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Planet-forming stream found in binary star system

Flowing gas and dust could feed planet formation in multiple-star systems

Plasmons convert light into a voltage

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Superconductor finally goes with the FFLO

Unusual response to strong magnetic fields seen at long last

Graphene boosts thermal conductivity of popular plastic

Laminate material could find use in electronic and lighting devices

Material gives up its spin-splitting secrets

Unexpected discovery of giant spin-splitting could boost spintronics

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Journals from IOP Publishing show Impact Factor growth

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The 2013 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, once again show growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP).

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Commercializing physics: how to translate ideas into business

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How does medical ultrasound imaging work?

Video Mathias Fink explains how doctors and dolphins use the same technology

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A theorist's bucket list

Podcast S James Gates Jr talks about the physics discoveries he would like to see happen in his lifetime

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The STEM shortage paradox

Industry is crying out for more people with scientific and technical skills. So why can't STEM graduates find enough jobs? Margaret Harris investigates

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Celebrating the mind

Robert P Crease marks the centenary of the birth of Martin Gardner

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Stalin's scientists

A multifaceted portrait of scientific life in the Soviet Union, reviewed by Asif Siddiqi

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