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Heart-muscle model could help pinpoint regions of atrial fibrillation

Research could lead to better surgical treatments for preventing strokes

Magnetic levitation spins up waxy 'tektites' in the lab

Natural glass formed in extraterrestrial impacts recreated using wax

Diamond defects coupled to photonic cavity with nanoscale accuracy

New technique could be used to develop quantum technologies, including sensors and computers

Interfering atoms measure gravity's curvature

Gravity measured at three different heights

How to make tiny 3D flowers and peacocks from silicon

New fabrication technique could create brain-like electronic networks

Nanostructure puts the gloss on avian eggshells

Scientists reveal why tinamou eggs shine like a brand new car

Fast-moving glaciers slide more easily

Glacier simulator reveals the importance of cavities created under the ice

The world of physics in 2015

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

Our favourite pictures of 2014

From interstellar dust and galactic dirt to cracking oysters and educational doodles

Physics World's 2014 Book of the Year honours materials that matter

Mark Miodownik's love letter to materials science comes first in a strong shortlist

Laser blast makes pure quantum dots

Selenium nanoparticles could be used in solar cells and take on antibiotic resistance

Supersonic bullets test graphene's strength

Carbon sheet is much better at absorbing impacts than steel

Device cools itself in the blazing-hot Sun

Passive system works without the need for a power source

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