UK Physics

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.

Large Hadron Collider Scientists 'Turn To The Dark Side'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists are switching to the Dark Side as they prepare to ramp up the power at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). After capturing a species of Hig...

Why A Deadline Is No Friend of the Toddler: It's Physics

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

The faster one travels, the slower time moves. We know this from Einstein's theory of relativity. So if something is moving incredibly slowly - a todd...

How Shall I Love Thee, O Sheldon?

James Christie | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK
James Christie

I was thinking about roles in life for people with autism the other day, and my thoughts turned to The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Lee Cooper. And I realized a simple thing. Sheldon is The Man!

'Wrong' Science is the Best Science

Joey Faulkner | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joey Faulkner

I'm as guilty as anyone else, when I was a sixth former I always used to tease people in the year below saying "oh everything they tell you in physics in YOUR YEAR is a lie", thinking with ultimate smugness that sixth form is the time when they start telling you the real stuff.