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Condensed matter

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News

New 3D topological insulator is the nearest to perfection yet

BiSbTeSe2 behaves just how theory says it should

LED firm rejects Nobel laureate's olive branch

Shuji Nakamura tried to rebuild ties with Nichia

'Quantum reporters' measure magnetic resonance of one proton

Physicists turn quantum problem into an opportunity

Colliding Bose–Einstein condensates vanish from sight

Matter-wave solitons pass straight through each other

In depth

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

Electricity, eels and evolution

The role of electric eels and other electrogenic animals in guiding early studies of electricity is revealed in this fascinating book, reviewed by Brian Rasnow

Nanoethical concerns

Using nanotechnology to teach ethics has its pros and cons, finds Robert P Crease