August 2019 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
By Hua Liu
Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world. With authoritative features, full news coverage and analysis, and fresh perspectives on technological advances and groundbreaking research, Physics Today informs readers about science and its role in society. Members of the AAS, an AIP Member Society, automatically receive free print and online subscriptions to the magazine. Physics Today Online, the magazine’s internet home, presents an enhanced digital edition and provides a valuable online archive.
Physics in the Former Yugoslavia: From Socialist Dreams to Capitalist Realities
The homeland of Nikola Tesla and Jožef Stefan saw a rise in physics funding after World War II. Now, after the destruction wrought by the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, physics in Yugoslavia’s successor states is recovering, albeit unevenly. — Mićo Tatalović and Nenad Jarić Dauenhauer
A coast-to-coast eclipse on 7 August 1869 gave US astronomers a chance to make their mark on 19th-century astronomy. — Deborah Kent
Fifth-Generation Broadband Wireless Threatens Weather Forecasting
Radio-frequency interference from upcoming 5G networks may make it more difficult to collect critical water-vapor data. — Alex Lopatka
A Big Step for Nanoporous Graphene Provides a Small Step for Desalination
Carbon-nanotube reinforcement and template-based etching help scale up membranes. — Rachel Berkowitz
Commentary: On the Quality and Costs of Science Publication
— Detlef Lohse and Eckart Meiburg
Charm-Quark Decays Violate Charge–Parity Symmetry
In the quest to understand how particles behave differently from their antiparticles, the LHCb experiment has a promising new result. — Johanna L. Miller
...and much more!