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Atomic, molecular & optical physics

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News

Our favourite pictures of 2014

From interstellar dust and galactic dirt to cracking oysters and educational doodles

Laser blast makes pure quantum dots

Selenium nanoparticles could be used in solar cells and take on antibiotic resistance

Supersonic bullets test graphene's strength

Carbon sheet is much better at absorbing impacts than steel

SOLEIL scientists create double-slit thought experiment

Einstein–Bohr debate continues

In depth

A cabinet of invisible curiosities

Philip Ball's book on the science – and superstition – of invisibility through the ages, reviewed by Ulf Leonhardt

Between the lines

A collection of essays about "surprising science" and a primer on quantum entanglement, cryptography and nonlocality, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Nanoscience debate rages on

Jon Cartwright looks at the debate surrounding "stripy nanoparticles"

Edible lasers and death rays

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