Physics News Stories

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

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

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

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...

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

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...