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  • Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist

    From www.eurekalert.com University of Warwick Study finds link between sedentary work, larger waist circumference & risk of heart disease People with no risk factors for heart disease walk at least seven miles per day or spend seven hours per day upright. A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for Continue Reading...
  • Patients at risk from ‘nested interruptions’ in nursing tasks, human factors paper reports

    From www.eurekalert.com Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Intensive care units (ICUs) are one of the most challenging and complex environments in today's health-care system. ICU nurses, who perform various tasks critical to ensuring the safety of patients under their care, are frequently interrupted throughout the workday, sometimes as often as 15 times per hour. The effects of single interruptions in Continue Reading...
  • US workers without paid sick leave more likely to forego preventive health care

    From www.eurekalert.com New study shows paid sick leave is key for using preventive care services: Workers without paid sick leave 1.6 times less likely to get a flu shot Florida Atlantic University More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by Continue Reading...
  • This is why the boss will crush all your good ideas Change is hard. Getting a great plan past the boss’s desk is even harder.

    From www.eurekalert.com To see entire article click http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170227-this-is-why-the-boss-will-crush-all-your-good-ideas...
  • WSU mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks

    From www.eurekalert.com Washington State University The encryption codes that safeguard internet data today won't be secure forever. Future quantum computers may have the processing power and algorithms to crack them. Nathan Hamlin, instructor and director of the WSU Math Learning Center, is helping to prepare for this eventuality. He is the author of a new paper in the Open Journal Continue Reading...
  • Brain imaging headband measures how our minds align when we communicate

    From www.eurekalert.com Drexel University Great ideas so often get lost in translation -- from the math teacher who can't get through to his students, to a stand-up comedian who bombs during an open mic night. But how can we measure whether our audiences understand what we're trying to convey? And better yet, how can we improve that exchange? Drexel University Continue Reading...
  • Values gap in workplace can lead millennials to look elsewhere

    From www.eurekalert.com Lack of corporate responsibility often a deal-breaker for young workers, University of Missouri study finds University of Missouri-Columbia Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to job hop. Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research from the University of Missouri reveals one Continue Reading...
  • Executive indiscretions can hurt the bottom line

    From www.eurekalert.com MU researcher's analysis shows personal ethical breaches can affect trust and diminish value, operations University of Missouri-Columbia A CEO outed for lying on a resume. An executive caught assaulting someone. A manager arrested for driving under the influence. These events certainly cast shadows on individuals, but a new study from Adam Yore, an assistant professor of finance in Continue Reading...
  • Study reveals proven ways to improve doctor-patient communication

    From www.eurekalert.com SAGE Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2017) A hospital-wide communication training program, outlining best practices for doctors to follow in interactions with patients, improved patients' perception of doctor communication by 9 percent, according to new research. Out today in the American Journal of Medical Quality (SAGE Publishing journal), the study details the largest known experiment of its kind Continue Reading...
  • Don’t let work eat into your personal life, Academy urges researchers

    From www.eurekalert.com Academy of Medical Sciences (UK) In a new campaign, launched today (Thursday 23 February) in a special issue of The Lancet, the Academy of Medical Sciences will recognise the different people and diverse working styles currently operating in medical research in the UK. The campaign, called #MedSciLife, brings together the personal stories of those working in medical sciences Continue Reading...
  • Cameras can steal data from computer hard drive LED lights — Ben-Gurion U. study

    From www.eurekalert.com American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev BEER-SHEVA, Israel...Feb. 22, 2017 - Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Cyber Security Research Center have demonstrated that data can be stolen from an isolated "air-gapped" computer's hard drive reading the pulses of light on the LED drive using various types of cameras and light sensors. In the Continue Reading...
  • Science versus the ‘Horatio Alger myth’

    From www.eurekalert.com Physicists use condensed matter theory to explore whether personal initiative can overcome frustration and create more equality DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 22, 2017--In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have taken a condensed matter physics concept usually applied to the way substances such as ice Continue Reading...
  • Postwar economic policies fueled prosperity decades later, UT Dallas study finds

    From www.eurekalert.com University of Texas at Dallas Research challenges accepted notions about the 1950s postwar economy and argues that policies from that era laid foundation for future growth Economists call it the Great Moderation: the long stretch of low inflation and steady growth in the United States and seven other developed nations from the mid-1980s until the recession hit in Continue Reading...
  • Trump’s policies set to damage health and science, warns The BMJ

    From www.eurekalet.com BMJ The BMJ today warns that Trump's administration "is acting in ways that will suppress research and limit communication on scientific topics that it deems politically inconvenient." Early policies "risk head-on collision with the scientific and health communities" say editors Jose Merino, Elizabeth Loder and Kamran Abbasi, and Harvard professor of health policy, Ashish Jha. "Trump's policies in Continue Reading...
  • Study finds significant limitations of physician-rating websites

    From www.eurekalert.com The JAMA Network Journals An analysis of 28 commercial physician-rating websites finds that search mechanisms are cumbersome, and reviews scarce, according to a study appearing in the February 21 issue of JAMA. Patients are increasingly seeking information about physicians online. Nearly 60 percent report that online reviews are important when choosing a physician. Because publicly reported quality data Continue Reading...
  • An AI Hedge Fund Created a New Currency to Make Wall Street Work Like Open Source

    To see entire article click https://www.wired.com/2017/02/ai-hedge-fund-created-new-currency-make-wall-street-work-like-open-source/...
  • Buying green doesn’t make you green: QUT study

    From www.eurekalert.com Queensland University of Technology Company bosses need to walk-the-walk when it comes to greening their business with technology, with new QUT research finding that just buying green IT, doesn't make you green. Professor Jan Recker, from the QUT Business School, said investment in Green IT paid off in terms of reducing costs but to generate green reputational and Continue Reading...
  • Creative people have better-connected brains

    From www.eurekalert.com Highly creative people have significantly more nerve connections between the right and left hemispheres Duke University DURHAM, N.C. -- Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the "right-brain" myth -- a new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that Continue Reading...
  • The secret of scientists who impact policy

    From www,eurekalert.com University of Vermont Why does some research lead to changes in public policy, while other studies of equal quality do not? That crucial question - how science impacts policy - is central to the research of University of Vermont (UVM) Prof. Taylor Ricketts and recent alum Stephen Posner. According to their findings, the most effective way environmental scholars Continue Reading...
  • Scholar to talk about role of science in law

    From www.eurekalert.com Northwestern Law professor will examine barriers to effective engagement Northwestern University CHICAGO --- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Shari Diamond, one of the foremost empirical researchers on jury process and legal decision-making, will address the importance of involving scientists in the legal system at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston. Diamond's Continue Reading...
  • Communications expert explains how science should respond to fake news

    From www.eurekalert.com University of Wisconsin-Madison BOSTON -- The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard. "Fake news about science has always existed," she says. "What has changed now Continue Reading...
  • Who benefits from praise?

    From www.eurekalert.com Konstanz researcher publishes study on how recognition affects motivation University of Konstanz The researchers conducted an experiment with a cohort of more than 300 first-year students in the Netherlands who attended microeconomics tutorials in 15 pre-selected and stable groups. The top 30% students in 8 randomly chosen groups were unexpectedly praised for their performance on the first of Continue Reading...
  • International science collaboration growing at astonishing rate

    From www.eurekalert.com Cross-border studies more than doubled in 15 years Ohio State University BOSTON - Even those who follow science may be surprised by how quickly international collaboration in scientific studies is growing, according to new research. The number of multiple-author scientific papers with collaborators from more than one country more than doubled from 1990 to 2015, from 10 to Continue Reading...
  • New AAAS report presents recommendations to engage scientists and engineers with policy around the world

    From www.eurekalert.com American Association for the Advancement of Science WASHINGON, D.C. -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will release a new report Connecting Scientists to Policy Around the World: Landscape Analysis of Mechanisms Around the World Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy, that documents best practices for immersive science-policy connection mechanisms. A session on the report Continue Reading...
  • Use of patient complaints to identify surgeons with increased risk for postoperative complications

    From www.eurekalert.com The JAMA Network Journals Patients whose surgeons had a history of higher numbers of patient complaints had an increased risk of surgical and medical complications, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. Patient complaints are associated with risk of medical malpractice claims. Because lawsuits may be triggered by an unexpected adverse outcome superimposed on a strained Continue Reading...
  • Moral distress in health care — Special report outlines strategies to increase moral resilience

    From www.eurekalert.com Wolters Kluwer Health February 14, 2017 - Nurses in all roles and specialties face complex ethical situations that challenge their values, giving rise to moral distress. New approaches to overcoming the challenges of moral distress by increasing moral resilience are presented in a supplement to the February issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published Continue Reading...
  • Birmingham’s early warning system flags global financial crises

    From www.eurekalert.com University of Birmingham Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis. Existing prediction systems failed to forecast the global crash of 2008, which led to several governments bailing out their banks and European nations, such Continue Reading...
  • To please your friends, tell them what they already know

    From www.eurekalert.org Association for Psychological Science We love to tell friends and family about experiences we've had and they haven't--from exotic vacations to celebrity sightings--but new research suggests that these stories don't thrill them quite as much as we imagine. A series of studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that both speakers Continue Reading...
  • For decision-makers who want the best, focus on the strategy

    From www.eurekalert.com Society for Personality and Social Psychology Washington, DC - People make decisions every day, some trivial, like what to eat for lunch, while others are more significant -- career, marriage, buying a home. A series of studies conducted by Jeff Hughes and Abigail Scholar (University of Waterloo) show that how people make their decisions, not just the outcome, Continue Reading...
  • Preventing hospital-related deaths due to medical errors — ‘We can and must do better’

    From www.eurekalaert.com Wolters Kluwer Health February 13, 2017 - How many patients die in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors? While debate continues over estimates based on flawed data, the US healthcare system can and must implement effective strategies to reduce adverse events and deaths, according to a special perspective article in the March Journal of Patient Continue Reading...
  • Simulated ransomware attack shows vulnerability of industrial controls

    From www.eurekalert.com Credit: Credit: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware that can take over control of a simulated water treatment plant. After gaining access, they were able to command programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to shut valves, increase the amount of chlorine added to water, and display false Continue Reading...
  • Wikipedia readers get shortchanged by copyrighted material How intellectual property hampers access to digital information

    From www.eurekalert.com University of California - Berkeley Haas School of Business UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY'S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS--When Google Books digitized 40 years worth of copyrighted and out-of-copyright issues of Baseball Digest magazine, Wikipedia editors realized they had scored. Suddenly they had access to pages and pages of player information from a new source. Yet not all information could Continue Reading...
  • The damage of discrimination Study finds that working under biased managers can impact workplace performance

    From www.eurekalert.com Harvard University Researchers have long known that bias can have an impact on hiring, but a new Harvard study suggests that it may also affect workplace performance. Co-authored by Amanda Pallais, the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies, the study - based on data collected from a French grocery store chain -- found that Continue Reading...
  • University incubators may lead to lower-quality innovation, new study shows

    From www.eurekalert.com Baylor University Incubators compete against other university activities for integral resources, Baylor professor says Credit: Courtesy of Peter Klein WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017) - The establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations, according to a new study co-authored by a Baylor University entrepreneurship professor. The study, published in Continue Reading...
  • Minorities, Latino immigrants face greatest risk of injury, disability on the job, Bias in the workplace may be a factor in high-risk job assignments for minorities

    From www.eurekalert.com University of Southern California Credit: Susanica Tam, USC Hispanic immigrant and African American men work in jobs with the highest risk of injury, according to a new study of workplace injuries and disability. "We found that their risk was higher even when we accounted for education and other demographic characteristics," said lead author Seth Seabury, director of the Continue Reading...
  • The Internet and your brain are more alike than you think

    From www.eurekalert.com Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA--(February 9, 2017) Although we spend a lot of our time online nowadays--streaming music and video, checking email and social media, or obsessively reading the news--few of us know about the mathematical algorithms that manage how our content is delivered. But deciding how to route information fairly and efficiently through a distributed system with Continue Reading...
  • The Myth of Apple’s Great Design

    To see entire article click https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/the-myth-of-apples-great-design/516093/  ...
  • New study explores disparities between researchers who publish in high-and low-impact journals

    From www.eurekalert.com ecancermedicalscience A new study surveying authors from a range of countries investigates the crucial differences between authors who publish in high- and low-impact factor medical journals. This original research shows that the growth of open access hasn't significantly changed the publishing landscape as regards impact factor. The authors, Carlos Eduardo Paiva et al, from Brazil, collected responses from Continue Reading...
  • Concerns over wasting doctor’s time may affect decision to see GP

    From www.eurekalert.org University of Cambridge Worries over wasting their doctor's time, particularly at a time when NHS resources are stretched, may influence when and whether patients choose to see their GP, according to a study carried out by the University of Cambridge. In the study, published today in the journal Social Science and Medicine, researchers from the Cambridge Centre for Continue Reading...
  • More order with less judgment: An optimal theory of the evolution of cooperation

    From www.eurekalert.org ...  University of Vienna Optional moral assessment can promote cooperation more effectively than compulsory moral assessment Moral systems are key to distinguishing between "good" and "bad" and are essential to the establishment of social orders. For instance, a rule of thumb for maintaining cooperation within a sizable group is to help those who have a good reputation and Continue Reading...
  • Researchers add human intuition to planning algorithms Incorporating strategies from skilled human planners improves automatic planners’ performance

    From www.eurekalert.com Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Every other year, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling hosts a competition in which computer systems designed by conference participants try to find the best solution to a planning problem, such as scheduling flights or coordinating tasks for teams of autonomous satellites. On all but the most straightforward problems, Continue Reading...
  • Study shows exercise, sleep are key to keeping employees from bringing home work frustrations

    From www.eurekalert.com University of Central Florida A brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 Continue Reading...
  • Study outlines steps that growing startups must follow to succeed

    From www.eurekalert.com Credit: UT Dallas Many entrepreneurs dream of leading a successful company. But launching a startup is only the first step. By using more than three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and turnaround executive, Dr. Joseph Picken of the Naveen Jindal School of Management lays out a road map for the founding entrepreneur who seeks to retain the Continue Reading...
  • In crowd wisdom, the ‘surprisingly popular’ answer can trump ignorance of the masses

    Link: www.eurekalert ... Princeton University Crowd wisdom such as what might arise from online voting is popularly assumed to provide better answers than any one person by aggregating multiple perspectives. Democratic methods, however, tend to favor the most popular information, not necessarily the most correct. The ignorance of the masses can cancel out a knowledgeable minority with specialized information of Continue Reading...
  • Building a better model of human-automation interaction

    Link: www.eurekalert.org ... Human Factors and Ergonomics Society People generally make decisions using two ways of thinking: They think consciously, deliberate for a while, and try to use logic to figure out what action to take -- referred to as analytical cognition. Or people unconsciously recognize patterns in certain situations, get a "gut feeling," and take action based on that Continue Reading...
  • How to Survive a Russian Hack: Lessons from Eastern Europe and the Baltics

    From www.theatlantic.com February 2, 2017...
  • Online scrutiny is stressful for doctors

    From www.eurekalert.org Online scrutiny is stressful for doctors Study investigates use of and perceptions about physician rating websites Springer Online ratings and discussions about the quality of care American doctors provide can add to their stress levels. Patients, on the other hand, feel that such information empowers them to make better informed health-related choices. This is according to a study¹ Continue Reading...
  • Certainty in complex scientific research an unachievable goal

    University of Toronto From www.eurekalert.org ... TORONTO, ON (Canada) - A University of Toronto study on uncertainty in scientific research could shed light on anomalies that arose in early attempts to discover the Higgs boson and even how polls failed to predict the outcome of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election. Published recently in the journal Royal Society Open Continue Reading...
  • Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation

    From www.eurekalert.org British Psychological Society People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are also more likely to engage in undesirable behaviours at work. These are the key findings of a research team from the University of Manchester's Business School. Lead researcher Abigail Phillips will Continue Reading...
  • You’ve got mail — personality differences in email use

    From www.eurekalert.org British Psychological Society A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out - and that personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful. The results of the study are being presented this week, Friday 6 January 2017, at the British Psychological Society's Division Continue Reading...
  • Open-source plant database confirms top US bioenergy crop

    From www.eurekalert.com Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IMAGE: Miscanthus plots (left and right) tower over kitty-corner plots of switchgrass (top and bottom) at the University of Illinois Energy Farm. A new study used a bioenergy database to confirm... view more Credit: L. Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois Scientists have confirmed that Miscanthus, long speculated Continue Reading...
  • New personality model sets up how we see ourselves — and how others see us

    From www.eurekalert.org University of Toronto IMAGE: Brian Connelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at U of T Scarborough. view more Credit: Ken Jones A new model for identifying personality traits may help organizations save money by improving the hiring process and with evaluating employee performance. The model, developed by Brian Connelly, an associate professor in U of Continue Reading...
  • What do Google search queries reveal about brand attitudes?

    www.eurekalert.org Drexel University It has been widely thought that brand search volume -- the counts of queries that a search engine receives from users that include specific brand names, like "iPhone" -- can predict sales for that brand. Google makes this information available to marketers for free through Google Trends, an application that allows anyone to see how frequently popular Continue Reading...
  • China’s innovation future depends on intellectual property rights protection

    From www.eurekalert.org ... If China wishes to move from investment-led growth to sustainable, innovative growth, it will need to improve its intellectual property protection INSEAD As China's working age population shrinks and cheap labour dries up, the country's leaders have been keen to stress the urgency to move from an economy based on investment and heavy industry to a sustainable, Continue Reading...
  • Streamlining the Internet of Things and other cyber-physical systems

    Michigan Technological University IMAGE: Shiyan Hu of Michigan Tech studies cybersecurity and how it impacts cyber-physical systems like smart grids and self-driving cars. view more Credit: Michigan Tech, Sarah Bird Link: www.eurekalert.org 3-Jan-2017 Sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems vary from phones to self-driving cars, from airplane controls to home energy meters. They are both touchable objects Continue Reading...
  • Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

    Duke University From www.eurekalert.org ... Green innovations must be developed and spread globally 10 times faster than in the past if we are to limit warming to below the Paris Agreement's 2 degrees C target A hybrid wind and solar power system in Zirje, Croatia, includes 2,400 Watts of wind turbines and 4,000 watts of solar cells. view more Credit: Continue Reading...
  • Big Business Is Killing Innovation in the U.S

    To see the entire article, please click http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/10/americas-monopoly-problem/497549/...
  • Consistency builds cohesion in the animal kingdom

    To see the entire article, go to: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927082738.htm   ...
  • If It Needs a Sign, It’s Probably Bad Design

    Link: www.propublica.org ... More words won’t solve your design problem. by Lena Groeger ProPublica, Sep. 21, 2016, 10 a.m. This story was co-published with Source. The EpiPen, the potentially life-saving device that delivers a dose of medicine to people having a severe allergic reaction, has been all over the news for its outrageous price spike. Going up 500 percent in Continue Reading...
  • Digital photography: The future of small-scale manufacturing?

    To view this article, go to: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160919132306.htm...
  • Rushing to complete work on deadline could mean more mistakes

    To view this article, go to: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160919133449.htm    ...
  • Five ways to tackle the reproducibility crisis in biomedical research

    Link: www.eurekalert.org ... 13-Sep-2016 Cell Press IMAGE: This figure shows issues contributing to suboptimal reproducibility of preclinical research. view more Credit: Daniel Drucker/Cell Metabolism 2016 Daniel Drucker's unofficial laboratory slogan is "I'd rather be third and right, than first and wrong." As a clinician-scientist who has spent 30 years developing new drugs for diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, and obesity, he has seen Continue Reading...
  • Recessions are harmful to health

     Link:  www.Eurekalert.org ... 6-Sep-2016 Findings are mixed but evidence is strongest for suicides and mental health problems BMJ A review of studies investigating the 2008 recession in Europe show it was associated with adverse health outcomes, particularly for suicides and mental health problems, finds a study in The BMJ today. However, the authors warn that most published studies on this Continue Reading...
  • NIH scientists publish new metric to measure the influence of scientific research

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org ... 6-Sep-2016 A new metric, known as the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR), will allow researchers to measure the influence of a scientific article, regardless of publication and scientific field. While RCR cannot replace expert review, it does overcome many of the issues faced by previous metrics. RCR was developed by scientists with the Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA), Continue Reading...
  • Heavy burden of EHRs could contribute to physician burnout: For every hour physicians spend with patients, nearly 2 additional office hours are spent on clerical work

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org ... 5-Sep-2016 American College of Physicians 1. Heavy burden of EHRs could contribute to physician burnout For every hour physicians spend with patients, nearly 2 additional office hours are spent on clerical work Abstract: http://www.annals.org/article.aspx?doi=10.7326/M16-0961 Editorial: http://www.annals.org/article.aspx?doi=10.7326/M16-1757 URLs go live when the embargo lifts For every hour physicians provide direct clinical face time to patients, nearly two additional Continue Reading...
  • New study suggests women do ask for pay rises but don’t get them

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org ... 5-Sep-2016 University of Warwick IMAGE: This is Andrew Oswald. view more Credit: University of Warwick New research from the Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask. Continue Reading...
  • HFES Annual Meeting presentations to focus on human factors in cyber security

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org 2-Sep-2016 Papers and panels will address human-centered issues in cyber operations, including situation awareness, vigilance, task-switching, and training Human Factors and Ergonomics Society As the incidence of data breaches that threaten security and privacy increases, governments and organizations are struggling to put barriers in place to prevent consequences such as terror attacks and identity theft. The more data Continue Reading...
  • ‘Gambling’ wolves take more risks than dogs

    Link: www.eurekalert.org ... 1-Sep-2016 Frontiers IMAGE: Etu and Ela, two wolf pups at the Wolf Centre view more Credit: Rooobert Bayer Would you rather get 100 euros for certain, or have a fifty-fifty chance of receiving either 200 euros or nothing? Most choose the first, as humans tend to be "risk-averse", preferring a guaranteed pay-off over the possibility of a greater Continue Reading...
  • Patient care can improve with technology in nursing homes

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org ... 1-Sep-2016 MU researchers conduct first national study linking IT sophistication and quality measures University of Missouri-Columbia IMAGE: Greg Alexander, professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, says that if nursing home staff have access to the right technological tools and are using them to facilitate resident care,... view more Credit: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. - A significant Continue Reading...
  • A data-cleaning tool for building better prediction models

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org... August 31, 2016 A data-cleaning tool for building better prediction models Researchers develop interactive system for cleaning massive data sets Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science IMAGE: Tested on a dirty, real-world data set, ActiveClean (in red), was able to clean just 5,000 records to bring the researchers' prediction model to a 90 percent accuracy level. The... Continue Reading...
  • Friends are no better than strangers in accurately identifying emotion in emails

    Link: www.eurekealert.org ... 30-Aug-2016 Friends are no better than strangers in accurately identifying emotion in emails Reliance on friendship and context to interpret emotion in email is ineffective International Communication Association Washington, DC (August 30, 2016) - "OMG I just LOVE pizza." Is this statement sarcastic? Is it heartfelt? As our everyday communication is increasingly text-driven, inferring emotion from messages Continue Reading...
  • Single women with personal wealth more likely to become entrepreneurs than men

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org... 30-Aug-2016 Single women with personal wealth more likely to become entrepreneurs than men University of Stirling A new economic study by the University of Stirling and Royal Holloway, University of London has found evidence that there is a big difference in cash flow problems faced by men and women in the UK. They found single women face more Continue Reading...
  • Intelligent technology: The evolution and future of automation

    Link: www.eurekalert.org...  29-Aug-2016 Intelligent technology: The evolution and future of automation Control 5.0: From Newton to Merton in Popper's Cyber-Social-Physical Spaces Chinese Association of Automation The world's oldest board game still has a few moves to play. Go, a game of strategy and instinct considered more difficult to master than chess, was created roughly in the same era as the written Continue Reading...
  • How advances in automation will change the future of work

    Link: www.pri.org/stories... How advances in automation will change the future of work August 28, 2016 We call it automation. And while you likely won’t hear this spoken aloud amid all the semi-factual rhetoric of an election season, most experts say that many more jobs have been lost in the last 25 years to automation than to trade policy. And it’s Continue Reading...
  • Businesses that show commitment to sustainability inspire greener customers

    Link: www.eurekalert.org... 26-Aug-2016 Businesses that show commitment to sustainability inspire greener customers Simon Fraser University Spending a little to prove a commitment to sustainability can help tourism industry businesses such as hotels inspire customers to conserve resources--and save money in the process, according to new research from SFU's Beedie School of Business. The study found that hotel guests' willingness to Continue Reading...
  • Study finds changes to retirement savings system may exacerbate economic inequality

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org... 23-Aug-2016 Study finds changes to retirement savings system may exacerbate economic inequality American Sociological Association SEATTLE -- A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of Continue Reading...
  • Integrated team-based care shows potential for improving health care quality, use and costs

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org... 23-Aug-2016 Integrated team-based care shows potential for improving health care quality, use and costs The JAMA Network Journals Among adults enrolled in an integrated health care system, receipt of primary care at integrated team-based care practices compared with traditional practice management practices was associated with higher rates of some measures of quality of care, lower rates for some Continue Reading...
  • Music at work increases cooperation, teamwork

    Link:  www.eurekalert.org... 23-Aug-2016 Music at work increases cooperation, teamwork Cornell University IMAGE: Cornell University researchers found that music can have important effects on the cooperative spirits of those exposed to music. view more Credit: Cornell University ITHACA, N.Y. - From casual acoustic melodies at the coffee shop to throbbing electronic beats at teen clothing outlets, music is used to mold customer Continue Reading...
  • Streamlining accelerated computing for industry

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