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Graphene device bridges the terahertz gap

Added: 5 Feb 2020

Researchers have used graphene to create a device which will unlock the elusive terahertz wavelengt…

Combinatorial look at black holes a decade away

Added: 14 Jan 2020

A new study by a group of researchers at the University of Birmingham has found that collisions of …

Pioneering citizen science project celebrates 10th year

Added: 8 Jan 2020

The citizen science platform, Zooniverse, is celebrating its 10thanniversary.

Bioimaging collaboration takes on viral disease

Added: 9 Dec 2019

A new institute collaboration will allow scientists to study viral diseases in greater detail.

Quantum physics AI speeds up drug discovery

Added: 9 Dec 2019

An international collaboration has seen a team using Artificial Intelligence normally used to predi…

Curiosity rover reveals oxygen spikes on Mars

Added: 15 Nov 2019

Readings from NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed a surprising jump in oxygen in the Martian atmos…

EPSRC funds new nuclear robotics facility

Added: 8 Nov 2019

EPSRC is funding for a new national facility that will support nuclear robotics R&D across four ins…

Ultra low-mass black hole uncovered

Added: 1 Nov 2019

Astrophysicists say they have discovered evidence of the smallest black hole ever detected – just 3…

Rivals question Google’s quantum supremacy claim

Added: 28 Oct 2019

Google researchers claimed quantum supremacy last week, shortly followed by rebuke from its rivals.

AI university to open in UAE next year

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The world’s first graduate level research university dedicated to AI will welcome its first intake …

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

ESA opens calls for ISS lab upgrade

Added: 14 Oct 2019

The European Space Agency is looking for industry help to upgrade the Columbus laboratory aboard th…

Saturn surpasses Jupiter as 'moon king'

Added: 10 Oct 2019

Another 20 moons have been discovered orbiting Saturn, each around five kilometres, or three miles,…

Nobel physics prize awarded for cosmology and exoplanet discovery

Added: 8 Oct 2019

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to James Peebles for theoretical discoveries in physica…

Andromeda’s galaxy-gobbling past

Added: 4 Oct 2019

Our neighbouring galaxy Andromeda has engulfed several smaller galaxies, likely within the last few…

US Army project sets quantum entanglement record

Added: 30 Sep 2019

A new record has been set for the transfer of quantum entanglement between matter and light, which …

Nanolaser functions inside living human tissue

Added: 26 Sep 2019

A US team has developed a nanolaser that can operate in confined spaces such as quantum circuits, m…

European Bioinformatics Institute adds local data storage

Added: 19 Sep 2019

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has signed a contract with colocation datacentre p…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

New record for largest neutron star

Added: 17 Sep 2019

Astronomers at the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center have observed the biggest neutron star ever re…