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Low-carbon technologies 'no quick-fix', say researchers
Could replacing coal-fired electricity plants with generators fueled by natural gas bring global warming to a halt in this century? What about rapid construction of massive numbers of solar or wind farms, hydroelectric dams, ...
Global warming 'not slowing down,' say researchers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have added further clarity to the global climate trend, proving that global warming is showing no signs of slowing down and that further increases are to be expected in the next few decades.
Platform safety on the radar for researchers
Systems used to detect aircraft and ships could soon be fitted in train stations to quickly identify objects or even people that have fallen on the tracks, preventing serious accidents and reducing delays that ...
Cold winters caused by warmer summers, research suggests
Scientists have offered up a convincing explanation for the harsh winters recently experienced in the Northern Hemisphere; increasing temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic regions creating more snowfall in the autumn ...
UK's lead in physics healthy but insecure
The quantity and quality of scientific papers produced by UK physicists indicates that the UK remains in an elite group of nations contributing at the leading edge of physics research.
Particle physics is not just black holes and antimatter
Particle physics saves lives, connects continents through new channels of communication, helps us understand the world around us and inspires tomorrow's leaders.
Safer medical kit by plasma-activated water
similar to the form created in neon signs, fluorescent tubes and TV displays to create water that stays significantly antibacterial and can be used as a disinfectant for at least seven days after becoming plasma-active.
Why 'event cloaks' could be the key to the ultimate bank heist
In this month's special issue of Physics World, which examines the science and applications of invisibility, Martin McCall and Paul Kinsler of Imperial College London describe a new type of invisibility cloak that does not ...
Making quantum cryptography practical
Quantum cryptography, a completely secure means of communication, is much closer to being used practically as researchers from Toshiba and Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory have now developed high speed detectors ...
From seawater to freshwater with a nanotechnology filter
In this month's Physics World, Jason Reese, Weir Professor of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the University of Strathclyde, describes the role that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could play in the desalination of water, providing ...