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From the Editor

Physics Today 69 (1), 8 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3035

Readers’ Forum

Physics Today 69 (1), 10–12 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3036
Physics Today 69 (1), 12–13 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3037
Physics Today 69 (1), 13 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3038

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 69 (1), 14–16 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3039

Until now, the quintessential demonstration of quantum entanglement has required extra assumptions.

Physics Today 69 (1), 17–18 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3040

According to the simulations, more than half of the Moon accreted from volatile-poor molten rock that orbited Earth for decades following a giant impact.

Physics Today 69 (1), 18–21 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3041

The specialized membrane proteins’ function, puzzling in a single bacterial cell, becomes apparent when the cell joins a large colony.

Physics Today 69 (1), 20 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3042
Physics Today 69 (1), 20 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3043
Physics Today 69 (1), 21 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3044
Physics Today 69 (1), 21 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3045

Issues and Events

Physics Today 69 (1), 22–24 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3046

The US global model lags the performance of two European competitors in predicting weather up to two weeks ahead.

Physics Today 69 (1), 25–27 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3047

On the Zooniverse, data-analysis projects mesh public outreach and scientific discovery.

Physics Today 69 (1), 28–29 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3048

Cash-strapped physics departments in the island’s main university system cannot hire new researchers to replace the ones that retire or migrate.

Physics Today 69 (1), 30 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3049

Project partners will consider multiple budget scenarios before releasing new estimate.

Physics Today 69 (1), 31 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3050

Articles

Physics Today 69 (1), 32–38 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3051

Inspired by the insights of mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, scientists are engineering hydrogels and liquid-crystal-containing polymers that change from flat to curved in response to heat and other stimuli.

Physics Today 69 (1), 40–46 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3052

Humans have been making glass for more than 3000 years. Despite that long history, new ways to understand the fundamental physics of glasses continue to emerge.

Physics Today 69 (1), 48–52 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3053

A 1950 grant application that helped launch hydrogen-line radio astronomy provides a model for the clarity, economy, and integrity attainable in such requests.

Books

Physics Today 69 (1), 53 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3054
Physics Today 69 (1), 53–54 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3055
Physics Today 69 (1), 54–55 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3056
Physics Today 69 (1), 55–56 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3057

New Products

Physics Today 69 (1), 58–60 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3058

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 69 (1), 62 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3059

Quick Study

Physics Today 69 (1), 70–71 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3060

Experiments that track the radiation emitted by a lone electron orbiting a magnetic field may, in time, reveal the effects of neutrino mass.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 69 (1), 72 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3061
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