Physics News Stories

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

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...

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

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

07 February 2013

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

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...