Today’s physics news: Commerical space flights to generate more than $600 million, and more…
Commercial space flights to generate more than $600 million, study suggests
Commercial suborbital space flights should bring in between $600 million and $1.6 billion in revenue in their first decade of operations, according to a study commissioned by the US. The study, which included surveys of 200 people with a net worth of least $5 million, estimates that 40 per cent of the interested, high-net-worth population, or 3,600 individuals, will fly within the 10-year forecast.
Research intelligence — ‘Predators’ who lurk in plain cite
Paul Jump look at dubious open-access journals who are keen to attract unwary academics and their cash.
Science funding: Duel to the death
Physicists, chemists and mathematicians in the United Kingdom are furious about funding reforms that they say threaten blue-skies research. Ananyo Bhattacharya looks at the story behind the EPSRCs funding initiatives which eventually led to a funeral procession outside parliament earlier this year.