UK Physics

Women Engineers Needed - Join a Network for Support

Meg Munn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Around 70% of women with qualifications in science, engineering and technology (STEM) leave their chosen profession, not to return... 8% of British engineers and 4% of engineering apprentices are women. Quite simply, the UK economy needs more engineers and we cannot meet the demand without increasing the numbers of women.

So The Speed Of Light Might Actually Be Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

The speed of light in a vacuum -- 299,792,458 metres per second - is one of the fundamental principles and outcomes of the theory of relativity, the c...

Autistic Scientists Might One Day Prove to Be the World's Saviours

Michael Barton | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Barton

What do Newton, Einstein and Turing have in common? Yes, they are famous scientists, but all are also thought to have exhibited traits of autism...

Shocking Error Could Wreck 'Cosmic Holy Grail' Team's Nobel Chances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech

It was hailed as the 'holy grail' of physics, and immediately deemed worthy of a Nobel Prize. … Not so fast. Rumours are emerging -- just goss...

Inflation Discovery Could Confirm Existence Of Other Universes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

We already knew that the announcement this week of the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation could rock the foundations of science. We didn't r...

Professor Higgs Says Fame Is 'A Bit Of A Nuisance'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech

God particle scientist Professor Peter Higgs, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics last year, has admitted that he finds his new-found fame "a b...

CERN's Next Particle Accelerator Will Be Absolutely Enormous

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Tech

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland is big. Really big. Like, 27 kilometres around and you could drive a bus through it big. Unfortuna...

This New Material Is Lighter Than Water, Stronger Than Steel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

A new material has been developed which is said to be both lighter than water, and stronger than steel. The bone-like stuff was created by Jens Bau...

Pupils Launch Petition To Bring Back Teacher Sacked For Shooting Student

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are calling for a physics teacher to be reinstated after he was sacked for accidentally shooting a student during a classroom experiment. ...

Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

Stephen Hawking might have just lost himself a bet. Again. The famed physicist has written in a new paper that "there are no black holes" - despite...

WATCH: These People Can Run On Water, Sort Of, Because Science

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Running on water is impossible, but running on so-called "non-Newtonian" liquids mixed with corn starch? Totally doable. So these people filled an ...

'Dark Matter Disc' Discovered Over The Equator, But It's Fine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A disc of dark matter might have just been found hanging over the Equator of the Earth. But don't panic. The startling claim has been made by a sci...

WATCH: Physicists Prove Levitation Exists, On Camera

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Japanese physicists Yoichi Ochiai, Jun Rekimoto and Takayuki Hoshi have released a new video which manages to prove that science is magic, without rea...

Physicists Search The Internet For Time-Travellers In Massive, Insane Study

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have revealed that they are searching the internet for evidence of time travellers. The bad news? They haven't found any - yet. Physi...

Physicists Admit Universe Might Be About To Collapse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The universe might be about to collapse, scientists have announced. It has long been predicted that the universe, which has been expanding since th...

Schools Guilty Of Gender Stereotyping, Research Claims

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly half of state schools in England are guilty of contributing towards gender stereotyping, with few bothering to tackle the gender bias of subjec...

Nature's Invisible Dances

Dr David R. Glowacki | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr David R. Glowacki

Understanding the invisible dances taking place on tiny scales in nature has profound impacts for our everyday lives. For example, understanding the dances of cells, molecules, atoms, and electrons allows us to make strides developing important technologies in areas like medicine and mobile communications.

My Top 14 Bonkers Things About the World

Marcus Chown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

My latest book is about everything... from finance to thermodynamics, sex to special relativity, human evolution to holography. In researching and writing it, I began to appreciate more and more what a wonderful world we live in -one far more incredible than anything we could possibly have invented. Here are just some of the bonkers things I learnt.

An Inside Job: Perceptions From a Simulated Universe

Chris Malla | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malla

There's no definite proof that we are in a simulation, but additionally there's a lack of evidence to contrast the theory. With more and more evidence appearing out of the Bonn experiments, it's looking exceedingly likely that the simulation theory may become part of mainstream debate over the coming years.

'Young People Should Be Forced To Stay In Education Until They're 21'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Famous TV physicist Professor Brian Cox has weighed in on the school leaving age argument, saying students should have to continue their education unt...

Schrödinger's Doodle

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

Google is celebrating the life of physicist Erwin Schrödinger with its latest Google Doodle. The homepage graphic marks the birthday of the Austri...

Sun's Magnetic Field About To Flip

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech

The Sun is about to flip out. Its magnetic field is set to do a complete 180, changing poles as the nurturer of all life on Earth reaches the half...

Beam me up, Scotty?

PA | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

In popular sci-fi, teleportation allows you to zip into orbit quicker than the time it takes to say "Beam me up, Scotty". The reality - even if the...

Optical Lattice Clock Could 'Redefine The Second'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Tech

A new clock, which is accurate to within one minute every 18,000 million years, could 'redefine the second', scientists have claimed. The most accu...

Neutrinos with the Euclid Space Telescope

Anais Rassat | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

Euclid is a space telescope planned for launch in 2020 by the European Space Agency, and will make a map of the distribution of billions of galaxies in the Universe. This will make it possible to map the history and evolution of the dark Universe, which is the name given to describe everything we do not understand about the Universe.