Physics News Articles

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

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...

07 January 2014

Will use of renewable energy take off in 2014?

05 January 2014

China has the world’s most ambitious space programme, and 2014 will see the nation take some important steps forward...

13 December 2013

Air passenger links between cities internationally are the most powerful determinants of disease spread, new reserach...

05 December 2013

How much energy is generating using renewables?

22 November 2013

The world record has been broken for the most satellites launched aboard a single rocket.

21 November 2013

Chemistry data from plankton shells could boost historical climate records

24 October 2013

The most distant galaxy yet discovered, dating from 700 million years after the Big Bang has been pinpointed by US...

15 October 2013

Who won Nobel prizes for science in 2013, and what did they discover?

04 September 2013

The 'Walkie Talkie' in London has been damaging cars this week by acting as a parabolic reflector, targeting...

28 August 2013

An expert has said that he’s deeply worried about cooling water leaks at Fukushima. But how does nuclear power work?

28 August 2013

The most accurate clock ever made, accurate to one second in ten billion years...

11 July 2013

A solar-powered medical steriliser for third world countries uses nanoparticles to produce a scalding jet of bug-...

27 June 2013

Did homeowners with a poor command of maths cause the global financial crisis, US researchers are wondering...?

09 May 2013

A “cloaking device”, capable of rendering objects invisible to microwave light, has been produced using a 3-D printer.

02 May 2013

IBM have created the world's smallest movie using atoms - here's how they did it!

25 April 2013

Observations of a massive neutron star in a compact stellar binary in outer space confirm general relativity theory.

24 April 2013

Biofuels – often suggested as low or no carbon alternatives to fossil – may not be as green as they seem.

24 April 2013

As you increase an LED's power, the efficiency tends to droop. A team of researchers have worked out why.

18 April 2013

Strange motion of water molecules mixed with nanotubes and carbon isotopes. What could the applications of this new...

04 April 2013

German scientists have designed a high-efficiency, low-cost lithium-sulphur battery...