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THE DAYSIDE is the blog of Charles Day, Physics Today's online editor. His short essays range all over the physics landscape and beyond.

August 29, 2014 10:52 AM

Rutherford, Bohr, and the rise of Nature

Publishing short letters in a weekly magazine helped Ernest Rutherford establish priority for his string of nuclear discoveries.
August 22, 2014 11:45 AM

The mystery of the broken SmarTrip card

It can be fun and edifying to tackle open-ended physics problems.
August 8, 2014 1:10 AM

A quiet revolution

The 1970s were a time of economic woe, political turmoil, and flourishing particle physics.
August 1, 2014 2:00 AM

Physics at San Diego Comic-Con International IV

The annual celebration of popular culture features superheroes, anime characters, zombies—and physics.
July 25, 2014 11:30 AM

The Federal Bureau of Physics

Twisting the laws of physics is often the main ingredient in science fiction. Can such twisting profitably serve other ends?
July 18, 2014 2:22 AM

Toward time-resolved electron diffraction

Combining ultrafast lasers with ultracold atoms yields a novel electron source for microscopy.
July 11, 2014 4:06 PM

Small-town physicists

When it comes to higher education, students from China’s towns and villages are falling behind their big-city peers.
July 3, 2014 12:34 PM

Venturing abroad

An article from 50 years ago urged physicists to pay extended visits to developing countries. Its lessons remain relevant.
June 27, 2014 1:50 PM

How the electric eel got his zap

A new experiment reveals the genomic basis for the evolution of electric organs.
June 20, 2014 12:45 PM

Valyrian steel and nuclear nanotech

The use of nanoparticles to boost the properties of metals has a long history, both real and imagined.
June 13, 2014 11:07 AM

Where's my flying journal?

Despite digital innovations, the peer-reviewed scientific paper has changed little in the past century.
June 6, 2014 11:56 AM

Freedom and physics

Autocracies tend to be poorer than democracies. Are they also worse at physics?
May 30, 2014 10:35 AM

Yesterday's house of tomorrow

A confluence of factors brought passive solar heating and modern architecture together in post–World War II America.
May 22, 2014 1:34 PM

Engaging astrologers

Scientists should listen respectfully to the public's possibly mistaken ideas and seek to reach a common understanding.
May 16, 2014 1:44 PM

Sixteen startups

Young energy companies from around the world compete for prize money in Washington, DC.
May 9, 2014 3:49 PM

The psychohistory of scientific evolution

Can the success of an emerging technology be predicted on the basis of how often it’s mentioned in books?
May 2, 2014 10:11 AM

A museum of science fiction

To what extent does science fiction inspire children to take an interest in science itself?
April 25, 2014 10:17 AM

App-scale science

Internet startups and research proposals are evaluated, funded, and managed in similar ways.
April 18, 2014 12:33 PM

Risky business

What is the best way to fund bold, innovative research?
April 11, 2014 4:00 AM

The Absence of a Cello: A novel about a physicist

A comic novel from 1960 remains relevant to today's industrial job market.
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