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Flash Physics: Producing pristine graphene, SpaceX moves sites, UK's dark skies, mysterious microcrystals

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Rosetta images cometary dust in 3D

Results could shed more light on processes during the solar system's formation

Magnetic bacteria target hard-to-treat tumours

New technique transports drugs into solid cancers

Entangled Hawking radiation spotted in analogue black hole

Quantized sound emerges from Bose–Einstein condensate

Brittle quasicrystals become ductile at the nanoscale

Experiments show that "dislocation glide" dominates quasicrystal deformation

Ion-trap quantum computer is programmable and reconfigurable

Five ions used to run a variety of algorithms including a quantum Fourier transform

First ever supercurrent observed at room temperature

Certain peers are sceptical of the results and say the claims are premature

Single photon simultaneously excites two atoms

Process could be used as a qubit in future quantum-information processes

Tiny laser makes 'twisted light'

New device could allow orbital angular momentum to be used in telecommunication devices

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