Institute of Physics

A golden age of exoplanet discovery

An exciting meeting yesterday, Wednesday 15 June 2011, held at the Institute of Physics (IOP) in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), saw leading experts explain how far the field of exoplanet detection ...

dateJun 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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Virtual water cannot remedy freshwater shortage

The implementation of virtual water into trading deals has been suggested as a realistic solution to solving the global inequality of renewable freshwater, but new research suggests that it may not be as revolutionary as ...

dateJun 07, 2011 in Environment
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Study: 'E-waste pollution' a threat to human health

In addition to its damaging effect on the environment and its illegal smuggling into developing countries, researchers have now linked e-waste to adverse effects on human health, such as inflammation and oxidative stress ...

dateMay 30, 2011 in Environment
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Bats lend an ear to sonar engineering

Researchers have mapped out the diversity of bat ears in a hope to inspire the design of new intuitive methods of manipulating waves with physical shapes, such as SONAR and RADAR.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Engineering
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