Today’s physics news: Graphene windows’ clearer focus, and more…
Graphene windows’ clearer focus
A group of US researchers have shown that pockets created by sheets of graphene can be used to study liquids at clear, atomic, resolution using transmission electron microscopes. Their results are published in the journal Science.
X-ray hazard for people with obesity
A group of US researchers have quantified the extra dose of x-ray radiation that obese patients are exposed to when undergoing a CT scan. The results have been published in IOP Publishing’s journal, Physics in Medicine and Biology.
Science must be liberated from the paywalls of publishers
In this comment piece, Stephen Curry makes the case for open access in scientific publications; however, he criticises funding councils for not enforcing the changes and researchers for not adopting the model.
Wellcome trust joins ‘academic spring’ to open up science
The Wellcome Trust is to throw its weight behind the campaign to break the stranglehold of academic journals by launching its own open access journal, called eLife.