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News

Strontium's nuclear 'spin symmetry' revealed

Discovery will be crucial for building yet more precise atomic clocks

Controlling ferromagnetic domains using light

Unexplained discovery could have major impact on data-storage methods

Making better solar cells with polychiral carbon nanotubes

New device absorbs across a wider portion of the solar spectrum

Electrons in magnetic field reveal surprises

Quantum properties dictate electrons' rotational frequency

In depth

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

Nanoscience debate rages on

Jon Cartwright looks at the debate surrounding "stripy nanoparticles"