The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient
Knowing the physics of resistance helps engineers design faster cars and bikes, and explains why Todd Sampson survives being shot underwater in Life on the Line
Supermassive black hole controls star birth
A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases
To infinity and beyond
The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.
A big discovery in a tiny package
Researchers have developed a way to radically miniaturise a MRI machine, using atomic-scale quantum computer technology, with potential for new drug treatments
A once-in-a-lifestime opportunity to visit Antarctica allowed two University of Melbourne PhD students to create classic physics experiements
How Australian telescopes are ‘Capturing the Cosmos’
A new planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush highlights two new frontiers in Australian astrophysics
A galaxy (very) far, far away
Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the most distant galaxy yet seen, at 13.4 billion light years away. And it’s a big one.
Chasing the secrets of the universe
Particle physicist Dr Phillip Urquijo is leading a team of 600 scientists in a quest that could discover the next Higgs boson.