Meet Nigel Browning, Editor of Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging at the Microscopy and Microanalysis, August 9, 4-5PM, at the Springer booth, number 1015.
Monthly Archives: July 2017
Special Issue on work presented at the Third Annual International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience
We are happy to announce the organization of a Special Issue of the Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, which will feature articles based on work presented at the Third Annual International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (Boulder CO: May 30 to June 2, 2017). The deadline for article submission is October 31, 2017.
Cancer Research UK has been encouraging an ‘open science behaviour’ for some time, asking researchers to make their work available as soon as possible, supporting the Concordat on Open Research Data and signing the Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA). Now Cancer Research UK commits to taking a broad view of research impact by accepting preprints in grant applications.
In a recent article in the Journal of the European Optical Society—Rapid Publications, researchers use devices based on a diffractive optical element to analyze the surface of pharmaceutical tablets. Using antimalarial drugs as a test, these simple and affordable devices can help detect counterfeit tablets and serve as a quality assurance tool for pharmaceutical production sites.
The London 2012 Olympic Games are widely considered to have been a huge success, both in terms of the event itself and the legacy that followed. New research published today in City, Territory and Architecture evaluates the legacy of this Olympic edition and highlights ways to optimize the Olympics for host cities and build beneficial legacies.
New research published in Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications finds that people can only detect a fake image of a real word scene 60% of the time and can only identify exactly what has been manipulated in the image 45% of the time. This blog written by Stephan Lewandowsky of the Psychonomic Society explores this research in the context of real word instances where people have been duped by fake images.
The buzz of busy commuters, as well as the lack of it, leave behind digital footprints that are rich in information about all aspects of people’s lives. In EPJ Data Science, Eszter Bokányi and team analyze 63 million tweets originating all over the US for a period of 10 months, and find links between unemployment rates and and the users’ Twitter activity.1
The era of “fake news” is upon us. Navigating social media is a constant exercise of judgement, but data science can be a helpful to distinguish real from fabricated trending topics. In EPJ Data Science, Emilio Ferrara and team set out to determine from very early on whether information is being organically or artificially disseminated on social media.
European Transport Research Review (ETRR) has a new Editor-in-Chief; in January 2017, Karst Geurs took over from Anthony D. May. Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Karst Geurs for our blog. Among other things, we asked him to introduce himself and to tell us more about his new role and his ambitions for the journal.