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News: September 2010

Georges Charpak: 1924–2010

Particle physicist won 1992 Nobel prize

Superconducting trio get entangled

Breakthrough could boost quantum error correction

Carl Wieman accepts White House science post

Nobel-prize winner confirmed as Obama's associate director for science

Relativity with a human touch

Optical clocks measure gravitational time dilation over 33 cm

Graphene makes 'supercapacitor'

First high-frequency AC capacitor containing graphene electrodes

Curious correlations seen by CMS

Has the LHC created a quark–gluon plasma?

Fresh water may have cooled North Atlantic

Mid-century temperature dip not due to aerosols, says new research

Fermilab boss unveils financial plan for Tevatron extension

Diverting cash from NOvA and Mu2e could keep collider running for an extra three years

Lunar mission sheds light on early solar system

Moon was more geologically active than previously thought

Ancient star poses galactic puzzle

Did it come from another galaxy?

Photon pairs take a quantum walk

Optical chip could boost quantum computing

Holography puts electrons in a twist

'Vortex beams' created using computer-generated holograms

Two legs faster than four in the quantum world

Could some nanomachines tunnel through their surroundings?

SANE overcomes nanofabrication grand challenges

New technique rivals conventional e-beam lithography

Logic circuit takes the heat

Mechanical switches could be used in industrial microcontrollers

Searching the Sun for dark matter

Solar neutrinos could provide clear signal of dark matter captured by our star

Nanostructure filter zaps bacteria

Researchers unveil water purifier made from cotton

Peer review highly sensitive to poor refereeing, claim researchers

Human foibles may drastically reduce scientific quality

'Self-repairing' photovoltaics not damaged by the Sun

Plant mimicking device could be 40% efficient at converting incoming sunlight

Filaments swarm and swim in circles

Experiment puts collective-motion models to the test

Graphene transistor beats speed records

New fabrication technique avoids defects

Changes spotted in fundamental constant

Quasars suggest fine-structure constant differed billions of years ago at opposite ends of universe

The Sun's magnetic field warps its environment

How magnetic flux emerges into the Sun's surroundings

Three-year extension recommended for Tevatron

Extended run could find first evidence of the Higgs boson