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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 ...
Seeing beyond the invisible: Scientists find formula to uncover our planet’s past and help predict its future
(PhysOrg.com) -- Studies of climate evolution and the ecology of past-times are often hampered by lost information - lost variables needed to complete the picture have been long thought untraceable but scientists have created ...
Researchers roll out a new form of lighting
In this month's edition of Physics World, Paul Blom and Ton van Mol from the Holst Centre in Eindhoven describe a way of creating thin, flexible sheets of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) using a cheap, newspaper-style ...
Microbot motors fit to swim human arteries (Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A range of complex surgical operations necessary to treat stroke victims, confront hardened arteries or address blockages in the bloodstream are about to be made safer as researchers from the Micro/Nanophysics ...
Atmospheric rivers set to increase UK winter flooding
The prolonged heat wave that has bathed the UK in sunshine over the past month has given the country an unexpected taste of summer that has seemed to be missing in recent years.