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Global Research Report - The G20 Nations
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In recent years the phenomenon of globalization has transformed many spheres of activity, not least of them the pursuit of science and technology. To assess how the international landscape of...

Increase in Web of Science-indexed Papers on Polymer Solar Cells, 2000 to 2013
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Governments everywhere are anxious to reduce the dependency of their economies on carbon-based energy. They also face pressure to reduce or eliminate nuclear power. For example, Germany and Japan...

Pere P. Simarro, World Health Organization
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In a recent analysis of data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science, the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases was identified as a Rising Star in the field of Immunology, based on an...

The Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan show. Photo courtesy of www.thebeatles.com.
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This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of worldwide Beatlemania in 1964, when four young musicians from Liverpool, England, having conquered Great Britain during the previous year, took America...

The Future of COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a term that covers several conditions, all characterized by persistent blockage of airflow from the lungs and difficulty in breathing. Emphysema...

Cross section of an LHC dipole in the tunnel. | Photo: Maximilien Brice | Courtesy of CERN
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The pair of papers heading the current Top Ten reports the observation of the long-awaited Higgs boson. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was recently awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W...

Passive dilution of 5hmC during preimplantation development.
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It is (reasonably) common knowledge that DNA is written in a simple four-letter code: ACTG. Too simple, actually. A fifth base—5-methylcytosine 5mC—plays a crucial role in determining which bits...

Winning Team
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Congratulations to Thrombosis and Haemostasis, winner of the inaugural ScholarOne...

REUTERS/Aly Song
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Close examination of the cell and molecular biology of cancer has yielded a raft of new compounds to supplement or replace long-established approaches via some combination of surgery, radiotherapy...

REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
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Trapping the energy of the Sun offers the world a limitless source of electricity. What might curtail our access to this abundant energy is the scarcity of rare elements that are currently needed...

REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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To commemorate December’s World AIDS Day, ScienceWatch examines the hottest of recent research on HIV/AIDS. For this analysis, we turn to Essential Science Indicators (a subset of Thomson Reuters...

Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge Ideation Challenge Winners Q&A
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In May 2013, Thomson Reuters launched the Build Challenge, a contest for the scientific and scholarly research community designed to expand the discovery experience offered by Thomson Reuters Web...

Underwater antineutrino detectors at the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment in China
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Particle physics is currently going through a period of rapid progress on the puzzle of the origin of mass. On 14 March 2013, news of the tentative confirmation of the Higgs boson, with a mass 250...

Successful Nobel Predictions
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In the second week of October, the customary announcement of the Nobel Prizes elevated a small group of scientists to worldwide fame. But even before the Nobel committee declared its selections,...

a stretch of DNA containing the sequences known as exons
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ENCODE is a very spiffy acronym—for the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements—but the word itself makes searching for information about it extremely difficult. It is ubiquitous, in all sorts of different...

An elderly woman is escorted by an aide in London, March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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When ScienceWatch last looked at Alzheimer’s disease (AD) three years ago, the focus was on a protein known...

Dr. Xiaohong Liu
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According to a recent analysis of InCites/Essential Science Indicators (a subset of Thomson Reuters...

REUTERS/Jonny Hogg
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Two adjacent papers in the current Hot Ten, #6 and #7, deal with the chemistry of fuel cells. According to citations recorded in brand-new papers indexed in...

In Five Disorders, Genetic Markers Belie DSM-5 Distinctions
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The new, fifth, edition of the psychiatric bible formally known as Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, henceforth DSM-5, went on sale on 22 May 2013, but even...

REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently revised its guidance on testing for infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Testing for anti-HCV, recommended for known at-risk...

REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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For centuries gold was the way that humankind either hoarded its wealth or adorned itself. Its unchanging nature ensured that it remained attractive, but few practical uses were found for the...

VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at Cerro Paranal
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Europe’s flagship visible-light observatory, the Very Large Telescope array (VLT) is located on Cerro Paranal (elevation 2, 635m) in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Astronomers at the...

Neurotherapeutics: The Journal of The American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
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In a recent analysis of data from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, the journal Neurotherapeutics was identified as a Rising Star in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior. Its current...

Who and What Was Hot in Scientific Research in 2012
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The Higgs research and those dedicated to the discovery of the long sought after Higgs particle weren't the only ones to take center stage in 2012.

Find out about the hottest papers and...

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This report provides a concise overview of scientific activity and concentration in Spain and a group of comparator nations, including Portugal, France, Italy, Brazil, and Mexico. Along with...

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More than 17,000 people attended the 2012 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting, a firm fixture in the oncology calendar. The schedule for this year’s meeting, in Washington, D.C...

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The ability to accurately predict the toxicity of drug candidates from their chemical structure is critical for guiding experimental drug discovery toward safer medicines. In silico Quantitative...

Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge Ideation Challenge Winners Q&A
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In January 2013, Thomson Reuters launched the Ideation Challenge, a contest for the scientific and scholarly research community designed to expand the discovery experience offered by Thomson...

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In the fall of 2011, former Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun made headlines by offering a free online course in Artificial Intelligence that attracted nearly 150,000 participants. Since then,...

Research Fronts 2013
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When scientists cite each other's work, they—sometimes unknowingly—link related or identical topics within their scientific research. These "invisible colleges" identify emerging trends and...

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A recent analysis of InCites: Essential Science Indicators (a subset of the Web of Knowledge from Thomson Reuters) demonstrated that a 2011 report, “Insomnia as a predictor of depression: A meta-...

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has produced a new, more detailed picture of the infant universe shown in this image released on March 16, 2006.
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Ever since the accidental discovery of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) in 1965, observations of this phenomenon have remained central to progress in cosmology. The Wilkinson Microwave...

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Hardly a month goes by without the media reporting the discovery of trace amounts of some unwanted chemical in the things we eat and drink. Some enter the food chains by accident, such as...

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Glance at the titles of the Top Ten biology papers and you can just about make out a pattern. Scattered here and there are words like large-scale, identifies, loci and...

Global Research Reports

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea—the BRICK nations—have repeatedly been noted for their growing influence in the global economy and research landscape, and are often referred to as "...

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A recent analysis of data from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge has determined that the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases is a Rising Star in the field of Immunology....

REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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The techniques of chemical synthesis are undergoing a revolution, as revealed by the fast-growing number of continuous-flow microreactor papers in the literature. From its origins a dozen or so...

REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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There’s nothing quite like a deadly disease to excite the science writer. The news, just weeks ago as I write this, that...

REUTERS/Jason Reed
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The term “epigenetics” denotes control over the expression of genes in ways that are “above” or “in addition to” genetics itself. At the molecular level, it involves the addition of chemical...

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The Physics Hot Ten currently has five papers on cosmological results from probes and telescopes in space (#1, #2, #3, #8, #10). The quest to understand the nature of the universe continues with...

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According to a recent analysis of InCites (a subset of Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge), the journal Applied Intelligence has been identified as a Rising Star in the...

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A recent analysis of citation figures from InCites (drawing on data from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge) identified a 2011 report entitled “Coseismic and postseismic slip of...

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To tackle the delicate balance between having blood that clots too readily or not readily enough, evolution has come up with a complex scheme involving a cascade of proteins and platelets—a scheme...

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The biggest mystery in modern cosmology is to understand why the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating. The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of the acceleration,...

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Time was, in the late 1990s, when you could barely move in the Biology Top Ten without tripping over papers about apoptosis. That’s the mechanism whereby cells die (or commit suicide) in a tidy,...

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The hoped-for success of the comparatively new discipline of regenerative medicine (“new” in that, for example, the journal Regenerative Medicine began in January, 2006) is based in large...

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The current Hot Ten has most papers about graphene (# 1, #7, and #8), or polymer solar cells (#2, #4, #5, #6, and #10). The remaining two are #3, which is about metal-organic frameworks, and #9,...

Mars Mission rover. Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, is the seventh visitor to the red planet, and by far the most ambitious mission of planetary exploration ever attempted. Curiosity's task is to determine...

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According to a recent analysis of Thomson Reuters Web of Science, the 2012 report “Intratumor heterogeneity and branched evolution revealed by multiregion sequencing,” (M. Gerlinger,  ...

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Once again, ScienceWatch takes its annual look back at the hottest of recent research. Listed in the adjoining table are the researchers who, according to citations tracked during 2011,...

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According to a recent analysis of Thomson Reuters Web of Science, the 2011 report “Recombinant origin of the retrovirus XMRV,”* has been identified as a Fast Breaking Paper in Microbiology. This...

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According to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators (a subset of the Web of Knowledge from Thomson Reuters), a 2010 report entitled “A protocol for data exploration to...

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In a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators (a subset of Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge), the journal Family Business Review was named a Rising Star in the...

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In February of 2012, Dr. M. Santosh was among the honorees at the Thomson Reuters Japan Research Day and Research Front Awards ceremony in Tokyo. Dr. Santosh received a Research Front Award in the...

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Time was when the phrase “personalized medicine” would have referred to something like the provision of medical care by a family doctor on a one-to-one basis, but for several years now indexers...

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The history of astronomy is notable in the present century for the astonishing emergence of a new consensus that releases cosmologists from the wordy debates that have occupied philosophers for...

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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common form of brain tumor in adults, responsible for more than half of all brain tumors. Prognosis is generally very poor, with survival measured in...

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When ScienceWatch last visited the topic of multiauthor papers back in 2007, the signs were unclear as to whether the trend of reports listing untold hundreds of authors was perhaps...

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Replace a hydrogen atom in a molecule with a fluorine and there can be a dramatic boost to its biological effects. Witness, for example, the healing power of fluorinated drugs and the efficacy of...

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In February of 2011, Thomson Reuters presented a listing of the Top 100 Materials Scientists, 2000-2010, Ranked by Citation Impact [...

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According to our Special Topics analysis of supersymmetry research over the past decade, the work of Nima Arkani-Hamed ranks at #2 by impact and #10 by citations in our special dataset,...

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In a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators (a subset of the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge), the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science was named a Rising Star in the...

Global Research Report - Neglected Tropical Diseases
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As their name implies, neglected tropical diseases are underserved and often nebulous. This report reviews the global research landscape to uncover an unusually complex tapestry of outputs and...

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In a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators data from Thomson Reuters, the journal Energy & Environmental Science was named a Rising Star in the field of Environment & Ecology....

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The aim this century is to “green” the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries by finding processes that produce high yields of products with little or no waste. One of the stumbling...

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The first trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was performed 10 years ago in a 57-year-old man for whom the experimental procedure was a “last resort.” The valve functioned well but the...

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Our Special Topics analysis of supersymmetry research over the past decade, the work of Dr. Shamit Kachru ranks at #2 by total cites and #4 by cites per paper, based on his 42 papers in...

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Our Special Topics analysis of supersymmetry research over the past decade shows that the work of Professor Mirjam Cvetic ranks #8 by total citations, based on 62 papers cited a total of...

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Biomedical science has been quick to emulate the open-source model, derived from software development, at least in some spheres. It is hard, however, to imagine an open-source model for drug...

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Astronomers engaged in the search for planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way galaxy are ecstatic about the results now pouring in from the NASA Kepler mission. The discovery of stars with several...

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Our Special Topics analysis of papers published 2001 to 2011 dealing with supersymmetry and the search for the Higgs boson has identified Professor Sven Heinemeyer of the Spanish National...

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Article: 205-GHz (Al,In)N/GaN HEMTs

Authors: Sun, HF;Alt, AR;Benedickter, H;Feltin, E;Carlin, JF;Gonschorek, M;Grandjean, NR; Bolognesi, CR
Journal: IEEE ELECTRON...

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Gerd Gigerenzer & Henry Brighton talk with ScienceWatch.com and answer a few questions about this New Hot Paper in the field of Psychiatry/Psychology. The paper describes the major...

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Our Special Topics analysis of supersymmetry research over the past decade shows that the work of Professor John Ellis ranks at #1 by total citations and by total papers, based on 134 papers cited...

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For the tenth consecutive year, ScienceWatch.com presents the 10th annual "Top 20" listings of countries which, according to the latest bimonthly update of...

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Japan’s world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the Thomson Reuters database. Also, Japan’s...

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Germany’s world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the Thomson Reuters database. Also, Germany’s...

Global Research Report - United Kingdom
Global Research Reports

By integrating external government and international data sources with Thomson Reuters data, this report presents a dynamic analysis of research input, capacity and output in the United Kingdom....

Global Research Report - Materials Science & Technology
Global Research Reports

Materials science grew the fastest among all physical sciences during the last three decades, and the field holds great potential for 21st century manufacturing and innovation. The global research...

REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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The time has rolled around yet again for Science Watch to take its annual look back at the hottest of recent research. The tab below are the researchers who, according to citations...

chemistry beekers
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On February 10, 2011, Thomson Reuters released data identifying the world's top 100 chemists over the past 11 years as ranked by...

A bulk single grain sample of superconducting Y-Ba-Cu-O being levitated by a permanent magnet. From an interview with David Cardwell featured in the Special Topic of High-Temperature Superconductors (Aug. 2009).
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On March 2, 2011, Thomson Reuters released data identifying the world’s top 100 materials scientists who achieved the highest citation impact scores for their papers (articles and reviews)...

Global Research Report - Middle East
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The Arabian, Persian and Turkish Middle East produces only 4% of the world's scientific literature but output is growing rapidly, exceeding Asia and Latin America in rate of increase. The report...

REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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In December 2010 ScienceWatch.com presented its annual "Top 20" listings of countries (across all 22 fields), which as of...

Global Research Report - United States
Global Research Reports

The 20th century was largely dominated by the US as a major powerhouse of scientific research and innovation, with 40% of the papers indexed in Web of Science fielded by US scientists in the 90's...

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The United Kingdom's world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the Thomson Reuters database. Also...

Global Research Report - Brazil. Photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung Hoon
Global Research Reports

For years Japan has been known for its world-class universities, established government laboratories and several Nobel Prizes. Yet despite being a long-standing innovation leader, the latest...

Global Research Report - Africa. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Global Research Reports

Three nations dominate while others regress. What, if anything, can be learned by analyzing performance across more than 50 nations? And can lessons learned lift an entire continent to compete...

Global Research Report - Australia and New Zealand. Photo: REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
Global Research Reports

Did New Zealand and Australia meet their respective research agendas? Thomson Reuters tracks a continued strength in earth science, environment, and biology—yet both are slipping in global output...

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During February 2010, ScienceWatch.com presented a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the fifth bimonthly update of...

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Between 2004 and 2008, Thomson Reuters indexed 143,186 papers listing at least one author address in India. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in the field of chemistry, followed by...

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Occasionally real science plays out just like the movies: A brilliant experiment is followed by a "Eureka!" moment, and a new vision of the future reveals itself. This was the case in 1996 when...

Global Research Report - Russia. Photo: REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Russia's scientific output has been largely in decline since 1994, and recent uptake still falls within flat relative growth. The Thomson Reuters profile reveals a broad atrophy that extends to...

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The 2009 United Nations Summit on Climate Change, which attracted more than 100 world leaders, including the heads of state of both the United States and China, is only one recent manifestation of...

Global Research Report - China. Photo: CHINA OUT REUTERS (CHINA)
Global Research Reports

China's explosive scientific growth continues to reshape the international research base. What fields offer nations the best opportunity to align with Chinese interests? Thomson Reuters provides...

Global Research Report - India. Photo: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Global Research Reports

Thomson Reuters predicts that India's research productivity will be on par with most G8 nations within 7 to 8 years and could overtake them between 2015 and 2020. What does this mean for...

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In August 2009, ScienceWatch presented a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the second bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM (January 1, 1999-April 30, 2009)...

Global Research Report - Brazil. Photo: REUTERS/Clarissa Cavalheiro
Global Research Reports

Brazil's research output has doubled in 10 years with a continued strength in life sciences. The Thomson Reuters report helps prime important questions: What is the significance of the emerging...

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Due to the recent reversal of stem cell research restrictions in the United States, stem cells are back in the news....

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Brazil's world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the  Thomson Reuters database. Also, Brazil's...

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The data below were extracted from Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1998 through October 2008,...

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Below is a listing of the top 20 countries which, as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in...

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The data below were extracted from the Essential Science Indicators database of Thomson Reuters. This database, currently covering the period January 1999 through October 2008, surveys...

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According to our Special Topics analysis on graphene research over the past decade, the scientist whose work ranks at #1 by total cites is Dr. Kostya Novoselov, with 33 papers cited a total of 2,...

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Below is a listing of the top 20 countries which, as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in...

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Grahene is one atom thick, which makes it the thinnest material in the universe, or at least tied for the thinnest should some novel competitor be lurking out there somewhere, as yet undiscovered...

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Top institution rankings in chemistry, based on citations per paper among institutions with 50,000 or more citations, between January 1997 to December 2007. Data from...

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The data below were extracted from Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to December 2007, surveys...

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The data below were Based on data in Essential Science IndicatorsSM. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to October 2007, surveys only journal articles (...

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The data below were extracted from Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to October 2007, surveys...

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Science Watch turns its focus back toward the British Isles, with a survey of top-cited U.K. institutions and researchers, from 2003-2007, based on their representation in a selection of...

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The data below were extracted from Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to August 2007, surveys only journal...

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The data below were extracted from Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to October 2007, surveys...

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Rising Star in the field of Computer Science. Professor He's citation record in this field includes 21 papers cited a total of 306 times between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2007. He also has...

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Ray M. Kaplan talks with ScienceWatch.com and answers a few questions about the Emerging Research Front in the field of Microbiology.

Article: Drug resistance in nematodes of...

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Of U.S. institutions, those below contributed the greatest number of papers to the field of political science & public administration over a recent five-year period. Based on each institution'...

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A listing of the top 20 countries which attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals of Physics over the 11-year period (1997-2007). These...