Flash Physics: Astronomers help conservationists, quarks defy theory, movies of rotating molecules
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 6, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Stray black hole spotted, new urban wind turbine, Mark Walport to lead new UK science agency
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 4, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Heat-gated transistor could boost medical imaging
New device simplifies circuitry needed to sense temperature changes (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 3, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Spacecraft hits the brakes, graphene-based thermometer, cooling method boosts atomic clocks
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 2, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Frogs use non-Newtonian saliva to capture prey
Extreme softness makes a frog's tongue a lethal weapon (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 2, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: New THz wave source, galaxies push galaxies, bevelled edges confound, societies call on Trump
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - February 1, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Magnetic skyrmions could help make low-energy artificial 'brains'
Calculations suggest memory and learning could be mimicked by quasiparticles (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 31, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Artificial skin feels heat, Earth's footprint on the Moon, baryon decay glimpses CP violation
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 31, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Analogue black hole could be made from plasma mirror
Proposed experiment could test information-loss paradox (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 31, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Detecting life's signature, UK to pull out of Euratom, nuclear-clock lifetime measured
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 30, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Light recorded mimicking a sonic boom
Ultrafast imaging records a photonic Mach cone (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 27, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Has metallic hydrogen been seen at long last?
Highly reflective hydrogen observed at extremely high pressures (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 27, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Sound can halt tsunamis, scientists to march on Washington, H0LiCOW measures Hubble constant
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 27, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Uncertainty for science under Trump
Scientists remain unsure about what to expect from the Trump administration (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 25, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Fishy armour, giant telescope picks leader, E-XFEL welcomes proposals, Bruker buys Hysitron
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 25, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Acoustic frequency comb measures up
New device could be used as a low-frequency standard (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 24, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Ancient solar system was unstable, light pushes and pulls, detecting hidden machinery
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 24, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quasi-phase transition spotted in water-filled carbon nanotubes
Discovery could lead to better drug delivery and water desalination (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 24, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Invisibility cloak for foggy days, new topological metals, world's highest telescope
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 23, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Former Lawrence Livermore physicist begins jail term
Quantum-computing scientist guilty of research-funding fraud (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 21, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Plasma makes an ultraviolet twist, p-wave superconductivity in graphene, Sun does not affect radioactivity
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 21, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Optical supercavity drives tiny and efficient laser
New laser is based on effect first predicted in 1929 (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 20, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Robot hugs broken heart, cool magnetic storage, antiprotons prop up Standard Model
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 19, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Dark energy emerges when energy conservation is violated
Alternative explanation for accelerating expansion of the universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 19, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Tornado mystery solved at long last, nanoparticles self-heal, firm bags £35m nuclear contract
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 18, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Squeezed light plays a quantum drum
Microscopic drum cooled below quantum limit (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 18, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Huge wave seen on Venus, why some galaxies die early, free-electron laser opens in China
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 17, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Stretchable transistor could be a second skin
Devices could monitor blood glucose levels (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 16, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Species diversity explained, how turbulence affects wind farms, astronomical society awards medals
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 16, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Sonic tractor beam can be made for less than $90
Simple device can be 3D printed (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 13, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Home computers find pulsars, 3D graphene could be stronger than steel, SESAME opens
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 13, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Gold theory and experiment reunited, fish in space, Brexit implications for universities
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 13, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultra-low-cost, hand-powered centrifuge is inspired by whirligig toy
Device can separate blood into its component parts (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 11, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: SpaceX resumes space flights, Xenocs buys SAXSLAB, SNOLAB bags C$26m
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 11, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New super-resolution microscope combines Nobel-winning technologies
New technique achieves nanometre-scale resolution quickly (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 9, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Hall effect is inverted, XENON100 excludes DAMA dark-matter detection, new NASA missions
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 7, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Semiconductor discs could boost night vision
New fabrication technique makes frequency doubling more accessible (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 5, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Skyrmions veer off, antineutrinos monitor nuclear fuel, physicists mourn three stars
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 5, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Optical clock mimics spin –orbit coupling
Simulation could shed light on topological insulators and superconductors (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 3, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

The world of physics in 2017
A rocky road lies in store for the global physics community, especially in the US (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 23, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Diamond-defect FM-radio tunes in, Slovenia joins CERN, first plasma for WEST tokamak
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 22, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Audio and visual highlights of 2016
String wars, Native American voices and the many faces of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 21, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Antiatoms yield their first optical spectrum
Result paves the way to high-precision tests of matter-antimatter asymmetry (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 20, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Images of 2016 in physics
From politics to penguins: a picture review of the world of physics in 2016 (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 17, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Helium half-quantum vortices, Tokamak Energy gets £10 million, magnetic switch controls heat
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 16, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Dual optical clock races towards peak precision
System reduces dead time by switching between atomic ensembles (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 16, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Robust defence of string theory wins Physics World's 2016 Book of the Year
Why String Theory? by Joseph Conlon is our choice for the year's best popular-physics book, whileCosmos: the Infographic Book of Space by Stuart Lowe and Chris North is Highly Commended (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Flash Physics: Xavier Barcons to lead ESO, molecular fountain, X-ray phase-contrast imaging goes mainstream
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 14, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum free fall at 8500  m
Ultracold atoms study the equivalence principle on parabolic flight (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 14, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

LIGO's gravitational-wave discovery is Physics World 2016 Breakthrough of the Year
Long-awaited direct detection of Einstein's gravitational waves tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics this year (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news