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Physics World December 2017


Watery wonders
The physics of making and melting ice

In this issue: 
* Features: When cold warms faster than hot: A new twist on the Mpemba effect

* Features: A salty safety solution: Why exactly does salt keep us safe on icy roads?

* Reviews: Christmas books special: From the physics of toasters to extrasolar planets

* Careers: Random walk to quantum computing: A career at tech-giant Google

* Lateral Thoughts: A very LIGO Christmas: Enter our festive caption competition

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For breaking news and multimedia, visit – and don’t miss the grand unveiling of the Physics World Breakthrough of the Year award on 11 December and the Physics World Book of the Year award a few days later

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