Archived News

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

Physics of ponytail picks up IgNobel

21/09/2012

A physicist looking at the shape of the ponytail has been awarded an IgNobel prize.


Curiosity ready to move

Credit: NASA, JPL

14/09/2012

Testing on the Curiosity rover has finished and it is ready to head towards Mount Sharp, its final target.


Record distance for Quantum Teleportation

Credit: Flickr/will668

10/09/2012

Scientists have managed to quantum teleport photons over a distance of 143 km.


Scientist fire shortest laser blast

Credit: Flickr/inl

07/09/2012

Scientists can created the shortest blast of laser light lasting only 67 attoseconds.


Time seems to slow for sportstars

Credit: Flickr/pocarles

05/09/2012

Preparation to make a move can make time seem to run slower.


Physics given a starring role in Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Credit: Henry Lau

30/08/2012

Stephen Hawkins, Newton and Cern were all celebrated in the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.


Neil Armstrong dies at 82.

Credit: NASA Apollo Archive

27/08/2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died aged 82.


50 Years of X-ray astronomy

Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/UC Berkeley/J. Tomsick et al and ESA/XMM-Newton; Optical: DSS, 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF

24/08/2012

Prof. Ken Pounds narrates the progress of X-ray astronomy over the past 50 years.


Curiosity fires laser at rock

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP

20/08/2012

Curiosity has used its ChemCam laser to study rocks near to its landing site.


Surfing robot helps track sharks

Credit: Flickr/hermanusbackpackers

17/08/2012

A surfing robot is helping scientist gauge the population and track movements of sharks in the Pacific.