Physics in Action by Topic
Thermodynamics & Heat
Lasers and nanoengineering team up to take on one of the deadliest diseases
A potential low-energy alternative to air conditioning.
How scientists recently pushed closer to sustainable fusion
Pragmatic and beautiful light transmissive carpets
These powerful particle accelerators can fit on a desk
Nuclear bomb tests have opened doors in neuroscience
Scientists can now identify people by their breath — just like a fingerprint
These inanimate crystals form colonies under UV-light, like bacteria
What does it mean?
In the next few years you might be able to buy a spray that could dramatically increase the energy efficiency of your house.
Remote and beautiful, Antarctica is covered by an ice sheet averaging several kilometers in thickness that locks up some 70% of Earth’s fresh water—if it all melted, the oceans would rise about 70 meters.
In the controversy over global warming, some people have suggested that human-induced warming might be a good thing if it kept us out of the next Ice Age.
After crossing Florida, Hurricane Katrina headed into the Gulf of Mexico early on August 26, 2005 as a Category One hurricane.