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New maze-like beamsplitter is world's smallest

Device could be used for "light-speed" photonic computing

Nanomachine pumps molecules 'uphill'

New molecular machine is inspired by those found in nature

Spin currents endure at room temperature in germanium

Magnetic measurement could boost the fortunes of spintronics

Extraordinary magnetic shield could reveal neutron's electric dipole moment

System reduces ambient field by a factor of more than one million

Fermionic microscope sees first light

How to clearly image 1000 individual ultracold atoms in a cloud

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On top of the volcano – part two

By Matin Durrani at Sierra Negra, Mexico Just as my Physics World colleague James Dacey mentioned earlier on, neither of us felt super-wonderful yesterday visiting the Large Millimetre Telescope, which lies at a height of 4600 metres above sea-level.  Spectacular …

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How to fund physics using the wisdom of crowds

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Living in a world without light

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Subterranean science

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15 years and counting

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An interstellar culture clash

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