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Editor's choice

Mar 10, 2014

Download your free copy of our special issue "New ways to teach and learn physics", which is packed with the latest techniques, tips and trends in physics education

In depth: Atomic, molecular & optical physics

Between the lines: Christmas special

Books on time travel, calculus, science experiments for children and more, reviewed by Margaret Harris, Matin Durrani and Tushna Commissariat

Between the lines

Books on fundamental constants and the "science of wonder", plus a comic-book guide to the universe, reviewed by Matin Durrani and Margaret Harris

Neutron target station takes the heat

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

The flawed multiverse

Alastair Rae reviews The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

The quantum century

Kenneth W Ford reviews The Quantum Story: a History in 40 Moments by Jim Baggott

Cloaking space–time

Martin McCall and Paul Kinsler introduce the "event cloak" – perfect for the ultimate bank heist

3D TV without glasses

Wondering why you can watch a Nintendo 3DS without glasses? Jonathan Mather reveals all

Keeping a close eye on the future

President of the Optical Society of America, Christopher Dainty, on the future of optics

Optical sensors boost space science

Hamish Johnston explores how space science and cellular biology are proving profitable areas for optics firms

Optoelectronics: a green explosion

"Green" photonics is good for the planet and for profits, discovers Richard Stevenson

Seeking advice

Looking for a job? Margaret Harris sees what help is at hand for physics graduates finding their way in the job market

Anton Zeilinger: a quantum pioneer

On why children should be exposed to quantum mechanics from an early age

Body talk

Robert P Crease tests two firms' 3D body-scanning devices

Web life

Confused at a Higher Level – life in the physics department of a small liberal arts college in the US

From ray-gun to Blu-ray

Fifty years after their invention, Sidney Perkowitz examines the huge impact of lasers on science, culture and everyday life