Skip to content Skip to navigation

Physics

Let there be light, sound, fluids and quantum weirdness

We love physics in all its forms, from new research on mind-bending concepts like quantum weirdness and spooky action at a distance to the science of sounds and fluids to all the forces that push, pull, stick and slip. Here we tackle the macroscopic, the subatomic, the strange, the cool, the groundbreaking and the obscure.

By overlapping materials with periodic properties, scientists can detect features otherwise too small to be seen directly.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Two physics experts answer a bewildering shower thought.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Two independent research groups have created the first superconducting quantum computers that can operate above 1 K, overcoming a major obstacle.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A small amount of water bound to the surface of the towel acts like glue to hold the cotton fibers together.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

The experimental technique could help reveal the fundamental chemistry in photosynthesis and photovoltaic materials.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Yamir Moreno studies how human networks spread COVID-19 and other diseases.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

It bounces, but it breaks likes glass and can flow like a liquid.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

What links a wildfire raging across a forest to the electric signals rippling through our hearts? Enter the world of waves in excitable media.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Particle physicists have overcome one of the biggest obstacles to a collider that would smash particles for less.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

Subscribe to Physics