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Dogs detecting cancer: putting the idea to the test

Study performed on smokers and ex-smokers examines whether canine scent detection could really be a suitable screening tool for lung-cancer under clinical conditions.

29 Sep 2016 Bristol, UK.
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Peer Review Week

Join us for a Twitter Q&A session with Jamie Hutchins, Publishing Director.

19 Sep 2016
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IOP Publishing celebrates 100th book

IOP Publishing is celebrating reaching the milestone of the publication of its 100th book The 100th title to publish, Butterfly in The Quantum World – The story of the most fascinating quantum fractal by Professor Indubala I Satija, contains a prologue and guest chapter by Douglas Hofstadter, the renowned physicist and author who first wrote on the fractal.

15 Sep 2016 Bristol, UK
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Seismic shield: large-scale metamaterials combat earthquakes in 3D model

Numerical analysis considers both surface and guided waves, accounts for soil dissipation, and provides design guidelines for implementing earthquake protection using an array of ground-based cavities Metamaterials - artificial structures that exhibit extraordinary vibrational properties - could come to the rescue of regions threatened by earthquakes, according to new results published in the New Journal of Physics.

7 Sep 2016
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Scientists explore oil clean-up properties of aquatic ferns

Hairy-leaved plants that selectively soak up oil while repelling water could inspire more efficient environmental remediation.

18 Aug 2016 Bristol, UK.
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"Chemtrails" not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program.

12 Aug 2016 Washington DC, USA
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Where is my mind? A new study looks for the cortical conscious network

New research published in the New Journal of Physics tries to decompose the structural layers of the cortical network to different hierarchies enabling to identify the network’s nucleus, from which our consciousness could emerge.

2 Aug 2016 Ramat Gan, Israel
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Congratulations to the 2016 ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award winners

IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics congratulate the winners of the ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award, announced at the 3rd European Conference of Science Journalists.

23 Jul 2016 Manchester, UK
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Australian physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle

Latest calculations reveal why small variations in the rotation of the ball applied by slow bowlers in cricket can cause batsmen big problems even before deliveries have pitched on the ground.

22 Jul 2016 Bristol, UK
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Collective hum: buzzing midges inspire new swarm theory

Scientists propose ‘adaptive gravity’ as a versatile model for collective animal behaviour A team of researchers based in Israel and the US has found a mathematical resemblance between swarm dynamics and gravitational interactions.

22 Jul 2016 Bristol, UK
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Did cutting edge optics help Rembrandt draw self-portraits?

Rembrandt and many other of the Old Masters may have used cutting-edge optics to aid their self-portraits.

14 Jul 2016 Bristol, UK
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Knuckleball machine delivers soccer science

Wind tunnel and high-speed camera data help researchers to explore the zigzag secrets of one of football's most unpredictable shots and provide clues to much older scientific mysteries.

13 Jul 2016 Bristol, UK
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Solar panels study reveals impact on the earth

Researchers have produced the first detailed study of the impact of solar parks on the environment, opening the door to smarter forms of farming and better land management.

13 Jul 2016 Lancaster, UK
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Climate change impacts could amplify global inequalities even under ambitious GHG emission reduction policies

Researchers have authored an article in the international journal Environmental Research Letters on the possible consequences of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies on global inequalities.

12 Jul 2016 Milan, Italy
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Publicly donated computing helps researchers assess heatwave risks associated with climate change

Combining climate and mortality data, researchers have estimated that 315 deaths in Greater London and 735 deaths in Central Paris can be strongly linked to the 2003 heatwave.

8 Jul 2016 Bristol, UK
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KM3NeT unveils detailed plans for largest neutrino telescope in the world

KM3NeT – a European collaboration pioneering the deployment of kilometre cubed arrays of neutrino detectors off the Mediterranean coast – has reported in detail on the scientific aims, technology and costs of its proposal in the Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics.

24 Jun 2016 Bristol, UK
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2015 Impact Factors for IOP Publishing journals

The 2015 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, once again show significant growth for journals published by IOP Publishing with more than half of the portfolio seeing an increase from last year.

14 Jun 2016 Bristol, UK
Paul Matson (left) and Dens Milne (centre) from IOP Publishing accept the award for AAS Nova. Courtesy: The Drum Online Media Awards.

AAS Nova Wins Online Media Award

AAS Nova, a 10-month-old website featuring research highlights from the Astronomical Journal (AJ) and the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) family, won “Best Health / Education News Site” at the Drum Online Media Awards.

14 Jun 2016 London, UK
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Radical pair analysis overcomes hurdle in theory of how birds navigate

Reporting their results in the New Journal of Physics, scientists have taken a step forwards in unravelling the inner workings of the avian compass – a puzzle that has captivated researchers for decades.

9 Jun 2016 Bristol, UK
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Addressing antibiotic resistance: breath analysis aims to reduce unnecessary prescriptions

The overuse of antibiotics gives harmful bacteria the opportunity to evolve into drug resistant strains that threaten health care.

8 Jun 2016 Bristol, UK
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Prodding leukemia cells with nanoprobes could provide cancer clues

Miniature mechanical testers have the potential to chart cell degradation in the body.

2 Jun 2016 Bristol, UK
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Celebrating 150 years of Matematicheskii Sbornik: An interview with Editor-in-Chief Professor Boris Kashin

We speak to Professor Boris Kashin, Editor-in-Chief of Matematicheskii Sbornik to find out more about the journal and its English translated journal Sbornik: Mathematics.

1 Jun 2016 Bristol, UK
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New analysis provides “proof of concept” for real-time extreme event attribution

A new analysis establishes that seasonal forecast sea surface temperature (SSTs) can be used to perform probabilistic extreme-event attribution, thereby accelerating the time it takes climate scientists to understand and quantify the role of global warming in certain classes of extreme weather events.

1 Jun 2016 Oxford, UK
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Physics Education: celebrating 50 years of the journal

This month, Physics Education, celebrates its 50th year of publication with a special anniversary issue.

24 May 2016 Bristol, UK
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As European glaciers dwindle, could dams replace them?

Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat.

20 May 2016 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
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Journal of Physics A recognises mathematical research excellence

IOP Publishing has announced the winners of the 2016 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Best Paper Prize 2016.

19 May 2016 Bristol, UK
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Poorer countries experiencing more heat extremes

Many of the world's poorest people are already experiencing more extremely hot days due to climate change, with the world’s wealthiest less affected, according to just-published Victoria University of Wellington research.

17 May 2016 Wellington, New Zealand
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Allan Sandage’s last paper unravels 100-year-old astronomical mystery

Carnegie’s Allan Sandage, who died in 2012, was a tremendously influential figure in the field of astronomy.

17 May 2016 Pasadena, CA, USA
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Frequency of extreme heat waves on the increase in Africa: could occur annually by 2040

Climate analysis shows that periods of unusually hot weather are on the rise for one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change, even if the increase in global average temperature remains at a modest level.

12 May 2016 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing wins Chinese Academy of Sciences 'Service Star' award for second year running

For two consecutive years, IOP Publishing (IOP) has been given the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 'Service Star' award.

5 May 2016 Shanghai, China
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The physics of the walking dead: the scientists studying the spread of zombies

Science writer Stephen Ornes talks with the physicists who mixed modelling with science fiction to predict the success of a zombie invasion, available in May’s issue of Physics World magazine, online now!

3 May 2016 Bristol, UK
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Theoretical tiger chases statistical sheep to probe immune system behaviour

Studying the way that solitary hunters such as tigers, bears or sea turtles chase down their prey turns out to be very useful in understanding the interaction between individual white blood cells and colonies of bacteria.

29 Apr 2016 Bristol, UK
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Small-scale fusion the new way forward, according to new scientific paper

Power from nuclear fusion has today been shown as possible on a smaller scale than expected, paving the way for rapid development of a clean, base-load energy source.

27 Apr 2016 Oxford, UK
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CSPO Editorial Board member appointed to White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force

Dr Jerry Lee, Editorial Board member of IOP Publishing’s journal Convergent Science™ Physical Oncology (CSPO), has been appointed to the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force.

20 Apr 2016 New Orleans, USA
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IOP Publishing partners with Editage to launch new manuscript preparation services for authors

IOP Publishing is partnering with Editage, a leader in English language and publication support services, to provide a range of manuscript support services for authors working in physical sciences and engineering.

31 Mar 2016 Bristol, UK
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23 Mar 2016 Bristol, UK
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Using statistics to predict rogue waves

Scientists have developed a mathematical model to derive the probability of extreme waves.

11 Mar 2016 Bristol, UK
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Clean energy could stress global water resources

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector could lead to greater pressure on water resources, increasing water use and thermal water pollution.

4 Mar 2016 IIASA, Austria
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We Know How Forests Changed this Month, Thanks to New Satellite Alerts

New methodology allows better resolution forest-tracking satellite data.

2 Mar 2016 Washington, D.C., USA
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New climate study argues for carbon fee

A new study reports that current rising temperatures already noticeably load the ‘climate dice’, with growing practical impacts.

2 Mar 2016 Bristol, UK
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Sponge structure key to mopping up oil spills

An interconnected structure, which water can easily flow through, is key to creating a highly effective mechanical sponge for clearing oil spills.

2 Mar 2016 Bristol, UK
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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Joining our colleagues at the Institute of Physics, we invited our Twitter followers, as well as our staff, to take photographs of themselves nominating their favourite female scientist.

18 Feb 2016 Bristol, UK
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Better water management could halve the global food gap

Improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050 and buffer some of the harmful climate change effects on crop yields.

16 Feb 2016 Potsdam, Germany
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Mind-controlled prosthetic arm moves individual 'fingers'

Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial “arm” to control the movement.

15 Feb 2016 Baltimore, US
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ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award now open

The IOP Student Science Publication Award, one of the ABSW Science Writers’ Awards, is now open for entry.

10 Feb 2016 London, UK
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Climate change will delay transatlantic flights

Planes flying between Europe and North America will be spending more time in the air due to the effects of climate change, a new study has shown.

10 Feb 2016 Reading, UK
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Recent summer temperatures in Europe are likely the warmest of the last 2 millennia

Most of Europe has experienced strong summer warming over the course of the past several decades, accompanied by severe heat waves in 2003, 2010 and 2015.

29 Jan 2016 Bristol, UK
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2016 Japan Prize honours trailblazer Hideo Hosono

Congratulations to Professor Hideo Hosono who has been awarded the Japan Prize for the "creation of unconventional inorganic materials with novel electronic functions based on nano-structure engineering".

28 Jan 2016 Tokyo, Japan
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JPhysD Section Editor recognised in Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to Professor Chennupati Jagadish, Section Editor of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD), who has been awarded Australia's highest honour for his service to physics and engineering.

26 Jan 2016 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing staff raises £9k for local charity Bristol Mind

January is a time when many make New Year’s resolutions to improve physical and mental wellbeing and take stock of accomplishments from the past 12 months.

21 Jan 2016 Bristol, UK
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Caltech researchers find evidence of a real ninth planet

Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the distant solar system.

20 Jan 2016 Caltech, USA
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To clean up ocean plastics focus on coasts, not the Great Pacific garbage patch

Plastic floating in the oceans is a widespread and increasing problem.

19 Jan 2016 Grantham Institute, London, UK
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Penn-engineered neural networks show hope for axonal repair in the brain, with minimal disruption to brain tissue

Lab-grown neural networks have the ability to replace lost axonal tracks in the brains of patients with severe head injuries, strokes or neurodegenerative diseases and can be safely delivered with minimal disruption to brain tissue, according to new research from Penn Medicine’s department of Neurosurgical Research.

19 Jan 2016 Philadelphia, USA
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Saliva test to detect GHB and alcohol poisonings

Scientists working at Loughborough University, UK, and the University of Cordoba, Spain, have developed a new method for the rapid diagnosis of poisoning in apparently drunk patients.

8 Jan 2016 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing launches Quantum Science and Technology

Quantum information science has now become one of the fastest growing areas of research, characterised by its truly multidisciplinary nature and the significant potential it has for wide-ranging technological innovation.

7 Jan 2016 Bristol, UK

New Associate Director, Asia-Pacific

Elaine Tham has been announced as Associate Director, Asia-Pacific, at IOP Publishing (IOP).

4 Jan 2016
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New Associate Director Publishing Operations for IOP Publishing

Marc Gillett has been appointed as Associate Director Publishing Operations for IOP Publishing (IOP).

4 Jan 2016
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Kestrel inspires unpowered, autonomous glider to climb higher

Researchers at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia have drawn inspiration from the way kestrels hover above their prey to develop an autonomous fixed-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) that can gain height from convenient updrafts.

18 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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New Senior Product Manager appointed for IOP Publishing

Terry Hulbert has been announced as the new Senior Product Manager, Content Platform for IOP Publishing (IOP).

14 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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A fishy tale of a sheep in wolf’s clothing

Scientists have developed a technique to perform dietary analysis of fish by analysing microscopic tooth wear.

11 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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Neural stimulation offers treatment for ‘dry eye’

Scientists have developed a device that electronically stimulates tear production, which will offer hope to sufferers of dry eye syndrome, one of the most common eye diseases in the world.

11 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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Quantum teleportation of two properties wins Physics World Breakthrough of the Year Award

Chinese physicists Professor Chaoyang Lu and Professor Jian-Wei Pan have been awarded the Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year.

11 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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Tropical groundwater resources resilient to climate change

Courtesy of the University College London (UCL) Press Office.

11 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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Using cycling to explain why physics isn’t a drag

Scientists and teachers have combined to develop a simple spreadsheet-based method of teaching aerodynamic drag to 14 and 15 year olds.

11 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter

Courtesy of the University of the West of England Press Office.

11 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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New Editor-in-Chief for New Journal of Physics announced as Barry Sanders

Professor Barry Sanders has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of New Journal of Physics (NJP) and will begin his term in January 2016.

9 Dec 2015 Bristol, UK
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Graphene microphone outperforms traditional nickel and offers ultrasonic reach

Scientists have developed a graphene based microphone nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction.

27 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK
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New metric mapping top 10 European heat waves predicts strong increase in next two decades

Scientists have developed a new method to model heat wave magnitude that takes both the duration and the intensity of the heat wave into account.

27 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK
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Exploring the physics of a chocolate fountain

A University College London (UCL) mathematics student has worked out the secrets of how chocolate behaves in a chocolate fountain, answering the age-old question of why the falling 'curtain' of chocolate surprisingly pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards.

25 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK
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Stretch the new flex for programmable rubber keyboard

Scientists at the University of Auckland have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer.

25 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK
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An interview with PASP Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Mangum

Earlier this year we announced a new partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) to publish their journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP).

24 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK

IPEM and IOP extend partnership to create book programme

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have been journal-publishing partners for more than 40 years.

6 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK

New article reprint service on IOPscience

IOP Publishing has introduced a new reprint ordering service accessed via IOPscience, enabling authors and other content users to easily purchase high quality printed copies of published articles.

6 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK
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3-D printed ‘building blocks’ of life

Scientists have developed a 3-D printing method capable of producing highly uniform ‘blocks’ of embryonic stem cells.

4 Nov 2015 Bristol, UK
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Excess emissions from Volkswagen diesels could cause 59 early US deaths

By Liz Kalaugher, environmentalresearchweb.

29 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK
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Scientists use exhaled breath to detect hypoxia

Researchers working in the United States have demonstrated a technique that may enable real-time, in-flight detection of hypoxia in pilots.

28 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK
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Physics World wins Eddie Award

Physics World® magazine has won best "App/Digital Edition" and has also picked up an honourable mention for best "Design Cover" at the Eddie and Ozzie Awards.

26 Oct 2015 New York, USA
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Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography?

Scientists have analysed 19 different characteristics critical to water supply management in 119 low per capita income countries and found that vulnerability is pervasive and commonly arises from relatively weak institutional controls.

23 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK
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Optical scanner shows potential for real-time 3D breast cancer screening

Scientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time.

23 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK
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Bringing the book to life – IOP ebooks enhanced with video

IOP Publishing (IOP) is celebrating the anniversary of its award-winning IOP ebooks programme at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair with exciting new video functionality.

14 Oct 2015 Frankfurt, Germany
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Forecasters look higher for clues to winter weather

By Pete Castle, University of Reading Long-range winter weather forecasts could be twice as accurate by taking account of unusual winds miles up in the stratosphere, scientists have found.

13 Oct 2015 Reading, UK
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Scientists produce shortest electron bunches ever by surfing plasma waves

Snapshots of 3D bubble formation showing charge density in the plane, and potential.

12 Oct 2015 Strathclyde, UK

On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast…

Soft steps and large feet can allow animals and robots to maintain high speeds on very loose soil and sand.

9 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK

Congratulations to the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates

After all the recent excitement and speculation about who will be crowned the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, the wait is over!

6 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK
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Researchers trap magnetic field in iron-based superconductor

By Kristen Roberts, MagLab TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

2 Oct 2015 Tallahassee, FL, US & Tokyo, Japan
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Collaborative behaviours, traditional practices

IOP Publishing and Research Information Network (RIN) release new report on information practices in the physical sciences.

1 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK
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In October’s Physics World: Taking the rigour of physics to the netherworld…

A handful of scientists are combining their favourite hobby with their day job, to form the emerging field of “speleophysics” – exploring how underground caves form, evolve and move water from one place to another.

1 Oct 2015 Bristol, UK
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Measuring X-rays created by lightning strikes on an aircraft in-flight

Scientists have recorded measurements of X-rays of energies up to 10 MeV caused by electrons accelerated in the intense electric fields inside a thundercloud.

30 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Scientists pioneer 3D-printed drug delivering micro-needles

Researchers have developed a new technique to produce a 3D ‘micro-printed’ array of needles capable of drug delivery.

30 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Back to school with IOP Publishing’s Education Week

To celebrate students returning to schools, colleges and universities around the world, IOP Publishing has collated some of the best research into physics education from across all its journals.

28 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Physics World Special Report: Mexico

The foreign media often present a skewed view of modern-day Mexico as a land riddled with violence, drugs and corruption.

16 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Replicating liver cells for fast drug testing

Schematic of the assembled 3D construct device Aleksander Skardal et al 2015 Biofabrication 7 031001 Scientists have developed a new technique that produces a user friendly, low cost, tissue-engineered pseudo-organ.

11 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Using magnetic permeability to store information

Scientists have made promising steps in developing a new magnetic memory technology, which is far less susceptible to corruption by magnetic fields or thermal exposure than conventional memory.

11 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Peak emissions at London station worse than road-side equivalents

Peak-time emissions from diesel trains at London’s Paddington Station exceed the European recommendations for outdoor air quality according to research.

9 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Waste coffee used as fuel storage

Researchers have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane.

2 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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In September’s Physics World: The secret life of scientific ideas…

Many of the most memorable stories in the history of science revolve around the conscious realization of an idea – the "Eureka!" moment.

1 Sep 2015 Bristol, UK
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Chocolate physics: how modelling could improve ‘mouthfeel’

Lecithin is an ingredient that you’ve probably never heard of, but one that plays a vital role in the production of chocolate and many other foods.

26 Aug 2015 Bristol, UK
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Study finds geoengineering technique would not stop sea level rise

By Matt Carroll, Penn State University UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.

21 Aug 2015 Bristol, UK
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A brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton

Scientists working at Korea University, Korea, and TU Berlin, Germany have developed a brain-computer control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton by decoding specific signals from within the user’s brain.

18 Aug 2015 Bristol, UK
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Could controlling fire emissions in industrial plantations be key to improving air quality in Equatorial Asia?

Researchers have combined satellite observations with atmospheric modelling to calculate how fires associated with industrial concessions in the Sumatra and Kalimantan regions of Indonesia affect air quality across Equatorial Asia.

12 Aug 2015 Bristol, UK
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UK bottom of European avoidable food waste league

The UK produces the highest amount of avoidable food waste in Europe—equivalent to a tin of beans per person per day.

12 Aug 2015 Bristol, UK
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Robo-whiskers mimic animals exploring their surroundings

Scientists, inspired by seals and rats, have developed a robotic 'whisker' tactile sensor array designed to produce tomographic images by measuring fluid flow.

5 Aug 2015 Bristol, UK
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A new way to discover the brightest research in astronomy and astrophysics

A new way to discover the brightest research in astronomy and astrophysics We are pleased to announce that our publishing partner, the American Astronomical Society (AAS), has introduced a new service for the astronomy community – AAS Nova.

3 Aug 2015 Washington, DC, USA
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In August’s Physics World: Overcoming the ‘Curie Complex’

In this month’s issue of Physics World , French physicist Hélène Langevin-Joliot – the granddaughter of Marie Curie – talks to reporter Tushna Commissariat about the scientific legacy of her family, delves into what’s known as the "Curie complex" and gives her own tips for scientific success.

3 Aug 2015 Bristol, UK

A cost-effective solution to tuned graphene production

Graphene has been called the miracle material but the single-atomic layer material is still seeking its place in the materials world.

30 Jul 2015 Bristol, UK

New format for 95,000 articles to deliver enhanced reading experience

A couple of years ago we launched the article evolutionTM programme designed to improve the online delivery of our research articles, making all our new content going forward available in an enhanced HTML view, in addition to the standard PDF.

28 Jul 2015 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing appoints Elwin Gardeur as Senior Regional Corporate Sales Manager

IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced the appointment of Elwin Gardeur as Senior Regional Corporate Sales Manager.

14 Jul 2015 Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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JPhysD Section Editor wins IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award

Congratulations to Professor Chennupati Jagadish, Section Editor of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD), who has been awarded the IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award.

6 Jul 2015 Bristol, UK
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The bioprinted 'play dough' capable of cell and protein transfer

Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to ‘play dough’ capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres.

3 Jul 2015 Bristol, UK
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Friction reduction breakthrough is no snake oil

Snake skin inspired surfaces smash records, providing an astonishing 40% friction reduction in tests of high performance materials.

1 Jul 2015 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing appoints Greg Schraft as Senior Regional Corporate Sales Manager

Greg Schraft has been appointed as Senior Regional Corporate Sales Manager at IOP Publishing.

1 Jul 2015 Philadelphia, US

Congratulations to the 2015 ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award winners

IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics congratulate the winners of the IOP Student Science Publication Award, announced at last night's Association of British Science Writers' (ABSW) Awards Ceremony.

26 Jun 2015 London, UK
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Sharice Collins awarded 2015 PAM Achievement Award

The PAM Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) has chosen Sharice Collins, IOP Publishing's Vice President of Marketing, as the recipient of their annual Achievement Award.

24 Jun 2015 Boston, MA, USA
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Cockroach-inspired robot uses body streamlining to negotiate obstacles

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have taken inspiration from the cockroach to create a robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment.

23 Jun 2015 Bristol, UK
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Climate change won’t reduce winter deaths

In a study that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn’t expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global warming.

19 Jun 2015 Bristol, UK

Latest Impact Factor news

The 2014 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, once again show significant growth for journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP).

19 Jun 2015 Bristol, UK
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Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

IOP Publishing has been proud to publish Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) jointly with the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) since 2008.

15 Jun 2015 Bristol, UK
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New Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Breath Research announced as Dr. Joachim Pleil

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11 Jun 2015 Bristol, UK
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Introducing Flexible and Printed Electronics

IOP Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Flexible and Printed Electronics (FPE), an international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing cutting edge research across all aspects of printed, plastic, flexible, stretchable, and conformable electronics.

2 Jun 2015 Bristol, UK
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3D printing technique explored to help treat type 1 diabetes

Researchers from the Netherlands have explored how 3D printing can be used to help treat type 1 diabetes in results presented today, Thursday 28 May, in IOP Publishing’s journal Biofabrication.

28 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene

Credit: National Cancer Institute/Linda Bartlett (Public Domain) A new study published in IOP Publishing’s journal 2D Materials has proposed using graphene as an alternative coating for catheters to improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs.

28 May 2015 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing wins Chinese Academy of Sciences "Service Star" award

IOP Publishing (IOP) is delighted to have been given the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) "Service Star" award for its support and service to CAS members during the past year.

21 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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Read the IOP Eurovision collection 2015

The 60th edition of the Annual Eurovision song contest is taking place on 23 May in Vienna, Austria.

20 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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Reported successes and failures aid hot pursuit of superconductivity

A collaboration of researchers in Japan have reported on four years of extensive research into superconductivity in a new review paper published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

15 May 2015 Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
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Octopus arm inspires future surgical tool

A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by a group of researchers from Italy.

14 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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Methods and Applications in Fluorescence indexed in Web of Science

Methods and Applications in Fluorescence will now be indexed in Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, and content will appear shortly.

13 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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Researchers sound out scaffolds for eardrum replacement

An international team of researchers has created tiny, complex scaffolds that mimic the intricate network of collagen fibres that form the human eardrum.

7 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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For medical physicists and radiologists

The IOP ebooksTM "Meet the author" webinar series gives you the chance to get to know our authors, as well as the research behind their latest book.

6 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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New director expands publishing horizons

Jamie Hutchins has been appointed Publishing Director of IOP Publishing (IOP).

2 May 2015 Bristol, UK
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England set for "substantial increase" in record-breaking warm years

The likelihood of record-breaking warm years in England is set to substantially increase as a result of the human influence on the climate, new research suggests.

1 May 2015 Bristol, UK

Computational Science & Discovery to cease publication

IOP Publishing has been working closely with the computational science community for the past nine years in order to set up and establish the journal, Computational Science & Discovery (CSD).

10 Apr 2015 Bristol, UK
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In April's Physics World: "Amazing" physics demos to keep practical science alive

With school students in England bracing themselves for new-style GCSE science exams that are based entirely on written tests, Physics World has teamed up with Neil Downie to put together “five amazing physics demonstrations” that highlight the value and importance of keeping experimentation at the centre of the science classroom.

26 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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Morphing wings help drones manage collisions

Researchers in the US have taken inspiration from nature to create a robotic wing that can recover from mid-air collisions.

26 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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Physicists shed light on mysterious tongue condition

Physicists from Israel have shed light on the intricate dynamics underpinning a mysterious tongue condition that has been puzzling the medical community for decades.

26 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing journals now indexed in ReadCube

ReadCube press release: IOP Publishing (IOP), one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific information in physics and the related sciences, today announced an agreement with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to increase the discoverability and enhance their articles within the ReadCube web, desktop and mobile environment.

24 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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The National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and IOP Publishing sign open access agreement

The National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSCL) and IOP Publishing (IOP) are delighted to announce the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding to support open access publications for Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) researchers.

23 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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Fractal patterns may uncover new line of attack on cancer

Studying the intricate fractal patterns on the surface of cells could give researchers a new insight into the physical nature of cancer, and provide new ways of preventing the disease from developing.

13 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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The silver-screen science that is becoming a reality

With science-themed movies making a big impact at this year’s Oscars, we explore the research that is helping to turn science fiction into science fact.

9 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing preserves ebooks with the CLOCKSS Archive

CLOCKSS press release: The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with IOP Publishing (IOP) to preserve their ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

4 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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New JPhys+ blog launched

IOP Publishing’s new blog, JPhys+, highlights the very best articles published across the Journal of Physics series.

4 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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Scientists map "unprecedented" urbanization in East-Southeast Asia

Researchers have, for the first time, mapped the rapid urban expansion that has occurred across the whole of East-Southeast Asia in the last decade.

4 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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In March's Physics World: Throwing light on a mysterious human "superpower"

Most people, at some point in their lives, have dreamt of being able to fly like Superman or develop superhuman strength like the Hulk.

2 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing launches new sections in two of its journals

Environmental Research Reviews (ERL) New section: Environmental Research Reviews ERL has launched a new reviews section to meet the need for systematic, evidence-based reviews of important and topical environmental issues.

2 Mar 2015 Bristol, UK
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Laser "ruler" holds promise for hunting exoplanets

The hunt for Earth-like planets around distant stars could soon become a lot easier thanks to a technique developed by researchers in Germany.

18 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK
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Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes

The visual effects team from Christopher Nolan's epic, Interstellar, have provided new insights into the powerful effects of black holes.

13 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK
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2D Materials indexed in Web of Science

2D Materials (2DM) will now be indexed in Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, and content will appear within the next few weeks, beginning with Volume 1 (March 2014).

11 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK

ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award now open

The IOP Student Science Publication Award, one of the ABSW Science Writers’ Awards, is now open for entry.

11 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing celebrates staff fundraising and volunteering efforts

IOP Publishing (IOP) has a long history of philanthropy.

11 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK
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Features editor of Physics World awarded European Astronomy Journalism Prize

Dr Louise Mayor, features editor of Physics World, is off to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, after winning the European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2014.

3 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK
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New journal to begin publication in 2015

IOP Publishing is proud to announce the launch of Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express (BPEX).

3 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK
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In February's Physics World: Mining the Moon becomes a serious prospect

With an estimated 1.6 billion tonnes of water ice at its poles and an abundance of rare-earth elements hidden below its surface, the Moon is rich ground for mining.

2 Feb 2015 Bristol, UK
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Biomaterial coating raises prospect of more successful medical implants

A novel, bacteria-repelling coating material that could increase the success of medical implants has been created by researchers.

30 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas, research reveals

The world’s urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to new research published today.

30 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing celebrates the International Year of Light 2015

This year many scientific societies, educational institutions and other organisations are coming together to celebrate the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).

30 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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Journal of Optics relaunches

The optics and photonics research community is flourishing with major global investment of funding and new centres being created around the world.

28 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing participates in eduGAIN

IOP Publishing (IOP) has joined the service eduGAIN to allow institutions, within participating federations, access to IOPscience through Shibboleth/Institutional login, simplifying access to scientific content within the global research community.

27 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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"Gold rush" threatens tropical forests in South America

A global “gold rush” has led to a significant increase of deforestation in the tropical forests of South America.

14 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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Smart shoe devices harness the power of walking

Researchers in Germany have taken a significant step towards harnessing the energy that is generated through walking by engineering two separate devices that can generate power from specific aspects of the human walking gait.

14 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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Astronomical Society of the Pacific and IOP Publishing form partnership to publish journal

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have announced a new partnership to publish the journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP).

13 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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Food poverty in the South West leaves gap of nearly a million meals

With many of us still trying hard to work off the extra pounds after a Christmas of excess, unfortunately not everyone in the South West was able to indulge in that extra mince pie, as food poverty still remains a critical issue for many people in the region.

13 Jan 2015 Bristol, UK
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Thumbs-up for mind-controlled robotic arm

A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements.

17 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK

American Astronomical Society & IOP Publishing launch innovative ebook program

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS's mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.

16 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK
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Comet landing named Physics World Breakthrough of the Year

ESA Separation (Credit: ESA-ATG medialab) The first ever landing of a man-made probe onto a comet has been named Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for 2014.

12 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing is now CrossMark and FundRef compliant

IOP Publishing promotes the development of new and innovative technologies to speed and facilitate scholarly research and is now compliant with two CrossRef initiatives, FundRef and CrossMark.

11 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK
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CO2 warming effects felt just a decade after being emitted

It takes just 10 years for a single emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) to have its maximum warming effects on the Earth.

3 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing launches 'Convergent Science Physical Oncology'

IOP Publishing is proud to announce the launch of Convergent Science Physical Oncology.

3 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing launches 'Convergent Science Physical Oncology'

IOP Publishing is proud to announce the launch of Convergent Science Physical Oncology.

3 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK
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In December's Physics World: Physicists create new kind of pasta to explain mysterious, ring-shaped polymers

Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics.

1 Dec 2014 Bristol, UK
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Sweet-smelling breath to help diabetes diagnosis in children

The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research published today.

26 Nov 2014 Bristol, UK
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Sun's rotating 'magnet' pulls lightning towards UK

The Sun may be playing a part in the generation of lightning strikes on Earth by temporarily ‘bending’ the Earth’s magnetic field and allowing a shower of energetic particles to enter the upper atmosphere.

19 Nov 2014 Bristol, UK
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Researchers calculate "hidden" emissions in traded meat

An international team of researchers has, for the first time, estimated the amount of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) that countries release into the atmosphere when producing meat from livestock, and assigned the emissions to the countries where the meat is ultimately consumed.

14 Nov 2014 Bristol, UK
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Twisted light waves sent across Vienna

A group of researchers from Austria have sent twisted beams of light across the rooftops of Vienna.

12 Nov 2014 Bristol, UK

Closure of Computational Science & Discovery

IOP Publishing is sorry to announce the closure of the journal Computational Science & Discovery.

4 Nov 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing collaborates with JournalMap

IOP Publishing (IOP) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have signed an agreement to add more than 1000 articles from IOP’s journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL) to the JournalMap literature discovery database.

4 Nov 2014 Bristol, UK
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In November's Physics World: The "valley of death" facing physics start-ups

In this month’s issue of Physics World, James Dacey explores the ways in which physicists are bridging the “valley of death” to take their innovations from the lab into the commercial market.

3 Nov 2014 Bristol, UK
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Doubt cast over air pollution link between childhood leukaemia and power lines

Researchers from the UK have called into question a theory suggesting that a previously reported risk of leukaemia among children born close to overhead power lines could be caused by an alteration to surrounding air pollution.

31 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK
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New fully responsive app – first of its kind for physics magazines

With mobile and tablet access now an essential tool for researchers, IOP Publishing has launched a new fully responsive app for its world-renowned Physics World magazine.

28 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK
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Measuring on ice: Researchers create "smart" ice skating blade

An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the US.

21 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK
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Physicists sounds warning to "nail beauty fanatics"

The daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them more aesthetically pleasing could be detrimental and potentially lead to serious nail conditions.

17 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK
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Fruit flies show ability to sniff out chemical hazards

The ‘nose’ of the common fruit fly could soon be used to detect drugs and explosives thanks to new research that has revealed the fly’s impressive ability to sniff out a range of hazardous chemicals.

15 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP ebooks celebrates anniversary at Frankfurt Book Fair

IOP Publishing is celebrating the anniversary of its award-winning IOP ebooks programme at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

8 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK

Rhapsody in blue: Japanese trio scoop the 2014 physics Nobel

The Swedish Academy of Sciences yesterday announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics ending year-long speculation and recognizing a discovery that they said was in the “spirit of Alfred Nobel” as an inventor.

8 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK
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Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes.

2 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK
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Brazil shows that materials matter

A new report highlighting the extraordinary growth of materials research in Brazil was launched today at the annual conference of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS).

29 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK
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In October's Physics World: The wake-up call that sent hearts racing

“But as the minutes ticked by, the relaxed attitude of many of us began to dissolve into apprehension.

29 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK
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CERN Courier 60th-anniversary special issue published

This year marks the 60th anniversary of CERN, one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research.

25 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK

Update for library customers ordering via Swets

The team at IOP Publishing (IOP) is saddened by the news of the Swets Information Services B.V.

24 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK
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Graphene sensor tracks down cancer biomarkers

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer.

19 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK
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"Smart material" chin strap harvests energy from chewing

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.

17 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP ebooks awarded ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing

IOP Publishing's book programme, IOP ebooks, has been awarded silver in the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing.

12 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK
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Graphene gets a 'cousin' in the shape of germanene

A team of European researchers has become one of the first groups to successfully synthesize the 2D material germanene.

10 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK
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In September's Physics World: Scientists get set for simulated nuclear inspection

Some 40 scientists and technicians from around the world will descend on Jordan in November to take part in a simulated on-site inspection of a suspected nuclear test site on the banks of the Dead Sea.

1 Sep 2014 Bristol, UK

2015 Product Catalogue and prices now available

IOP Publishing’s (IOP) 2015 Product Catalogue and prices are now available on our Librarian Channel.

20 Aug 2014 Bristol, UK
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Advanced Digital Imaging Laboratory Using MATLAB®: Questions and answers from the webinar

Professor Leonid Yaroslavsky answers questions that we did not have time for in the IOP ebooksTM Meet the author webinar “Advanced Digital Imaging Laboratory Using MATLAB®”.

12 Aug 2014 Bristol, UK
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Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

An international team of researchers has taken a significant step towards understanding the fundamental properties of the two-dimensional material silicene by showing that it can remain stable in the presence of oxygen.

12 Aug 2014 Bristol, UK
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Water-polluting anxiety drug reduces fish mortality

A drug that is commonly used to treat anxiety in humans and which regularly finds its way into surface waters through wastewater effluence has been shown to reduce mortality rates in fish.

8 Aug 2014 Bristol, UK
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Six months in, and 80% of UK library services sign up to Access to Research

10 million academic articles, including content from IOP Publishing, now included in the initiative.

6 Aug 2014 Bristol, UK
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Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution

A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

5 Aug 2014 Bristol, UK
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August's Physics World: Scientist underlines threat of "solar super-storm"

In this month’s issue of Physics World, Ashley Dale from the University of Bristol warns of the “catastrophic” and “long-lasting” impacts of “solar super-storms” and the dangers we face if the threat continues to go unnoticed.

1 Aug 2014 Bristol, UK

Journals from IOP Publishing show Impact Factor growth

The 2013 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, once again show growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP).

30 Jul 2014 Bristol, UK
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Editor-in-Chief of Superconductor Science and Technology awarded IEEE Award

Congratulations to Dr Cathy Foley, Editor-in-Chief of Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST) who has been awarded the IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity.

17 Jul 2014 Bristol, UK
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"Land grabbing" could help feed at least 300 million people, study suggests

Crops grown on “land-grabbed” areas in developing countries could have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, a new study has shown.

27 Jun 2014 Bristol, UK
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Notorious pathogen forms slimy “streamers” to clog up medical devices

A group of researchers from the US has moved a step closer to preventing infections of the common hospital pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, by revealing the mechanisms that allow the bacteria to rapidly clog up medical devices.

27 Jun 2014 Bristol, UK
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Congratulations to the ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award winners

IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics congratulate the winners of the IOP Student Science Publication Award, announced at last night's Association of British Science Writers' (ABSW) Awards Ceremony.

26 Jun 2014 London, UK

Five journals to switch to electronic only

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced that five of the company’s research journals will become electronic only and will no longer print paper editions.

23 Jun 2014 Bristol, UK

Researchers target smartphone cameras with “smart glass” micro-iris

A small, low-powered camera component made from a “smart glass” material has been created by a group of researchers in Germany with the hope of inspiring the next generation of smartphone cameras.

19 Jun 2014 Bristol, UK

eprintweb.org switch off

We set up eprintweb.org in 2007 as an IOP Publishing mirror of arXiv.org.

12 Jun 2014 Bristol, UK

American Astronomical Society Journals Going Electronic Only

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have decided that all AAS research journals published with IOP will become electronic only and will no longer print paper editions.

2 Jun 2014 Washington DC, USA
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Physics in Brazil takes centre stage as World Cup comes to town

As Brazil gets set to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup this month amid concerns about the amount of public money being used to stage the world’s largest sporting event, Physics World’s editorial team reveals in a new special report how physicists are taking full advantage of the four-fold increase in science funding that the government has invested over the past 10 years.

2 Jun 2014 Bristol, UK
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Billions of kg of CO2 could be saved by scrapping DVDs, research suggests

A trip down to the local DVD store has slowly become a thing of the past thanks to the rise of video streaming services, which allow viewers to indulge in back-to-back episodes of hit TV series like House of Cards and Breaking Bad at the click of a button.

29 May 2014 Bristol, UK

Shortlist for ABSW’s IOP Student Science Publication Award announced

The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing are delighted to announce the shortlist of the Association of British Science Writers’ (ABSW) IOP Student Science Publication Award.

28 May 2014 London, UK
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IOP Publishing and UK university libraries collaborate on open access offsetting pilot

IOP Publishing (IOP), one of the world’s leading scientific publishers, has today announced the launch of a three-year pilot project under which participating universities will be able to offset the majority of their expenditure on hybrid article publication charges (APCs) in IOP journals against their subscription and licence fees.

27 May 2014 Bristol, UK

Nature inspires drones of the future

Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.

23 May 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing appoints third Publishing Manager

Pernille Hammelsoe has been appointed as Publishing Manager for IOP Publishing and will be based at its head office in Bristol.

20 May 2014 Bristol, UK
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Inverse Problems hosts its first international conference

Inverse Problems will celebrate its 30th anniversary by hosting a special three day conference in Bristol, UK, later this year.

19 May 2014 Bristol, UK
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Scientists find best way to rid a garden of snails

Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm.

16 May 2014 Bristol, UK

Statement from IOP Publishing on story in The Times

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16 May 2014 Bristol, UK
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High-speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth

Scientists have discovered new evidence to suggest that lightning on Earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space, but also by energetic particles from the Sun.

15 May 2014 Bristol, UK
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Implantable device to beat high blood pressure

An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been created by a group of researchers in Germany.

9 May 2014 Bristol, UK
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In May's Physics World: The pitch drops that got the world talking

In light of recent results from the “world’s longest experiment”, spanning more than 90 years, at the University of Queensland, a group of researchers from Trinity College Dublin explain the background behind their own pitch-drop experiment in this month’s Physics World and offer an explanation as to why their research hit the headlines in 2013.

1 May 2014 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing to participate in 2014 NHS Pilot

IOP Publishing (IOP) is delighted to announce that it is participating in a pilot that will enable access to journal content licensed by Jisc Collections to eligible staff working across the NHS in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

1 May 2014 Bristol, UK
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Congratulations to the 2014 Louise Leckner Memorial Travel Stipend Recipients

This past year has flown by and we can hardly believe it is time once again to announce the winners of IOP Publishing’s Louise Leckner Memorial Travel Stipends.

22 Apr 2014 Philadelphia, USA
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3D printing cancer cells to mimic tumours

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer.

11 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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figshare and IOP Publishing join up to help authors share their work

IOP Publishing and figshare have announced a collaborative pilot to test new ways to help authors share figures and data from IOP’s journals more easily.

9 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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Interview: David Elliott on renewable energy

Following our very first IOP ebooksTM "Meet the author" webinar with David Elliott, we speak to him about his recently published book and the renewable energy industry.

9 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics receives Harvey Prize

Professor Paul Corkum, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics has today been presented with the Harvey Prize at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

8 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

A digging robot inspired by the unique mechanisms employed by the Atlantic razor clam has been created by a group of researchers in the US.

7 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

A digging robot inspired by the unique mechanisms employed by the Atlantic razor clam has been created by a group of researchers in the US.

7 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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Researchers probe the next generation of 2D material

IOP Publishing’s new materials journal, 2D Materials, has published its very first issue.

7 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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ATLAS project manager appointed as new scientific director of the Journal of Instrumentation

IOP Publishing and SISSA are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Marzio Nessi as the new Scientific Director for the Journal of Instrumentation.

3 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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Warm North Atlantic Ocean promotes extreme winters in US and Europe

The extreme cold weather observed across Europe and the east coast of the US in recent winters could be partly down to natural, long-term variations in sea surface temperatures, according to a new study published today.

2 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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April's Physics World: Should physicists work to the sound of silence?

In this month’s issue of Physics World, Felicity Mellor, a senior lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London, questions whether the requirement of the modern physicist to collaborate and communicate is preventing the intellectual progress brought about by silence and solitude.

1 Apr 2014 Bristol, UK
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Stool samples provide marker for bowel disease

A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK.

28 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK
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Anti-counterfeit 'fingerprints' made from silver nanowires

Unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nanowires have been created by a group of researchers from South Korea in an attempt to authenticate goods and tackle the growing problem of counterfeiting.

21 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK
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Future heat waves pose threat to global food supply

Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.    This is according to a new study led by researchers at the University of East Anglia and published today, 20 March, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, which has, for the first time, estimated the global effects of extreme temperatures and elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) on the production of maize, wheat and soybean.

20 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK

First books from IOP Concise PhysicsTM collection published

IOP Publishing (IOP) and Morgan & Claypool have published the first books from their IOP Concise Physics collection.

18 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK
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Researchers map European climate change

The majority of Europe will experience higher warming than the global average if surface temperatures rise to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study published today.

7 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK
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Leading open access material science journal changes copyright license

The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Japan) and IOP Publishing are delighted to announce that Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) has adopted the Creative Commons license (CC-BY 3.0) for all articles published in the journal.

6 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing teams up with Kudos to help authors raise visibility of their research

IOP Publishing (IOP) is pleased to announce that we will be teaming up with Kudos in 2014 to offer our authors a new way to further raise the visibility of their research.

5 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK
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Sea-level rise threatens UNESCO World Heritage sites

Some of the world’s most recognisable and important landmarks could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia.

5 Mar 2014 Bristol, UK
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March's Physics World: Feynman's lecture brought to life in science doodle

In this month’s edition of Physics World, professional “science doodler” Perrin Ireland gives her unique take on one of Richard Feynman’s famous lectures, 50 years after it was first delivered.

28 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing's COUNTER4 reports now available

Following IOP Publishing's (IOP) compliance with COUNTER's version 4 release, customers can now view additional compliant usage reports.

21 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing's COUNTER4 reports now available

Following IOP Publishing's (IOP) compliance with COUNTER's version 4 release, customers can now view additional compliant usage reports.

21 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK

New Editor-in-Chief for Plasma Sources Science and Technology

Professor Bill Graham has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST).

20 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK
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Brain process takes paper shape

A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signalling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China.

14 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK
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Cancer drugs hitch a ride on "smart" gold nanoshells

Nanoparticles capable of delivering drugs to specifically targeted cancer cells have been created by a group of researchers from China.

14 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK

ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award launched

The IOP Student Science Publication Award, one of the ABSW Science Writers’ Awards, is now open for entry.

12 Feb 2014 London, UK

New open access funding pilot for Austria

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Academic Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich), the Austrian Central Library for Physics at the University of Vienna and IOP Publishing (IOP) have today announced a new pilot project that will provide advance funding for Austrian researchers to publish on a hybrid open access basis in IOP’s subscription journals and which will offset that funding against subscription and licence fees paid by the Austrian Academic Consortium for access to IOP’s journals.

5 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK
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February's Physics World: NSA pursues quantum technology

In this month’s issue of Physics World, Jon Cartwright explains how the revelation that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is developing quantum computers has renewed interest and sparked debate on just how far ahead they are of the world’s major labs looking to develop the same technology.

3 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK
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Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries.

3 Feb 2014 Bristol, UK

Global partnership signed to expand opportunities for open access publishing in materials science

The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Japan) are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa, Switzerland) to expand the open access journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).

31 Jan 2014 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing staff more than double fundraising target for Children's Hospice South West

Staff at IOP Publishing (IOP) have raised £13,447 for their nominated charity of 2013, Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

31 Jan 2014 Bristol, UK
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Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up

A carbon nanotube sponge capable of soaking up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficiently than previous efforts has been presented in a new study published today.

17 Jan 2014 Bristol, UK
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Study highlights threat of intense tropical cyclones hitting East Asia

The intensity of tropical cyclones hitting East Asia has significantly increased over the past 30 years, according to a new study published today.

16 Jan 2014 Bristol, UK
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Researchers develop test to detect early onset of heart attacks

A new “fluid biopsy” technique that could identify patients at very high risk of a heart attack by identifying specific cells as markers in the bloodstream has been developed by a group of researchers in the US.

10 Jan 2014 Bristol, UK
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Astronomy Image Explorer launched

IOP Publishing (IOP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are pleased to announce the launch of the Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE).

7 Jan 2014 Bristol, UK
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Advisory Board member receives Brian Pippard Prize

Professor Robert Hadfield of the University of Glasgow and Advisory Board member of IOP Publishing’s Superconductor Science and Technology, is the winner of the 2013 Brian Pippard Prize.

23 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK
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Cells from the eye are inkjet printed for the first time

A group of researchers from the UK have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time.

18 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK
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Traffic jams lend insight into emperor penguin huddle

Emperor penguins maintain the tight huddle that protects them from the harsh conditions of an Antarctic winter with stop-and-go movements like cars in a traffic jam, a new study has shown.

17 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK

Top 10 physics breakthroughs for 2013 announced

The top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2013, as judged by Physics World magazine, have been announced.

13 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK
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3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics

Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.

9 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK

Physica Scripta publishes proceedings from the Nobel Symposium

In the week that Peter Higgs and François Englert collect this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, the journal Physica Scripta has today published the proceedings from the Nobel Symposium on the “Physics of the Large Hadron Collider” which took place in Sweden earlier this year.

9 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing signs contracts with CERN for three journals to join SCOAP3

IOP Publishing has today announced the signing of the contracts that confirm the participation of three of its partner journals in SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) for three years, commencing 1 January 2014.

5 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK
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New Publishing Manager for IOP Publishing

Dr Matthew Salter has been announced as the new Publishing Manager for Asia Pacific at IOP Publishing.

5 Dec 2013 Bristol, UK
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Bone grafting improvements with the help of sea coral

Sea coral could soon be used more extensively in bone grafting procedures thanks to new research that has refined the material’s properties and made it more compatible with natural bone.

29 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP ebook author awarded Rothschild Prize

Professor Shlomo Havlin, author of IOP ebook Introduction to Network of Networks has been awarded the 2014 Rothschild Prize.

28 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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Physicists find a way to study coldest objects in the Universe

They are the coldest objects in the Universe and are so fragile that even a single photon can heat and destroy them.

28 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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A Whirling Dervish puts physicists in a spin

A force that intricately links the rotation of the Earth with the direction of weather patterns in the atmosphere has been shown to play a crucial role in the creation of the hypnotic patterns created by the skirts of the Whirling Dervishes.

27 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers warn against high emissions from oil palm expansion in Brazil

Expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel could result in extremely high emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) unless strict controls are put in place.

14 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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Artificial heart to pump human waste into future robots

A new device capable of pumping human waste into the “engine room” of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from Bristol.

8 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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Solar activity playing a minimal role in global warming, research suggests

Changes in solar activity have contributed no more than 10 per cent to global warming in the twentieth century, a new study has found.

8 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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November's Physics World: Can an oil bath solve the mysteries of the quantum world?

For the past eight years, two French researchers have been bouncing droplets around a vibrating oil bath and observing their unique behaviour.

1 Nov 2013 Bristol, UK
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‘This month’s articles' policy

In January 2002, IOP Publishing (IOP) opened up access to many current articles for the first thirty days after publication under the heading of ‘This month’s articles’.

31 Oct 2013 Bristol, UK
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Changing the way referees are rewarded

IOP Publishing has introduced a new referee reward scheme as part of the company’s open access policy.

24 Oct 2013 Bristol, UK
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Water impurities key to an icicle's ripples

A group of physicists from Canada have been growing their own icicles in a lab in the hope of solving a mystery that has, up until now, continued to puzzle scientists.

10 Oct 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing unveils its first ebooks collection

IOP Publishing (IOP) is proud to unveil the first titles in the company’s new ebooks publishing programme at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (9–13 October).

9 Oct 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing celebrates 2013 Nobel Laureates in Physics

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has today been announced in Sweden.

8 Oct 2013 Bristol, UK
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Physics World celebrates anniversary with mind-boggling puzzles

Physics World is today celebrating 25 years as the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics (IOP) with a set of "fiendish physics-themed puzzles" to test even the brainiest of the magazine’s readers.

3 Oct 2013 Bristol, UK
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Superconductivity to meet humanity's greatest challenges

The stage is now set for superconductivity to branch out and meet some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.

19 Sep 2013 Bristol, UK
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New materials research journals now open for submissions

We are pleased to announce that IOP Publishing’s (IOP) three newest materials research journals are now open for article submissions.

18 Sep 2013 Bristol, UK
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Current pledges put over 600 million people at risk of water scarcity

Our current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are projected to set the global mean temperature increase at around 3.5°C above pre-industrial levels, will expose 668 million people worldwide to new or aggravated water scarcity.

13 Sep 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers map carbon footprints of UK towns and cities

The London borough of Newham is famed for producing talents such as Idris Elba, Plan B and Mo Farrah, whilst also playing host to the Olympic Stadium and West Ham United Football Club.

11 Sep 2013 Bristol, UK
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Pacific flights create most amount of ozone

The amount of ozone created from aircraft pollution is highest from flights leaving and entering Australia and New Zealand, a new study has shown.

5 Sep 2013 Bristol, UK
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September's Physics World: The woman who understood Newton

In this month’s edition of Physics World, Paula Findlen from Stanford University profiles Laura Bassi – an emblematic and influential physicist from the 18th century who can be regarded as the first ever woman to forge a professional scientific career.

29 Aug 2013 Bristol, UK
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Heat waves to become more frequent and severe

Climate change is set to trigger more frequent and severe heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) we emit into the atmosphere, a new study has shown.

15 Aug 2013 Bristol, UK

Vision Prize collaborates with environmentalresearchweb

Vision Prize, an online research platform for capturing expert opinion, and IOP Publishing’s community website, environmentalresearchweb, have signed an agreement that recognises a shared mission to communicate as widely as possible the views of scientists on issues concerning the environment.

13 Aug 2013 Bristol, UK
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Scientists model extraordinary performance of Bolt

As the world’s best athletes descend on London today to take part in the Olympic Anniversary Games, a group of researchers from Mexico has provided an insight into the physics of one of the greatest athletic performances of all time.

26 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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Pocket-sized sensor gives instant fat burning updates

Fitness fanatics may soon be able to gauge if their hard work is paying off without the need for weighing scales thanks to a new device that can instantly tell if your body is burning fat.

25 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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Atmospheric rivers set to increase UK winter flooding

The prolonged heat wave that has bathed the UK in sunshine over the past month has given the country an unexpected taste of summer that has seemed to be missing in recent years.

24 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing introduces ebooks collection to Latin America

IOP Publishing (IOP) presented its new ebooks program for the first time in Latin America, showcasing unique features and benefits to librarians and scientists and encouraging regional authors to submit their own book ideas.

24 Jul 2013 Mexico City, Mexico
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Argentinean Bioengineering Society and IOP Publishing sign agreement to publish conference proceedings

The Argentinean Bioengineering Society (SABI) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have signed an agreement to publish the conference proceedings from the Argentine Congress of Bioengineering and Clinical Engineering Conference VIII (SABI 2013) for the fourth time running.

23 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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Three new journals to launch in 2014

IOP Publishing is to introduce three new journals in the field of materials science to its journal publishing programme.

17 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers estimate over two million deaths annually from air pollution

Over two million deaths occur each year as a direct result of human-caused outdoor air pollution, a new study has found.   In addition, while it has been suggested that a changing climate can exacerbate the effects of air pollution and increase death rates, the study shows that this has a minimal effect and only accounts for a small proportion of current deaths related to air pollution.

11 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers set out path for global warming reversal

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) can reverse the global warming trend and push temperatures back below the global target of 2°C above pre-industrial levels, even if current policies fail and we initially overshoot this target.

11 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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UK leads the way in race for new temperature definition

Scientists at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have performed the most accurate measurement yet of the Boltzmann constant.

11 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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Australian physicists cast new light on spin-bowling

As the Ashes series gets underway next week, a pair of brothers from Australia have been exploring the physics behind the spin of a cricket ball.

5 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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July's Physics World: Cancer is result of default cellular safe mode, physicist proposes

With death rates from cancer have remained largely unchanged over the past 60 years, a physicist is trying to shed more light on the disease with a very different theory of its origin that traces cancer back to the dawn of multicellularity more than a billion years ago.

1 Jul 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers strike gold with nanotech vaccine

Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body's specialist immune cells.

26 Jun 2013 Bristol, UK

The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing recognise student science writers through award sponsorship

At last night’s Science Writers’ Awards in London, the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) announced the addition of a new award which is being sponsored by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and its publishing company, IOP Publishing.

21 Jun 2013 London, UK
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Journals from IOP Publishing show Impact Factor growth for the ninth year running

The 2012 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, once again show growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP) for the ninth year running.

20 Jun 2013 Bristol, UK
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Irish chronicles reveal links between cold weather and volcanic eruptions

Medieval chronicles have given an international group of researchers a glimpse into the past to assess how historical volcanic eruptions affected the weather in Ireland up to 1500 years ago.

6 Jun 2013 Bristol, UK
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Physiological Measurement appoints Randall Moorman as new Editor-in-Chief

Professor Randall Moorman has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physiological Measurement, a journal published by IOP Publishing in partnership with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

6 Jun 2013 Bristol, UK
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Helicopter takes to the skies with the power of thought

A remote controlled helicopter has been flown through a series of hoops around a college gymnasium in Minnesota.

5 Jun 2013 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing and The Japan Society of Applied Physics announce five year publishing agreement

IOP Publishing and The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) have today announced a five year agreement for the publication of Applied Physics Express (APEX) and the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP).

5 Jun 2013 Bristol, UK
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In June's Physics World: Europe needs to engage and invest in national R&D budgets

In June’s edition of Physics World Portugal’s former science and technology minister, José Mariano Gago, calls for more investment in, and engagement with, national science budgets in light of the European Union’s (EU) stagnated investment.

3 Jun 2013 Bristol, UK

Giorgio Benedek appointed as new Editor-in-Chief for EPL

Professor Giorgio Benedek has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of EPL (Europhysics Letters), a journal publishing original, high-quality letters in all areas of physics.

24 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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New physicsworld.com service helps to connect research with industry

Physics Connect, an online innovation service that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, has been launched on physicsworld.com.

23 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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Study reveals scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change

A comprehensive analysis of peer-reviewed articles on the topic of global warming and climate change has revealed an overwhelming consensus among scientists that recent warming is human-caused.

16 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing and the National Institute for Materials Science announce new three year agreement

IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced a new three year agreement with the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) for the continued publication of the open access title Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).

10 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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No-win situation for agricultural expansion in the Amazon

The large-scale expansion of agriculture in the Amazon through deforestation will be a no-win scenario, according to a new study.

10 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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Increased science funding drives physics in Brazil

A rapid rise in science funding is transforming Brazil’s research landscape, according to a new report published on behalf of the Brazilian Physical Society by IOP Publishing.

9 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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Dual-colour lasers could lead to cheap and efficient lighting

A new semiconductor device capable of emitting two distinct colours has been created by a group of researchers in the US, potentially opening up the possibility of using light emitting diodes (LEDs) universally for cheap and efficient lighting.

3 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers estimate a cost for universal access to energy

Universal access to modern energy could be achieved with an investment of between 65 and 86 billion US dollars a year up until 2030, new research has shown.

3 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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In May's Physics World: Researchers tackle collapsing bridges with new technology

In this month’s issue of Physics World, an international group of researchers propose a new technology that could divert vibrations away from load-bearing elements of bridges to avoid catastrophic collapses.

1 May 2013 Bristol, UK
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Breath study brings roadside drug testing closer

A group of researchers from Sweden have provided further evidence that illegal drugs can be detected in the breath, opening up the possibility of a roadside breathalyzer test to detect substances such as cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis.

26 Apr 2013 Bristol, UK
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medicalphysicsweb launches iPad supplement

medicalphysicsweb, the website for the medical physics community from IOP Publishing, has launched an iPad version of its supplement, the medicalphysicsweb review.

26 Apr 2013 Bristol, UK
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Sea turtles inspire beach-walking robot

A sea turtle-inspired robot has been created by a group of researchers in the US to help understand the mechanics of walking and crawling on complex surfaces.

24 Apr 2013 Bristol, UK

IARD 2012 proceedings published in IOP Conference Series

IOP Publishing has today published proceedings from the International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD) conference in its IOP Conference Series for the third time.

22 Apr 2013 Bristol, UK

New hybrid open access option for Metrologia

The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures and IOP Publishing are pleased to announce that they are now offering full hybrid open access option for the journal Metrologia.

18 Apr 2013 Bristol, UK
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"Spooky action at a distance" aboard the ISS

Albert Einstein famously described quantum entanglement as “spooky action at distance”; however, up until now experiments that examine this peculiar aspect of physics have been limited to relatively small distances on Earth.

9 Apr 2013 Bristol, UK
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New Partner Development Manager, North America for IOP Publishing

Beth Mayes has been appointed as Partner Development Manager, North America for IOP Publishing (IOP).

4 Apr 2013 Boston, USA
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April's Physics World: Physics makes a big impact in brain-injury research

From battlefields to playing fields, worries over traumatic brain injury (TBI) have intensified recently as it has become clear that heavy knocks to the head – whether from bomb detonations or crunching sports tackles – can have serious long-term consequences.

2 Apr 2013 Bristol, UK
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Cold cities less sustainable than warm cities, research suggests

Living in colder climates in the US is more energy demanding than living in warmer climates.

28 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers question evaluation methods for protected areas in the Amazon

The indicators currently being used to guide policy and investments into protected areas in the Amazon may not be having the desired effect.

27 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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Metascreen forms ultra-thin invisibility cloak

Up until now, the invisibility cloaks put forward by scientists have been fairly bulky contraptions – an obvious flaw for those interested in Harry Potter-style applications.

26 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing brings Physics World subscription fulfilment in-house

IOP Publishing (IOP) has moved its Physics World magazine subscription fulfilment service in-house for customers based in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

20 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing recognized for volunteer work

Sarah Quin (left) and Samantha Parsons (right) of IOP Publishing receiving the award from Sally Badham (centre) of CMS Cameron McKenna.

20 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing donates journals to Hebei University

IOP Publishing (IOP) has donated over 1,500 print copies of journals to the College of Physics Science & Technology, Hebei University as part of their commitment to supporting the Chinese research community.

15 Mar 2013 Hebei, China
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Feynman's double-slit experiment brought to life

Image: T.Weitkamp The precise methodology of Richard Feynman’s famous double-slit thought-experiment – a cornerstone of quantum mechanics that showed how electrons behave as both a particle and a wave – has been followed in full for the very first time.

14 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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Superconductor Science and Technology Advisory Board member receives award

Professor Robert Hadfield of the University of Glasgow, UK and Advisory Board member of IOP Publishing’s Superconductor Science and Technology, has received the J&E Hall Gold Medal of the Institute of Refrigeration.

14 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK

Chinese Academy of Sciences and IOP Publishing sign agreement

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have signed an agreement to publish the conference proceedings from the 28th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) on an open access basis.

13 Mar 2013 Beijing, China
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European Journal of Physics and Physics Education Editorial Board member receives German Physical Society award

Michael Vollmer receives the award from Johanna Stachel, president of the German Physical Society (DPG).

8 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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Open access in the UK and what it means for scientific research

Joint statement from the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Physics, The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology.

7 Mar 2013 London, UK

New Head of Content Management for IOP Publishing

Natasha Mellins-Cohen has been announced as the new Head of Content Management for IOP Publishing and will start in her new role on 2 April 2013.

5 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing announces its new journal, Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced the launch of a new peer-reviewed journal, Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties.

4 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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March's Physics World : Space race underway to create quantum satellite

In this month’s special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe how a quantum space race is under way to create the world’s first global quantum-communication network.

1 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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March's Physics World : Space race underway to create quantum satellite

In this month’s special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe how a quantum space race is under way to create the world’s first global quantum-communication network.

1 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK
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Pixels guide the way for the visually impaired

Images have been transformed into pixels and projected onto a headset to help the visually impaired in everyday tasks such as navigation, route-planning and object finding.

1 Mar 2013 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing and Thomson Reuters collaborate to manage significant growth in scientific article submissions

The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced today that it is working with IOP Publishing, part of the Institute of Physics, to provide its Thomson Reuters ScholarOne solution for handling IOP Publishing's substantial increase in article submissions.

28 Feb 2013 Philadelphia, USA
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Researchers look to stress to identify breath

The perennial stress-buster – a deep breath – could become stress-detector, claims a team of researchers from the UK.

28 Feb 2013 Bristol, UK
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Kids teach parents to respect the environment

Credit: Peter Damerell A child can directly influence the attitude and behaviour of their parents towards the environment without them even knowing it.

13 Feb 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers create “building block” of quantum networks

A proof-of-concept device that could pave the way for on-chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US.

12 Feb 2013 Bristol, UK
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Insect drives robot to track down smells

A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.

6 Feb 2013 Bristol, UK
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3D printing breakthrough with human embryonic stem cells

A team of researchers from Scotland has used a novel 3D printing technique to arrange human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for the very first time.

5 Feb 2013 Bristol, UK
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Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics awarded King Faisal International Prize for Science

Professor Paul Corkum, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, has won the King Faisal International Prize for Science.

1 Feb 2013 Bristol, UK
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Brain activity study lends insight into schizophrenia

Magnetic fields produced by the naturally occurring electrical currents in the brain could potentially be used as an objective test for schizophrenia and help to better understand the disease, according to new research published today.

31 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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February's Physics World: Doubt cast on Sir Bernard Lovell's 'brainwashing'

In this month’s edition of Physics World, science writer Richard Corfield casts doubt on the alleged “brainwashing” of the late British astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell by the Soviets at the height of the Cold War and explains how his trips beyond the Iron Curtain laid the foundations for the easing of geopolitical tensions between the UK and the USSR.

31 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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February's Physics World: Doubt cast on Sir Bernard Lovell's 'brainwashing'

In this month’s edition of Physics World, science writer Richard Corfield casts doubt on the alleged “brainwashing” of the late British astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell by the Soviets at the height of the Cold War and explains how his trips beyond the Iron Curtain laid the foundations for the easing of geopolitical tensions between the UK and the USSR.

31 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK

New Editor-in-Chief appointed for Nonlinearity

Professor Edgar Knobloch has been appointed as the new co-Editor-in-Chief of Nonlinearity, a journal jointly owned by the Institute of Physics and the London Mathematical Society and published by IOP Publishing.

31 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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New thesaurus created for the astronomy community

Joint news announcement from: The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, the American Astronomical Society, the American Institute of Physics, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics John G.

24 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing endorses KBART

IOP Publishing endorses the KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) Recommended Practice, a joint NISO and UKSG initiative, as part of its commitment to supporting librarians.

22 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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Researchers analyse 'rock dissolving' method of geoengineering

The benefits and side effects of dissolving particles in our ocean’s surfaces to increase the marine uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2), and therefore reduce the excess amount of it in the atmosphere, have been analysed in a new study published today.

22 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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Editor of environmentalresearchweb awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship

Dr Liz Kalaugher, editor of IOP Publishing’s environmentalresearchweb, has won the European Geosciences Union’s Science Journalism Fellowship competition.

21 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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Savanna study highlights African fuelwood crisis

The dwindling reserves of fuelwood in Africa have been illuminated in a new study published today, which shows a bleak outlook for supplies across savannas in South Africa.

18 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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Physics World: 25 years and 25,000 fans

In the year of its 25th anniversary, Physics World is excited to celebrate another milestone today with 25,000 fans on Facebook.

17 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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Breath test identifies bacteria's 'fingerprint'

Scientists have identified the chemical ‘fingerprints’ given off by specific bacteria when present in the lungs, potentially allowing for a quick and simple breath test to diagnose infections such as tuberculosis.

11 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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New antimatter method to provide 'a major experimental advantage'

Researchers have proposed a method for cooling trapped antihydrogen which they believe could provide ‘a major experimental advantage’ and help to map the mysterious properties of antimatter that have to date remained elusive.

7 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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January's Physics World highlight: A eulogy to Herschel

With its 2160 litres of liquid helium about to run out, the Herschel Space Observatory will, by the end of March, become just another piece of space junk.

2 Jan 2013 Bristol, UK
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New Senior Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific for IOP Publishing

Neil Byrne has today been announced as the new Senior Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific for IOP Publishing.

20 Dec 2012 Sydney, Australia
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Physics on a plane: crystals made under zero gravity

A group of physicists from Japan have taken to the skies to grow crystals under zero gravity.

14 Dec 2012 Bristol, UK

Top Ten Physics Breakthroughs for 2012 Announced

The top ten breakthroughs in physics in 2012, as judged by Physics World magazine, have been announced.

14 Dec 2012 Bristol, UK
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New Head of Publishing — Partner Journals, for IOP Publishing

Jamie Hutchins has today been announced as the new Head of Publishing — Partner Journals, for IOP Publishing.

5 Dec 2012 Bristol, UK
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Physics World celebrates the best of this year's books

This month’s Physics World boasts a bumper books section, providing a useful resource for those on the lookout for stocking fillers this Christmas.

29 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK
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Sea-levels rising faster than IPCC projections

Sea-levels are rising 60 per cent faster than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) central projections, new research suggests.

28 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK
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Shrubs lend an insight into a glacier's past

The stems of shrubs have given researchers a window into a glacier’s past, potentially allowing them to more accurately assess how they’re set to change in the future.

27 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK
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Cartilage made easy with novel hybrid printer

The printing of three-dimensional tissue has taken a major step forward with the creation of a novel hybrid printer that simplifies the process of creating implantable cartilage.

22 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK
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Warming to shift heavy rainfall patterns in the UK

A group of researchers from Germany has taken to investigating the potential changes in extreme rainfall patterns across the UK as a result of future global warming and has found that in some regions, the time of year when we see the heaviest rainfall is set to shift.

21 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK
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Optical microscopes lend a hand to graphene research

The remarkable properties and subsequent applications of graphene have been well-documented since it was first isolated in 2004; however, researchers are still trying to find a quick, cheap and efficient way of measuring its thickness.

16 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing continues as MathJax Supporter

IOP Publishing continues to support the MathJax project as a MathJax Supporter, demonstrating its commitment to partnering with the scientific community.

15 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK

Open access update

SISSA Medialab and IOP Publishing are pleased to announce that they will be offering a full hybrid open access option on the journals jointly owned with IOP Publishing.

8 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK
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Indian monsoon failure more frequent with warming

Global warming could cause frequent and severe failures of the Indian summer monsoon in the next two centuries, new research suggests.

6 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK
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China Academic Library & Information System consortium meeting with IOP Publishing

CALIS consortium members and IOP staff.

2 Nov 2012 London, UK
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Pond skating insects reveal water-walking secrets

This month’s special issue of Physics World is devoted to animal physics, and includes science writer Stephen Ornes' explanation of how pond skaters effortlessly skip across water, leaving nothing but a small ripple in their wake.

1 Nov 2012 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing announces the launch of article level metrics

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced the launch of article level metrics on its journal platform IOPscience.

29 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK
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Formula unlocks secrets of cauliflower's geometry

The laws that govern how intricate surface patterns, such as those found in the cauliflower, develop over time have been described, for the first time, by a group of European researchers.

24 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing moves to CC-BY licence for open access articles and bibliographic metadata

IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced a significant change to its copyright arrangements for research published on an open access basis in the company's wholly owned journals and for bibliographic metadata.

24 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing and the Sinopec Geophysical Research Institute renew publishing partnership

IOP Publishing (IOP), Bristol, UK and the Sinopec Geophysical Research Institute (SGRI), Nanjing, China, have announced the renewal of their publishing partnership.

17 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK
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Glaciers cracking in the presence of carbon dioxide

The well-documented presence of excessive levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is causing global temperatures to rise and glaciers and ice caps to melt.

11 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing announces the launch of its ebook programme and a new partnership

Steven Hall (right), Managing Director of IOP Publishing, and Michael Morgan (left), President and CEO of Morgan and Claypool.

11 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing congratulates the 2012 Nobel Laureates in Physics

The 2012 Nobel Laureates in Physics have been announced today in Sweden.

9 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK
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Climate sceptics more prominent in UK and US media

Climate sceptics are being given a more prominent, and sometimes uncontested, voice in UK and US newspapers in contrast to other countries around the world, new research suggests.

5 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK

My life on Mars: engineering student experiences life on the red planet

As NASA’s Curiosity rover scours the surface of Mars and beams pictures of the stark and desolate landscape back to Earth, we’ve begun to paint a picture of what living on the red planet might actually be like.

2 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK
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Sea-level study shows signs of things to come

Our greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of the Earth that will cause sea-levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown.

2 Oct 2012 Bristol, UK
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KISTI and IOP Publishing sign agreement to widen scientific research in Korea

The Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information (KISTI) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a new strategic collaboration for the provision and dissemination of scientific research.

14 Sep 2012 Seoul, Korea
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Met Office model to better predict extreme winters

Severe UK winters, like the ‘big freeze’ of 2009/10, can now be better forecast months in advance using the Met Office’s latest model, new research suggests.

14 Sep 2012 Bristol, UK
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Neural implant recovers ability to make decisions

Researchers have taken a key step towards recovering specific brain functions in sufferers of brain disease and injuries by successfully restoring the decision-making processes in monkeys.

14 Sep 2012 Bristol, UK

Invisible QR codes tackle counterfeit bank notes

An invisible quick response (QR) code has been created by researchers in an attempt to increase security on printed documents and reduce the possibility of counterfeiting, a problem which costs governments and private industries billions of pounds each year.

12 Sep 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing announces its new journal, Methods and Applications in Fluorescence

From left to right: Yves Mély, Editor-in-Chief; Jane Roscoe, Head of Partner Development; David Birch, Editor-in-Chief; Otto Wolfbeis, Editor-in-Chief; Sharon d'Souza, Publisher.

6 Sep 2012 Bristol, UK

New Head of Business Development and Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for IOP Publishing

Brett Rubinstein has today been announced as the new Head of Business Development and Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for IOP Publishing.

4 Sep 2012 Bristol, UK
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Delivering solar geoengineering materials may be feasible and affordable

A cost analysis of the technologies needed to transport materials into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of sunlight hitting Earth and therefore reduce the effects of global climate change has shown that they are both feasible and affordable.

31 Aug 2012 Bristol, UK
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Japanese spacecraft to search for clues of Earth's first life

In a Physics World special report on Japan, Dennis Normile reports on how the Japanese space agency JAXA plans to land a spacecraft onto an asteroid in 2018 to search for clues of how life began on Earth.

30 Aug 2012 Bristol, UK
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The power to heal at the tips of your finger

John Rogers/University of Illinois The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves.

10 Aug 2012 Bristol, UK
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Wireless power for the price of a penny

The newspaper-style printing of electronic equipment has led to a cost-effective device that could change the way we interact with everyday objects.

10 Aug 2012 Bristol, UK
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Major step taken towards unbreakable message exchange

Single particles of light, also known as photons, have been produced and implemented into a quantum key distribution (QKD) link, paving the way for unbreakable communication networks.

2 Aug 2012 Bristol, UK
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100 years of cosmic rays mystery

As physicists gather in early August to celebrate a century since the initial discovery of cosmic rays, Alan Watson, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Leeds, explains in this month's Physics World how physicists have gradually revealed the nature of these mysterious objects and examines the progress being made in understanding where they come from.

1 Aug 2012 Bristol, UK
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Mervyn Miles announced as new Chief Scientific Advisor for IOP Publishing

Professor Mervyn Miles has today been announced as the new Chief Scientific Advisor for IOP Publishing (IOP).

31 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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Physicists study the classics for hidden truths

The truth behind some of the world’s most famous historical myths, including Homer’s epic, the Iliad, has been bolstered by two researchers who have analysed the relationships between the myths’ characters and compared them to real-life social networks.

25 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing opens office in Munich

IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced that it has opened a new office in Munich.

23 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing and Astro Ltd announce publishing partnership

IOP Publishing and Astro Ltd have announced a new five-year partnership to publish two established journals in the field of laser physics, Laser Physics and Laser Physics Letters.

16 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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Controlling your computer with your eyes

Millions of people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than £40.

13 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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Most accurate robotic legs mimic human walking gait

A group of US researchers has produced a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner.

6 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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Pre-industrial emissions still causing temperatures to rise

A climate model accounting for the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into our atmosphere before the industrial revolution has been used to show the detrimental effect of carbon emissions on global temperature in the long-term.

4 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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Physics confirms sprinters are performing better than ever before

In this month’s Physics World, Steve Haake, director of the Centre for Sports Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, reveals that the men’s 100 m sprint will be one event not to miss this summer.

2 Jul 2012 Bristol, UK
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Journals from IOP Publishing celebrate Impact Factor growth for the eighth year running

The 2011 Impact Factors published by Thomson Reuters, once again show significant growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP) for the eighth year running.

28 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing and China National Knowledge Infrastructure sign agreement

IOP Publishing (IOP) and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) have signed an agreement to create an IOP Journal Metadata Database, which will give researchers in China greater access to key journal content published by IOP and the company's partners.

27 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing moves to new subscription fulfillment vendor for the Americas

IOP Publishing has today announced that it will be moving to a new subscription fulfillment company for customers in North, South and Central America, effective immediately.

26 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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Maths formula leads researchers to source of pollution

The leaking of environmentally damaging pollutants into our waters and atmosphere could soon be counteracted by a simple mathematical algorithm, according to researchers.

26 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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Physicists predict success of movies at the box office

A group of Japanese scientists have surprised themselves by being able to predict the success or failure of blockbuster movies at the box office using a set of mathematical models.

15 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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Power-generating knee strap hints at end for batteries

Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.

15 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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Engineered robot interacts with live fish

A bioinspired robot has provided the first experimental evidence that live zebrafish can be influenced by engineered robots.

8 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing announces 2012 Library Advisory Boards

2012 IOP Library Advisory boards IOP Publishing is dedicated to perfecting the user experience for all of our customers.

1 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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Physics to tackle how food is cooked in future

In this month's Physics World, Sidney Perkowitz, Candler Professor of Physics Emeritus at Emory University, explains how applied physics led to the innovation of flameless cooking in the late 19th century and addresses the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing population in a cleaner, more efficient way.

1 Jun 2012 Bristol, UK
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Thousands of invisibility cloaks trap a rainbow

Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25 000 individual cloaks.

25 May 2012 Bristol, UK
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Award winning week for Physics World

Physics World, the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics, has won two awards in the space of a few days.

22 May 2012 Bristol, UK
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North Atlantic storm patterns throw light on 1987 gale

The cyclone that brought about the devastating winds that battered the UK in the great storm of October 1987 was exceptional in both its strength and path across the south of the country.

11 May 2012 Bristol, UK
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Venus to appear in once–in–a–lifetime event

On 5 and 6 June this year, millions of people around the world will be able to see Venus pass across the face of the Sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

1 May 2012 Bristol, UK
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Handheld probe shows great promise for oral cancer detection

A team of American researchers have created a portable, miniature microscope in the hope of reducing the time taken to diagnose oral cancer.

27 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK
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Most detailed maps yet of Africa's groundwater

Credit:British Geological Survey A scattergun approach to borehole drilling in Africa is likely to be unsuccessful.

20 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK
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IOP Publishing partners with OCLC

IOP Publishing (IOP) has partnered with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to include IOP journal content in WorldCat Local, WorldCat.org and OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

17 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK
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Drastic changes needed to curb most potent greenhouse gas

Meat consumption in the developed world needs to be cut by 50 per cent per person by 2050 if we are to meet the most aggressive strategy, set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to reduce one of the most important greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide (N2O).

13 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK
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Resurfacing urban areas to offset 150 billion tonnes of CO2

Imagine a world where the rooftops and pavements of every urban area are resurfaced to increase the reflection of the Sun's light rays.

13 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing appoints Carsten Erdmann as Corporate Sales Manager

IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced the appointment of Mr Carsten Erdmann as Corporate Sales Manager, EMEA, for IOP.

10 Apr 2012 Frankfurt, Germany
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Researchers assess radiation exposure in obese patients

Credit:Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute A group of US researchers has quantified the amount of radiation obese patients receive when undergoing routine medical scans.

6 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK
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Handheld plasma flashlight rids skin of notorious pathogens

A group of Chinese and Australian scientists have developed a handheld, battery–powered plasma-producing device that can rid skin of bacteria in an instant.

5 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK
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The role of physics in the sinking of the Titanic

A century on from the sinking of the Titanic, science writer Richard Corfield takes a look at the cascade of events that led to the demise of the ‘unsinkable’ ship, taking into account the maths and physics that played a significant part.

2 Apr 2012 Bristol, UK
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Fusion present low proliferation risk, experts conclude

American researchers have shown that prospective magnetic fusion power systems would pose a much lower risk of being used for the production of weapon–usable materials than nuclear fission reactors and their associated fuel cycle.

29 Mar 2012 Bristol, UK
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Jellyfish inspires latest ocean-powered robot

American researchers have created a robotic jellyfish, named Robojelly, which not only exhibits characteristics ideal to use in underwater search and rescue operations, but could, theoretically at least, never run out of energy thanks to it being fuelled by hydrogen.

21 Mar 2012 Bristol, UK
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Suzy Lidström appointed as new Editor-in-Chief for Physica Scripta

Dr Suzy Lidström has been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physica Scripta, a leading international journal for experimental and theoretical physics.

9 Feb 2012 Bristol, UK
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Algerian Government signs five year deal to widen access to physics research

The Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has signed a five-year agreement with IOP Publishing to provide access to key content to over 60 institutions across Algeria.

20 Jan 2012 Bristol, UK
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New Editor-in-Chief appointed for Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Dr Jason S Gardner has been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, a leading international publication in condensed matter physics.

5 Jan 2012 Bristol, UK
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Kornelius Nielsch appointed as new Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Science and Technology

Professor Dr Kornelius Nielsch has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Science and Technology, a leading international journal on semiconductor physics.

21 Dec 2011 Bristol, UK
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Measurement Science and Technology appoints David Birch as Editor-in-Chief

Professor David Birch has today been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of the leading international journal Measurement Science and Technology.

15 Dec 2011 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing joins GakuNin Japanese Shibboleth Federation

IOP Publishing (IOP) has expanded its Shibboleth compliance to include the Japanese Federation GakuNin.

8 Dec 2011 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing and China National Science and Technology Library sign national license agreement

The China National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have today announced the signing of a three year national agreement.

1 Dec 2011 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing expands customer service department

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced today that it is expanding its customer service provision with the appointment of a full time representative in its Philadelphia headquarters.

6 Oct 2011 Philadelphia, USA
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New Editor-in-Chief appointed for Physics in Medicine & Biology

Professor Simon Cherry has today been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB).

3 Oct 2011 Bristol, UK
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Physicists reveal striking similarities in sporting performance

Finding the similarities between volleyball and snooker may seem quite tricky.

21 Sep 2011 Bristol, UK

Article evolution starts here

The online scientific article is evolving.

12 Sep 2011 Bristol, UK
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Evidence further suggests extra-terrestrial origin of quasicrystals

Results from an expedition to far eastern Russia that set out to find the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals have provided convincing evidence that they arrived on Earth from outer space.

25 Jul 2011 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing and Chinese Academy of Sciences sign archive agreement

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) are now able to access nearly 140 years of scientific research thanks to a new deal signed in Beijing by CAS and IOP Publishing (IOP).

25 Jul 2011 Beijing, China
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IOP Publishing is moving

IOP Publishing's UK office is moving.

25 Jul 2011 Bristol, UK

New Editor-in-Chief appointed for Physics in Medicine & Biology

brightcove.createExperiences(); Professor Simon Cherry has today been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB).

25 Jul 2011 Beijing, China
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Physics World wins 'Best Editorial and Marketing Collaboration' at the SIPA Awards

The Physics World team won the award for 'Best Editorial and Marketing Collaboration' at the 5th Annual Specialised Information Publishers Association (SIPA) awards in London earlier this month.

15 Jul 2011 London, UK

Russian scientists celebrated at anniversary reception

The outstanding contribution of Russian researchers to the worldwide scientific community was recently celebrated at a reception to mark the 10th anniversary of IOP Publishing's (IOP) editorial office in the P.N.

6 Jul 2011 Moscow, Russia
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Physicsworld.com wins 'Best specialist site for journalism' at the Online Media Awards

Physicsworld.com has won 'Best specialist site for journalism' at the 2011 Online Media Awards, announced at the inaugural ceremony in London, UK.

27 Jun 2011 London, UK
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A breath of fresh air for detecting vitamin B12 deficiency

Researchers have developed a new test to detect the levels of vitamin B12 using your breath, allowing for a cheaper, faster, and simpler diagnosis that could help to avoid the potentially fatal symptoms of B12 deficiency.

23 Jun 2011 Bristol, UK

Physics World launches mobile apps

Physics World, the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics, has today launched a new app to provide IOP members with free access to the magazine from almost any smart phone or tablet.

6 Jun 2011 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing introduces open access option on 23 journals

IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced that it is introducing an open access publishing option on 23 subscription-based journals, effective immediately, so that authors will be able to make the final versions of their articles freely available on publication.

2 Jun 2011 Bristol, UK

Former Nanotechnology Editor-in-Chief awarded knighthood

Professor Mark Welland, former Editor-in-Chief of the IOP Publishing journal, Nanotechnology, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

20 May 2011 Bristol, UK

New Editor-in-Chief appointed for Computational Science & Discovery

Computational Science & Discovery (CSD), the multidisciplinary computational science journal from IOP Publishing, has appointed Dr Nathan A Baker as its new Editor-in-Chief.

5 May 2011 Bristol, UK
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August's Physics World: Wonders of nature inspire exotic man-made materials

In this month’s edition of Physics World, a group of physicists describe how unique structures in the natural world are inspiring scientists to develop new types of materials with unprecedented properties.

2 May 2011 Bristol, UK
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Squid and zebrafish cells inspire camouflaging smart materials

Researchers from the University of Bristol have created artificial muscles that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic the remarkable camouflaging abilities of organisms such as squid and zebrafish.

2 May 2011 Bristol, UK
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New commercial director announced

IOP Publishing (IOP), one of the world's leading publishers in physics and related sciences, has announced today the appointment of Dr Olaf Ernst as the company's new commercial director.

31 Mar 2011 Bristol, UK

New Journal of Physics and Helmholtz Association announce open access funding arrangement

The Helmholtz Association and New Journal of Physics (NJP) have today signed a funding agreement to cover article publication charges for all authors affiliated to any of the Helmholtz Research Centres who publish with NJP.

25 Mar 2011 Bristol, UK

Proceedings deal announced for Superconductivity Centennial Conference 2011

IOP Publishing (IOP) is delighted to announce that an agreement has been reached to publish the proceedings of the 2011 Superconductivity Centennial Conference in two IOP journals.

28 Feb 2011 Bristol, UK

New membership grade introduced for digital access to Physics World

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has launched a new offer designed to make the benefits of membership available more widely to the international physics community.

14 Feb 2011 Bristol, UK

Major revamp of brightrecruits.com announced

IOP Publishing has today announced a major relaunch of brightrecruits.com, the company's specialist, global recruitment site for vacancies in physics and engineering.

11 Feb 2011 Bristol, UK

IOPscience express wins honorable mention at 2010 PROSE Awards

IOP Publishing is pleased to announce that OPscience express received an "honorable mention" in the eProduct/Best in Physical Sciences and Mathematics category at the 2010 PSP PROSE Awards, announced yesterday in Washington, DC.

4 Feb 2011 Washington DC, USA

Announcing the launch of video abstracts in New Journal of Physics

New Journal of Physics (NJP) has today announced the launch of video abstracts as a new integrated content stream that will give all authors the opportunity to go beyond the constraints of the written article to personally present the importance of their work to the journal's global audience.

3 Feb 2011 Bristol, UK

Updated iPhone apps

IOP Publishing (IOP) has today released the latest versions its popular iPhone applications, IOPscience expressand physicsworld.com newsflash.

11 Jan 2011 Bristol, UK

Physics World Archive now available within IOPscience extra

IOPscience extra subscribers can now access the entire Physics World Archive.

12 Nov 2010 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing and IUPAP C20 sign five-year agreement

IOP Publishing and the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Computational Physics have signed a five-year framework agreement for publishing open-access conference proceedings.

5 Nov 2010 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing launches first Spanish language site

IOP Publishing has today announced the launch of its first Spanish language website to help create better access to its services in Latin America.

29 Oct 2010 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing achieves Impact Factor success for the sixth year running

The 2009 Impact Factors, just released by Thomson Reuters, show significant growth for many journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP) for the sixth year running.

18 Oct 2010 Bristol, UK

Congratulations to the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics winners

IOP Publishing would like to congratulate the winners of this year's Nobel Prizes in Physics.

5 Oct 2010 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing and ProQuest work together to make physics-related graduate works easy to search and browse

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced that it is working with ProQuest to allow IOPscience extra customers to browse and search for relevant dissertations and theses held in the acclaimed ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database.

11 Jun 2010 Bristol, UK

ProQuest dissertations exclusively available to IOPscience extra customers in beta release

IOPscience extra subscribers can now search for ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) from the IOPscience website platform.

11 Jun 2010 Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing receives positive feedback on its new iPhone apps

IOP Publishing (IOP) is extremely pleased with the response to its two new iPhone applications.

15 Mar 2010 Bristol, UK

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Initiative for IOP Publishing's journals

IOP Publishing (IOP) is pleased to announce that it has achieved the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking for 51 of 62 of its journals hosted on the website IOPscience.

19 Feb 2010 Bristol, UK

New look for IOPscience

Our smart new design for IOPscience is now live.

5 Feb 2010 Bristol, UK

IOPscience express for the iPhone

We are pleased to announce the launch of IOPscience express, an iPhone application that has been designed to keep you up to date with the latest articles to appear in IOP-owned journals.

11 Jan 2010 Bristol, UK

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