Physics Articles

  • What is Special Relativity?

    Thu, 3rd Dec 2015

    100 years ago, Einstein's theory of general relativity changed the world. Before that tho...

  • Inside the Jet Engine

    Thu, 15th Oct 2015

    A look inside one of the most spectacular feats of engineering: the jet engine.

  • Steeling the Show

    Mon, 15th Oct 2012

    What is steel? How have the production methods for making it changed over hundreds of yea...

  • Bright Future for Solar Cells

    Sun, 15th Jul 2012

    In a world with ever-increasing energy demands and pollution, clean and abundant energy i...

  • Making Metals Take the Heat

    Tue, 18th Oct 2011

    The inside of a modern aircraft jet engine is a harsh and complex environment, but the dr...

  • CSI Swansea

    Wed, 6th Jul 2011

    CSI has come to Swansea. But rather than solving murders, for a team at the University's ...

  • The Superalloys

    Wed, 6th Apr 2011

    Spinning hundreds of times per second and carrying a load equivalent to the weight of a f...

  • Catching Energy From the Sun

    Wed, 19th Jan 2011

    Fifty years from now, our kids are going to look incredulously at us and ask – "you burnt...

  • A Whole New World

    Fri, 1st Feb 2008

    Scientists recently spotted a planet being born. It's just formed and is still enshrouded...

  • The Science of Snowflakes

    Sat, 22nd Dec 2007

    Snowflakes form when water vapour condenses directly into ice crystals, and for many year...

  • What is Quicksand?

    Sun, 3rd Jun 2007

    There was a time when almost every action movie seemed to involve the hero or villain bec...

  • How do Thunderstorms Work?

    Sun, 3rd Jun 2007

    What is a thunderstorm, how is lightning generated by clouds, how much energy is there in...

  • Perfidiously Pervious Particles

    Wed, 22nd Feb 2006

    Things usually are not what they seem, and sometimes the fundamentals become discomfortin...

  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Wed, 11th Jan 2006

    The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending us back incredible pictures of the cosmos. Ho...

  • Forward To The Moon

    Wed, 14th Dec 2005

    George Bush's plan to establish a permanent base on the Moon by 2020, and send astronauts...

  • Ultrasound and MRI

    Wed, 2nd Nov 2005

    Ultrasound Scans (USS), and now Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), allows us to visualise ...

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