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05 Apr 2018

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. “In this study, we aimed to uncover the structural order in a king penguin colony during the early stage of the breeding cycle, when most of the...

03 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. But a new study shows diesel cars with ‘defeat devices’ may have no environmental benefit over petrol cars. The research looked at the on-road driving impact of Volkswagen (VW)...

29 Mar 2018

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. The study examined how the various cells that comprise tumours interact, in what is known as the tumour microenvironment (TME). It is published today in the journal Biofabrication. Senior author Professor David Mooney, from...

08 Mar 2018

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. It was chosen as IOP Publishing’s charity of the year by a staff vote, and IOP Publishing staff will be fundraising for the charity in a...

07 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. The new Institutional Research Licence has been developed by IOP to enable institutions to manage the cost of hybrid article publication charges (APCs) against their journals licence fee, enabling institutions to support the...

01 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. “Our key motivation throughout the relaunch project has been to make it easier for users to discover the content of most...

01 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. In the first study of its kind, a team led by researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, in collaboration with scientists at Fathom, The Nature Conservancy and...

27 Feb 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. In recognition of the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of research, the scope of these new journals will focus on research covering three aspects of the physical world that will shape the future of our planet: energy, materials and...

19 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. IOP is experimenting with different peer review models as part of its commitment to providing high-quality peer review and meeting the future needs of the research communities we serve. In double-blind peer review,...

08 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...

25 Jan 2018

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. The award recognises early career excellence in the journal’s field, and is open to researchers in the 10 years after completing their PhD. Dr Lentink’s multidisciplinary laboratory at Stanford University studies biological...

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. In their paper, publishing today in Biofabrication, the team show how they utilise 3D bioprinting to control the distribution of...