APS News

October 2006 (Volume 15, Number 9)


Cherry A. Murray Elected New APS Vice President
Murray will assume the presidency in 2009. Philip Phillips elected as vice‑chair of the APS Nominating Committee.
New Program Extends Open Access Offerings of APS Journals
FREE TO READ initiative makes published articles available for a one‑time fee.
War Disrupts Mideast Physics Communities
APS members in Lebanon and Israel share their stories.
Sprouse To Succeed Blume as APS Editor‑in‑Chief
Stony Brook professor will assume responsibility for APS journal operations next spring.
APS Members Now Have Easy Access to Network of Experts
Fortnight Solutions matches tough engineering problems with leads for expert solutions.
Treasurer Looks to Keep Journals Healthy in Challenging Environment
Getting to know new APS Treasurer Joseph Serene.
Boom! Goes the Bridge
The old Woodrow Wilson Bridge carried the Capital Beltway across the Potomac River between Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia. using the tools of physics, chemistry and civil engineering, a significant portion of the bridge in Alexandria disappeared with a series of flashes, a bang and a cloud of dust.
All Liquids Banned from Airlines!
For the first time, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed an entire state of matter to be a national security risk


American Nuclear Weapons, and Vigilance, Promote Peace and Security  — Unnatural Causes Don't Exist  — Great Talk, Wrong Speaker  — Wrong Century  — Why Quibble About Multiple Universes?  — Drell Hews to Mies's Line — Science, Religion, and Pershing Square — Trouble with Eratosthenes
Sorry State of Science Politics in NASA
The Back Page
Meeting Our Long-Term Energy Needs Through Federal R&D


Members in the Media
Quotes from APS members featured in other publications
This Month in Physics History
October 1847: Maria Mitchell Discovers a Comet
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Catching an electron wave with emerging plasmon applications.
International News
Physics in Lebanon: An overview and ways to help.
Washington Dispatch
Science Research Budgets — Interim Nuclear Waste Storage Study  POPA Electricity Storage Study — Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) 

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