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News: March 2017

Quantum memory is made from doped silicon

Data transferred to and from a single phosphorus nucleus

Flash Physics: Alexei Abrikosov dies, SpaceX lands a rocket, long nanotubes are excellent heat conductors

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Asteroid 'Bee-Zed' shares a retrograde orbit with Jupiter

Former comet orbits in the opposite direction as the gas giant

Flash Physics: US reactor to make molybdenum-99, radiotherapy side effects, entangled photons from two places

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Laser pulse changes atomic wire from insulator to metal

System is fastest-ever electronic switch

Flash Physics: Stars born near black holes, stormy superfluids, AAAS asks Trump to engage with scientists

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Levitating diamond vacancies hold their spin

Technique could be used to measure tiny forces

Flash Physics: Bacteria wave defeats barrier, stereotypes affect girls choosing physics, EPS prize winners

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Honey bees navigate using magnetic abdomens

Bees can be blown off course by applying a magnetic field

Flash Physics: Golden pyramids deliver drugs, NASA goes for GUSTO, magnons spotted in non-magnet

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Supermassive black hole was ejected by gravitational waves

Collision sent billion-Sun-sized object speeding away from galactic core

Flash Physics: Laser wakefield delivers three beams, cat-litter nanosheets, Canada budget disappoints physicists

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Molecular motors drive liquid through large channels

Surprising result not expected to occur on macroscopic scales

Flash Physics: Mapping Earth's magnetism, single-molecule vibronic spectroscopy, nanoclip could treat disease

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Spin glass provides insight into brain activity

Model reveals functional role of spin-glass-like states in neurological networks

Flash Physics: Wavelets pioneer bags Abel Prize, astronomers find huge magnetic fields, modelling ice bridges

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US scientists battle with Trump administration

Immigration, funding and climate change are key flashpoints

Physicists learn how to put plasmons in a twist

Orbital angular momentum could be used to encode information

Flash Physics: STEM students' teaching worries, bouncing rocks sculpt asteroid, gravity's effect on photons

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

Block copolymers form moiré superstructures

Self-assembly technique could lead to better optoelectronic devices

Flash Physics: Trump budget worries scientists, strain finds quantum dots, Estonia to join CERN

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Flexible touch sensor is not fooled by stretching

New device could be used to make robotic skin

Flash Physics: LHCb spots baryon resonances, climate-change centre to close, forecasting turbulent flow

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Early galaxies shunned dark matter

Study of galactic rotation 10 billion years ago suggests visible matter dominated

Flash Physics: Musical vibrato analysed, women choose biology after basic physics course, CMS upgrade complete

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Flash Physics: Star in tight orbit around black hole, nanocubes detect nitrogen dioxide, Born's rule prevails

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Space-race technology revived to generate greener energy

Thermionic convertor overcomes efficiency pitfalls

Eco-friendly ultraviolet LEDs could zap disease

Efficient devices could replace mercury lamps

Flash Physics: Single-atom memory, black hole blew Fermi bubbles, polymer stabilizes ultrathin silicon

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'Time crystals' built in the lab

Systems break discrete time symmetry

Flash Physics: Women still under-represented in physics, paint-drying mystery solved, LIGO's Ronald Drever dies

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

NASA to launch Cold Atom Lab in space

Mission aims to extend the life of Bose–Einstein condensates

Flash Physics: Stellar heartbeat spotted, sensor detects oil spills, gluon contribution to proton spin

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Organic semiconductor could reverse degenerative blindness

Device inspired by polymer solar cell restores vision in rats

Flash Physics: ESRF's dinosaur eggs, coffee rings boost electronics, AAAS chief criticizes ban, cash for HERA

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Meet the 'angulon', a new quasiparticle found in superfluid helium

Rotating molecule plus surrounding disturbance is particle-like

Flash Physics: Too radioactive even for robots, IBM to build 50 qubit computer, seeing through opaque materials

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

Complex ultrasound signals created by light

Technique could be used to manipulate biological cells

Flash Physics: Intricate crystals made with DNA, laser harnesses Josephson effect, borophene has Dirac cones

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Insects inspire water-repellent material

Superhydrophobicity has been achieved by mimicking cicada wings

Flash Physics: Lensing study backs cold dark matter, cancer detected by Raman spectroscopy, black-hole burbs

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

Supernova 1987A enters a new phase

Stellar explosion fascinates astronomers 30 years on

Flash Physics: Frogs see colour at night, new lens sharpens X-rays, PICO-60 puts new limits on dark-matter

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