Thought provoking articles from physics.org, putting a different spin on physics.
Think about wind energy, and chances are you’ll picture a wind turbine. If so, it’s time to think again.
Spying on little green men or other extraterrestrial life forms just got a whole lot easier.
Marcus Chown tells us all about the ‘afterglow of creation’ – commonly known as the cosmic background radiation.
Forget surgery: in a few years’ time, cancerous tumours might be kept in check with a new treatment using heat.
There are over 500 of them keeping a watchful eye over us from the skies... No, not guardian angels, satellites. Could we cope without them?
Ever thrown a video game controller at the wall in frustration? Emotionally adaptive gaming might not solve your anger management issues, but it could help.
What would happen if the sun were made of bananas? Astronomer Marcus Chown shares his 4 craziest facts about the universe with us.
First came cordless phones, then wireless internet. The next step to making our lives truly mobile is getting rid of the tangles of power cables lurking in our homes.
Clean water is one of the world’s scarcest resources. Could it finally be time to shine for solar disinfection?
For the average physicist, you might expect typical study subjects to include atoms or distant galaxies. But the researchers in UCL's medical physics department are far from average.