APS News

May 2004 (Volume 13, Number 5)

News

Global Representatives Gather To Plan World Year of Physics
Planning workshop welcomes 62 physicists from 29 countries.
 
AFM Study shows old Cells Lose Their Elasticity
Research yields insights into why skin turns leathery as we age.
 
APS Hydrogen Report Attracts the Media
Study calling for more funding, research breakthroughs get widespread press.
 
Women Physicists Learn Survival Skills in Montréal
Second annual career workshop targets women at various stages of their careers.
 
"Smart" Drugs Target Cancer Cells
Nanoparticles form backbone of new drug delivery system.
 
Cold Gases, Hot Topic
Several groups reported latest findings on ultracold quantum gases in Montréal.
 
New Nanodevices Target a Host of Potential Applications
Electromagnetic microsystems, tunable nanosurfaces and the world's amallest motor among latest innovations at the nanoscale.
 
Plasma Physics and Laser Science Offer Distinguished Lecturer Programs
Unit programs bring eminent scientists to colleges and universities.
 
Forum on Education Launches Two Initiatives
The APS Forum on Education has recently announced two initiatives to encourage APS units to be involved in physics education and outreach.
 
Brain Synchronization Can Give You A Headache
Hyper-sensitive brain waves could cause migraines.
 
Nanofoam Exhibits Surprising Magnetic Properties
New form of carbon could find use in spintronic devices.

Opinion

Letters
Did the US Use Dirty Bombs in Iraq? — What is a Working Laser? — Stick to the Facts in Contentious Times — No Safe Way to Sequester CO2 — Use Alternative Energy to Produce Hydrogen — You Can't Fool Thermodynamics — Surprised by Tiny Watercolor — Visa Crisis Imperils Homeland Science
 
The Back Page
The Blood-Red Sky of Munch's "The Scream"
 
Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...

Departments

This Month in Physics History
May 1816: Germain Forms Theory of Elastic Surfaces
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Physics in Seventeen Syllables

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