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Rosetta reveals its target landing site

Mission will aim for comet's head this November

Synchrotron X-rays track fluids in the lungs

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Divergent quasars fall in line

Diverse properties of cosmic behemoths based on only two parameters

Fractal-like honeycombs take the strain

Strong yet lightweight structures inspired by nature

Visualizing helium's interacting electrons

New experiments control correlations, switching them on and off

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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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Proton beam therapy explained

Videos introduce the basics of this medical treatment

Pushing the frontiers of precision

Visting the Max Planck Institute's Precision Laboratory

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The wonderful world of ultrasound

Podcast From levitating tiny balls to safeguarding bridges, ultrasound has more applications than you might think

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A SKA for astronomy

Video A guide to the Square Kilometre Array

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Fantasy physics for nuclear testers

Edwin Cartlidge previews the ultimate role-playing game when physicists will scour Jordan for signs of a fictitious nuclear test

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Gardening in space

A blog written by a vegetable on the International Space Station gets Robert P Crease thinking about the purpose of laboratories

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A classy look through mathematics

Alex Bellos's engaging book investigates how mathematical laws and properties manifest themselves in the real world, says reviewer Dean Burnett

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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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