Want to get 1999 off to a really cheerful start? Then why not visit our Web site of the week and read the predictions of Dr Ed Yardeni, chief economist for Deutsche Bank Securities, in New York, and a leading authority on the Y2K problem, about the potential for a recession in 2000.
Ever the optimist, Yardeni believes there is a 70% chance that the Y2K programming problem will plunge the world into a serious slump.
Of course, none of the world's top authorities can agree on what exactly will happen when the millennium date change rolls around. So whether you believe Yardeni or not, probably the best thing you can do is stock up on those tinned foods, and start partying like its 1999.
Molybdenum ditelluride is a two-dimensional material that can be easily stacked into multiple layers to create a memory cell
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert