Physics News Articles

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

07 February 2013

Still glowing from one of the scientific discoveries of the decade - the Higgs boson - the Large Hadron Collider at...

07 February 2013

A group of Korean researchers have produced flexible films of thermoelectric material that can generate electricity...

31 January 2013

The resolution of magnetic resonance imaging could be about to go up several notches thanks to a new, nanoscale imaging...

15 December 2012

Porcupine quills penetrate skin better than a hypodermic needle because of tiny backwards-facing barbs at their tips....

04 November 2012

The light-emitting tails of fireflies have revealed a way for scientists to create more efficient LEDs.

01 November 2012

Nature has inspired researchers to make brighter, more efficient LEDs, by copying the structure of a firefly’s rear end.

25 October 2012

There is a mystery surrounding the amount of infrared light that bathes the universe –the so called cosmic infrared...

21 October 2012

A group of researchers from Bristol University have discovered that the optical properties of a fish’s skin seem be...

30 September 2012

This week has seen planetary scientists gathering in Madrid for the European Planetary Science Congress, and several...

19 September 2012

In a giant leap for technology, scientists have doubled the electricity-producing efficiency of the thermoelectric...

16 September 2012

A superhydrophobic layer repels water from hot metal and prevents it boiling...

05 August 2012

The journal Science have produced a special issue dedicated to the subject of black hole research, and we look at what...

05 August 2012

A paper published in Nature last week has discovered that planetary systems containing so-called hot Jupiters are...

20 May 2012

A new way of doing microscopic origami has been developed.

12 May 2012

Researchers in the US have sequenced the genome of particular species of fungus that can turn cellulose into biofuel...

03 May 2012

Astronomers have caught their best glimpse yet of a star being ripped to pieces by a supermassive black hole.

25 March 2012

Using a laser, a super fast camera and a clever algorithm, researchers at MIT have developed the ability to see, in 3D...

15 March 2012

Head scans of astronauts have shown signs of raised intracranial pressure affecting their eyes and pituitary glands,...

08 March 2012

Scientists have taken the first steps towards interrogating antimatter to discover whether its spectroscopic...

04 March 2012

New materials which can strengthen electromagnetic forces have been designed.

04 March 2012

By combining two existing technologies, researchers in America have devised a novel way to generate electricity from...

04 March 2012

Astronomers have found compelling evidence for life in the Universe – but only on Earth. Using a phenomenon known as...