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Snell's law for spin waves measured at long last

Law deviates from that governing light and could lead to "magnonic" devices of the future

'Radiation friction' could make huge magnetic fields with lasers

Proposal for measuring poorly understood effect could boost laboratory astrophysics

Neural networks provide deep insights into the mysteries of water

Simulations reveal the importance of van der Waals interactions

Electrical waves travel through bioengineered tissue

Genetically modified cells could provide insights into heart disease and lead to biological computers

Relativistic electrons trapped within graphene quantum dots

New way to confine and control Dirac fermions could help make better nanoscale devices

Molecules break up under quantum control

New technique could provide entangled atoms for matter-wave experiments

New electron-microscopy technique measures magnetism at the atomic scale

Aberration of electron beam allows microscope to pick out magnetic moments

Tiny 3D-printed lens can pass through a syringe needle

High-quality compound lenses could be used on insect-sized drone aircraft

NIST-4 watt balance weighs in on Planck's constant

Most precise measurement of h is one step closer to redefining the kilogram

Lasers transform infrared into broadband white light

Emitted light is exceedingly directional and could be useful for high-resolution microscopes

Google gains new ground on universal quantum computer

Combination of digital and analogue computing methods may be the route towards a quantum computer

Quantum simulator entangles hundreds of ions

Breakthrough could lead to better atomic clocks

High-efficiency flat lenses shrink down to the nanoscale

Ultrathin lens could replace bulky lenses in smartphones and telescopes

New Horizons lifts the lid on Pluto's peculiar polygons

Convection cells create the patchwork surface of Sputnik Planum, say scientists

Schrödinger's cat lives and dies in two boxes at once

Physicists create a double cat state in two entangled microwave cavities