Three expert editors will boost coverage of fast-moving fields that benefit from an interdisciplinary approach
New metric could be used to quantify a researcher’s output
Shift of one degree every two billion years could be measured by space mission
Fractalized device could be used in biosensing
Stanford University researchers design a pressure and strain sensor that degrades over time
Submarine tangles of brown seaweeds may not survive steady change of ocean chemistry
A new safe and non-invasive technique could be an alternative to refractive surgery
Can the nuclear medicine community avoid another devastating shutdown like the one that occurred in 2009?
Satellite finds major shifts in freshwater distribution
France has some quite ambitious renewable-energy targets, coupled with a partial nuclear phase-out policy, but progress has been a little patchy
A wide breadth of knowledge and expertise is needed to tackle complex issues in cancer research
How optical technologies developed for astronomers are making their mark in other fields
Cather Simpson tells the "start-up story" of Engender, which uses photonics technology to sort bull sperm by sex for the dairy industry
Janelle Shane explains how improvements in lidar steering technologies could pay off for autonomous vehicles
Losing the Nobel Prize by Brian Keating is a window into how science is done today, warts and all, writes Tushna Commissariat
Nobel laureate Mario Molina and Lorraine Whitmarsh discuss climate politics
Stakeholder summit discusses the challenges of developing artificial intelligence in clinical radiology and clinical oncology
In an ever-changing world the few constants we can rely on become ever more important. The distance to the nearest high street bank may increase, hem lines may rise and fall, but t...
Excerpts from the Red Folder
Pressure inside particle exceeds that in a neutron star
At 2 °C of temperature rise, 29% of global population likely to face difficulties in water, energy, food and environment
Plug-and-play blocks enable labs around the world to cheaply and easily build customized diagnostic devices
Survey finds that 67% of physical scientists have shared their work early
Reducing the interactions between electrons and phonons in these layered materials makes them emit brighter light
The number of prizes awarded to US researchers per capita has been dropping since 1972
Stretching removes knots from molecular strands
Green supercapacitors are set to be revolutionized by research that sheds light on the complex synergy between the structure and performance of electrode materials
A virtual clinical trial quantifies the superiority of digital breast tomosynthesis over 2D-mammography for detecting breast lesions
The day aims to be “an annual focal point" for the role that light plays
Shale and other ‘light tight’ oils emit less greenhouse gas
Self-propelled units join forces to mimic the motion of living cells
An in-room mobile CT system enables adaptive proton therapy on a compact proton system
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Life Beyond Earth
There has been, until now, no compelling evidence for biology beyond the confines of our own planet. And yet, people who investigate this topic feel confident that – within two decades – we will trip across life forms that are not, and never have been, earthlings. Why are they so optimistic that we will soon find some cosmic confrères, and what might be the implications of such a discovery?
10—13 September 2018, Oxford, UK
NSS10 bringing together experts to discuss and share the information on latest research advances of science and technology in the nanoscale regime including (but not limited to) electronic, optical, magnetic, mechanical and transport properties of nanoscale systems and nanoscale devices, as well as characterisation tools to study them. It will additionally focus on low dimensional materials, catalysis, energy materials, topological materials and their practical applications.