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Tiny scaffolds toughen ceramics

Lightweight material springs back after being deformed

Synchrotron X-rays track fluids in the lungs

New non-invasive technique could help monitor cystic-fibrosis treatments

Fractal-like honeycombs take the strain

Strong yet lightweight structures inspired by nature

Graphene drum could store quantum information

Carbon resonator is coupled to superconducting microwave cavity

Works starts on new European neutron source

Spallation facility in Sweden should be up and running in 2023

Shape-shifting vesicles mimic living cells

Taking a bottom-up approach to recreating biological complexity

Superabsorbing rings could lead to better cameras and solar cells

Quantum effect could be put to work in a range of optical technologies

Ion beams simulate nuclear-reactor damage

Seven years in a reactor recreated in just four days

Cracking the code for single-molecule junctions

First accurate calculation of “porphyrin” conductance achieved

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

Going mobile with NMR spectroscopy

Technology miniaturized to fit sand-grain-sized chip

Nanoparticles open a new window into the brain

New imaging technique could help treat strokes, cancer and dementia