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Plasmons convert light into a voltage

Discovery of "plasmoelectric effect" could lead to new solar cells

Material gives up its spin-splitting secrets

Unexpected discovery of giant spin-splitting could boost spintronics

New microscope makes movies of tiny live specimens

Optical-lattice technique has a lighter touch with living samples

New amplifier design could improve quantum circuits

Device based on Josephson junctions offers broader bandwidth

Retrial granted for jailed Iranian physicist

Supreme Court overturns initial verdict for Omid Kokabee

Black-hole analogue works like a laser

Sound is amplified between two "event horizons" in a Bose–Einstein condensate

Butterfly's colourful trick of the light recreated in the lab

"Reverse diffraction" materials could make banknotes more secure

Are 'weak values' quantum after all?

Results of weak measurements can be replicated classically, claim physicists

Chemistry Nobel awarded for super-resolution microscopy

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner share 2014 prize

Quantum data are compressed for the first time

Physicists manage to squeeze three qubits into two

Photons weave their way through a triple slit

Path-integral analysis reveals flaw in interpretation of beloved experiment

New plasmonic nanolaser is cavity-free

Proposed device could improve optical telecommunications

Visualizing helium's interacting electrons

New experiments control correlations, switching them on and off

Graphene drum could store quantum information

Carbon resonator is coupled to superconducting microwave cavity

Superabsorbing rings could lead to better cameras and solar cells

Quantum effect could be put to work in a range of optical technologies