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News: February 2004

Zinc-oxide nanorings circle new applications

Physicists have made novel single-crystal nanoring structures

Revealing the secrets of planetary formation

A newly-discovered stellar disk of dust could help explain how planets form

Spintronics goes organic

Physicists have built the first organic spin valve

Mass detection enters attogram regime

Nanoelectromechanical device breaks sensitivity record

Closing in on a theory of superconductivity

Experiments rule out two explanations for high-temperature superconductivity

Looking at decoherence

Carbon molecules cool off to reveal quantum-classical limit

Packing them in

Randomness pays off in packing challenge

Silicon achieves optical success

Physicists have made the first high-speed optical modulator from silicon

Fuel cells turn to alcohol

Engineers produce hydrogen from ethanol

Radical molecule breaks the rules

New compound could lead to non-metallic magnets

Physicists attack cosmological model

New analysis could undermine evidence for dark matter and dark energy

Are you just four steps away from a genius?

Science operates in a small world

Crystal breaks surface area record

New chemical structure could help in hydrogen storage

Elements 115 and 113 discovered in Dubna

Russian and American physicists have found evidence for new superheavy elements