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News: October 2011

Rogue waves triggered by ocean currents

Calculations pinpoint origin of fearsome phenomenon

Continents may reflect conditions in the Earth's core

Earth's magnetic field and plate tectonics could share a deep connection

Laser gyroscope measures the Earth's 'wobble'

New method would be cheaper and simpler than astronomical measurements

Asteroid has primordial core

Space probe glimpses the early solar system

Nanotube springs make skin-like sensor

New material could find use in prosthetics, robotics and displays

Dwarf planet brought into focus

Stellar occultation proves Eris is small and bright

Counting wrinkles reveals pressure

New technique could be used to study living cells

Plasmonics produces extreme UV light

"Nanofunnel" converts infrared light into EUV

Supercapacitor electrodes go for a dip

New technique boosts capacitance and charging rate

Ergodic theorem passes the test

Individual dye molecules go with the flow

Virus helps build new materials

"Ramen noodles" take natural approach to self-assembly

Three electrons for the price of one

Electrons multiply in new solar-cell quantum-dot material

Six rules for nano-design

Understanding how nanoparticles interact with DNA

Nanotube muscles twist and turn

Tiny structures could drive nanotechnology

Ultrafast interference technique makes a splash

Images shed light on splashing theory

Moon's shadow creates a wake

How a solar eclipse affects the atmosphere

New twist on Brownian motion seen for the first time

Tiny particles have "hydrodynamic memory"

Oxygen isotopes boost neutron scattering

Technique could unravel mysteries of water and glass

Falling atoms measure the Earth's rotation

New gyroscope could also test Einstein's general relativity

'Tension' emerges within OPERA collaboration

Researchers split over the need for more tests before journal submission

Electrons heat up in graphene

Hot carriers could drive solar cells

Space missions look from the dark into the light

ESA to launch two new science projects

Quasicrystal discovery bags 2011 chemistry Nobel

Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman wins SEK 10m prize

How to spot a multiverse

Universe collisions should leave characteristic wake, say physicists

Dark-energy pioneers scoop Nobel prize

Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess and Brian Schmidt share SEK10m prize

Active galactic nuclei measure the universe

Radius and luminosity relationship used as "standard candle"