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Condensed matter

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News

Secret of record-breaking superconductor explained

Conventional electron–phonon superconductivity endures to a temperature of 190 K in hydrogen sulphide

Tunable plasmon laser could sniff out cancer

Liquid gain material could turn tiny lasers into chemical and biological sensors

Carbon nanotubes bring aircraft manufacturing out of the oven

Technique efficiently cures large industrial parts made of polymeric materials

Physicists generate electrical currents from noise

Quantum dots put voltage fluctuations to work

In depth

Bringing the quantum to life

Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden's primer on quantum biology hits the mark with Marta Varela

Filling the world with light

Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura on winning the prize and what comes next

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