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Secret of record-breaking superconductor explained

Conventional electron–phonon superconductivity endures to a temperature of 190 K in hydrogen sulphide

Tunable plasmon laser could sniff out cancer

Liquid gain material could turn tiny lasers into chemical and biological sensors

Carbon nanotubes bring aircraft manufacturing out of the oven

Technique efficiently cures large industrial parts made of polymeric materials

First visible light detected directly from an exoplanet

New method can pick up extremely faint reflected light despite low signal-to-noise ratio

Physicists generate electrical currents from noise

Quantum dots put voltage fluctuations to work

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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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IYL 2015 gets Swiss design makeover

Graphic-design students create classic posters for the International Year of Light

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The masters of antimatter

Podcast A look inside CERN's Antimatter Factory and a day in the life of an antimatter tamer

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Filling the world with light

Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura on winning the prize and what comes next

Your career questions answered

Margaret Harris explores the findings of a recent survey that asked physics students to share their career concerns and aspirations

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Fight over light

Robert P Crease examines why Goethe so savagely attacked Newton's views on optics

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Abraham Loeb on how to nurture promising students before they have made their discoveries

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Albert and Erwin: decline and fall

A fresh take on Erwin Schrödinger's later years in Ireland, reviewed by Denis Weaire

Bringing the quantum to life

Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden's primer on quantum biology hits the mark with Marta Varela

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