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Physics World app

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 2014Bristol, UK

Rhapsody in blue: Japanese trio scoop the 2014 physics Nobel

IOP Publishing congratulates Japanese-born scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura on becoming the latest Nobel prize laureates.

08 Oct 2014Bristol, UK
IOP Publishing booth, Frankfurt Book Fair - Hall 4.2, Stand K36

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.

08 Oct 2014Bristol, UK
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Update for library customers ordering via Swets

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

7 Oct 2014Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing in the news

Many of IOP's products, people and developments regularly appear in the media. A selection of this coverage is listed below. IOP Publishing is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Smart material chin strap harvests energy from chewing

Covered by BBC News, Daily Mail and Vice Magazine

. 17 Sept 2014Smart Materials and Structures

Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution

Covered by the Popular Science, Guardian and Daily Mail

. 05 Aug 2014Nanotechnology

Researchers target smartphone cameras with "smart glass" micro iris

Covered by BBC and Gizmag

. 19 Jun 2014Journal of Optics

Scientists find best way to rid a garden of snails

Covered by The Telegraph, LA Times and The Independent

. 16 May 2014Physica Scripta

High speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth

Covered by Nature News, Guardian and New Scientist

. 15 May 2014Environmental Research Letters

Research news

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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 2014Bristol, 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 2014Bristol, UK
physics fingernails

Physicists sound 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 2014Bristol, UK
fruit fly sniff bomb

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 2014Bristol, UK
nanoparticles fingermark

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.

02 Oct 2014Bristol, UK
physics world rosetta

In October's Physics World: The wake-up call that sent hearts racing

In this month's Physics World, Matt Taylor, project scientist on the Rosetta mission, describes the dramatic scenes that unfolded in the European Space Agency's control room when the Rosetta spacecraft was brought out of a 957-day hibernation period.

01 Oct 2014Bristol, UK
graphene cancer biomarker

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 Sept 2014Bristol, UK