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News: September 2016

Rosetta mission ends with comet crash

Spacecraft takes final measurements and readings before planned crash ends 12-year mission

Flash Physics: Small reactors for the UK, dewetting seen at last, D-Wave previews new quantum system

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

US agency files charges against open access publisher

OMICS group accused of using "false promises" to attract submissions

Flash Physics: MOND explains galaxy densities, fusion boss resigns and university fined for explosion

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

Simulating inner strain that causes brains to bulge

Researchers use models of soft solids to assess damage caused by craniectomies

Flash Physics: Salty life on Mars, predicting molecular properties and a new head for NASA science

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

Diamond magnetometer could help shrink computer hard drives

Sensor can characterize broadband magnetic fields

Flash Physics: Europa's plumes, reflective atoms, LUX-ZEPLIN goes ahead and LHC elastic collisions

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

'Physical cryptography' uses neutrons to compare nuclear warheads

Technique can identify objects without knowing what they look like

Knitted nanotubes spin an electromechanical yarn

New fabric could be used in artificial muscles and smart clothing

Flash Physics: Seismic CT scans, an acoustic-hologram dove and a room-temperature multiferroic

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

Chip shifts frequencies of photon qubits

New technology could help to link-up quantum devices

Some nuclei exist close to a quantum phase transition

Discovery could shed light on production of heavy elements in stars

Flash Physics: New radiation detectors, agreement on Cherenkov observatory and artificial intelligence

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

Laser polarization boosts quality of proton beams

New technique could improve laser-plasma accelerators

Flash Physics: Deborah Jin dies at 47, NASA extends IRIS satellite mission, new UK high-temperature lab

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

Quantum teleportation comes to Hefei and Calgary

Studies show quantum communications possible using metropolitan optical-fibre networks

Buckling graphene takes a ‘Lévy flight’

New effect could power small electronic devices

Flash Physics: New material for heat harvesting, how to make hairy nanorods, a comet breaks up

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

X-rays yield ghost images

New techniques might lead to lower doses for X-ray diagnoses

Flash Physics: Superfluid helium dark-matter detector, Hinkley C will go ahead, why nanotubes are different

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

US facing medical-isotope shortage when production ceases in Canada

Ailing NRU reactor will stop making molybdenum-99 in October

Flash Physics: HERA observatory bags $9.5m, rare-isotope decay eludes detection, putting pressure on iron

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

Chirped laser pulses could deliver high-quality ion beams

Proposed technique could be used for cancer therapy

Flash Physics: No WIMPs for HESS, graphene production ramps up in China, double-helix semiconductor

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

Squeezed light shatters previous record for manipulating quantum uncertainty

New technique avoids loss and could be used in gravitational wave detectors

Flash Physics: Rosetta's fiery final mission, where to look for axions, no magnetic monopoles at the LHC

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

NASA launches OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

The $1bn spacecraft aims to return around 60 g of asteroid material

Flash Physics: Levenson new deputy head of US telescope body, πΚ atoms at CERN, simulating 'monster pulsars'

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

Light pushes liquid uphill

Illuminated polymer tubes could replace pumps in labs-on-a-chip

Flash Physics: Dyson award for 'Einstein's fridge', Australian Centres of Excellence, mapping our galaxy's age

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

Biocompatible piezoelectric generator is made from fish scales

Non-toxic device could be used in battery-free electronics

Flash Physics: Imaging single ions, UK's merging 'supercouncil', OMEGA laser sets fusion record

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

First stars and galaxies are not as old as we thought, say Planck astronomers

Latest observations of CMB polarization rekindle debate over the start of reionization

Large-scale metamaterials could combat earthquake shocks

New simulation delves into seismic shields in 3D

Flash Physics: Producing pristine graphene, SpaceX moves sites, UK's dark skies, mysterious microcrystals

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

Tapping into light's hidden information to push fundamental diffraction limit

Discovery could boost resolution of space telescopes

Rosetta images cometary dust in 3D

Results could shed more light on processes during the solar system's formation