The scientific publications by Americal Physical Society has been viewed as very prestigious materials by/among the scholars. Physics Frontline is the latest effort to bring out discussions on general topics aimed to public and members.
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Physics Frontline covers the latest scientific news, analysis and commentary on the intersection of physics with science policy issues, including innovation, education, energy, climate change, and nuclear policy.I had also written about the "Physics", the online publication of APS, spotlight kind of site for Physics with interesting materials here... http://www.nabinkm.com/2008/11/subscribe-to-physics-new-venture-of.html.
The aim of "Physics.aps.org" was to highlight some interesting viewpoints, trends and promote the discussions with synopses.
I suppose the aim of Frontline is going to be more oriented towards general public. Looking at few postings in there, I can see that it is more towards the policy or the concurrent view of physics.
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To serve the needs of its membership and the general public, APS concerns itself with a number of issues that affect both the physics community and the nation as a whole. They are:
Competitiveness & Innovation
Energy & Environment
The American Physical Society is the leading professional organization of physicists, representing over 47,000 physicists in academia and industry in the United States and internationally.