Physics News Articles

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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...

25 November 2010

Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have been colliding lead ions - allowing us to get an idea of conditions in...

14 November 2010

As any parents, aunties or uncles know full well, kids get much more tired out simply walking around than adults do,...

14 November 2010

We’ve been living alongside cats for thousands of years but it’s taken until now to fully understand how they perform...

24 October 2010

A team of astronomers have successfully looked back about 13 billion years to pinpoint one of the first galaxies to...

17 October 2010

Research is discovering cheaper alternatives to gold plated connectors...

03 October 2010

The best way of making solar electricity cheaper is to get more electricity per square metre of panel. Now researchers...

03 October 2010

A trick of the light looks set to assist drug squads in their attempts to crack down on smugglers who are dissolving...

12 September 2010

A new high voltage way to clean your solar cells with less water and elbow grease involved.

12 September 2010

A paper published this week in the Astrophysical Journal presents the first direct observations of small asteroids in...

12 September 2010

Green fuels, like bioethanol, produced by yeast fermentation of plant sugars can be used to cut greenhouse gas...

12 September 2010

Some evidence has been found of the fine structure constant... varying.

25 July 2010

New solid batteries could store more energy for longer without catching fire.

25 July 2010

A new more efficient way of converting carbon-dioxide back to carbon has been invented that uses solar energy very...

11 July 2010

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that the proton might be as much as 4% smaller than we previously...

11 July 2010

Scientists might have to re-write the quantum rule book thanks to a new series of experiments which have shown that the...

20 June 2010

A new type of blast-proof curtain that gets thicker, not thinner, when stretched is being developed to provide better...

10 May 2010

Something which has always tantalised many people ranging from surveillance agencies to the more dubious parts of...

15 November 2009

A European team of scientists may have discovered a shortcut to finding distant planets orbiting far-off stars - you...