APS News

July 2007 (Volume 16, Number 7)


Executive Board Resolution Thanks Legislators for Support of Science
Recently passed legislation strengthens science, math and engineering activities in the US.
US Physics Team Trains for Competition in Iran
Ten-day physics "boot camp" results in selection of 2007 US Olympiad team.
NASCAR Fans Find the Physics
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky gave Jacksonville a taste of the science behind the speed.
Creation Museum Draws Scientific Fire
Museum promotes a literal interpretation of the Biblical account of creation, contradicting accepted scientific explanations.
Study Yields Insights into Public Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Science
There is more uncertainty than polarization on evolution vs. creationism and intelligent design.
Nobel Laureates Tackle Middle East Problems
Scientists gathered in Petra, Jordan, to discuss ways to improve education, environment, economy and health in that region.
Proposed European Missile Shield's Politics Overshadows Feasibility
The 10 mid-course interceptor missiles that the US plans to install in Poland are an unproven defense against a long-range ballistic missile attack, says physicist Frederick K. Lamb.


Wind Power Has Great Potential–Why Not Go Where the Winds Really Blow?–US Qualifies as a “Rogue State”–Premature Praise for California–Inconsistency is an Acceptable Price for Democracy–Need a Comprehensive View of Climate Change
Inside the Beltway
Primary Analysis
The Back Page
The Violence of Our Knowledge: On Higher Education and Peace Making


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
July 1957: Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer submit their paper, “Theory of Superconductivity”
Profiles In Versatility
Science fiction story-telling, Star Trek style and beyond
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Learning the laws of physics the hard way
2007 General Election Preview
A preview of candidates for the APS 2007 elections

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