Physics News Stories

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

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...

25 November 2010

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

25 November 2010

New evidence from Galaxy Zoo suggests that galaxies with a central bar are more likely to contain older, red stars,...

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

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

03 October 2010

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

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.

12 September 2010

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

25 July 2010

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