Physics and Earth


The day the Earth moved

Monday, 16 December 2013

Tectonic plate theory revolutionised the way we look at our planet, writes Andrew Gleadow.


How far has fusion come?

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Piece of the Sun:
The Quest for Fusion Energy,
Daniel Clery,
Gerald Duckworth & Co (2013)
RRP $42.99


Quantum computing? Yes, No and Maybe

Monday, 23 September 2013

Canadian company D-Wave has sold its machine to Google and NASA but question marks remain over how it works.

Tests confirm Standard Model for fundamental particles

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

CERN collider measures decay of rare particle that backs theory of origin of universe

Worlds Smallest Movie IBM

A Boy and his Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

IBM has released “the world’s smallest movie” – verified by Guinness World Records – by moving thousands of precisely placed atoms, magnified over 100 million times, frame-by-frame.

Running the ALPHA experiment.

Physicists zoom in on antimatter behaviour

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A new experiment has been devised that could answer one of particle physics’ greatest questions: do the same laws of gravity apply to antimatter?

julian berengut credit Michael Gal cropped

The art of physics

Monday, 22 April 2013

Julian Berengut’s research into the fundamental physics of the universe goes beyond pure science and into philosophical questions of human existence, he says.

Screen Shot 3-D printer human tissue

3-D printer makes tissue-like material

Friday, 5 April 2013

A custom-made 3-D printer has been used to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to British scientists.

Coronial rain solar storm NASA Featured

Europe readies for solar storm risks

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Europe has launched its first space weather coordination centre to raise the alarm for possible satellite-sizzling solar storms that also threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity grids on Earth.


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