To scrap the James Webb Space Telescope would be short-sighted


The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 as Nasa‘s flagship observatory and was the largest to be flown in space at that time. In the early stages of the project, Hubble was plagued by…

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Why ‘event cloaks’ could be the key to the ultimate bank heist


In this month’s special issue of Physics World, which examines the science and applications of invisibility, Martin McCall and Paul Kinsler of Imperial College London describe a new type of invisibility cloak that does not…

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