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News: April 2005

Tiny fridge aims big

How to make an electron-tunnelling refrigerator

Fusion seen in table-top experiment

Device could have applications as a neutron generator

Bomb builder turned critic passes away

Philip Morrison has died at the age of 89

Supercomputing "Grid" passes latest test

Particle physicists get ready for torrents of data from LHC

Superlens breakthrough

Physicists have beaten the diffraction limit of light

Negative refraction goes optical

New results could help make a superlens

Quark-gluon plasma goes liquid

More evidence for the state of matter that might have existed just after the Big Bang.

Unnatural look for nickel

Physicists grow new phase of metal with mysterious magnetic properties

And then there were two

Particle physicists explore the difference between matter and anti-matter

New transistor breaks speed record

Physicists have shown how to build a transistor that can operate in the much sought-after terahertz band

Nickel nuclei yield magic finding

New results could have implications for the synthesis of heavy elements in the universe

Photonic crystals come under the microscope

Fibre-based technique sheds new light on the details of photonic band structures

White dwarf feels the heat - again

Astronomers are watching a star contract in real time

Turning the lotus effect on its head

New experiments show that lotus leaves do not always repel water droplets

Breaking the ice

Gravitational waves help people to work together

Phononic crystals go hypersonic

New materials could control light and sound at the same time