Physics News Articles

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

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.

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...

24 December 2014

Main characters in kids' cartoons die twice as fast as their counterparts in grown-up films

14 November 2014

Lightening strikes will happen twice as often as climate changes, says new Californian research.

22 October 2014

Finally the physics of fingernails has been discovered at the University of Nottingham...

10 October 2014

Detect intergalactic particles using only your smartphone, using the new DECO app.

07 October 2014

Each year since 1901, scientists that have made a significant contribution to mankind through their research are...

25 September 2014

Low-cost production of hydrogen from water using solar energy has been unveiled by Swiss scientists this week

19 September 2014

Use your chatterbox co-workers to power the entire office's electronics...

18 September 2014

Poor workmanship and materials are to blame for fracking-related contamination of water supplies, new research has...

15 August 2014

Tattoos could be a new form of human battery...

04 July 2014

Shrimps use the chemical equivalent of Ray-Bans to filter light of different colours into different parts of their eyes.

27 June 2014

Electricity-producing "photovoltaic" solar panels may be about to become a lot lighter and a lot cheaper,...

03 April 2014

Gravity measurements suggest the Saturnian moon Enceladus has a subsurface ocean lurking 30 kilometres below the icy...

24 March 2014

Three cellulosic ethanol plants are set to come online in the US in the next few months, but will they work in the...

18 February 2014

Powerful lasers have managed to create a fusion reaction that releases more energy than was put in...