecraft regularly call home to Earth. For five decades, the Deep Space Network has been at the other end of the line.

Physics Today 67 (12), 38–44 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2620

The belt emerges as a fundamental climatic feature of atmospheric circulation patterns on a rotating and differentially heated planet. But locating its edges and discerning anthropogenic influences remain difficult research problems.

Physics Today 67 (12), 45–50 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2621

Integrated circuits with nanomaterial components can revolutionize technology, but only if they can be economically fabricated in large numbers.

Physics Today 67 (12), 52–56 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2622

The discomforts of noise in working and living can be reduced only by a rational approach to acoustics problems when building houses and factories, writes the technical director of the Acoustics Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Books

Physics Today 67 (12), 57 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2623
Physics Today 67 (12), 57–58 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2624
Physics Today 67 (12), 58–59 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2625
Physics Today 67 (12), 59–60 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2626
Physics Today 67 (12), 60–63 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2627

New Products

Physics Today 67 (12), 64–66 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2628

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 67 (12), 68 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2629
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 67 (12), 68–69 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2630

Quick Study

Physics Today 67 (12), 70–71 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2631

A highly deformable elastic sphere may bounce poorly on land, but it will skip spectacularly on water.

Annual Index

Physics Today 67 (12), 84–94 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2632

Back Scatter

Physics Today 67 (12), 96 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2633
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