Today’s physics news: Britain’s big bet on Graphene, and more…
Britain’s big bet on Graphene
In this article, Geoff Brumfiel talks to Kostya Novoselov about the government’s £50 million investment into Graphene and the prospect of making the University of Manchester a hub for translating basic Graphene research into industrial applications.
Scottish Higher and Standard Grade exam results delivered
Almost 160,000 students across Scotland are receiving their exam results – with a record number passing Higher exams. The pass rate for Highers increased from 75.2% in 2011 to 76.9% this year, which represents a rise of 7% over the past decade.
Rover shoots movie during descent
Images that the Curiosity rover took of the surface of Mars as it made its historic descent on Monday (GMT) have now been released. Nasa has provided almost 300 thumbnails from a sequence of pictures that will eventually be run together as a colour hi-def movie.