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Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

News: September 2017

Beijing and Vienna have a quantum conversation

Academy presidents chat securely over QKD-protected satellite link

Mechanical fluctuations track how bacteria respond to antibiotics

Piezoelectric sensor could help doctors prescribe the most effective drugs

Virgo bags its first gravitational waves

Third detector helps pinpoint astronomical sources as fourth black-hole merger is detected

Australia to create space agency

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Physicists create and measure quantized mechanical oscillations

Techniques could lead to better quantum-information networks

Collider serves up drop of primordial soup

Quark–gluon plasma produced at record low energies

Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays have extra-galactic origins

Pierre Auger Observatory homes in on mystery sources

UK pledges £65m towards US neutrino facility

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Binary supermassive black hole system spotted in Seyfert galaxy

Observation backs up model of Z-shaped radio sources

Budget crunch hits Brazilian physics

Scientists protest devastating spending cuts

How to make half-metals that contain no metals

Calculations predict new type of material for spintronics

Heroic Cassini makes the ultimate sacrifice

Grand Finale tour ends with deliberate plummet into Saturn's atmosphere

Does self-interacting dark matter explain galactic diversity?

Simulation predicts rotation curves of 30 galaxies

Mechanism could stop deadly spiral waves in the heart

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Shape-shifting soft projectiles travel faster

Surprising result exploits objects’ deformation

Laser-spectroscopy pioneer Nicolaas Bloembergen dies at 97

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Electrons heat up in first observation of spin Nernst effect

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Single photons pinpoint objects inside living tissue

Laser-based technique could improve endoscopy

Ions and atoms react in magneto-optical trap

Study reveals quantum nature of chemical reaction

Starting bell sounds for CHIME

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Levitating droplets go with the flow

Evaporation causes floating droplets to form 2D patterns

UK spells out post-Brexit science position

"Far-reaching" agreement sought, but long-term plans remain unclear

Keeping buildings cool by sending heat into outer space

Photonic devices could cut air-conditioning bills

Medium-sized black hole seen lurking in the Milky Way

Object 100,000 times more massive than the Sun could have arrived in a dwarf galaxy

How to protect people and property from volcanic ballistics

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Optical quantum memory shrinks to the nanoscale

Tiny device enhances interaction between matter and light

First neutrons for Chinese spallation source

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

European X-ray facility officially opens

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics