News Archive: 2018

News archive: 2017


IOP Publishing to expand double-blind peer review after pilot success

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced the expansion of its double-blind peer review programme, following a successful pilot on two of its journals.

19 Feb 2018

Reports of coal’s terminal decline are premature

Rapid expansion of coal power plants in Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam – Climate targets need active policy While fewer new coal-fired power plants are now being built in China and India, the planned expansion in the use of coal in fast-growing emerging economies, such as Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam, will in part cancel out the reduction.

8 Feb 2018

Critical thinking could be key for debunking climate myths

In a world where post truth, alternative facts, and fake news are everyday terms, a team of researchers have developed a strategy to help debunk misinformation about climate change.

7 Feb 2018
Award winner Dr David Lentink (left) and BB Editor-in-Chief Professor Robert Full.

Stanford scientist wins inaugural Steven Vogel Young Researcher award

Dr David Lentink from Stanford University, USA, has been named winner of the inaugural Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Steven Vogel Young Investigator Award 2017.

25 Jan 2018

STMP now indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded

Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties (STMP) is now indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).

24 Jan 2018

Human skin pigmentation recreated – with a 3D bioprinter

A new method for controlling pigmentation in fabricated human skin has been developed by researchers from A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological University.

24 Jan 2018
Part of the 'heart-on-a-chip' assembly. Image: Disease Biophysics Group, Harvard University.

‘Heart-on-a-chip’ process aims to speed up drug testing

Testing new clinical drugs’ effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research from Harvard University.

17 Jan 2018

California’s water saving brings bonus effects

Water-saving measures in California have also led to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and electricity consumption in the state.

12 Jan 2018
New CSPO Editor-in-Chief Professor Robert Ivkov.

CSPO welcomes Robert Ivkov as Editor-in-Chief

Convergent Science Physical Oncology (CSPO) has named Professor Robert Ivkov, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, USA as its new Editor-in-Chief.

9 Jan 2018

New ebooks take a look at stellar evolution and red supergiants

Supergiant stars and stellar evolution are the first topics to be covered in a new astronomy ebook collection from the American Astronomical Society and IOP Publishing.

8 Jan 2018

News archive: 2017