Thought provoking articles from physics.org, putting a different spin on physics.
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.
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?
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.
Rappers and butterflies agree on at least one point: when you want to deliver a show-stopping performance, the more bling the better.
It’s orange, squishy, and coming to a snowboard jacket, football or pair of ballet shoes near you very soon - meet d3o™.
Why bother with power sockets when you could be harnessing the power of hamsters on the run?
Watchmen superhero Dr Manhattan harnesses 'quantum powers' to teleport, see both future and past, duplicate himself and more. Does it really take a superhuman to make sense of quantum physics?
The current decline in UK bee numbers remains something of a mystery. And it's not the first time that these friendly insects have set scientists a conundrum.