News Archive: 2018

News archive: 2017


Penguin colonies resemble liquids, physicists find

Penguins and physicists do not often cross paths, but a new physics study has found king penguin breeding colonies organise and move in a similar way to liquids.

5 Apr 2018

‘Dieselgate’ impacted climate as well as human health

Improved diesel technology, combined with generally better fuel economy, has led to the widespread belief that diesel vehicles are more environmentally friendly than their petrol counterparts.

3 Apr 2018
Lung adenocarcinoma. Image credit: Librepath, Wikipedia.

3D modelling unlocks insight into cancer progression

Medics may soon have a better understanding of how cancer tumours grow and progress, thanks to research from an international collaboration.

29 Mar 2018

‘Digistain’ technology offers revolution in cancer diagnoses

The way cancer is diagnosed could soon be more accurate and reliable thanks to a team of British scientists.

13 Mar 2018
IOP Publishing's Charity of the Year committee with Donal Carmody (right) and Bert Weenink from Kinergy

IOP Publishing chooses Kinergy as its Charity of the Year 2018

Kinergy is a Bristol charity that provides free, confidential counselling and group therapy for survivors of sexual violence, abuse, and rape aged 16 and over across the South West.

8 Mar 2018

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft to grow open access publishing with IOP

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have announced a new pilot agreement to help grow the society’s participation in open access publishing.

7 Mar 2018
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Reviewer of the Year Awards 2017

As part of IOP Publishing’s commitment to recognise and reward peer review, it has announced its Reviewer Awards winners for 2017.

2 Mar 2018

USA flood risk is vastly underestimated, study shows

Current flood risk models for the contiguous United States vastly underestimate the amount of people, land, and assets at risk from severe flooding, according to new research.

1 Mar 2018

IOP Publishing reveals new look for Physics World

IOP Publishing has relaunched its award-winning science news website Physics World, the start of a phased development programme for the specialist publisher’s science news services that will run through the first half of 2018.

1 Mar 2018

IOP launches trio of interdisciplinary open access journals

IOP Publishing, home of the respected Journal of Physics series, has launched three new, high-impact open access journals.

27 Feb 2018

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