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Thought provoking articles from physics.org, putting a different spin on physics.

Your life on Mars

Your life on Mars

10/02/2012

Could you do with an extra 40 minutes each day? Find out what it would be like to live on Mars.


Quantum criminals

Quantum criminals

21/10/2011

Quantum computers promise to perform wonders, but what would happen if they fell into the wrong hands?


Molecular gastronomy comes home

Molecular gastronomy comes home

25/08/2011

Mix one part science to one part haute cuisine, add a good pinch of liquid nitrogen, et voila, it’s molecular gastronomy.


The Radioactive Orchestra

The Radioactive Orchestra

13/07/2011

Ever heard the sound of an atom decaying? Meet the orchestra whose musicians are radioactive isotopes.


Sci-Art: The final frontier

Sci-Art: The final frontier

02/06/2011

A chair in space, the unexpected beauty of a magnetic field and the Sun uncut - here's what happens when art meets science.


Video games reloaded

Video games reloaded

14/04/2011

Why researchers are turning to consumer electronics for a quick fix.


Particle accelerators to the rescue

Particle accelerators to the rescue

15/03/2011

Forget about finding the Higgs boson. Here's how particle accelerators can fight cancer, create safer nuclear power and reveal the secrets of tasty chocolate.


CSI: Geophysics

CSI: Geophysics

01/02/2011

If you came across someone burying dead bodies in a field, you’d be right to call the police. Unless the grave digger in question was a forensic geophysics researcher.


Light pollution - does anyone care?

Light pollution - does anyone care?

22/12/2010

Twinkling city lights make fantastic postcards, but they are spoiling a much greater spectacle: the night sky.


Hello nano

Hello nano

25/10/2010

Nanotechnology could enhance your tennis racket or even stop your socks from smelling. Laurie Winkless explains all.