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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

In depth: February 2004


The special effect of physics

The laws of optics underpin the visual effects we see in the cinema

The subtlety of rainbows

The physics behind atmospheric optical phenomena


Light fantastic

Optics in nature, Hollywood and beyond

Blasts from the past

Old physics papers should not be overlooked


Let's talk about information

The story of information