Volume 602 Issue 7898



News Features

News & Views

Atomic changes can map subterranean structures p.579

A quantum device uses ultracold atoms to sense gravitational changes that can detect a tunnel under a city street. Here, scientists discuss the advance from the viewpoints of quantum sensing and geophysics.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00464-1

Fragile nanosheets stripped from crystals p.582

Two-dimensional materials have been restricted to systems in which strong chemical bonds hold atoms together in sheets. Now, 2D materials consisting of molecules linked by weak non-covalent bonds have been peeled from crystals.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00466-z

Radio bursts from among the oldest stars p.583

Luminous bursts of radio emission are linked to highly magnetized neutron stars known as magnetars. Now, bursts have been detected from a globular star cluster, an environment thought to be devoid of magnetars.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00465-0