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Today’s physics news: First man to walk in space launches new Science Museum exhibition devoted to Russia’s space programme, and the latest on the test collisions at the LHC

By SophieH | 22 May, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sheet lightning Electric cars need better batteries. Graphene may help. SEARCHING for a way to make an electric car that is truly competitive with its petrol and diesel equivalents is frustrating. The lithium-ion batteries used to store the juice which powers such cars are almost cheap enough and almost long-lasting enough to do so, but […]

Today’s physics news: Experiments probing the root of quantum weirdness, and a spacecraft sailing on sunbeams begins test flight

By SophieH | 21 May, 2015 | 0 Comments

Quantum physics: What is really real? Owen Maroney worries that physicists have spent the better part of a century engaging in fraud. Ever since they invented quantum theory in the early 1900s, explains Maroney, who is himself a physicist at the University of Oxford, UK, they have been talking about how strange it is — […]

Today’s physics news: Billion-dollar particle collider gets thumbs up, and the “Pint of Science” festival kicks off

By SophieH | 20 May, 2015 | 0 Comments

Billion-dollar particle collider gets thumbs up A machine that would allow scientists to peer deeper than ever before into the atomic nucleus is a big step closer to being built. A high-level panel of nuclear physicists is expected to endorse the proposed Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) in a report scheduled for publication by October. It is […]

Today’s physics news: Probe spies Pluto’s faint moons, and Sarah Brightman calls off space trip

By SophieH | 14 May, 2015 | 0 Comments

Probe spies Pluto’s faint moons The New Horizons probe, heading for its historic flyby of Pluto in July, has now caught sight of all the known faint moons of the dwarf planet. They have been revealed in new images downlinked from the Nasa spacecraft, which is still some 90 million km from reaching the distant […]

Today’s physics news: Antimatter found in thunderclouds, and Stephen Hawking confirmed as kids’ entertainer for Glastonbury 2015

By SophieH | 13 May, 2015 | 0 Comments

Top science panel to advise European Commission A high level group of scientists is to be recruited to provide independent advice to the European Commission. The panel will supersede the role of chief scientific advisor that was controversially abolished last year by new EC President Jean-Claude Juncker. The commission wants also to strengthen its relationship […]

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