Physics News Articles

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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...

26 May 2011

A material that temporarily transforms itself into a "permanent" magnet when a small voltage is applied has...

25 May 2011

By studying the wobbles of a compound called ytterbium flouride in an electric field, scientists have discovered the...

18 May 2011

Earlier this month, a major conference was held at the Geological Society in London to discuss something that will not...

08 May 2011

Two predictions made from general relativity in 1918 have been finally tested...

08 May 2011

Researchers at CERN have managed to trap anti-hydrogen atoms for longer than ever before...

28 April 2011

At just one centimetre across, the box jellyfish makes a poor contender for being a paragon of intellect. But now new...

10 April 2011

Flaps on wind turbines may make wind power more economic

03 April 2011

A strange anomaly in the movement of the Pioneer probes may have been explained

03 April 2011

Fridges that are powered by heat are being improved

06 March 2011

With a breakthrough that could hasten the arrival of a new generation of even more powerful microprocessors, scientists...

13 February 2011

High temperature cables can save weight and energy, but the problem is they are brittle, and difficult to get around...

13 February 2011

This week scientists from China have identified an environmentally-friendly way of making acrylic acid. Typically,...

25 January 2011

Does Jupiter protect Earth from asteroid impact? A new study evaluates the myth that the giant planet acts as our...

14 January 2011

Photons that can be stored and emitted from a crystal could be the next step in realising quantum communication. It...

19 December 2010

Gamma Ray Bursts are some of the most energetic events in the universe - but only around half of them are associated...

19 December 2010

A new instrument aboard the SWIFT orbiting telescope has shed new light on the cause of "dark" gamma ray...

12 December 2010

A new extra high density ultracapacitor has been built with a similar energy density to batteries.

12 December 2010

Saturn’s rings may have originated from a satellite that was stripped of its surface ice when it moved perilously close...

28 November 2010

A Bose-Einstein condensate of photons has been produced that works at room temperature.

25 November 2010

Spectral analysis has confirmed the sighting of the most distant galaxy ever seen, at a red shift of z=8.6...