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News: September 2008

Proton-beam technique dates fine wine

X-rays reveal 'chemical signature' of bottle

Self-assembly goes square-shaped

Block-copolymer square arrays could shrink integrated circuits

US Nobel laureates: vote Obama

Prize-winners rally behind Democratic nominee as he issues 'plan for science and innovation'

A simpler way to test quantum computers

More 'classical' approach works wonders

New magnetic field could help explain Earth's magnetic-field flipping

Earth has not one, but two distinct magnetic fields, claim researchers

Hope fades for neutrino dark matter

Physicists restrict the properties of 'sterile' neutrinos

Sir Brian Pippard: 1920–2008

Physicist proved the existence of the Fermi surface

LHC on hold until spring of 2009

Accelerator will skip 5 TeV test and start-up at full power

LHC team confronts first major hitch since 'switch on'

New teams are organized to investigate problem that may require the replacement of several magnets

LHC loses liquid helium

Accelerator faces first major setback since last week's successful "switch on"

Lasers slim down radiotherapy equipment

Accelerating electrons using lasers could save valuable space and time in hospitals

Quantum gas of ultracold polar molecules is a first

System could be used to make very robust qubits

McCain chips in on science

Republican calls for policy decisions based on 'sound science'

Pulsar signal for mobile phones

New technology is inspired by pulses from within the Crab nebula

Jefferson lab upgrade approved

Lab to start construction of 12GeV electron accelerator

Massive planet spotted around Sun-like star

Astronomers still unsure of origin of new exoplanet

Holes prevent sound from passing through plate

'Extraordinary acoustic screening' could lead to new acoustic materials

Mission complete for LHC team

Proton beams circulate in both directions in two 'golden hours'

Cold fermions could simulate superconductors

The first Mott insulator of fermionic atoms may lead to new ways of studying condensed matter systems

Home run complete, LHC set to repeat it backwards

'Start up' day goes smoother than most expected

LHC milestone day gets off to fast start

CERN 'switches on' seminal collider at 09:30 CET and makes a full circulation of the beam within an hour

Cloud-seeding ships could combat climate change

Pumping salt water into the air could keep global temperatures stable for decades, say scientists

Shedding light on artificial atoms

New technique of 'amplitude spectroscopy' works at frequencies where conventional spectroscopy is difficult

Graphene pioneers bag Europhysics prize

Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov recognized for discovering new carbon material just one atom thick