This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, see our Privacy and Cookies policy.
Skip to the content
100 Second Science
Bright Recruits

At all stages of your career – whether you're an undergraduate, graduate, researcher or industry professional – brightrecruits.com can help find the job for you.

Find your perfect job

Physics connect

Are you looking for a supplier? Physics Connect lists thousands of scientific companies, businesses, non-profit organizations, institutions and experts worldwide.

Start your search today

Contact us for advertising information

Editor's choice

Jan 19, 2014

A special free-to-read digital edition containing 10 of our very best feature articles on the science and applications of light

News

News RSS feed

The top physics stories from around the world – have your say and sign up for our newswire

Stretchable graphene transistors inspired by kirigami

Japanese art of paper cutting used to make micron-sized electronic and mechanical devices

Electron spins cross over in femtoseconds

New measurements could lead to better spintronics

Pushy bacteria create their own superfluids

Collective motion of bacterial swimming could power tiny motors

Metal foams could make promising radiation shields

Environmentally friendly foams could be used in everything from space travel to nuclear reactors

Weyl fermions are spotted at long last

Solution to the Dirac equation detected 85 years after it was predicted

Bountiful buckyballs resolve interstellar mystery

C60 molecules might abound in the universe

Computer-chip features shrink to 7 nm

Silicon-germanium and extreme ultraviolet lithography keep Moore's law on track

Crystal phase-transitions keep babies in third-world countries warm

Researchers develop non-electric incubating blankets for use in villages

Reptile skin inspires super-slippery steel surfaces

Copying patterns found on snakes and lizards could reduce friction in tiny machines

Graphene coating boosts battery performance

Carbon layers allows silicon nanoparticles to expand and contract without damage

Spectrometer made from quantum dots is compact and low cost

Devices could someday be used in household appliances

Could lasers guide and control the path of lightning?

New method to steer electric discharges around an obstacle uses laser beams

Frequency combs smooth out optical-fibre signals

Research could mean higher bandwidth for optical fibres, and so more data

Thin semiconductors go through the Mott transition

Research could help build photonic devices from novel 2D transition metals

Kirigami patterns make composite materials more stretchy, while staying strong

Method could be used to make flexible electronics and optoelectronic devices