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Did slippery sand help Egyptians build the pyramids?

A little bit of water cuts friction in half

Sistine Chapel artworks seen in a new light

Tuned LEDs will illuminate masterpieces without causing damage

How to build a quantum Newton's cradle

Proposal to bounce wavefunction along a 1D Bose–Einstein condensate

Chip-based optical traps shed light on DNA

Devices could be used in high-throughput screening of biological molecules

New lens could turn your phone into a microscope

High-quality DIY lens is cheap to make and could help diagnose diseases

Quantum telescope could make giant mirrors obsolete

Proposal uses cloned photons to beat diffraction limit

Why an ultracold gas is like a wireless network

Discovery could lead to quantum logic circuits

Ultrathin material glides from metal to semiconductor

New insights into molybdenite could lead to better electronics

Pivoting exoplanets could harbour life

Tilted orbits might allow water to remain liquid on the surface

International performance mixed for UK physicists

Publishing output emphasizes quality over quantity

Physicists create frictionless flow by adding more friction

Counterintuitive effect could lead to better processing of materials

Russia mulls over huge 60 m telescope

Facility would join the hunt for exoplanets

First discovery of double star that brightens during eclipse

Einstein's general theory of relativity explains the phenomenon

Nuclear waste heads into the virtual realm

Repository design made cheap and easy with new tool

Could pulsars explain the positron excess?

AMS-02 dataset accounted for without dark-matter contribution