News Archive: 2017

News archive: 2016

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Simple climate change contribution measure ‘remains elusive’

The search for a single and simple measure for each country’s contribution to global warming is unlikely to succeed, new research has warned.

21 Feb 2017
A supercomputer-simulation of a pulverizing airplane crash over a ravine, produced by Texas A&M mathematician Goong Chen and his team. Credit: Cong Gu, Texas A&M University.

Researchers use mathematical modeling to explain complete destruction of Germanwings Flight 9525

An international team of researchers, led by Texas A&M mathematician Professor Goong Chen, has used the latest in visualization technology and their collective scientific expertise to chart the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525, deliberately crashed in the French Alps on March 24, 2015.

20 Feb 2017
Radiation treatment in the Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center HIT. Photo: Heidelburg University Hospital

New research makes cutting edge cancer treatment more precise

Researchers in Germany have taken an important step towards improving the accuracy of a highly effective radiotherapy technique used to treat cancer.

18 Feb 2017
Glacial moraine on the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Canada. Photo: John Sonntag, NASA

Study shows dramatic increase in meltwater from Canadian glaciers

The ice loss from Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new research has found.

15 Feb 2017

IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand.

13 Feb 2017

The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing form new partnership to create ebooks program for the biophysics community

The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing have forged a new publishing partnership to support the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics, through the creation of a comprehensive collection of ebooks.

10 Feb 2017

Insights and opinions on the hottest topics in physics

Presenting Physics World Discovery IOP Publishing is excited to announce the launch of a new resource for the physics community.

9 Feb 2017

Physics explains why rock musicians prefer valve amps

For many guitarists, the rich, warm sound of an overdriven valve amp – think AC/DC’s crunchy Marshall rhythm tones or Carlos Santana’s singing Mesa Boogie-fuelled leads – can’t be beaten.

9 Feb 2017
Ice Floe, Pixabay, CCO

Ice decline means Northern Sea route may become viable shipping option

Further declines in Arctic Sea ice levels could see the Northern Sea route (NSR) open to intercontinental shipping for up to six months each year, new research has found.

7 Feb 2017
A 3-layer microfluidic assembly

LEGO-like blocks build new possibilities for microfluidics

LEGO already has millions of applications, building everything from castles to spaceships.

24 Jan 2017

IOP Publishing launches double-blind peer-review trial

IOP Publishing has announced it will start offering authors the choice of single or double-blind peer review on two of its materials and biophysics/engineering journals.

16 Jan 2017

Modelling sheds new light on bacteria behaviour

A new study into how bacteria move, behave, and form colonies could allow a better understanding of infections, and pave the way to new antimicrobial treatments.

10 Jan 2017
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Unauthorised access to IOPscience server

It has come to our attention that unauthorised access was gained by an unknown party to an server on 24 December 2016.

5 Jan 2017

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