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News: March 2014

Tiny mechanical resonator made from just four molecules

Beam is the world's smallest man-made nanomechanical oscillator

Graphene gains thermal vision

Room-temperature detector is first to cover infrared spectrum

New material offers angular control over light

Filter could be used in cameras and thermal solar systems

Physicists link neutron stars to earthbound alloys

Calculations suggest neutron-star crusts have rich and varied structure

Seismic cloak could minimize earthquake damage

Transformation seismology tested in France

China to build a huge underground neutrino experiment

JUNO will focus on neutrinos from nearby reactors

Nanoparticles boost solar-energy capture by plants

Nanotube-augmented plants are a "nanobionic" first

Gamma-ray shaping could lead to 'nuclear' quantum computers

Mössbauer effect used to modulate individual photons

Optical tweezers grab nanometre-sized objects

Near-field light could manipulate viruses and proteins

Neil Turok urges caution on BICEP2 results

Perimeter Institute director suggests observations could ultimately be at odds with inflation

BICEP2 finds first direct evidence of cosmic inflation

Primordial B-mode polarization opens window on early universe

Graphene-like iron made in the lab

New 2D material could have very large magnetic moment

Harvesting the Earth's infrared energy

Could we use thermal radiation emitted by the ground beneath us as a source of renewable power?

SuperKamiokande finds that neutrinos change flavour at night

Earth's effect on solar particles seen by giant detector in Japan

Cambridge physicists divided over Hawking chair

High salary and limited term concern some academics

Did dark matter help kill off the dinosaurs?

Lisa Randall and Matthew Reece think interacting dark matter might steer comets to Earth

Graphene oxide could make textiles smarter

High-capacitance yarn could power wearable electronics

Molecules line up for X-ray diffraction

New technique could soon be used on peptides

Disorder sharpens optical-fibre images

Anderson localization keeps light on track

Tiny membrane converts radio waves to light

Device could help build a "quantum internet"

Metal nanotubes make for better batteries

Electronic properties affect lithium-ion performance

Finding better ways to pack polyhedrons

"Angry alien spider" emerges from packing calculations