Designing programs to interpret images is so complicated that for many tasks, humans still outperform machines. To keep up with the tide of images produced by science we need a lot of people, this is where citizen science comes into play. Ahead of his talk at this year’s SpotOn conference, Martin Jones tells about the need for involving non-specialist volunteers in science and his own citizen science project: Etch a Cell.
We are excited to announce that our latest engineering journal, BMC Mechanical Engineering, is now open for submissions! This journal further expands the scope of the BMC series beyond biology and medicine and into engineering. Editor Alex Houssein talks more about this exciting new launch.
Today, BMC publishes its ‘Research in progress’ report for 2018, highlighting our work over the past year and our ambitions for the coming years. Here we share the report along with an introduction from our Publishing Director, Rachel Burley.
A manuscript is much more than words on paper. Painstakingly drafted, fuelled by coffee over long nights, then (constructively) dismantled by colleagues, re-drafted several times, and finally, assembled into something you’re proud of. It is the culmination of months or years of hard work, and could potentially lead to recognition for you and your whole… Open AccessPublishingTechnology
What kind of picture of a STEM teacher do you have? El Nagdi and colleagues attempted to answer this question by conducting a study with participants of emerging STEM schools in the US, published in the International Journal of STEM Education. Since STEM schools are a recent initiative, a STEM teacher is a learning, developing and multi-disciplinary-oriented not yet defined kind of person.
To celebrate that the new journal Neurological Research and Practice, the official journal of the German Neurological Society, is now accepting its first submissions, we’ve spoken to the Founding Editor-in-Chief Professor Werner Hacke. He tells us more about current trends and introduces the aims and topics of Neurological Research and Practice.