Physics

17 November 2016

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s biggest particle smasher, stands a good chance of discovering the elusive...

14 November 2016

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

02 June 2016

Scientists are now working to make sense of what it means not only for their research but also for our understanding of...

17 March 2016

European researchers are helping humans get to Mars by developing faster engines, solar forecasts and better shielding.

10 December 2015

Galaxies aren’t as massive as computer simulations suggested they should be – and now scientists have one explanation...

05 February 2015

Why a certain number pops up more often than you'd expect, and how this can be used to catch crooks!

20 October 2014

Supported by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Naked Scientists are offering candidates an opportunity to join...

15 October 2012

What is steel? How have the production methods for making it changed over hundreds of years? What are different kinds...

09 February 2012

Almost 70% of the energy produced by a car engine is lost, mostly in the form of heat that exits along the exhaust pipe...

18 October 2011

The inside of a modern aircraft jet engine is a harsh and complex environment, but the drive for ever more powerful and...

06 July 2011

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

21 April 2011

Countless atomic recipes and crystal arrangements mean there are literally trillions of possible materials that could...

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06 April 2011

Spinning hundreds of times per second and carrying a load equivalent to the weight of a family car, often at...

11 March 2010

Antimatter can make anything - even anybody - vanish merely by touching it. But at the moment antimatter itself appears...

15 June 2009

Sure, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and has received a number of other honours, but has Sir Tim Berners-Lee yet...

19 January 2009

Physics is full of surprises, but none so great as the discovery that 95% of the mass of the Universe is invisible to...

21 February 2008

When the clipper ship Southern Cross sailed into a living hell off Chile during the night of 2 September 1859, little...

01 February 2008

Scientists recently spotted a planet being born. It's just formed and is still enshrouded within the disk of dust...

22 December 2007

Snowflakes form when water vapour condenses directly into ice crystals, and for many years writers have used their...

03 June 2007

There was a time when almost every action movie seemed to involve the hero or villain becoming swamped in quicksand,...

03 June 2007

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

05 October 2006

How were superconductors discovered, what are they, how do they work, what can they do for us, and what's new in...

05 October 2006

Superconductors are amazing materials whose resistance drops to zero when cooled. Chris looks at how they can be used...

08 March 2006

The fantastical, tragic and largely unknown story of John Parsons is one of the most intriguing tales to be found in...