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Universe clocks

A proposed new clock tied to the orbiting of a neutron around an atomic nucleus could be so accurate that it neither gains nor loses 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years.

Plastics inside

A newly discovered technique makes it possible to create a whole new array of plastics with metallic or even superconducting properties.

The laws of physics are not constant across the universe, according to new evidence uncovered by a team of Australian and British astrophysicists.

Adam micolich inside

Outstanding researchers at both ends of the career spectrum in the UNSW School of Physics - Adam Micolich and Victor Flambaum - have won two of Australia's most prestigious academic awards.

Sax player inside

Unlike amateurs, professional sax players can play notes in the very high altissimo sound register by tuning their vocal tract to assist the instrument, according to UNSW research published in the journal Science.