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A SKA for astronomy

A video guide to the Square Kilometre Array

What is the valley of death?

Stan Reiss describes the financial challenges faced by spin-off companies

Portrait of a radio icon

A stunning visual history of Jodrell Bank Observatory, and its science-outreach staff are put to the test

From the lab to the marketplace

Business insiders explain how science is commercialized

Materials inspired by nature

Researchers demonstrate the superior performance of bio-inspired materials

The future is flexible

A look inside the headquarters of MC10, a spin-off company developing flexible electronics

Mildred Dresselhaus: the queen of carbon

Dresselhaus speaks candidly about her stellar career in research and education

What is a pulsar?

Tim O'Brien defines these "radio stars" and explains why they are so interesting scientifically

What is a gravitational wave?

Ben Stappers describes these "ripples in space–time"

Walter Lewin demonstrates moment of inertia

The legendary physics professor tests members of the Physics World film crew on their basic physics knowledge


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Virtual prototyping of superconducting devices

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Taking nano to the next level

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Random walk to Stockholm: the discovery and significance of graphene

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Staying dry to stay alive: the ant raft and other water-repellent systems

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Keeping ahead: a look at physics in Japan

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Quantum man: Richard Feynman's life in science

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On the shoulders of eastern giants: the forgotten contributions of medieval physicists

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Bubble trouble: how physics can quantify stock-market crashes

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The edge of physics: dispatches from the frontiers of cosmology

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The wonderful world of ultrasound

From levitating tiny balls to safeguarding bridges, ultrasound has more applications than you might think

Sean Carroll's guide to making better science movies

Cosmologist Sean Carroll discusses his other life as a science adviser to Hollywood

The story of neutrinos

Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana explains what these "pathologically shy" particles could tell us about the universe

Keeping a telescopic eye on the Soviets

How Jodrell Bank Observatory became entangled in the Space Race

Building better atomic clocks

Two keepers of atomic time at the National Physical Laboratory look to the future

Plutonium’s toxic legacy

Exploring the hidden histories of the American and Soviet "atomic cities" with Kate Brown, author of Plutopia

Book of the Year 2013

Find out which book tops our list of the year's best popular-physics titles

Lee Smolin on the nature of time

Author and researcher Lee Smolin discusses the reality of time and its impact on the supposedly timeless laws of physics

Learning to adapt: an interview with Joshua Miele

Physicist-turned-adaptive-devices-researcher Joshua Miele talks about the barriers that blind science students face in their studies

The enigmatic life of J Robert Oppenheimer

Learn more about this pivotal figure in the history of modern physics from his biographer Ray Monk