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Physics to Go Past Issues

Physics to Go is an online magazine dedicated to introducing physics topics in a fun and accessible way. We have published 1-2 issues every month since our first issue on May 16, 2006. We invite you to browse our past issues to find a topic that interests you!

Issue 139: Two views of Earth
Issue 138: White light lasers
Issue 137: X-ray vision
Issue 136: Neutrino astrophysics
Issue 135: Carbon dioxide/global warming
Issue 134: Solar Eruptions
Issue 133: Films and bubbles
Issue 132: Auroras from space
Issue 131: Supersonic Skydive
Issue 130: Liquid crystal
Issue 129: Origami: Art & technology
Issue 128: Mars Curiosity Rover
Issue 127: Lunar surface & craters
Issue 126: Natural reactor/probe power
Issue 125: Electric guitar
Issue 124: Balance & torque
Issue 123: Making electromagnetic waves
Issue 122: Mirror image molecules
Issue 121: Extrasolar planets
Issue 120: Wingtip whirl
Issue 119: Magnetic liquid
Issue 118: Special relativity
Issue 117: Contrails & global warming
Issue 116: Global Positioning System
Issue 115: Fractals
Issue 114: Free fall
Issue 113: Chaos
Issue 112: Radioactivity/fuel rods
Issue 111: Flames
Issue 110: Quasars
Issue 109: Imaging Air
Issue 108: Lasers visible & infrared
Issue 107: Extinction evidence
Issue 106: Renewable energy
Issue 105: Fiber laser
Issue 104: Networks
Issue 103: Splash-supersonic air jet
Issue 102: Ocean waves
Issue 101: Soap film structures
Issue 100: Wind & land
Issue 99: Supersonic
Issue 98: Life & death of stars
Issue 97: Plasma globe & ball
Issue 96: Iceland volcano
Issue 95: Views of the moon
Issue 94: Fusion
Issue 93: Winter 2010 snow cover
Issue 92: Radio astronomy
Issue 91: Life in a rotating frame
Issue 90: Haiti earthquake
Issue 89: Floating frog/ferrofluid
Issue 88: Laser 50th anniversary
Issue 87: Galaxies near and far
Issue 86: Cyber/robot insects
Issue 85: Waves & music
Issue 84: Nuclear reactor
Issue 83: X-rays in art & science
Issue 82: Bending light
Issue 81: Granular materials
Issue 80: Lightning
Issue 79: Tiling/quasi-crystals
Issue 78: Volcanoes--solar system
Issue 77: Spinning systems
Issue 76: Atmospheric scattering
Issue 75: Crab nebula
Issue 74: Clouds/global warming
Issue 73: Space tethers/nanotubes
Issue 72: Crash test/ion drive
Issue 71: Italy earthquake
Issue 70: Soap films & bubbles
Issue 69: Observing the sun
Issue 68: Martial arts/action-reaction
Issue 67: Dust in the sky & galaxy
Issue 66: Colors of stress
Issue 65: Mirrored room
Issue 64: Crystals
Issue 63: Earth from space
Issue 62: Particle physics/LHC
Issue 61: Fluorescence
Issue 60: Orbits/Saturn's rings
Issue 59: Polarization/colors
Issue 58: Reflectors/Lunar ranging
Issue 57: Heat radiation
Issue 56: Rotation/dark matter
Issue 55: New volcano, new island
Issue 54: String & electron waves
Issue 53: World's smallest guitar
Issue 52: Gravitational waves
Issue 51: Life on Mars/Mars Lander
Issue 50: Sichuan earthquake
Issue 49: Push-pull/engineered art
Issue 48: Lunar dust
Issue 47: Molecular jiggling
Issue 46: Infrared light
Issue 45: Dr. Megavolt
Issue 44: Satellite debris
Issue 43: Tornado inside & out
Issue 42: Icicles/snowflakes
Issue 41: Visible light spectra
Issue 40: Our galaxy's black hole
Issue 39: Earth & moon/dust glow
Issue 38: Earth--a rotating frame
Issue 37: Balloon/aneurysm
Issue 36: California wildfires
Issue 35: Blue sky from space/planets
Issue 34: Death ray/solar power
Issue 33: Spinning fluid
Issue 32: Rocket/Hero's engine
Issue 31: Oil tanker/cell
Issue 30: Water ski/spiral tracks
Issue 29: Short/long focal length
Issue 28: Sand dunes
Issue 27: Filament burn/supernova
Issue 26: Diffraction
Issue 25: Resonance
Issue 24: Earthquakes
Issue 23: Biplane/sparks
Issue 22: Big shadow/color shift
Issue 21: Cutaway lens/antimatter
Issue 20: Aurora/superconductor
Issue 19: String wave/ex-nucleus
Issue 18: Diffraction/white dwarf
Issue 17: Trapped BB/see the knife
Issue 16: Wheelie/solar spectrum
Issue 15: See the heat/neutrinos
Issue 14: Water drop lens/first x-ray
Issue 13: Earth phase/see atoms
Issue 12: Microwaved CD/aerogel
Issue 11: Burning peanut/Mars
Issue 10: Vomit Comet/chaos
Issue 9: Pinhole image/contrails
Issue 8: Flame wave/Pluto
Issue 7: Welding/eddy trail
Issue 6: Sun time/anti-particle
Issue 5: Cable bridge/nanotech
Issue 4: Plumes/electron track
Issue 3: Kung fu/shockwave
Issue 2: Magnet art/space flame
Issue 1: Grains/Saturn's rings




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