Issue 38 – Atomic outlaws

Apr-May 2011

You can, after all, break the laws of physics – but only at the nanoscale. In this issue of Cosmos Magazine, we look at why tiny materials behave in bizarre ways science can’t explain has got everyone excited about nanotechnolgy – and there are even hints of a new source of power. Plus, the human genome a decade on: we trace the twists and turns of genetics research, including the bizarre concept that we could inherit our grandparents’ genetic diseases even if we didn’t inherit their genes! Also in this issue, watch a solar eclipse from remote Easter Island and meet the Cold War physicists who turned climate change denial into a science.