Neuroscientists at the University of Oxford are investigating the pathways that lead to dopamine transmission in the brain; their observations challenge long-held beliefs surrounding neural function in this area and could have implications for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and addiction
IEEE PES’s Executive Director Patrick Ryan outlines the Society’s scope, highlighting its growing presence as a leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of the global society
The gap between the numbers of STEM jobs versus the number of highly skilled professionals ready to fulfil these positions is a problem that appears to be growing. International Innovation examines how industries and governments are adapting to meet the needs of an increasingly technological world
Set to break the world record for the longest strictly solar-powered flight, Solar Impulse has crossed a decisive marker point between Japan and Hawaii on its round-the-world journey. Solar Impulse – a solar powered aeroplane weighing the same as a typical car – is making unexpected progress on the eighth stage of its journey around…
The latest figures estimate there are 8.7 million species on Earth, give or take 1.3 million. With new species constantly being identified, International Innovation Editor Josh Gabbatiss asks why the quest to find new species still matters. As even the most perfunctory online search reveals, new species are being discovered at an impressive rate. At the time of…
Dr Lara Herrero paints a picture of the Asian Tiger mosquito’s central role in the spread of chikungunya virus. It is the early hours of the morning and Jane has woken feeling flushed and hot. She looks in the mirror and notices she is covered in a rash. It has been a week since she…
International Innovation gives a brief introduction to the diversity of extrasolar planetary bodies, and examines the varieties of exoplanet that have been discovered so far – as well as those whose existence has been hypothesised by astronomers.