Physics

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‘Less clumpy’ universe may suggest existence of mysterious forces
Survey could mean there is a crucial component missing from so-called standard model of physics

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @6:22 PM

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Dark energy ‘chameleon trap’ wins £100,000 prize for Nottingham scientist
Ingeniously simple lab experiment led by Prof Clare Burrage recognised by Blavatnik awards

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Scientists steer lightning bolts with lasers for the first time
Demo during heavy storms at top of a Swiss mountain involved firing powerful laser pulses at thunderclouds

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Splitting the atomic scientists: how the Ukraine war ruined physics
At Cern and elsewhere, a reluctance to give Russian researchers authorship credit on new papers has led to stalemate

Eleni Petrakou

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Uh oh … boom!’: TikTok is in love with simulated shipwrecks
Fans say the use of an accurate physics engine to reimagine historic shipwrecks makes it ‘difficult to look away’

Amelia Tait

12, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Nuclear fusion ‘holy grail’ is not the answer to our energy prayers | Letters
Letters: Dr Mark Diesendorf questions the claim that nuclear fusion is safe and clean, while Dr Chris Cragg suspects true fusion power is a long way off. Plus letters from Dick Willis and Martin O’Donovan

19, Dec, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Despite the hype, we shouldn’t bank on nuclear fusion to save the world from climate catastrophe | Robin McKie
Last week’s experiment in the US is promising, but it’s not a magic bullet for our energy needs

Robin McKie

17, Dec, 2022 @7:16 PM

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Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder: ‘There are quite a few areas where physics blurs into religion’
To answer life’s biggest questions, says the German theoretical physicist and YouTuber, we need to abandon unscientific ideas such as the multiverse

Killian Fox

26, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Donald Perkins obituary
Physicist who played a key role from the birth of particle physics in the 1940s to the discovery of the Higgs boson

Frank Close

22, Nov, 2022 @6:37 PM

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‘Overweight’ neutron star defies a black hole theory, say astronomers
Exclusive: Gamma-ray burst from colliding stars unexpectedly gave way to day-long sight of hypermassive body

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Scientist Felix Flicker: ‘Compared with a kung fu fight in public, giving a talk on physics isn’t a problem’
The theoretical physicist and martial arts expert has written a new book that uses magic and wizardry as a portal to engage people with the important but overlooked field of condensed matter

Killian Fox

05, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Frank Drake obituary
Astrophysicist and astronomer whose Project Ozma searched for radio signals from planets that could support extraterrestrial life

Michael Rowan-Robinson

13, Oct, 2022 @4:34 PM

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