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Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out our monthly podcast Physics World Stories, which takes a more in-depth look at a specific theme.

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    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.1, 14 Ratings

Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out our monthly podcast Physics World Stories, which takes a more in-depth look at a specific theme.

    Creating new technologies using 2D materials, supernova wreaked havoc on Earth, quantum go versus AI

    Creating new technologies using 2D materials, supernova wreaked havoc on Earth, quantum go versus AI

    Deji Akinwande and Logan Chipkin are our guests this week

    • 32 min
    How to time quantum tunnelling using atomic stopwatches, fitness trackers could help with breathing disorders - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    How to time quantum tunnelling using atomic stopwatches, fitness trackers could help with breathing disorders - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Huge exoplanets and quantum dots also get a mention in this week’s podcast

    • 41 min
    A flat-Earth fight, an inconsistent Hubble constant, and carbon atoms at a graphene 'watering hole'

    A flat-Earth fight, an inconsistent Hubble constant, and carbon atoms at a graphene 'watering hole'

    Debates over the shape of the Earth and the rate of the universe's expansion have a very different feel

    • 44 min
    How a longhorn beetle could help keep you cool, the pros and cons of online conferences

    How a longhorn beetle could help keep you cool, the pros and cons of online conferences

    This week we chat about an insect-inspired reflector and a virtual meeting of medical physicists

    • 28 min
    David Leckrone on his 33 years with the Hubble Space Telescope mission, Twitter poster conference takes off

    David Leckrone on his 33 years with the Hubble Space Telescope mission, Twitter poster conference takes off

    How NASA corrected Hubble’s spherical aberration and other triumphs

    • 50 min
    The emotions of discovery, the quantum TV thriller Devs, nanosponges take on COVID-19

    The emotions of discovery, the quantum TV thriller Devs, nanosponges take on COVID-19

    We chat about Eureka moments and how quantum mechanics is portrayed on screen

    • 48 min

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