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News: December 2017

Controversial Italian neutrino experiment gains support online

Activists claim possible water contamination from radioactive source to be installed at Gran Sasso

Luminescent paint makes LiFi networks more secure

Phosphorescent surfaces could even transmit after light source switched off

Images of 2017 in physics

From non-Newtonian frog saliva to magnetic mountains: a visual review of the world of physics

Ultrasound imaging from a single large sensor

New technique could leader to faster, smaller and cheaper imagers

Inferior by Angela Saini wins Physics World’s 2017 Book of the Year

Inferior by Angela Saini is our choice for the year’s best popular-science book, owing to its impartial and detailed analysis of the bias that has beset scientific research on women for over a century

Electric eel inspires new power source

Device could run medical implants

CERN-MEDICIS produces first medical isotopes

New Geneva-based facility makes terbium-155 for research use

Shadows of Saturn's rings complicate ionosphere

New insights revealed by Cassini probe's close approaches

First multimessenger observation of a neutron-star merger is Physics World 2017 Breakthrough of the Year

International collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists that ushered in new era of astronomy tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics this year

Space debris threat to geosynchronous satellites has been drastically underestimated

Collisions could occur much more often – and at higher velocities – than previously assumed

Continuous atom laser one step closer, say physicists

New way of cooling atoms is unveiled

Gyrated dice achieve perfect packing

A twist in the tale of granular compaction

Qubits transferred between atomic gas and a crystal

System uses optical fibre and three different photons

Kepler and Newton help solve mystery of how some algae swim

Biophysicists identify “universal law” of microbe motion

Theorists identify stable tetraquark

Particle with two bottom quarks could be seen at CERN

Gravitational effect reveals earthquake magnitude

Secondary waves induced ahead of the primary wavefront carry additional information