NASA's WFIRST mission set for go-ahead
Space agency expected to make the probe an official project next month (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 23, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Underground ring lasers will put general relativity to the test
Subtle twisting of space–time could be seen on Earth for the first time (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 21, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Are gravitational waves being 'redshifted' away by the cosmological constant?
Dark energy may have a measurable effect on future observations made by LISA or the Einstein Telescope (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 21, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Green-pea' galaxies may have kick-started universal reionization
Energetic photons from compact sources offer insights into the evolution of the early universe (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 20, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

'Choreographic crystals' have all the right moves
Motion and position make satellite swarms highly symmetric (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 19, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New type of sound wave boosts drug delivery
Surface-reflected bulk waves could be used in nebulizing inhalers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 18, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Plasmons call the tune in new graphene-based terahertz laser
Tunable device could be used for security scanning and medical imaging (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 15, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New helmet material could protect against glancing blows
Tunable layers shield brain from shear forces (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 14, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists take entanglement beyond identical ions
Two independent groups reach a milestone in ion-based quantum computing (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Autonomous Maxwell's demon displays chilling power
Experiment shows how information can be used to run a refrigerator (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 12, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Dark-matter satellite ushers in new era of Chinese space science
"Wukong" will aim to find telltale signs of dark-matter annihilation (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 8, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Recipe for new materials includes a good dash of statistical physics
Physics-based algorithm could design computer memories, proteins and much more (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 7, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Does the 'softening' of ice explain its slipperiness?
New study suggests that a layer of disordered ice forms underneath a sliding object (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 6, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Graphene-like boron made for the first time, claim researchers
Just one-atom thick, "borophene" has quirky electronic and mechanical properties (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 5, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Fabiola Gianotti takes charge at CERN as lab weighs up designs for future colliders
New directorate will oversee the Large Hadron Collider's high-energy run and prepare for a major upgrade to the collider (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 4, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news

The world of physics in 2016
Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

International Year of Light draws to a close
Successful year marked by thousands of events held in more than 100 countries worldwide (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quest to understand 'nothing' wins Physics World's 2015 Book of the Year
Amanda Gefter's Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn takes top honour (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Our favourite pictures of 2015
From bursting balloons and fossils under a laser to visions of Pluto and gravitationally lensed supernovae (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 15, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Double quantum-teleportation milestone is Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year
Jian-Wei Pan and Chaoyang Lu of the University of Science and Technology of China bag this year's award (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 12, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Akatsuki space mission reaches Venus after five-year detour
Spacecraft "is in good health", says Japanese space agency (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Electron lifetime is at least 66,000 yottayears
Charge conservation stands the test of time at the Borexino experiment (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Pierre Auger cosmic-ray observatory set for expansion
Scintillation detectors will be added to the 1660 existing Cerenkov detectors spread across Argentina (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 9, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Algae 'breaststroke' is synchronized from within
Internal fibres co-ordinate flagella, not fluid forces, say biophysicists (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Magnetic fields near the Milky Way's black hole seen for the first time
Event Horizon Telescope clearly resolves dynamical features at the event horizon (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 5, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Launch of LISA Pathfinder probe heralds new era in search for gravitational waves
Concept mission will test whether a space-based gravitational-wave observatory is feasible (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 4, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Hawaiian court throws out Thirty Meter Telescope building permit
Construction of the $1.4bn TMT set for delays, as opposition hardens (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 4, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New laser creates a swirling vortex of light
Topological-defect laser could be used to manipulate tiny particles (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 2, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Universe's missing mass found in the cosmic web
Long, diaphanous filaments contain vast amounts of ordinary matter (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 2, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum-dot films convert infrared photons into visible light
New material could lead to better solar cells and cameras (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 1, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

New high-capacity battery goes with the flow
Redox-flow batteries could store excess energy in electrical grids (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 29, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

UK science funding protected from cuts
£4.7bn science budget will increase with inflation until 2020 (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 27, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists entangle qubits in a semiconductor at room temperature
In addition to quantum-computing applications, the system could be used as an in vivo biological sensor (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 25, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

How to make better dental fillings last longer
Neutrons and terahertz radiation used to track ions as dental cement hardens (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 25, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Cyborg roses become transistors and logic gates
Conductive polymer turns living plants into electronic devices (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 24, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Satellite sensor unexpectedly detects waves in upper atmosphere
Observations reveal secrets of atmospheric circulation and gravitational disturbances (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 21, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum fingerprint is impossible to replicate
Manufacturing shortcoming is turned into a security opportunity (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 20, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

All-optical technique shines a light on electronic band structure
Ultrafast measurement does not require ultrahigh-vacuum conditions (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Revealing the hidden connection between pi and Bohr's hydrogen model
Pre-Newtonian derivation of pi found while calculating hydrogen atom's energy levels (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 18, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Arecibo Observatory faces uncertain future as boss quits
Robert Kerr resigns following clash over funding historic facility in Puerto Rico (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 16, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Astronomers gaze upon the oldest stars in the galaxy
Ancient metal-poor stars finally spotted in galactic centre (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 14, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists put the arrow of time under a quantum microscope
Entropy caused by quantum fluctuations measured at the molecular level (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 12, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Gran Sasso steps up the hunt for missing particles
Physicists switch on XENON1T and CUORE experiments (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 12, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Graphene paper goes for a stroll
Origami-inspired structures "self-fold" in response to heat or light (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Physicists send X-rays around the bend
Curved waveguides might improve imaging and data processing (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Mysterious dust and diffuse aurorae envelop the red planet
MAVEN spacecraft spots tiny particles surrounding Mars that could have an interplanetary origin (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 8, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Strong interaction between antiprotons is measured for the first time
"Unsurprising" results back up CPT symmetry (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 7, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Bouncing droplets powered by evaporation
Trampoline effect could lead to self-cleaning surfaces (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 5, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Portable brain scanner allows PET in motion
Scanner records high-resolution images of structures deep within the brain (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 3, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Balloon bursts approach the speed of sound
Energy is released by creating increasing numbers of tears in a balloon's fabric (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 3, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news