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News: November 2016

Ghost images taken using pairs of atoms

New technique could test fundamental principles of quantum mechanics

Flash Physics: Nuclear diamond battery, M G K Menon dies, four new elements named

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Photons created in a superposition of two colours

Multicoloured qubits could boost quantum computing

Flash Physics: Exotic cosmic rays have mundane origins, Swiss reactors keep running, programmable material

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Torsion-bar antenna adds new twist to gravitational-wave search

Modest device would target intermediate-mass black holes

Flash Physics: Spin-Hall effect switches magnet, 'Big Bell Test' kicks off, quasiparticles multiplex light

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

New optical device absorbs just one photon

Rydberg-atom based system could be used in quantum computers

Flash Physics: Glitch crashed Mars lander, Microsoft hires quantum stars, cosmic speed test for light

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Do solar neutrinos affect nuclear decay on Earth?

Rotation of Sun's radiative zone correlates to beta-decay rate, say physicists

Flash Physics: Room-temperature superconductor, well-known fundamental constants, photosynthesis in action

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: Huge Martian ice deposit, Trump sets back climate science, ultra-transparent metamaterial

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Gravity measured using a Bose–Einstein condensate on a chip

New high-precision gravimeter could be deployed in a backpack

Flash Physics: Graphene-based loudspeaker, new schedule for ITER, India joins CERN

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

China forges ahead in global research

China could soon overtake the UK in terms of research excellence

Flash Physics: Shrinking gels, masculine culture discourages female physicists, Carlos Frenk bags Born medal

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Do physicists avoid reading papers with lots of equations?

Citations drop as mathematical content rises, says controversial study

Flash Physics: Optical clock in space, Richard Garwin wins presidential medal, lighting the cosmic web

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Texas gravitational-wave research centre returns misused funds

Money paid for teaching rather than research

Flash Physics: Spider inspires structural colour, the roundest star, quantum simulator is very fast

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

New aeroplane wing changes shape to boost performance

Morphing design could improve manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency

Flash Physics: New solar-energy model, Persis Drell named Stanford provost, gas sensors in a jiffy

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Gold nanospheres confine light to smallest volume ever

"World's smallest magnifying glass" uses surface plasmons

Flash Physics: Asteroid missions, mathematical physicist bags C N R Rao Prize, ultrashort electron emission

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Schistosomiasis parasite moves using an unusual swimming stoke

New understanding of how larvae reach human hosts could help prevent disease

Loops of ribbon inspire physicists

Research could boost our understanding of proteins and plants

US physicists anxious over Trump administration

Huge uncertainty surrounds the new president's plans for science

Trump election shock threatens US science

Donald Trump's surprise presidential success offers bleak prospects for the US research community

Spiralling spin liquid revealed by neutron scattering

Long-awaited result could boost magnetic data storage

Atom assembler makes defect-free arrays

Ability to rearrange atoms one-by-one could be used to simulate quantum systems

Scientific facilities hit by Brazilian budget woes

Synchrotron facility and research reactor have not received 2016 funds

Flash Physics: Space telescope passes milestone, quantum-cryptography record broken, making gold nanostructures

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Cosmic-ray showers create more muons than expected

Observations by the Pierre Auger Observatory clash with LHC data

Flash Physics: LHC smashes luminosity record, gender bias in astronomy, calculating axion masses

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Bacteria nanospheres may help camouflage tiny crustaceans

Living coating appears to hide transparent creatures from predators

Flash Physics: A superconducting non-superconductor, best of Russian physics, NPL backs instrumentation

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Neutron holograms image the interiors of objects

New technique could boost materials research and quantum computing

Flash Physics: Thirty Meter Telescope could go to Spain, artificial muscles flex, light switches light

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics