• Good (spider) vibrations

    Scientists create music from arachnid webs.

    The fascinating properties of spider webs could now be explored in an entirely new dimension: through music. The e...

    Physics April 12, 2021
  • Could muons rewrite the laws of physics?

    New experiment hints that subatomic particles are behaving weirdly, challenging the Standard Model.

    Muons don’t seem to be obeying the standard laws of physics, which suggests we don’t yet fully understand the standar...

    Physics April 9, 2021
  • Robert Watson-Watt rides the waves

    The British physicist who became known as the ‘inventor of radar’.

    In April 1935, British physicist Robert Watson-Watt was granted a patent for his design of a radio system for detecti...

    Physics April 4, 2021
  • Scientists make antimatter laser

    Anti-matter particles can be cooled to near absolute zero.

    Researchers from the CERN-based Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) collaboration have announced that a war ...

    Physics April 1, 2021
  • Magnetic fields mapped around black hole

    World-spanning telescope gives new view of supermassive black hole.

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has just snapped a new image of the massive object lurking at the centre of the Mes...

    Astronomy March 25, 2021
  • Meet the new chief

    Australia’s chief scientist has outlined the key issues she’ll address.

    Last Wednesday, Australia’s new chief scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, gave the National Press Club Address for Science mee...

    News March 22, 2021
  • Gold-standard gravitational measurements

    Small-scale experiment could pave the way to observe quantum gravity.

    Physicists have recorded the smallest gravitational field ever measured, showing that Newton’s law of gravity holds e...

    Physics March 11, 2021
  • Newton in the pilot’s seat

    How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.

    It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...

    Physics March 2, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Sharks aren’t so scary Sharks have a very frightening role in our cultural history, but Australians don’t find the...

    Physics March 1, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Sticky explanation Most of us have had the experience of the food we’re cooking sticking to a non-stick frying pan...

    News February 8, 2021
  • Super, triple twisted

    New three-layer system opens door for high-temperature superconductors.

    American physicists have made another advance in superconductor development, building on existing knowledge to create...

    Physics February 5, 2021
  • Turbulence trouble

    Solving the last great problem of classical physics.

    “When I meet God,” physicist Werner Heisenberg allegedly once said, “I’m going to ask him two questions: why relativi...

    Physics February 3, 2021
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