Physics

Articles about physics, cosmology, astrophysics, electricity, energy, forces, gravity, light and maths...

15 March 2017

Before the introduction of the electric chair, there were numerous accidental deaths from electric shock, but it wasn’t...

28 February 2017

We slice open an LED light bulb to see how they work and why we need them.

27 February 2017

Renewable energy systems must rely on better, more powerful energy storage systems if the industry wants to become...

20 February 2017

Have you ever thought about the possibility of several parallel worlds? What if there is a doppelganger of yourself...

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.

04 November 2016

As the clocks go back, and we descend into winter darkness, Laura Brooks investigates some light based technologies.

15 September 2016

Can you use maths to help find your keys? An extract from a new book about the maths of our everyday lives...

01 September 2016

Street lights may seem just part of the mundane backdrop of life, but many firms have been devising exciting ideas for...

09 June 2016

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

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.

16 February 2016

Various fields of physics predict we might live in a "multiverse"...

28 January 2016

Researchers are getting ready to test a tobacco-powered aeroplane thanks to a new bio jet fuel...

18 January 2016

The world you can see around you is just a tiny slice of the Universe, will we ever find the rest of the cake?

10 December 2015

Galaxies aren’t as massive as computer simulations suggest they should be...

03 December 2015

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

05 November 2015

Does symmetry lie at the route of all modern theories?

22 October 2015

The seven greatest unsolved mysteries in the mathematical world: solve them and win $1million!

15 October 2015

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

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...

31 July 2013

Is athletics at high altitude likely to break high-jump records? Can a weight-lifter gain an unfair advantage from a...

15 October 2012

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