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US targets novel fusion research

Technologies falling between tokomaks and lasers will be funded

Quantum data are compressed for the first time

Physicists manage to squeeze three qubits into two

Japan seeks to splurge on big-science facilities

Education ministry asks for 18% increase in annual spending

Photons weave their way through a triple slit

Path-integral analysis reveals flaw in interpretation of beloved experiment

India's Mangalyaan satellite successfully in orbit around Mars

Triumphant maiden mission carried out on a shoestring budget

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