APS News

May 2009 (Volume 18, Number 5)

News

March Meeting Highlights Energy Storage, Generation
The March Meeting showcased more new methods for energy storage and generation
 
Supercomputers Simulate Stars, Cars, Hurricanes, and Blood
Faster supercomputers allow for better simulations of fluid dynamics ranging from star formation to blood flow in the human body
 
A Nanoscale Peek Inside the Cell
Cellular biologists are using super resolution fluorescence microscopy for previously unprecedented levels of resolution
 
<em>60 Minutes</em> Got It Wrong
CBS’s <em>60 Minutes</em> falsely claims to have contacted APS for their recent special on cold fusion
 
Evolution Stirs Tempest in Turkish Teapot
The apparent censorship of a recent article in the leading Turkish science journal sparks a firestorm of protest
 
Harvard, APS Reconcile Copyright Policy
A new agreement between Harvard and APS will allow the open access of Harvard scientific papers, while still respecting APS copyrights
 
Doing Research with Mass Appeal Can Be a Double-edged Sword
Physicists sometimes feel a backlash for promoting work with a lot of general public appeal
 
Nanotech Advances Include Data Storage and Sharper Metal Tips
The March Meeting featured some of the latest advances in nanotechnology, including ultra sharp metal tips and methods for compact data storage

Opinion

Letters to the Editor
Where Are the Africans? • Those Wacky Chemists of 1886 • New Copyright Policy Meets Previous Concerns • Open-minded Research Needed on UFOs • Discovery in Physics Guided by Theory
 
Viewpoint
Copernicus’ Remains: Miraculous discovery or wishful thinking?
 
The Back Page
Why talking to physicists tells you what you can’t hear elsewhere
 
Inside the Beltway
It’s a New Day for Science

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
May 31, 1957: DeWitt’s Letter on Everett’s “Many Worlds” Theory
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Nano in a Bottle
 
The Education Corner
Bimonthly column featuring educational programs and publications

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