Case studies

SciencePOD is a digital publishing platform magnifying the impact of ideas by transforming complex knowledge into simple messages to better influence target audiences. On this page, you’ll find project highlights according to client request:

  • A plain language summary of a scientific study for a science publisher and its uptake in the mainstream media.
  • An infographic explaining the key findings of a scientific study provided by science publishers as authors’ services.
  • A book review for a blog used as content marketing for a science publisher.
  • A feature article for an independent digital magazine
  • A news story based on the findings of a research paper provided by science publishers as authors’ services.
  • Conference coverage including news and feature stories and multimedia digital content such as podcasts and video blog entries.
  • A video interview of a scientist on their field of work.

 

This page offers content related, but not limited to, case report publications, science communication, communication research, responsible research innovation, science in society, case study strategy, article on studies, resources articles and studies, articles about research studies, publishing studies, and much more. If you care to hear about any specific content, please drop in a comment or write in to the editor on our contact page.


Champagne owes its taste to the finely tuned quality of its bubbles

Based on this summary, this story was picked up by the New York Times as A Universe of Bubbles in Every Champagne Bottle.

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Credit: Gérard Liger-Belair

What provides the wonderful aromas is a long neuro-physico-chemical process that results in bubbles fizzing at the surface of champagne

Ever wondered how the fate of champagne bubbles from their birth to their death with a pop enhances our perception of aromas? These concerns, which are relevant to champagne producers, are the focus of a special issue of EPJ Special Topics, due to be published in early January 2017—celebrating the 10th anniversary of the publication. Thanks to scientists, champagne producers are now aware of the many neuro-physico-chemical mechanisms responsible for aroma release and flavour perception. The taste results from the complex interplay between the level of CO2 and the agents responsible for the aroma–known as volatile organic compounds–dispersed in champagne bubbles, as well as temperature, glass shape, and bubbling rate.

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Infographic with Microbide.com

 

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One of the most recent examples of an infographic created by SciencePOD for Microbide.com. The content focuses on the reduction of viral load in the presence of whole blood by a new antimicrobial disinfectant.


Digital media changes how we talk

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A new linguistic study analyzes how technology transforms our communication. The current change is unique in its speed—and may have far-reaching cultural and educational consequences in the long run.
The medium we use affects the message we want to convey. That is why you probably would not end a romantic relationship with a text message, and it would be a bit strange to send a handwritten letter to your boss to tell her you are taking a day off sick.
Yet it doesn’t end there. The influence that the medium has over the messages we send has spread well beyond the confines of a few lines of text, and it is having a profound impact on the way we communicate as a society.
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Do science girls have an image problem?

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Hot young girls in high heels. Powdered make-up exploding across bubbling and steamy apparatus. Equations written in lipstick. Sounds like a normal day in the lab for most women scientists. Except it isn’t. The scenes are, of course, snippets from the roundly and soundly derided ‘Science: It’s a girl thing’ video released to shock and awe–the bad kind–in 2012.

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How to avoid Martian radiation

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Researchers put model predictions of radiation to the test ahead of future manned missions to Mars.

Cold, dry, airless – Mars doesn’t make the most comfortable environment for human exploration. But what makes a manned mission to the Red Planet truly dangerous is its radiation, which is thought to be more than 500 times more potent than here on Earth.
Now, a team based in Germany and the US has made an important step towards predicting when, where and with what strength this radiation will strike. Their work, which has just been published in Life Sciences in Space Research, compares theoretical predictions of different models with actual observations for the first time. This work could one day be used to mitigate the risk to Mars explorers of radiation sickness and cancer.
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Coverage of the European Conference for Science Journalists ECSJ2017

Watch Antonia Geck and Cora Klockenbusch ask attendees about their impression of ECSJ2017.

For the full conference coverage, head over to ESCJ’s website, here.

An Interview with Frontiers Science Hero: Christian Voolstra

As a specialist in coral reefs genomics, Christian Voolstra is a Frontiers’ Review Editor for Frontiers in Microbiology and Associate Editor for Frontiers in Marine Science. He is currently an Associate Professor in Marine Science Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering, at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) working from the Red Sea Research Centre, in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

 

Frontiers Science Hero: Christian Voolstra from Frontiers on Vimeo.

 

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