Physics in Brazil takes center stage as World Cup comes to town
As Brazil gets set to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup this month amid concerns about the amount of public money being used to stage the world's largest sporting event, Physics World's editorial team reveals in a new special report ...
Relaxation helps pack DNA into a virus
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance to relax, they report in a pair of papers to be published ...
Forum highlights future of research aboard the International Space Station
To highlight the direction for life and physical sciences aboard the International Space Station, a panel of experts gathered May 21 for the Destination Station: International Space Station Science Forum. ...
New analysis eliminates a potential speed bump in quantum computing
A quantum particle can search for an item in an unsorted "database" by jumping from one item to another in superposition, and it does so faster than a classical computer ever could.
The road to quantum computing
Anticipating the advent of the quantum computer, related mathematical methods already provide insight into conventional computer science.
National coordination needed to advance convergent research
Convergent research – which crosses disciplinary boundaries, integrating tools and knowledge from the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and other fields—could spur innovation and help tackle societal challenges, ...
Research uncovering the mysteries of the Red Planet
Standing on the red, impact-scarred surface of Mars was the childhood dream of many grown-up scientists, but few have experienced a space adventure quite like Ross Lockwood.
ARCHER supercomputer targets research solutions on epic scale
A new generation supercomputer, capable of more than one million billion calculations a second, is to be inaugurated at an event at the National Museum of Scotland today (Tuesday 25th March 2014).
Russia's Yakov Sinai wins Abel mathematics prize
Russian mathematician Yakov Sinai won the prestigious Abel mathematics prize for his work in dynamical systems and mathematical physics, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said Wednesday.
Einstein's 'spooky' theory may lead to ultra-secure internet
(Phys.org) —Einstein's scepticism about quantum mechanics may lead to an ultra-secure internet, suggests a new paper by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and Peking University.
Some characteristics increase the likelihood of getting married and living together
When it comes to romantic relationships, attributes such as health, kindness, and social status have been shown to be important qualities in choosing a partner. It may be surprising to learn, however, that certain personal ...
Mathematical scientist suggests possible test for existence of axions
Fred Kavli, science research supporter, dies at 86
Fred Kavli, who launched a foundation to support science research and award prizes of $1 million to scientists, has died in California. He was 86.
Jury member says Nobel physics decision 'wrong'
The Nobel Prize in Physics should also have gone to the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, a member of the awarding committee said Wednesday. ...