Institute of Physics

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 ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Engineering
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Physics could be behind the secrets of crop-circle artists

In this month's edition of Physics World, Richard Taylor, director of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon, takes a serious, objective look at a topic that critics might claim is beyond scientific understanding ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Other
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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 "roll- ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in General Physics
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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.

dateNov 04, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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