Archived News

Our pick of the latest physics stories from around the world wide web.

Widespread warning as Hurricane Sandy approaches US east coast.

Credit: NOAA/NASA

29/10/2012

Hurricane Sandy is predicted to cause "life threatening" damage as it heads towards the east coast of the USA


Italian scientists convicted for failing to warn of earthquake risks

23/10/2012

6 Italian scientist have been convicted of manslaughter for failing to adequate communicate the risk of an earthquake.


Earth sized exoplanet found around nearest star

Credit: ESO

17/10/2012

An Earth sized exoplanet has been found orbiting our nearest star, Alpha Centauri


Supersonic descent achieved for daredevil

Credit: Red Bull Stratos

15/10/2012

Felix Baumgartner has broken the record for the highest skydive travelling at supersonic speeds.


SpaceX Dragon delivers cargo

Credit: NASA

12/10/2012

SpaceX Dragon has become the first commercial company to deliver cargo to the international space station.


Nobel Prize for Physics awarded for work in quantum optics

09/10/2012

Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the Nobel Prize for Physics for the research into the field of quantum optics


New radio telescope starts up

05/10/2012

Australia has open up a new radio telescope, formed of 36 antennae.


Hubble captures Extreme Deep Field Image

Credit: NASA

28/09/2012

Hubble has produced an even deeper view of the universe, peering back further in time.


Buddist Statue is from Space

27/09/2012

An iron statue of a Buddist God has been confirmed to be made from an asteroid.


Sun-Earth distance is finalised

Credit: Flickr/iboy

24/09/2012

The distance between the Earth and the Sun, or astronomical unit (AU), has been finalised by the International Astronomical Union