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Why quantum cryptography could be a one-way street

Physicists show asymmetry in nonlocality of quantum states

Consortium sets out to build European laser plasma accelerator

EuPRAXIA aims to put compact electron accelerator on scientific facility road map

Quantum filter integrates 20,000 Josephson junctions

SQIFs could be used as radio-frequency detectors

Magnetic vortices record history of Earth's magnetic field

Ancient rock record remains unaltered by vast temperature fluctuations

Graphene doped with hydrogen reveals its magnetism

Long-range magnetic order prevalent across the lattice at 5 K

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The May 2016 issue of Physics World is now out

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Putting a bouncy castle in space and other extraterrestrial adventures

Five of the best human spaceflight missions to look forward to in the next decade



Physics for all – building a more inclusive discipline

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Faces of Physics: inspiring the next generation

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The rise of Rydberg physics

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Making space for nonlocality

George Musser’s new book reveals that nonlocality is more than just "spooky action at a distance", as James Millen learns


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