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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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Sputnik's legacy

50 years after Sputnik 1

Physics up above

Science on the International Space Station


Fifty years after Sputnik

Regulations must be tightened if we are to continue to reap the benefits of space


Robert P Crease explains how Newton's law of gravitation also influenced human nature


Let there be light

The story of the white LED

An element of fear

Understanding plutonium

Blog life: The Reference Frame

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