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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

News: April 2006

New light on giant tilts

Novel theory explains how the giant planets became tilted

Insects inspire artificial eyes

Scientists have made the first artificial eye using 3D polymer structures

Nuclear waste should be buried

The UK should bury its radioactive waste in a deep repository, says committee

US told to invest in particle physics

Expert panel fears America is losing its leadership in particle physics

No WIMPS -- only superWIMPS

CERN's new collider may never detect the most likely candidate for dark matter

Google unearths physics gems

Physicists use Google to discover top papers that conventional citation indices have overlooked

Metals protect Milky Way from gamma-ray bursts

The chances of being destroyed by a gamma-ray burst from our galaxy look thankfully slim

General relativity reveals its secrets

Astrophysicists simulate what happens when two black holes merge

Putting equilibrium on hold

One-dimensional Bose gas never settles down

Fermilab probes matter-antimatter transitions

CDF researchers make best ever measurement of matter-antimatter transition rate in B mesons

Physics goes to the movies

Scientists show that the popularity of a film depends on word-of-mouth recommendations

Water drops bounce into action

Physicists observe unusual jets created when drops of water hit a surface

Spray-on silicon makes its debut

Scientists find way of making electronic devices using silicon from solution

A new look for bifocals

Optical scientists develop spectacles that can change focus

Solitons show up in uranium

Scientists have observed highly localized solitary vibrations in a 3D solid