Why a cricket ball swings
And why baseballs curve differently.
Physics at work on the sporting field in this latest edition of the Week in Science from RiAus.
Why a long black spills more easily than a latte
Using foam to minimise sloshing.
Coffee inspires many a workplace but it had a direct affect on research into the wave-damping effects of foams in liq...
Pioneering wave energy project switched on
Delivering zero-emission fresh water from waves
Carnegie's Perth Wave Energy Project has been officially switched on in Perth. The project named CETO, off Garden Is...
The problem with dark matter
The evidence that dark matter is real is all but irrefutable.
Let me begin by telling you that dark matter is real. The evidence is overwhelming. Without dark matter stars would e...
Dark matter exists in the inner parts of our galaxy
Evidence has been compelling, but hard to pin down.
A study published in Nature Physics has found for the first time direct observational proof of dark matter at the hea...
Why can’t anything travel faster than light?
How we began trying to measure the speed of light.
We all know the number one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that...
Origami and the laws of physics
Ancient art provides solutions for folding telescopes and airbags.
Robert Lang's origami Black Forest cuckoo clock of 1987. More at www.langorigami.com – Robert Lang/ www.langorigami.c...
Measuring gravity: Have we finally cracked it?
Physicists use a fountain of cold atoms to close in on Big G.
More than 300 years after Sir Isaac Newton first grappled with calculating the strength of gravity, measurements cont...
Flying on sunshine – a solar jet fuel
It could revolutionise the way we power aircraft and cars.
The “solar chemical reactor” uses sunlight to split water and carbon dioxide, producing carbon monoxide and hydrogen....
How to make a superheavy element
The latest addition to the periodic table is the heaviest yet.
The 120-metre long linear accelerator at GSI, which crashes atoms together to form new, heavier elements. – Image cou...
Neutron beams reveal innermost secrets
3D imaging of everything from rocks to jet engines.
Aircraft engineers and palaeontologists might not seem to have much in common but both sets of scientists are set to ...
Shakespeare and the stars
Born in the same year as Galileo, he witnessed a cosmic revolution.
Missions to Mars; reading our genomes; Google: welcome to the modern age, where science repeatedly revolutionises our...