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Fixing our bodies with glass

From windows and bottles, to optical fibres and solar cells, glass is an incredibly versatile...

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Cutting the carbon footprint of supercomputing in scientific research

Science benefits enormously from supercomputing, which enables researchers to process vast...

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JET’s record result and the quest for fusion energy

One of longest-running physics jokes is that, despite numerous promising breakthroughs, practical...

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Music from our material world

From Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ concertos to The Beatles’...

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The James Webb Space Telescope launches astronomy into a new era

After decades in the making, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) finally launched on 25...

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Physics books that captured the imagination in 2021

In keeping with our festive tradition, the December episode of Physics World Stories is all about...

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Sharing is caring: open hardware has global impact

The open hardware movement advocates the sharing of designs for material objects. For the global...

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Searching for signs of alien technologies

In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast astronomers discuss the search for signs of...

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Free and open-source software is driving physics forwards

In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast you will hear from scientists and software...

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We’re all going on a geeky holiday

Why lie on a beach when you could go to Chernobyl? In the past few years there has been a steady...

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Deflecting asteroids and exploring a metal world

You could be forgiven for thinking the themes in this month’s episode of Physics World...

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Helgoland and the captivating origins of quantum theory

In June 1925 Werner Heisenberg retreated to Helgoland in the North Sea, a treeless island...

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The bots are not as fair-minded as they seem

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are designed to replicate human capabilities, and in...

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Muon mania: are we finally on the brink of new physics?

The global particle physics community has been energised by two recent results that offer...

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Arecibo Observatory: a scientific giant that fell to Earth

1 December 2020 was a dark day for Puerto Rico and the global astronomy community. The iconic...

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Searching for signs of past life on Mars with NASA’s Perseverance rover

February 2021 is an exciting month for Mars exploration, with three separate missions arriving at...

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Life at CERN during the pandemic

In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast, scientists and engineers from the CERN...

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The best of physics in books, TV and film in 2020 - Physics World Stories Podcast

In this episode, Andrew Glester is joined by Physics World journalists to discuss some of...

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Physics and LEGO: an enduring love affair - Physics World Stories Podcast

An unlimited world of structures built from precision-engineered unit parts – it is easy to...

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How capable are today’s quantum computers? - Physics World Stories Podcast

With quantum computing the focus is often on the long term potential for these devices to...

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