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Condensed matter

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News

Physicists reveal new way of cooling large objects with light

Demonstration could lead to "stable optical springs" for gravitational-wave detectors

New optical fibre shortens laser pulses the easy way

Kagome structure and noble gas work together to create short, powerful infrared bursts

Ultrasound puts a new twist on light

System sculpts and guides Bessel beams

Heart-muscle model could help pinpoint regions of atrial fibrillation

Research could lead to better surgical treatments for preventing strokes

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