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Atomic, molecular & optical physics

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News

Plasmonic waveguide stops light in its tracks

Design could help build 'stopped-light laser'

Single-atom gates open the door to quantum computing

Independent teams unveil a basic building block of a quantum computer

Acoustic metamaterial can be reconfigured in a jiffy

Breakthrough could lead to ultrasonic superlenses

Interferometry tips the scales on antimatter

New proposal for measuring how antihydrogen falls under gravity

In depth

Edible lasers and death rays

Jeff Hecht reviews an "old-fashioned cabinet of wonders" from the field of optics and photonics

Between the lines

Books about Einstein's quantum side and reductionism, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The power of YouTube

Philip Moriarty describes his experiences in front of the camera as one of the stars of the Sixty Symbols series of YouTube videos

The lure of G

Jon Cartwright finds out why physicists are still scratching their heads over the value of the gravitational constant, "big G"