Physics

  • Research

    Exciting exciton breakthrough

    First ever image of an electron’s orbit inside an exciton.

    Scientists have just experimentally measured the wave function of an exciton, and they’re excited about it – because ...

    Physics April 22, 2021
  • Research

    Blood droplets travel in all directions in crime scenes

    New analysis examines the physics of blood from close-range gunshot wounds.

    Studying a crime scene isn't easy, especially because blood droplets don’t just fly away from the wound, according to...

    Physics April 21, 2021
  • Conversation

    New warp drive research dashes faster-than-light travel dreams

    But reveals stranger possibilities.

    By Sam Baron, Australian Catholic University In 1994, physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed a radical technology th...

    Physics April 17, 2021
  • First entanglement-based quantum network

    Dutch researchers build the basis for the internet of the future.

    A team researchers from quantum-computing company QuTech in the Netherlands has established the first multi-node quan...

    Computing April 16, 2021
  • 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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