Archive for Research

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Broken Photon

A group of physicists at Glasgow University  have demonstrated that the speed of light is not quite so fixed as it’s believed to be.

Read about their impossible discovery in this BBC News article.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Separating cells using sound waves

Credit: Illustration Christine Daniloff/MIT

Researchers have discovered a useful way of separating cells using sound waves which could be used by doctors to catch tumour-spreading cells circulating in the bloodstream of cancer patients.

X. Ding, Z. Peng, S.-C. S. Lin, M. Geri, S. Li, P. Li, Y. Chen, M. Dao, S. Suresh, T. J. Huang. Cell separation using tilted-angle standing surface acoustic waves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1413325111


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The Rochester ‘invisibility’ Cloak

The Rochester Cloak

A new ‘invisibility cloak’ – the Rochester Cloak – named in a very round-about way after our very own fine city, has been developed at the University of Rochester, NY.

Read more here on CNET, where you can also find a video showing how the cloak works and instructions on how to make your own!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Young Scientists Journal

Here is the latest issue of the Young Scientists Journal, written and edited by students for students. Read it, use it for research, add comments and even submit your own article.