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News: August 2003

Quantum effect improves tomography

Entangled photons can significantly improve the resolution of optical coherence tomography

Turbulent breakthrough in superfluid helium

A quantum version of the Reynolds number has been seen in a superfluid

Cold molecules come of age

Physicists have observed novel molecular states in cesium and helium

Carbonates found on Mars

Discovery confirms that Red planet was not warm and wet for a long period in the past

Nanotubes boost ceramic performance

Ceramic insulators become conducting when carbon nanotubes are added

Squeezed light breaks quantum barrier

Physicists have made an ultra-precise laser pointer with squeezed beams of light

Microscope sketches quantum circuits

Erasable lithography will make life easier for semiconductor physicists

Lasers tackle radioactive waste

Iodine-129, which has a half-life of 15.7 million years, has been transmuted into a lighter isotope with a half-life of just 25 minutes

Amino acid detected in space

The detection of glycine in the Milky Way could help us understand the origins of life in the universe

Dirac Medal recognizes work on turbulence

The 2003 Dirac Medal has been awarded to Robert Kraichnan and Vladimir Zakharov

Quantum logic gate lights up

An all-optical quantum gate has been made in a semiconductor quantum dot

Where do supernovae come from?

The detection of hydrogen near a type 1a supernova could help pin down the origins of these stellar explosions

Archaeology turns to superconductivity

The magnetic properties of lead can be used to date archaeological artefacts

Organic devices get back on track

After the embarrassment of the Schön affair, research into organic semiconductor devices is moving forward again

Molecules build a bridge to spintronics

Electron spins have been transferred between quantum dots at room temperature