Physics Articles

  • How do solar panels work?

    Mon, 14th Nov 2016

    by 2050, over 20% of all electricity could be provided by photovoltaics.

  • Let there be light!

    Fri, 4th Nov 2016

    As the clocks go back, and we descend into winter darkness, Laura Brooks investigates som...

  • CSI Swansea

    Wed, 6th Jul 2011

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

  • Making Metals Stronger

    Thu, 21st Apr 2011

    Countless atomic recipes and crystal arrangements mean there are literally trillions of p...

  • 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...

  • Towards a Manned Mars Mission

    Sat, 24th May 2008

    Recent Mars missions have produced compelling evidence for what was once a wet world, whe...

  • 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...

  • A History of Superconductivity

    Thu, 5th Oct 2006

    How were superconductors discovered, what are they, how do they work, what can they do fo...

  • Superconductors

    Thu, 5th Oct 2006

    Superconductors are amazing materials whose resistance drops to zero when cooled. Chris l...

  • 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 ...

  • CT and Nuclear Medicine

    Wed, 4th May 2005

    Radiologist Bob Bury investigates some of the new 'scanning' technologies, which have rev...

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