has been prepared by the Media and Government Relations division of the American Institute of Physics. Since its founding almost 18 years ago, PNU has aimed to provide science journalists with breaking news from physics journals and meetings. PNU has now joined forces with another AIP news service, Inside Science News Service (ISNS).
ISNS reports on breaking news and the science behind current affairs and is distributed to newspapers, to reporters who do not normally cover science, and to science journalists. PNU will now transition into "Inside Science Research --Physics News Update," the research section of this broader AIP news service.
We hope that the readers of PNU will appreciate this effort to keep physics in the news by preparing reports suitable for a wider audience, a step taken in order to address the increasing scarcity of science reporters and science sections at newspapers. Some of the news items presented here will be longer than before and will provide a more general background. We invite reader comments on this evolutionary development at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org