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Physics Today 71 (8), 8 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3981

Readers’ Forum

Physics Today 71 (8), 10 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3982
Physics Today 71 (8), 10 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3983
Physics Today 71 (8), 10–11 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3984
Physics Today 71 (8), 12 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3985
Physics Today 71 (8), 12–13 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3986

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 71 (8), 14–16 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3987

In a tunable, doubly resonant optical cavity, two distinguishable photons can strongly couple to the same atom and thus to each other.

Physics Today 71 (8), 16–18 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3988

A frequency-locking scheme endows the sensors with the necessary robustness to make practical measurements.

Physics Today 71 (8), 18–20 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3989

With its tunable panels, the specially designed surface can sculpt soundscapes on the fly.

Physics Today 71 (8), 21 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3990
Physics Today 71 (8), 21 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3991
Physics Today 71 (8), 21 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3992

Issues and Events

Physics Today 71 (8), 22–25 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3993

A defense application has spawned a wide range of global research and practical uses.

Physics Today 71 (8), 25–27 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3994

Magnets built with high-temperature superconductors are at the heart of efforts to demonstrate a burning plasma in a compact device.

Articles

Physics Today 71 (8), 28–34 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3995

The superconducting transition’s exquisite sensitivity to heat underlies a maturing technology for detecting photons.

Physics Today 71 (8), 36–43 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3996

The London-based scientific organization has left its mark on everything from electrochemistry and molecular biology to lighthouse design, and it has been a leading innovator in science communication for more than 200 years.

Physics Today 71 (8), 44–50 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3997

During the first half of the second millennium, the American West was plagued by a succession of decades-long dry spells. Could it happen again?

Books

Physics Today 71 (8), 51–52 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3998
Physics Today 71 (8), 52–53 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3999
Physics Today 71 (8), 54–55 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4000
Physics Today 71 (8), 56 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4001

New Products

Physics Today 71 (8), 57–58 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4002

Obituaries

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Physics Today 71 (8), 60 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4003
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 71 (8), 61 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4004

Quick Study

Physics Today 71 (8), 66–67 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4005

If you listen carefully to the sound that sparkling wine makes after it is poured, you’ll hear the size distribution of the ringing bubbles.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 71 (8), 68 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4006
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