Physics News Articles

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

04 March 2012

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

05 February 2012

A clever “super-resolution” microscope has allowed researchers to observe changes in a single neuron in the brain of a...

29 January 2012

A way of distilling drinks without even heating them has been developed...

27 January 2012

To a jumping spider, the difference of a few millimetres can determine whether it gets to eat or not. So it should come...

25 January 2012

The date has been set for the next leap second – June 30th 2012. Leap seconds help to keep our incredibly accurate...

08 January 2012

A new method of determining the structure of a crystal has been developed which can measure the structure even though...

08 January 2012

The reputation of the famous Stradivarius and Guaneri names on violins has been dented by a new study showing that, in...

08 January 2012

A pair of new American spacecraft entered orbit about the Moon over the new year period, with the aim of measuring the...

06 December 2011

Giant lake beneath the ice on Europa could harbour life

04 December 2011

This week, researchers from the UK, Canada and Singapore have accomplished quantum entanglement on the macro scale,...

27 November 2011

Normally water freezes at 0 celsius but it can stay liquid much much colder, just how cold has been calculated.

20 November 2011

In September results indicating that neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light were released, this week the same...

20 November 2011

American scientists are brewing trees more effectively than ever before to make fuel for your car.

13 November 2011

Two gas clouds containing pristine samples of the gas spawned by the Big Bang has been spotted by astronomers.

09 October 2011

A comet not far from Earth has shed some light on how our planet could have come by much of its water, a new study has...

02 October 2011

Solar heat has been used to power air conditioning

04 September 2011

Tiny gold rods may give us almost complete control over light waves.

23 August 2011

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered how coffee spills evaporate to leave hollow circular...

07 August 2011

Completely stretchy light emitting devices have been built.

12 June 2011

Researchers working on fragments of a large meteorite that exploded over Lake Tagish in Canada back in the year 2000...

27 May 2011

Jupiter's moon Io is known to be highly volcanically active - now, data collected by the Gallileo craft looking at...

27 May 2011

Up to half of all hot Jupiters may orbit their parent star contrary to the star's direction of rotation. New...

27 May 2011

Results from Gravity Probe B test and support Einstein's theories of relativity - and have only been 50 years in...