Physics News Stories

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

23 November 2015

Magnetism-detecting molecule that might enable animals to navigate using magnetic fields has been discovered by Chinese...

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?

11 June 2015

Batteries that can stretch up to 150% their original size could revolutionise the design of wearable technology...

11 June 2015

By applying designs from nature to engineering problems, your heating bills could be reduced as nature-inspired designs...

07 May 2015

A 'super-Earth' water planet could actually be volcanic, changing our understanding of volcanism and plate...

02 May 2015

Exposure to radiation during space travel damages brain tissue and affects performance, a new study has shown.

17 April 2015

Why knuckles go crack has been revealed by Canadian researchers.

27 February 2015

Scientists have developed an anti-oxident that can reduce the stickiness of mucus for cystic fibrosis patients.

26 February 2015

The cosmic gales from black holes could be putting a hault to new, nearby stars forming...

13 February 2015

Scientists have solved the mystery of what makes popcorn pop.

06 February 2015

Exposure to screens is affecting teenagers' sleep patterns...

22 January 2015

Herculaneum scrolls read for first time in 2000 years thanks to X-ray technology.

22 January 2015

New super-metal surfaces fashioned with a laser are so water repellent they can wash away dirt with only a tiny amount...