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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 2016Manchester, UK

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 2016Bristol, 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 2016London, UK

IOP Publishing in 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.

Scientists explore oil clean-up properties of aquatic ferns

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18 Aug 2016

Did cutting edge optics help Rembrandt draw self-portraits?

Covered by The New York Times, The Times, The Daily Mail and The Smithsonian

14 Jul 2016

Knuckleball machine delivers soccer science

Covered by The Daily Mail, Discovery News' Seeker and Gizmodo

13 Jul 2016

KM3NeT unveils detailed plans for largest neutrino telescope in the world

Covered by The Daily Mail, International Business Times and Popular Science

24 Jun 2016

Radical pair analysis overcomes hurdle in theory of how birds navigate

Covered by The Washington Post

9 Jun 2016

Research News

Water droplet on eggbeater-shaped hairs (trichomes) covering the Salvinia molesta leaves.

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 2016Bristol, UK.
Contrail, courtesy of Mick West

“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 2016Washington DC, USA
Figure 4, New J. Phys. 18 (2016) 083013

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 2016Ramat Gan, Israel
Photograph of cricketer, Pixabay, CC0

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 2016Bristol, UK
Photo of a midge, Pixabay, CC0

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 2016Bristol, UK
Self-portrait painting of Rembrandt

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 2016Bristol, UK
Image of the kicking machine used to shoot balls with no spin.

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 2016Bristol, UK