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02 Dec 2019

Energy advances open the door to more aggressive climate policies

An international research team has called for a more sober discourse around climate change prospects, following an extensive reassessment of climate change’s progress and its mitigation. They argue that climate change models have understated potential warming’s speed and runaway potential, while the models that relate climate science to consequences, choices and policies have understated the...

25 Nov 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence to aid climate change research and preparedness

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are expected to provide significant new insights into understanding climate change and how to fight it, according to a study published today in Environmental Research Letters. The study, led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK, provides a compelling argument that machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) can...

22 Nov 2019

Increase in cannabis cultivation or residential development could impact water resources, study shows

Cannabis cultivation could have a significant effect on groundwater and surface water resources when combined with residential use, evidence from a new study suggests. Researchers in Canada and the US investigated potential reductions in streamflow, caused by groundwater pumping for cannabis irrigation, in the Navarro River in Mendocino County, California, and contextualized it by comparing...

21 Nov 2019

IOP Publishing hosts Community Apprentice fundraiser with Envison

IOP Publishing is keen to support and inspire future generations as they start to prepare themselves for their forthcoming careers. One way we do this is through our partnership with Envision and its Community Apprenticeship Programme. The 10-month programme brings participating young adults from our assigned local school into the IOP Publishing office to see...

20 Nov 2019

Work in Publishing Week at IOP Publishing

This week is Work In Publishing Week, a national campaign run by the Publishers’ Association to inspire young people aged 14-24 to pursue a career in publishing. As part of this, some of our staff have shared the reasons they work in publishing, and why they enjoy it. Here’s what they had to say: “I...

12 Nov 2019

Superconducting wind turbine chalks up first test success

A superconducting rotor has been successfully tested on an active wind turbine for the first time. The EcoSwing consortium designed, developed, manufactured a full-size superconducting generator for a 3.6 megawatt wind turbine, and field-tested it in Thyborøn, Denmark. They report their results in the IOP Publishing journal Superconductor Science and Technology. Corresponding author Anne Bergen,...

08 Nov 2019

Aviation emissions’ impacts on air quality larger than on climate, study finds

New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has quantified the climate and air quality impacts of aviation, broken down by emission type, altitude and location. The MIT team found that growth in aviation causes twice as much damage to air quality as to the climate. Writing today in IOP Publishing’s Environmental Research Letters,...

21 Oct 2019

Open Access Week 2019

In support of Open Access Week 2019, we are discussing how we are engaging with open science and addressing the themes of access, transparency and inclusivity. You can find out more on our dedicated Open Access Week page here.

09 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Nobel Laureates in Physics

The wait to discover the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics is over. IOP Publishing congratulates James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz on becoming the latest Nobel Prize laureates. The Nobel committee recognised the three researchers “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the...

01 Oct 2019

Materials Research Express changes to a fully gold Open Access journal

In response to increasing community demand for more accessible and open science, and following our previous announcement, IOP Publishing’s Materials Research Express (MRX) has now changed to a fully gold Open Access (OA) journal funded by article publication charges (APCs), with immediate effect for all new article submissions. For an initial transition period, there will...

27 Sep 2019

Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research

Elon Musk promised—and Jeff Dahn delivered. With the publishing of a ground-breaking paper in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), Dahn announced to the world that Tesla may soon have a battery that makes their robot taxis and long-haul electric trucks viable. Dahn and his research group are Tesla’s battery research partner. Dahn said:...

23 Sep 2019

Jisc Router agreement with IOP Publishing

A new agreement between IOP Publishing (IOPP) and Jisc will enable the provision of journal articles published on a gold open access basis directly to institutional repositories in the UK. Using a service called the Jisc Publications Router, IOPP will pass published articles, in their final published versions, directly to the correct institutional repositories of their...