In depth: Geophysics & environmental physics
Oct 1, 2009 Review
Niall MacKay and Roger Edgar assess what the UK government's new climate adviser has to say on energy
Oct 1, 2009 1 comment Feature
"Sustainability" is the hottest topic in energy research today, but what does it actually mean? George Crabtree and John Sarrao describe what makes a technology sustainable, and outline the materials-science challenges standing between us and clean, long-lasting energy
Jan 5, 2009 2 comments Feature
The ability to predict earthquakes could save thousands of lives every year. But for most scientists, knowing in advance when and where such events will happen is little more than a pipe dream. Jon Cartwright tells the story of one physicist who believes that such warnings could soon be possible.