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News: October 2014

UAE fires up space agency with Mars mission

Country plan to send spacecraft to "red planet" by 2021

New microscope makes movies of tiny live specimens

Optical-lattice technique has a lighter touch with living samples

New amplifier design could improve quantum circuits

Device based on Josephson junctions offers broader bandwidth

Critics attack new 10-year US fusion plan

Report "lacks vision" and fails to address real problems, say researchers

Fermilab’s NOvA neutrino experiment kicks off

Five-year-long construction of giant US neutrino experiment complete

Tabletop experiment could detect gravitational waves

Tiny device could beat LIGO to detecting ripples in space–time, say physicists

Retrial granted for jailed Iranian physicist

Supreme Court overturns initial verdict for Omid Kokabee

Black-hole analogue works like a laser

Sound is amplified between two "event horizons" in a Bose–Einstein condensate

Upgrade set for dark-matter detector

XENON1T will begin taking data next year

Dark matter could light up giant mirror

Low-cost detector is designed to glimpse "hidden photons"

Butterfly's colourful trick of the light recreated in the lab

"Reverse diffraction" materials could make banknotes more secure

Are 'weak values' quantum after all?

Results of weak measurements can be replicated classically, claim physicists

Chemistry Nobel awarded for super-resolution microscopy

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner share 2014 prize

Majorana quasiparticles glimpsed in magnetic chains

Evidence of "non-Abelian" excitations in solids continues to grow

Nobel laureate Martin Perl dies at 87

Particle-physics pioneer who discovered the tau lepton shared the 1995 prize

Megatelescope snaps up former fusion boss

Edward Moses takes on astronomy role

New approach to fusion delivers copious neutrons

Magnetic fields and laser drive reaction