Physics News Articles

News articles about cosmology, astrophysics, electricity, energy, forces, gravity, light and maths...

02 September 2016

The dwarf planet Ceres spills its secrets with a series of six studies published today in the journal Science.

12 August 2016

Living 500 years or more, a species of shark has swum away with the medal for world's longest-lived vertebrate...

20 July 2016

A technique for storing data using individual atoms has been announced by scientists in the Netherlands...

27 June 2016

Solar powered aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 has broken a world record without burning a drop of a jet fuel...

24 June 2016

An electric field applied to liquid chocolate during processing makes it possible to cut the fat content.

10 June 2016

A new coating, illuminated by a low-cost infrared laser, can produce powerful beams of warm white light.

10 June 2016

Researchers have demonstrated a unique carbon capture and storage process that can convert carbon dioxide into...

27 May 2016

A new generation of "optical" clock promises to make time-keeping even more accurate.

06 May 2016

Nanobots (really small robots) sound like science fiction, but Cambridge researchers have brought them one step closer...

03 March 2016

The first step towards a space-based gravitational wave telescope has been tested successfully by the European Space...

15 January 2016

One of the biggest astronomical explosions ever seen has been spotted in a galaxy far, far away.

11 January 2016

The seventh row of the periodic table has been completed with the addition of four new super-heavy metals

30 October 2015

A system that uses sound waves to manipulate objects in mid air, and even inside the body, has been developed by...

08 October 2015

A new material has been created that can delay the development of ice, even at temperatures down to 6°C below freezing.

01 October 2015

A new magnetic material, called Galfenol, could alert car passengers to an impact up to a thousand times faster.

24 September 2015

A material capable of invisibly cloaking three-dimensional objects has been unveiled by scientists in the US.

17 September 2015

A record efficiency has been achieved for the production of hydrogen from sunlight using an artificial leaf.

10 September 2015

Impatient physicists in Durham are floating a huge balloon- mounted telescope out of the Earth's atmosphere in...

26 August 2015

Previously unseen interaction between beams of light could yield a breakthrough for quantum computing...

21 August 2015

Roads, and their environmental impacts, often have negative impacts on wildlife, air quality and climate change but...

31 July 2015

The earliest evidence of the Earth's magnetic field has been uncovered in Australian rock samples dating back 4.4...

19 June 2015

As big as a golf ball seen from 10 million km away, scientists have weighed the smallest planet yet discovered orbiting...

18 June 2015

Evaporating water can be used as an energy source to generate electricity using bacterial spores found in soil.

16 June 2015

TV show the Big Bang Theory centres around the lives of scientists, but what science are they actually doing?