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News: February 2003

Glass behaves like a metal

The similarity between glass and metal fracture has been shown for the first time

No sign yet of extra dimensions

Physicists have searched for new forces predicted by string theory to exist in extra dimensions, but found nothing

Photonic circuits move a step closer

Physicists build an ultra-high Q microcavity-on-a-chip

Lorentz symmetry stays intact

Physicists set new limits on violations of Lorentz invariance

Single molecule switches for less

Physicists make the lowest energy molecular switch to date

Hubble photographs the Boomerang Nebula

The first high-resolution images of the “coldest place in the Universe”

Nanowires approach the quantum realm

Researchers have made the smallest silicon nanowires ever

Qubits are on solid ground

Physicists entangle solid state quantum bits for the first time

Superconductor transistor breaks records

Scientists build a novel superconducting amplifier

Teleportation moves on

Physicists can now teleport photons without destroying them

Astronomers detect “missing” baryons

Astrophysicists may have found the missing visible matter in our galaxy

Ancient radiation sheds new light on the universe

WMAP satellite reveals fine detail in the cosmic microwave background

Dyes boost solar cells

Scientists make a new photovoltaic device

Novel photomasks make 3-D microstructures

Scientists reveal a new photolithographic technique for making computer chips

DNA acts like a “piston”

Biophysicists have built the first expanding-contracting DNA device