Institute of Physics

Virtual water cannot remedy freshwater shortage

The implementation of virtual water into trading deals has been suggested as a realistic solution to solving the global inequality of renewable freshwater, but new research suggests that it may not be as revolutionary as ...

Jun 07, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 8 | with audio podcast

Space jets in a bottle

By creating space-like conditions in a slim 4m vessel, Italian researchers have helped confirm the behaviour of astrophysical jets – streams of charged particles shot out by supermassive black holes and young stars, ...

Apr 12, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Beyond the looking glass...

While the researchers can't promise delivery to a parallel universe or a school for wizards, books like Pullman's Dark Materials and JK Rowling's Harry Potter are steps closer to reality now that researchers ...

Aug 13, 2009 4.4 / 5 (16) 6