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16 Aug 2018

Mapping the future direction for quantum research

The way research in quantum technology will be taken forward has been laid out in a revised roadmap for the field. Published today in the New Journal of Physics, leading European quantum researchers summarise the field’s current status, and examine its challenges and goals. In the roadmap: Dr Rob Thew and Professor Nicolas Gisin look...

15 Aug 2018

New method makes spinning collagen microfibres quicker, cheaper, and easier

Scientists in Norfolk, VA (USA) have developed a new method of making collagen microfibres, which could have applications in research, medical devices and clinical treatments ranging from ligament damage to skin burns. While collagen fibre manufacturing methods such as electrospinning and extrusion exist for biomedical applications, they have seen limited clinical success. This is partially...

26 Jul 2018

Scientists unlock the properties of new 2D material

A new two-dimensional material has become a reality, thanks to a team of Danish and Italian scientists. The research, led by physicists at Aarhus University, succeeded in the first experimental realisation and structural investigation of single-layer vanadium disulphide (VS2). It is published today in the journal 2D Materials. VS2 is one of a diverse group...

13 Jul 2018

Graphene could be key to controlling water evaporation

Graphene coatings may offer the ability to control the water evaporation process from various surfaces, according to new research, The study, carried out by a team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter (Beijing), looked at the interactions of water molecules with various graphene-covered surfaces. It is published...

05 Jul 2018

IOP ebooks now available in print

Staff and students at institutions that have purchased IOP Publishing ebooks can now buy print copies of books, direct from iopscience.org. The myPrint service is available for any book an institution has bought electronically. The books come in paperback format, with a full-colour cover, black and white contents, and monochrome illustrations. Callum Mackay, ebooks Product...

04 Jul 2018

Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100

Failure to meet the United Nations’ 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned. Published today in Environmental Research Letters, a study led by the UK National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if...

28 Jun 2018

Journal Impact Factor growth for IOP Publishing journals

The 2017 Journal Impact Factors, published by Clarivate Analytics, show significant growth for journals published by IOP Publishing, with more than half of the portfolio seeing an increase on last year. Particularly notable performances for individual journals include (in alphabetical order): 2D Materials, cementing its position as the world’s leading specialist journal for 2D materials...

27 Jun 2018

New diagnosis method could help spot head and neck cancers earlier

Oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) are the most common head and neck cancers, but are often diagnosed late. Now, researchers in Germany have developed a new cell-based test that could help provide earlier and more reliable diagnosis of OSCCs. Writing in Convergent Science Physical Oncology, the researchers explain how they tested the mechanical properties of...

20 Jun 2018

How dragonfly larvae could inspire more effective artificial heart valves

The way dragonfly larvae control the water jets they use to move and breathe could have a range of engineering and medical applications, according to new research. Published in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, the study from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), examined how Anisopteran dragonfly larvae control and adjust the repetitive water jets flowing through...

19 Jun 2018

Looking to the future with quantum computing’s leading lights

Leading quantum computing experts from around the world have explored what the future holds for the field in a new special collection in the journal Quantum Science and Technology (QST). The collection of five complimentary perspective articles, called ‘What would you do with 1,000 qubits?’, publishes today. QST Associate Editor and Guest Editor for this...

18 Jun 2018

Electronic Structure – a new journal from IOP Publishing

IOP Publishing has introduced Electronic Structure (EST) as the newest addition to its journal portfolio. EST is a multidisciplinary journal, covering all theoretical and experimental aspects of electronic structure research, including the development of new methods. It is dedicated to the entirety of electronic structure research and its community, spanning materials science, physics, chemistry and...

14 Jun 2018

IOP Publishing launches two Reviews journals

IOP Publishing has launched two new review journals, dedicated to biomedical engineering and energy research. To build on the success of Reports on Progress in Physics, and IOP Publishing’s established energy and biomedical engineering titles, the new journals focus on authoritative reviews and opinion pieces in the most significant areas of biomedical engineering and energy...