'Top five physics discoveries' chosen by magazine

Five physics discoveries with the potential to transform the world have been selected by a leading science magazine for its 25th birthday issue.

Quantum computing and science that could enable shoes to charge a mobile phone are among the list compiled by Physics World.

A potential new tumour treatment called hadron therapy and the "wonder-material" graphene also feature.

The magazine also picked its top five breakthroughs of the last 25 years.

In all, the publication compiled five lists of five to examine different aspects of physics.

They are, in chronological order:

The 5 biggest unanswered questions

  • What is the nature of the dark universe?
  • What is time?
  • Is life on Earth unique?
  • Can we unify quantum mechanics and gravity?
  • Can we exploit the weirdness of quantum mechanics?
- BBC.co.uk


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