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Condensed matter

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News

Acoustic topological insulator could hide submarines

Hearing aids could benefit from lattices of rotating cylinders

Diamond bull's-eye collects polarized photons at a rapid rate

Circular grating could give quantum technologies a boost

Nanowire-based electrode could lead to better supercapacitors

Breakthrough could mean smaller and lighter energy-storage systems

How to make droplets chase each other and self-assemble into devices

Simple mixtures of water and food colouring have a rich variety of behaviours

In depth

Web life: Crystallography365

Blogging the International Year of Crystallography, one crystal structure at a time

A taste for anelloni

See why a new form of pasta invented by Davide Michieletto and Matthew S Turner can teach us about polymers

Between the lines

Books about amazing everyday materials, big-seers and the atomic age, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Physics on babies' bottoms

Mattias Schmidt talks about his work as a physicist at Procter & Gamble