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Cocktail physics

Naveen N Sinha and David A Weitz reveal the science behind this tasty topic

Firm takes middle ground to fusion

Fusion demonstrator could cost fraction of a standard reactor, as Hamish Johnston reports

A taste of the exotic

Paddy Regan outlines the key challenges for nuclear physicists 100 years after Rutherford's great discovery

Vacuum Expo hosts a range of technical meetings

Symposia on thin films and vacuum science set for Coventry

Relativity's new revolution

David Appell explains why rogue black holes could be cannonballing through the universe

Big science in a big world

James Poskett explores how Ernest Rutherford, who 100 years ago revealed his proposal of the atom's structure, also helped to pioneer modern international science

Neutron target station takes the heat

Michael Banks looks at a novel approach to cooling the proton target at the European Spallation Source

Open doors for physics graduates

Six former physics students reveal what they did after leaving college

Magnet challenges for ITER

ITER uses complex magnets to control a 150 million Kelvin plasma, as Daniel Clery explains

Making CERN's best even better

Matthew Chalmers looks at what is in store for CERN in the next 10 years

Pushing the boundaries

Matin Durrani reports on the rise of China's Institute of High Energy Physics

Physics on Wikipedia

Martin Poulter and Mike Peel say click that edit button

Licence to stun

David Wilkinson describes how physicists helped test the safety and effectiveness of less-lethal weapons

The inside track on simulation software

The future's bright for simulation, say David Kan and Daniel Smith of COMSOL

Testing equipment for space

Giles Case looks at some of the techniques used to ensure a high likelihood of mission success