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News: November 2005

Saturn's moon reveals its secrets

Huygens probe has made the first direct study of Titan

Einstein to star in global webcast

A live Internet show features 12 hours of physics activities from around the world

Nanotube foams are strong and flexible

New material could have a wide variety of applications

Tiny swimmer makes a splash

New swimming nanorobots could beat all comers, in theory

Pseudogap puzzle for superconductors

Experiments on magnetic materials cause headache for theorists

Breakthrough for quantum measurement

Quantum capacitance makes its debut in Josephson junctions

Nanotubes beam out bright light

New technique is more efficient than normal electron-hole recombination route

Chaos protects networks in Athens

Scientists demonstrate chaotic optical communications over a commercial fibre network

How do stars form?

From the top down, rather than bottom up, say astronomers

New look for optical microscopy

Making images without photons

Sound waves target new applications

New technology offers alternative to touch screens

Search engines are not unfair

New web sites benefit from the way that search engines work

Electrons lose their mass in carbon sheets

Two teams of physicists have discovered a variety of novel electronic phenomena in graphene

Doing physics with bacteria

Helical filaments spring surprises in liquid-crystal state

Einstein paper turns up on arXiv

1922 article was his only paper on superconductivity

Silicon chip puts the brakes on light

A photonic crystal circuit offers control over the speed of light at infrared wavelengths

Tracking down the first stars

Signal is seen in the cosmic infrared background

Could sound move at the speed of light?

Tiny polymer spheres can boost sound speeds by five orders of magnitude