Dr Celia Knight (University of Leeds) has established ‘Biolog-e’ – a web-based journal which publishes first class biology research projects. And the students love it! “They can show their friends, families and future-employers evidence of skills in science research and communication”, says Dr Knight who will be presenting the project at the Society for Experimental Biology Main Meeting in Canterbury (Tuesday 4 April).
A web template for the e-journal is now well established and interested stakeholders, including the universities of Nottingham and Reading and Oxford University Press, are keen to use the system. Discussions are now underway to establish the first national undergraduate biology journal to showcase the very best of UK undergraduate research. Before this can go ahead Knight is keen to gauge the level of interest in the scheme. “Is there a need for this e-journal? What are people’s concerns? Will people use it?” Of particular concern are reservations about issues of copyright, but there are ways around this. And although the student’s papers will not be ‘peer-reviewed’ in the classic sense, they have been assessed by academics within their departments and there is the scope for incorporating on-line review into the procedure.
Sweetening neurotransmitter receptors and other neuronal proteins
28.10.2016 | Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung
A new look at thyroid diseases
28.10.2016 | Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Ultrafast lasers have introduced new possibilities in engraving ultrafine structures, and scientists are now also investigating how to use them to etch microstructures into thin glass. There are possible applications in analytics (lab on a chip) and especially in electronics and the consumer sector, where great interest has been shown.
This new method was born of a surprising phenomenon: irradiating glass in a particular way with an ultrafast laser has the effect of making the glass up to a...
Terahertz excitation of selected crystal vibrations leads to an effective magnetic field that drives coherent spin motion
Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how...
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...
In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.
A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.
"People have already built small quantum computers," says Sandia researcher Ryan Camacho. "Maybe the first useful one won't be a single giant quantum computer...
14.10.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
12.10.2016 | Event News
27.10.2016 | Materials Sciences
27.10.2016 | Physics and Astronomy
27.10.2016 | Life Sciences