A promising approach to optimize pig genomics

The animal article of the month for November is ‘Genotype imputation from various low-density SNP panels and its impact on accuracy of genomic breeding values in pigs‘ The rapid increase in the world population, which is expected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, needs to be accompanied by a substantial increase in food production.…


2018 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize Announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Hortense Le Ferrand has been selected to receive the 2018 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.


Flying beetles, stinging nettles and jellyfish

Tracking the invasive Rhinoceros Beetle in Hawai’i, studying how stinging nettles inject their toxin, and investigating the mechanism used by jellyfish to attack their prey – step inside the latest in Fluid Mechanics research.…


Citizen Science: establishing national bird monitoring schemes in Africa

Birds are recognised as faithful indicators of the state of the environment and widely used as such across Europe. Here skilled citizen scientists collect data that feed into national annual statistics, but until now, this model of environmental monitoring has not been tested elsewhere.  In our innovative paper we show how, with appropriate support, citizen science-based monitoring programmes for birds can be established in Africa, yielding vital data and insights into environmental change.…


Q&A with Professor Ron Hui

Professor Ron Hui, author of Photo-Electro-Thermal Theory for LED Systems: Basic Theory and Applications takes part in a Q&A about his unique book. Read Chapter One for free until 31st December 2018 here.…


Singular perturbations in noisy dynamical systems

The lead article for Issue 4, Voume 29 from the European Journal of Applied Mathematics is Professor Bernard J. Matkowsky’s personalized survey-style article on the theory and application of ‘Singular perturbation methods to noisy dynamical systems’ in the limit of small noise.…


Engineering nature to make materials

New research published within MRS Bulletin explores how materials engineers are 'hacking life' using synthetic biology. This exciting new research could lead to sustainable solutions that benefit the health and technology industries.


JFM Symposia 2017: Bangalore, India

In 2017, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics held their first series of mini-symposia organised by editorial board members from the journal and world-class researchers based in India – notably Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.…