Physics News Articles

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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...

21 March 2013

An analysis of data collected by the Planck Telescope supports a period of rapid expansion shortly after the big bang...

28 February 2013

Scientists have produced a bendy battery that can stretch elastically to three times its normal length without...

28 February 2013

A team of US scientists have developed a flexible battery than can be stretched to three times its size without...

25 February 2013

This month has seen the MARS2013 simulation underway in a desert in the Northern Sahara...

14 February 2013

Since their discovery cosmic rays have been a mystery. Now, an orbiting gamma-ray telescope has managed to identify...

14 February 2013

A group of US and Chinese researchers have developed a generator that can convert footsteps into electrical power...

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....

19 November 2012

A free-floating planet has been discovered in space...

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

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

05 August 2012

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