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Number 10, October 2015 (3-76)
In the last 30 days
Jon Cartwright 2014 Phys. World 27 (05) 31
To many physicists, “Tsallis entropy” has been a revolution in statistical mechanics. To others, it is merely a useful fitting technique. Jon Cartwright tries to make sense of this world of disorder.
Vitor Cardoso 2015 Phys. World 28 (9) 30
Dispelling the myth of Eureka moments, Vitor Cardoso describes what he's learned about how ideas in physics really come about, thanks to the essays penned by physicists in The Birth of an Idea – the web-based project he co-founded with artist Ana Sousa Carvalho.
2015 Phys. World 28 (8) 3
Ever felt frustrated trying to get the last bit of sauce from a ketchup or mayonnaise bottle? Well fear no more, thanks to the efforts of the US firm LiquiGlide, which has developed a slippery coating for the insides of bottles that promises to put a stop to sauce wastage.