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Spectrometer made from quantum dots is compact and low cost

Devices could someday be used in household appliances

Astroparticle physics funding in the UK is 'critically low', says Institute of Physics

Report says British researchers should expand leadership roles in international projects

Bringing the human eye into focus

New imaging technique resolves the rods and cones at the back of the eye

Quantum cryptography set for lift-off

Satellite transmits qubits to the Earth's surface

Could lasers guide and control the path of lightning?

New method to steer electric discharges around an obstacle uses laser beams

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The July 2015 issue of Physics World is now out

From sailing stones to volcanic lightning, find out about the physics of the rare, transient or remote

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Vidya Deepa: the lamp of knowledge

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The restless rocks of Racetrack Playa

The rocks in California's Racetrack Playa are on the move, but how? Brian Jackson describes how he and his colleagues solved a decades-old mystery

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Black elephants

Robert P Crease tackles scientific rituals that we recognize but don't talk about

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A quest for ultimate reality

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The cradle of modern science

Steven Weinberg's latest book offers rich insights on the history of science, but reviewer Paul Montgomery finds its treatment of philosophy frustrating

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