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Comet landing named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year

Rosetta mission tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics

Our favourite pictures of 2014

From interstellar dust and galactic dirt to cracking oysters and educational doodles

Physics World's 2014 Book of the Year honours materials that matter

Mark Miodownik's love letter to materials science comes first in a strong shortlist

Multimedia highlights of 2014

From detecting landmines to the art of quantum kung fu

European Science Foundation survives elimination vote

Organization will be smaller and no longer fund pan-European research

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First-order-reversal-curve measurements of nano-magnetic materials

The FORC measurement technique and examples of measurement results for different magnetic materials. A white paper from Lake Shore Cryotronics

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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The 10 quirkiest physics stories of 2014

From a LEGO particle collider to the ice-bucket challenge

Physics World Special Report: India

Highlighting challenges and opportunities for physicists in India

Multimedia

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Book of the Year 2014

Podcast Which book received the highest honours in our list of the year's best popular-physics titles?

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Learn the art of quantum kung fu

Video Felix Flicker demonstrates the scientific way of getting out of an armlock

Features

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A taste for anelloni

See why a new form of pasta invented by Davide Michieletto and Matthew S Turner can teach us about polymers

Opinion

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Literature of the lab

Robert P Crease wants your picks for the best fiction books set in physics labs

Reviews

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A cabinet of invisible curiosities

Philip Ball's book on the science – and superstition – of invisibility through the ages, reviewed by Ulf Leonhardt

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Social physics and antisocial science

An accessible overview of Sandy Pentland's work on the physics of social networks, reviewed by Martin Zaltz Austwick

Innovation & industry

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Physics World Focus on Vacuum Technology

Free to read: Our pick of some of the best recent advances in vacuum science

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