Features

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

The secrets of bee flight

The secrets of bee flight

04/03/2009

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.


TV cancer treatment

TV cancer treatment

12/02/2009

Too much TV probably isn't good for your health. But OLED technology first developed for the small screen could soon be used to treat cancer.


Faking Mayhem

Faking Mayhem

06/02/2009

Recreating the laws of physics in a computer game is harder than it seems. Luckily designers know a few short cuts.


How to spot an alien Earth

How to spot an alien Earth

15/01/2009

Where else might life exist in our universe? Read astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell's guide to finding our planet's twin.


Wear your heart on your sleeve

Wear your heart on your sleeve

15/12/2008

For those times when a Facebook 'poke' just isn’t enough, you will soon be able to send your friends a hug they can actually feel.


Snake Power

Snake Power

20/11/2008

One of the most efficient wave power systems to date looks like a duck. But can it defend its title faced with the mighty Anaconda?


The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

05/11/2008

What will be in astronauts' lunch boxes when they go to Mars? Soggy sandwiches, squishy bananas and crisps are unlikely to make the cut.


Large Hadron What?

Large Hadron What?

04/09/2008

The LHC has been switched on, but what about you? Taking our quiz is the only way to find out...


Recreating the Big Bang

Recreating the Big Bang

01/09/2008

…. Or almost. Switch on for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN happened on 10 September 2008, marking the beginning of a physics experiment which will recreate conditions last seen a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.


Molecules at the Movies

Molecules at the Movies

30/07/2008

Physicists have made hydrogen and methane molecules into unsuspecting movie stars thanks to a revolutionary new measurement technique.