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

Emotionally adaptive gaming

Emotionally adaptive gaming

18/12/2009

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.


Top 4 Bonkers things about the universe

Top 4 Bonkers things about the universe

01/12/2009

What would happen if the sun were made of bananas? Astronomer Marcus Chown shares his 4 craziest facts about the universe with us.


Cutting the cord - Wireless electricity

Cutting the cord - Wireless electricity

17/11/2009

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.


SODIS - A place in the sun

SODIS - A place in the sun

15/10/2009

Clean water is one of the world’s scarcest resources. Could it finally be time to shine for solar disinfection?


Boobs, Babes and Blood

Boobs, Babes and Blood

08/10/2009

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.


Wanted: Your computer's spare time

Wanted: Your computer's spare time

09/09/2009

What are you doing this weekend? How about an afternoon browsing for alien life,  then a quick hunt for gravitational waves, followed perhaps by a spot of climate predicting?


HiPER power

HiPER power

24/08/2009

Nuclear fusion, the reaction that burns at the centre of the Sun, could provide safe, carbon free energy and solve the global energy crisis. The catch? Nobody’s quite worked out the finer detail of how to tame fusion reactions here on Earth.


Setting Hearts Aflutter

Setting Hearts Aflutter

15/08/2009

Rappers and butterflies agree on at least one point: when you want to deliver a show-stopping performance, the more bling the better.


Shock factor - d3o

Shock factor - d3o

27/05/2009

It’s orange, squishy, and coming to a snowboard jacket, football or pair of ballet shoes near you very soon - meet d3o™.


Three alternative ways to charge your iPod

Three alternative ways to charge your iPod

09/04/2009

Why bother with power sockets when you could be harnessing the power of hamsters on the run?