Hot topics in science, engineering and technology

This webcast will focus on some hot topics in science engineering and technology. Indexed Content Specialist, Dr Christopher Marker, will discuss Inspec, the indexing database of scientific and technical literature, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the depth of its extensive coverage within physics, computing and engineering. Dr Marker will begin with the Rosetta mission to land on and study the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet. Given recent solar flare events, he will comment on space weather and its possible effects on the Earth, before moving on to the interrelated technologies of big data, semantic web, ubiquitous computing and data visualisation. Finally, he will look at some great physics ‘mistakes’, and ask if any result in physics is really a mistake?

Feature

Cartoon abstracts are a very effective way to bring research to life, writes Daniel Pullin

Analysis and opinion
Interview

Judy Verses is executive vice president for research at John Wiley and Sons

Feature

From pilots to practice, more and more publishers are warming to open peer review, reports Rebecca Pool