Neutrons probe gravity ’s inverse square law
Spallation-based experiment sets new limits at very short distances (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 5, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Gold spheres feel the Casimir force
Experiment could lead to better MEMS devices (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 4, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Wave attenuation hints at nature of Earth ’s asthenosphere
Low viscosity layer enables plate tectonics, but its cause remains unconfirmed (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - January 2, 2018 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Can Bose-Einstein condensates simulate cosmic inflation?
Cosmic analogue made by shaking ultracold gas (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 28, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Can Bose –Einstein condensates simulate cosmic inflation?
Cosmic analogue made by shaking ultracold gas (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 28, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

The world of physics in 2018
Our predictions of the key events that will shape physics in the coming year (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 22, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

The world of physics in 2017
Our predictions of the key events that will shape physics in the coming year (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 21, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Integrated circuits could make quantum computers scalable
Devices incorporating millions of silicon spin qubits could be achieved using commonplace manufacturing technology (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 20, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

2017 in sights and sounds
Video and podcast highlights from the year (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 20, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

‘Water cloak’ uses electromagnetic waves to eliminate turbulence
System could boost fuel efficiency of ships (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 19, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Controversial Italian neutrino experiment gains support online
Activists claim possible water contamination from radioactive source to be installed at Gran Sasso (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 19, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Images of 2017 in physics
From non-Newtonian frog saliva to magnetic mountains: a visual review of the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 16, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Luminescent paint makes LiFi networks more secure
Phosphorescent surfaces could even transmit after light source switched off (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 15, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Ultrasound imaging from a single large sensor
New technique could leader to faster, smaller and cheaper imagers (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 15, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Electric eel inspires new power source
Device could run medical implants (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 14, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Inferior by Angela Saini wins Physics World ’s 2017 Book of the Year
Inferior by Angela Saini is our choice for the year ’s best popular-science book, owing to its impartial and detailed analysis of the bias that has beset scientific research on women for over a century (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 13, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

CERN-MEDICIS produces first medical isotopes
New Geneva-based facility makes terbium-155 for research use (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 13, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Space debris threat to geosynchronous satellites has been drastically underestimated
Collisions could occur much more often– and at higher velocities– than previously assumed (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 13, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Shadows of Saturn's rings complicate ionosphere
New insights revealed by Cassini probe's close approaches (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 12, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

First multimessenger observation of a neutron-star merger is Physics World 2017 Breakthrough of the Year
International collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists that ushered in new era of astronomy tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics this year (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 12, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Continuous atom laser one step closer, say physicists
New way of cooling atoms is unveiled (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 8, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Gyrated dice achieve perfect packing
A twist in the tale of granular compaction (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 7, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Qubits transferred between atomic gas and a crystal
System uses optical fibre and three different photons (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 5, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Kepler and Newton help solve mystery of how some algae swim
Biophysicists identify “universal law” of microbe motion (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 5, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Theorists identify stable tetraquark
Particle with two bottom quarks could be seen at CERN (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 2, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Gravitational effect reveals earthquake magnitude
Secondary waves induced ahead of the primary wavefront carry additional information (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 1, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

UK Catapults fall short, claims review of technology innovation centres
Independent analysis calls for a halt to any new centres until “significant progress” is made (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 30, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum simulators shed new light on magnetic phase transitions
Separate experiments use ions and Rydberg atoms for qubits (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 30, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news

Simple swimmer could drive tiny robots
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 29, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

European physicists call for 'urgent' completion of nuclear facility
Facility for Anti-Proton and Ion Research in Germany should be built "without further delays" (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 28, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Michael Banks Source Type: news

Open-access quantum computer goes live in Japan
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 28, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Microwaves in metamaterial perform quantum search
Entanglement-free approach achieves efficiency unattainable by classical algorithms (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 27, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Proton magnetic moment measurement is most precise yet
Standard Model passes its latest test (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 25, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Mechanical metamaterial twists when squeezed
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 24, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

First light for SESAME synchrotron
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 24, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

IceCube tests Standard Model with neutrinos from below
Attenuation of high-energy particles that pass through the Earth supports theoretical predictions of neutrino–matter interaction (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 23, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Lightning creates radioactive isotopes
Radiation from delayed nuclear decays spotted in thunderstorm (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 23, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

James Webb Space Telescope completes final cryogenic testing
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 22, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Cold atoms in space could target gravitational waves
Atom interferometers could be more effective than light-based instruments (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 22, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Porpoise ’s forehead acts like an acoustic metamaterial
Echolocation beam controlled with deformable tissue (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 21, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Quantum Circuits bags $18m in first-round financing
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 21, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Arecibo Observatory lives on, but with less money
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 18, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Hope fades for axion-like dark matter
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 17, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Excess positrons could come from dark matter after all
HAWC observations discount nearby pulsar sources (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 17, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Earth ’s body tide hints at deep mantle structure
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 16, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

‘Target skyrmions’ swirl on tiny discs
Stable structures need no applied magnetic field (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 16, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

IBM offers 20-qubit quantum computer to clients
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 15, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Putting a damper on wobbly bridges
New model explains why some bridges oscillate when walked on (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 15, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Pulsars could reveal nanohertz gravitational waves within 10 years
Colliding supermassive black holes could soon come into view (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 14, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Living cells weigh-in on tiny cantilever
Change in mass is related to oscillation frequency (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 14, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Tim Wogan Source Type: news