Cool physics images 2017

As the year draws to an end, physics editors in Nature journals looked back at all the marvelous images they published over the past 12 months, and chose a few of the most beautiful and surprising ones to share with you. Enjoy!
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Light-controlled 3D motors powered by bacteria
Light-controlled 3D motors powered by bacteria, published in Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15974)
Semiconductor micro resonators
Semiconductor micro resonators, published in Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14267) 
Interlayer electron–hole pair multiplication
Interlayer electron–hole pair multiplication, published in
Nature Nanotechnology (https://www.nature.com/articles/nnano.2017.203) 
Shape-reconfigurable mechanical metamaterial
Shape-reconfigurable mechanical metamaterial, published in
Nature Reviews Materials (cover: https://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/11) 
Artistic impression of multiferroic domains
Artistic impression of multiferroic domains, published in Nature Reviews Materials
(cover: https://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/3 
article: https://www.nature.com/articles/natrevmats20174) 
Crystal structure of a tetradymite
Crystal structure of a tetradymite, published in Nature Reviews Materials
(cover: https://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/10
article: https://www.nature.com/articles/natrevmats201749) 
Acoustically trapped droplets
Acoustically trapped droplets, published in Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01918-1)
Molybdenum disulfide microprocessor
Molybdenum disulfide microprocessor, published in Nature Communications
(https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14948)
Strangeness enhancement in proton–proton collisions
Droplets skid across a surface
Droplets skid across a surface, published in Nature Physics
(cover: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n11/covers/index.html
article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys4194) 
Trajectories within a midge swarm
Trajectories within a midge swarm, published in Nature Physics
(cover: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n9/covers/index.html
article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys4153) 
Phase transition studied by machine learning
Phase transition studied by machine learning, published in Nature Physics
(cover: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n5/covers/index.html
article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys4037) 

Clickable links:

Light-controlled 3D motors powered by bacteria (article: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15974)

Semiconductor micro resonators (article: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14267)

Interlayer electron–hole pair multiplication (article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nnano.2017.203)

Shape-reconfigurable mechanical metamaterial (cover: https://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/11)

Artistic impression of multiferroic domains (cover: https://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/3, article: https://www.nature.com/articles/natrevmats20174)

Crystal structure of a tetradymite (cover: https://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/10, article: https://www.nature.com/articles/natrevmats201749)

Acoustically trapped droplets (article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01918-1)

Molybdenum disulfide microprocessor (article:  http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14948)

Strangeness enhancement in proton–proton collisions (cover: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n6/covers/index.html, article: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n6/full/nphys4111.html)

Droplets skid across a surface (cover: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n11/covers/index.html, article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys4194)

Trajectories within a midge swarm (cover: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n9/covers/index.html, article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys4153)

Phase transition studied by machine learning (cover: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v13/n5/covers/index.htmlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/nphys4037)

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