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Physics Today 70 (11), 8 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3742

Readers’ Forum

Physics Today 70 (11), 10 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3743
Physics Today 70 (11), 10–11 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3744
Physics Today 70 (11), 11 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3745
Physics Today 70 (11), 11–12 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3746
Physics Today 70 (11), 12 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3747
Physics Today 70 (11), 13 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3748
Physics Today 70 (11), 13–14 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3749
Physics Today 70 (11), 14–15 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3750
Physics Today 70 (11), 15 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3751
Physics Today 70 (11), 15 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3752

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 70 (11), 16–18 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3753

Natural geological emissions contributed little to the methane levels of the ancient atmosphere. The same could be true today.

Physics Today 70 (11), 18–19 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3754

To investigate the fission of charged droplets, a pair of chemists holds one stationary in electrified midair.

Physics Today 70 (11), 20–21 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3755

Increased lightning frequency over maritime trade routes links pollution to the development of thunderclouds.

Physics Today 70 (11), 22 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3756
Physics Today 70 (11), 22 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3757
Physics Today 70 (11), 22 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3758
Physics Today 70 (11), 23 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3759

Issues and Events

Physics Today 70 (11), 24–26 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3760

Gender pay gap is tangled with many aspects of physics culture.

Physics Today 70 (11), 27–29 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3761

Restimulating oil and gas wells that have been fracked will be worthwhile in some cases, but not all.

Articles

Physics Today 70 (11), 30–36 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3762

How much new science will it take to design a vehicle that can routinely fly at many times the speed of sound?

Physics Today 70 (11), 38–43 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3763

Whether they end up in industrial, governmental, business, or academic settings, college graduates need plenty of skills beyond an ability to solve problem sets.

Physics Today 70 (11), 44–50 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3764

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Ilya Mikhailovich Lifshitz, who helped found the field of fermiology and made important contributions to condensed-matter physics and biophysics.

Books

Physics Today 70 (11), 51 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3765
Physics Today 70 (11), 51–53 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3766
Physics Today 70 (11), 53–55 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3767
Physics Today 70 (11), 55–56 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3768
Physics Today 70 (11), 56 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3769

New Products

Physics Today 70 (11), 58–60 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3770

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 70 (11), 63 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3771
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 70 (11), 63–64 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3772

Quick Study

Physics Today 70 (11), 78–79 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3773

More than half a millennium ago, the great polymath Leonardo da Vinci sketched and described a maneuver that birds use to extract energy from a gradient in wind speed.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 70 (11), 80 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3774
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