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Physics behind champagne flying cork revealed

French scientists have found that while just 5 percent of the total energy is required to make a cork of the champagne bottle fly across the room when opening a bottle, most of the energy is dissipated as the ‘pop’ sound.

International Dairy Journal has just published a special issue on Nutrition and Health Aspects of Lactose and its Derivatives in cooperation with the International Dairy Federation According to the IDF "The role that milk sugar lactose and its derivatives play in the human diet is often misunderstood, underestimated and undervalued. Lactose is far more than a source of dietary energy." Editor-in-Chief Paul Jelen advises that the issue features "quite simply one of the most comprehensive reviews of the current knowledge about gut microbiology related to digestion of lactose and some lactose derivatives". Elsevier is pleased to make this entire article freely available.

Intestinal fermentation of lactose and prebiotic lactose derivatives, including human milk oligosaccharides

Koen Venema, International Dairy Journal Volume 22, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 123–140

Journal of Food Engineering has entered its 4th decade. View the top papers published over the last 30 years for free.

Food Quality and Preference has been chosen by the European Sensory Science Society (E3S) to be its official journal.

Elsevier welcomes new editors

  • Ron Wrolstad (Oregon State University, USA) is a new Editor of Food Chemistry.
  • Mike Lindley (Lindley Consulting, UK) is a new Associate Managing Editor of Food Chemistry
  • Kevin Edgar (Virginia Tech, USA) is a new associate editor of Carbohydrate Polymers

Food Science news

Procedia Food Science

Elsevier’s online conference proceedings product has been launched for food science (one of 19 topic areas). Food Science Procedia enables fast dissemination so conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated online issue on ScienceDirect, which will then be made freely available worldwide.

Pangborn Sensory Science Scholarship

One $15,000 Sensory Science Scholarship will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year to support a Ph.D. student who intends to teach and conduct research in the area of sensory science at the University level. This scholarship is awarded in memory of Professor Rose Marie Pangborn, after whom the Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium (conference administration by Elsevier) is named.  Additional information.

Global Harmonization Initiative

The goal of the GHI is to achieve consensus on the science of food regulations and legislation to ensure the global availability of safe and wholesome food products for all consumers. Access their latest newsletter to see a review of the book Ensuring Global Food Safety, published by Academic Press/Elsevier.

Special issues

Social Influences on Eating
Appetite, Volume 86, pages 1-100 (Publication: March 2015)
Edited by Peter Herman

Special Issue: Food Safety Management - International and interdisciplinary perspectives
Food Control, Volume 49, pages 1-92 (Publication: March 2015)
Edited by Tim Hogg

Tenth Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium
Food Quality and Preference, Volume 40, Part B, pages 253-386 (Publication: March 2015)
Edited by Rosires Deliza, Claudiney Neto, Regina Noronha


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We are extremely active in the food science arena, with events in sensory science (the Pangborn, European Sensory Science Symposium and SenseAsia events) dairy (Nizo Dairy Conference and 7th International Whey Conference) and international events such as the European Federation of Food Science and Technology Annual Meeting, and Food Structure Symposium.

Elsevier is also represented at a large number of other relevant conferences and exhibitions.

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