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Instrumentation & measurement

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New nanostructured device boosts infrared spectroscopy

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

New 3D scanning method uses Archimedes' principle

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Diamond sensors boost NMR resolution

Megahertz frequencies measured with sub-millihertz precision

Optical chip gives microscopes nanoscale resolution

Low-cost device could boost the use of super-resolution microscopy

In depth

Spacecraft in extreme environments

Keith Cooper explores the challenges of designing instruments that can handle the toughest conditions in our solar system

From hype to hyperloop

Vacuum-based transport systems could clear the way for faster, cheaper travel – or so proponents claim. Jon Cartwright takes a closer look

Spying on volcanoes

Matthew Watson explains how drones are helping scientists to map and monitor active volcanoes – work that could save human lives

Galaxies and auroras and planets, oh my!

The coffee-table book of all the winning and shortlisted images in the 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year award is a sight to behold, says Tushna Commissariat