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News: December 2013

The world of physics in 2014

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

Our favourite pictures of 2013

From shape-shifting metals and evolving bubbles to ancient light

Biophysics 'rollercoaster ride' wins Physics World's 2013 Book of the Year

A book that applies physics and biology to the conundrum of human consciousness edges out other contenders in a strong field

Multimedia highlights of 2013

From a Nobel laureate in Bristol to a giant synchrotron in the Alps

Cosmic neutrinos named Physics World 2013 Breakthrough of the Year

IceCube experiment at the South Pole tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics

First noble-gas molecules found in space

Argon hydride spotted in remnant of exploded star

Classical carrier could create entanglement

New technique could make quantum communications more robust

Nanotubes give Raman spectroscopy a boost

Signals amplified one million times

New generator creates electricity directly from heat

Thermionic device solves the "space-charge problem"

Nanodiamond nitrogen vacancies live longer

Electron coherence time reaches 210 µs in high-purity diamond nanocrystals

Entanglement strengthened by losing information

Method could help with quantum computing

Mystery of neutron-lifetime discrepancy deepens

New analysis confirms disagreement between beam and bottle experiments

Metamaterials offer route to room-temperature superconductivity

Negative dielectric response could strengthen electron pairs

Improved earthquake early-warning system could be used worldwide

New technique focuses on P-wave amplitudes