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Images of 2017 in physics

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:22
From non-Newtonian frog saliva to magnetic mountains: a visual review of the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

Luminescent paint makes LiFi networks more secure

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:23
Phosphorescent surfaces could even transmit after light source switched off
Categories: Conventional Science

Ultrasound imaging from a single large sensor

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:23
New technique could leader to faster, smaller and cheaper imagers
Categories: Conventional Science

Electric eel inspires new power source

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:00
Device could run medical implants
Categories: Conventional Science

Inferior by Angela Saini wins Physics World’s 2017 Book of the Year

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:41
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
Categories: Conventional Science

CERN-MEDICIS produces first medical isotopes

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:27
New Geneva-based facility makes terbium-155 for research use
Categories: Conventional Science

Space debris threat to geosynchronous satellites has been drastically underestimated

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
Collisions could occur much more often – and at higher velocities – than previously assumed
Categories: Conventional Science

Shadows of Saturn's rings complicate ionosphere

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:57
New insights revealed by Cassini probe's close approaches
Categories: Conventional Science

First multimessenger observation of a neutron-star merger is Physics World 2017 Breakthrough of the Year

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:19
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
Categories: Conventional Science

Continuous atom laser one step closer, say physicists

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:05
New way of cooling atoms is unveiled
Categories: Conventional Science

Gyrated dice achieve perfect packing

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:52
A twist in the tale of granular compaction
Categories: Conventional Science

Qubits transferred between atomic gas and a crystal

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:11
System uses optical fibre and three different photons
Categories: Conventional Science

Kepler and Newton help solve mystery of how some algae swim

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 06:48
Biophysicists identify “universal law” of microbe motion
Categories: Conventional Science

Theorists identify stable tetraquark

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:30
Particle with two bottom quarks could be seen at CERN
Categories: Conventional Science

Gravitational effect reveals earthquake magnitude

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:04
Secondary waves induced ahead of the primary wavefront carry additional information
Categories: Conventional Science

UK Catapults fall short, claims review of technology innovation centres

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 05:34
Independent analysis calls for a halt to any new centres until “significant progress” is made
Categories: Conventional Science

Quantum simulators shed new light on magnetic phase transitions

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:00
Separate experiments use ions and Rydberg atoms for qubits
Categories: Conventional Science

Simple swimmer could drive tiny robots

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:24
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

European physicists call for 'urgent' completion of nuclear facility

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 06:51
Facility for Anti-Proton and Ion Research in Germany should be built "without further delays"
Categories: Conventional Science

Open-access quantum computer goes live in Japan

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 08:03
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Categories: Conventional Science

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