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News: July 2002

Muon measurements bounce back

The most precise experiment yet suggests that the Standard Model is incomplete

B factories close in on CP violation

Physicists unveil the best estimates yet of the imbalance between matter and anti-matter

Photons double up for solar power

A semiconductor device could boost the efficiency of solar cells by 30%

Bubble bursts for ‘sono-fusion’

New experiment casts further doubt on controversial fusion-in-a-bubble claims

US maps fusion landscape

Physicists gather to discuss American strategy in fusion research

DNA goes spintronic

The molecules that carry genetic data notch up another surprising property

Mobile NMR leaves the field behind

New technique promises to eliminate the effects of the Earth’s magnetic field

Ultrashort pulses help gene therapy

Lasers could aid effective transfer of DNA into cells

Earthshine sheds light on extrasolar planets

Reflected sunlight could help astronomers interpret the spectra of distant planets

Entanglement passes screen test

Physicists reveal the quantum nature of surface excitations for the first time

Small systems defy second law

Physicists overthrow one of the laws of thermodynamics – but only briefly

UK science nets extra cash

2002 spending review brings the science budget for 2005/2006 to £2.9bn

Silicon atoms play a bit part

Physicists create a memory based on the presence or absence of a silicon atom

X-ray beams thin out

Analytical techniques could benefit from the narrowest-ever beams of X-rays

Diamond-free space dust puzzles astronomers

Primitive meteorites cast doubt on theories of the early solar system

Electron pairs behave like bosons

The classic Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment turns to superconductors

Young stars challenge old ideas

Astronomers find surprise signs of recent star formation in old galaxies

Crystalline silicon shapes up

Materials breakthrough could lead to cheaper silicon devices

Nano-boost for data storage

A new type of atomic-scale sensor could transform hard disk technology

Laser lights up water droplets

New technique could monitor the composition of pollutants in the atmosphere

Oil company’s 'microlepton' technology dismissed

'Bogus technology' secures oil-exploration licence from the UK government