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American Astronomical Society & IOP Publishing launch innovative ebook program

The American Astronomical Society and IOP Publishing 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 2014Bristol, UK
Physics World Breakthrough of the Year for 2014

Comet landing named Physics World Breakthrough of the Year

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 2014Bristol, UK
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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 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

mind controlled robotic arm

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 2014Bristol, UK
co2 warming effects

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.

03 Dec 2014Bristol, UK
anelloni pasta

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.

01 Dec 2014Bristol, UK
diabetes breath test

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 2014Bristol, UK

magnet triggers lightning

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 2014Bristol, UK
traded meat emissions

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 2014Bristol, UK
twisted light waves

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 2014Bristol, UK
physics world innovation

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.

03 Oct 2014Bristol, UK