I'm about to apply grad school and I'm trying to get an idea of the field I would like to go into within physics. I'm pretty good with theory but I really prefer hands on work. I would also like to specialize in a topic in which it is easy to find research work that is not related to defense. Space exploration and the environment are two topics that I find particularly interesting. I have a lot of computer science experience and I have thought about going into Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering but I get the idea there isn't a lot of hands on work in these field. Lately I have been leaning more towards programs in applied physics but I feel like my focus should be a little more narrow than simply applied physics. Any input or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.