Physics Articles

  • Do we have free will?

    Thu, 9th Jun 2016

    What do two separate fields of science say regarding the existence of free will?

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    Visit to Titan

    Wed, 21st Mar 2007

    Imagine we had discovered another world, slightly smaller than our own, with rain clouds,...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • The Biggest Solar Storm in History

    Thu, 21st Feb 2008

    When the clipper ship Southern Cross sailed into a living hell off Chile during the night...

  • 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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