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Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

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The power of hearing

Physicists investigate how the ear hears both faint whispers and loud cries


Talking with biologists

How can physicists and biologists work together?

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What is the most beautiful experiment in physics?


Revealing the Universe: The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory

John Credland reviews the story of the X-ray observatory