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Physical activity of older people requires tailored monitoring
The ability to move about may deteriorate when ageing, a phenomenon which needs to be considered when assessing physical activity in older people. (2020-07-08)
Newer solar power equipment ages better than older units
Utility-scale photovoltaics are the largest sector of the overall solar market within the US and the fastest-growing form of renewable power generation, and this fleet of utility-scale photovoltaic projects is relatively young and hasn't been operating long enough to establish a lengthy history of operational field service. (2020-07-07)
Low-threshold topological nanolasers based on the second-order corner state
Topological lasers are immune to imperfections and disorder, which are mostly at microscale. (2020-07-06)
Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
New research from the University of Notre Dame examines how compensation for incoming chief executives -- which serves as a sign of the board's upfront confidence in the CEO's ability -- is related to subsequent performance in the years that follow. (2020-07-06)
Red-light LEDs for next-generation displays
Novel red LEDs are more temperature stable than those made using the conventional semiconductor of choice. (2020-07-05)
Sexist views on education within families affect future academic choices
The lockdown measures introduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have led to classrooms being closed. (2020-06-26)
AI could help improve performance of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells
Imperial College London researchers have demonstrated how machine learning could help design lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells with better performance. (2020-06-25)
Women underrepresented in academic hospital medicine leadership roles, study finds
Of academic hospital medicine programs, 79% are run by men, Johns Hopkins researchers report in a new paper published March 3 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and male hospitalist leaders are more likely to have attained the rank of full professor than women leaders. (2020-06-25)
Children of academics exhibit more stress
If the parents have a degree, their children also believe that they have to get one. (2020-06-25)
Researchers pioneer new production method for heterostructure devices
Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering production method for heterostructure devices, based on 2D materials such as graphene. (2020-06-19)
Nanofiber masks can be sterilized multiple times without filter performance deterioration
There is a worldwide shortage of N95 masks. Scientists tested the effectiveness of reusing masks through disinfection with ethanol. (2020-06-17)
Efficient indium oxide catalysts designed for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol
A team jointly led by Profs.SUN Yuhan, GAO Peng, and LI Shenggang at the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported a successful case of theory-guided rational design of indium oxide (In2O3) catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol with high activity and selectivity. (2020-06-17)
Working in the sun -- heating of the head may markedly affect safety and performance
Prolonged exposure of the head to strong sunlight significantly impairs cognitively dominated functions and coordination of complex motor tasks shows a new study from the Heat-Shield project coordinated by researchers from Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at University of Copenhagen. (2020-06-16)
Borrowing from robotics, scientists automate mapping of quantum systems
Riddhi Gupta has taken an algorithm used for autonomous vehicles and adapted it to help characterise and stabilise quantum technology. (2020-06-16)
Children with developmental disabilities more likely to develop asthma
Children with developmental disabilities or delay are more at risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open led by public health researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of the Center for Pediatric Population Health. (2020-06-16)
Barriers exist to using risk stratification tools to evaluate pulmonary embolism in the ED
Common barriers exist to the use of risk stratification tools in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department and provide insight into where to focus efforts for future implementation endeavors. (2020-06-15)
The best parents: Genetically as divergent as possible with similar preferences
The more diverse in genetics, than better. But only in cases of similar preferences. (2020-06-12)
Lightning in a (nano)bottle: new supercapacitor opens door to better wearable electronics
Researchers from Skoltech, Aalto University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a high-performance, low-cost, environmentally friendly, and stretchable supercapacitor that can potentially be used in wearable electronics (2020-06-11)
Minority students can become 'hyperpersistent' when they achieve better than middling grades
Scientists report that undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who score below a C- in general chemistry are less likely to persist in STEM classes than their classmates with similar grades, but they are much more likely than their peers to persist if they earn a C+ or better. (2020-06-10)
Researchers study alternative training tools designed to improve Soldier performance
As the US Army revamps its small arms training and raises rifle qualification standards, researchers are studying alternative training and tools to help improve Soldier performance. (2020-06-04)
Study casts doubt on usefulness of Ofsted ratings
A study, led by the University of York, suggests that Ofsted ratings of secondary school quality account for less than one percent of the differences in students' educational achievement at age 16. (2020-06-02)
Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-06-01)
Academic emergency departments are always open to all who need care
''Academic emergency departments never deny emergency care to any person.'' That is the statement put forth in a commentary from the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Senior Editorial Board of Academic Emergency Medicine journal. (2020-06-01)
Army Research Laboratory supporting Texas A&M research on armor performance
The United States Army Research Laboratory is lending support to a Texas A&M University research project investigating potential improvement of ballistic performance of armor materials. (2020-06-01)
Electronic health records fail to detect up to 33% of medication errors
Despite improvements in their performance over the past decade, electronic health records (EHRs) commonly used in hospitals nationwide fail to detect up to one in three potentially harmful drug interactions and other medication errors, according to scientists at University of Utah Health, Harvard University, and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. (2020-05-29)
Student-school mismatch
Capable school graduates sometimes choose low-ranking universities which do not match their abilities. (2020-05-28)
Skoltech scientists get a sneak peek of a key process in battery 'life'
Researchers from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) visualized the formation of a solid electrolyte interphase on battery-grade carbonaceous electrode materials using in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM). (2020-05-27)
Finnish study proposes a model to predict cryptocurrency defaults
University of Vaasa researchers propose a model that is capable of explaining 87 percent of cryptocurrency bankruptcies after only one month of trading. (2020-05-27)
New studies reveal extent and risks of laughing gas & stimulant abuse among young people
In one study, researchers from Turkey reported increasing stimulant use among medical students approaching their final exams, despite the substantial risks to their health. (2020-05-23)
Women told more white lies in evaluations than men: Study
Women are more likely to be given inaccurate performance feedback, according to new research by Lily Jampol, Ph.D. (2020-05-19)
Army researchers develop new ways to nudge the brain
For Army scientists, the goal of neuroscience research is pursuing the inner workings of the human brain to advance scientific understanding and improve Soldier performance. (2020-05-14)
US wind plants show relatively low levels of performance decline as they age
Wind plants in the United States remain relatively efficient over time, with only a 13% drop in performance over 17 years, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report in the May 13 issue of the journal Joule. (2020-05-13)
Sustainable structural material for plastic substitute
A team lead by Prof. Shu-Hong Yu from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report a high-performance sustainable structural material called cellulose nanofiber plate (CNFP) which is constructed from bio-based CNF and ready to replace the plastic in many fields. (2020-05-01)
HRM practices a predictor for business resilience after layoffs
As retrenchments continue to cloud the foreseeable future of businesses worldwide, new research from the University of South Australia, the University of Melbourne and RMIT indicates that some businesses will fare better than others -- and it's all dependent on their type of human resource management system. (2020-04-30)
Training linked to stronger promotion chances for women in IT over work performance
Job performance has long been understood to be the primary equalizing factor affecting promotions for men and women in the workplace, but research shows, women don't gain as much from the same performance improvements as men do. (2020-04-29)
Women in IT more likely to be promoted than men
Women are underrepresented in leadership positions throughout the information technology industry. (2020-04-29)
Eye pupil an indicator of effective decision making, study finds
A team of Army and academic researchers are investigating how eye-pupil size changes can indicate a person's cognitive state as a means to enable teaming with autonomous agents. (2020-04-27)
Perception of US democracy tanks after Trump impeachment
While President Donald Trump's impeachment gripped the country, the long-term consequences of his trial and acquittal for American democracy remain yet unclear. (2020-04-27)
'Bursty' email communication helps groups convert resources into results
A new study looked at more than 1,300 retail banking sales teams in a large regional bank to explore whether groups vary in how they convert resources into performance. (2020-04-23)
Novel computational methods provide new insight into daytime alertness in people with sleep apnoea
New polysomnography parameters are better than conventional ones at describing how the severity of oxygen desaturation during sleep affects daytime alertness in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a new study published in European Respiratory Journal. (2020-04-21)
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