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New index challenges university rankings
Academic freedom is fundamental to scientific progress, pursuit of truth, quality higher education and international collaboration. (2020-03-26)
Concerns over 'exaggerated' study claims of AI outperforming doctors
Many studies claiming that artificial intelligence is as good as (or better than) human experts at interpreting medical images are of poor quality and are arguably exaggerated, posing a risk for the safety of 'millions of patients' warn researchers in The BMJ today. (2020-03-25)
Manipulating ligands
Chemists at TU Dresden succeeded in fabricating surface-clean noble metal aerogels boosting the electrocatalysis performance by revisiting ligand chemistry. (2020-03-24)
Chatty kids do better at school
A study from the University of York found that children from families of higher socioeconomic status had better language abilities at nursery school age and that these verbal skills boosted their later academic performance throughout school. (2020-03-23)
Hollow-core fiber technology closes in on mainstream optical fiber
searchers from the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Southampton have demonstrated a new leap in hollow-core fibre performance, underlining the technology's potential to soon eclipse current optical fibres. (2020-03-17)
Buffed-up avatars deter us from exercising hard
An award-winning paper from the University of Bath shows people perform better in VR exercise games when they compete against a realistic avatar of themselves. (2020-03-13)
Survey shows emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms
Emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms, according to the findings of a survey to be published in the March 2020 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). (2020-03-11)
Approximating a kernel of truth
Machine learning tasks using very large data sets can be sped up significantly by estimating the kernel function that best describes the data. (2020-03-10)
Inverse design software automates design process for optical, nanophotonic structures
Stanford University researchers created an inverse design codebase called SPINS that can help researchers explore different design methodologies to find fabricable optical and nanophotonic structures. (2020-03-10)
Scientists propose a flexible interface design for silicon-graphite dual-ion battery
A research group led by Prof. TANG Yongbing and his team members (Dr. (2020-03-09)
When older people feel excluded at work
Employees over 50 can feel excluded and demotivated in the workplace for various reasons. (2020-03-05)
High energy Li-Ion battery is safer for electric vehicles
A lithium-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in Penn State's Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center. (2020-03-04)
The 'Monday effect' is real -- and it's impacting your amazon package delivery
The ''Monday Effect'' is real - and it's impacting your Amazon package delivery. (2020-03-02)
Highlighting product greenness may put consumers off buying
New research suggests that companies looking to promote their latest environmentally friendly product should downplay its green credentials if they want consumers to buy it. (2020-02-28)
Children who read books daily score higher in school tests, vast new study states
What children choose to read outside school directly influences their academic performance, according to a major new study led by the University of Malaga and UCL, and published in the peer-reviewed journal Oxford Review of Education. (2020-02-27)
KIER developed separator that reduced gas crossover for water electrolyzer
Dr. Won-chul Cho of Hydrogen Research Department of the Korea Institute of Energy Research has developed a separator membrane that significantly reduces gas crossover while exhibiting high performance comparable to the commercial separator for alkaline water electrolyzer. (2020-02-26)
Metal-organic frameworks can separate gases despite the presence of water
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for inexpensive and less energy-intensive gas separation even in the presence of impurities such as water. (2020-02-26)
Study finds gender disparities in hematology research success
Hematologists who complete a mentored training program experience greater levels of academic success than those who do not; however, a study published today in Blood Advances suggests a slight discrepancy in success levels between male and female hematologists. (2020-02-25)
UK special school pupils 'treated differently', following removal of standardized assessments
Following the recent withdrawal of standardized assessments, children with intellectual disabilities at special schools in the UK are again being treated differently to children at mainstream schools, says a new study from researchers at The Open University. (2020-02-23)
Tart cherry juice concentrate found to help improve endurance exercise performance
Montmorency tart cherry juice has gained a reputation as a recovery drink among elite and recreational exercisers, with research suggesting benefits for reducing strength loss and improving muscle recovery after intensive exercise. (2020-02-19)
Big ideas in performance management 2.0
Industrial-era performance management paradigms and practices are outdated and ineffective in the modern VUCA work environment. (2020-02-19)
Certification as a medical home: Does it make a difference in diabetes care?
Practices certified as medical homes have more systems and improved performance for diabetes care, but the differences are modest. (2020-02-18)
Improving the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-based fibers
University of Illinois researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology recently developed a technique that can be used to build carbon-nanotube-based fibers by creating chemical crosslinks. (2020-02-18)
Feedback culture: When colleagues become competitors
Competitive behavior among employees may be triggered by the type of feedback they have received. (2020-02-15)
A good blood supply is good for memory
Memory performance and other cognitive abilities benefit from a good blood supply to the brain. (2020-02-14)
Protecting pipelines during land movements
Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have developed a cost-effective and practical method to protect pipelines and keep them operating during significant fault rupture incidents and large ground movements. (2020-02-13)
Electric solid propellant -- can it take the heat?
Electric solid propellants are being explored as a safer option for pyrotechnics, mining, and in-space propulsion because they only ignite with an electric current. (2020-02-13)
Something from nothing: Using waste heat to power electronics
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba developed an improved thermocell design to convert heat into electricity. (2020-02-12)
How the brain's immune system could be harnessed to improve memory
Inflammation can send the brain's immune cells into damaging hyperdrive, an effect that has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases that affect memory, like dementia. (2020-02-11)
Software updates slowing you down?
We've all shared the frustration -- software updates that are intended to make our applications run faster inadvertently end up doing just the opposite. (2020-02-11)
Review of evidence finds excessive smartphone, social media use may be linked to youth mental health
A new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reviews evidence that suggests an association between excessive smartphone and social media use and mental distress and suicidality among adolescents. (2020-02-10)
New method offers more stable, efficient electrocatalytic reactions
By fluidizing catalyst particles in electrolyte instead of gluing them to electrodes, researchers made electrocatalytic reactions that are more efficient and longer lasting, which play an important role in energy storage. (2020-02-10)
New score measuring multiple chronic illnesses performs better than current method
A new score that measures multiple long-term health conditions performs better than the current Charlson Comorbidity Index and may help in health care planning and delivery, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-02-03)
Government grants deliver highest returns for college financing, says study
Merit-based grants are a government's best bet for providing effective student aid for long-term economic growth - increasing both welfare (measured in terms of long-term well-being outcomes) and efficiency, according to a new joint study from the University of British Columbia, Queen's, Princeton and Yale. (2020-02-03)
Can exercise improve video game performance?
Time spent playing video games is often seen as time stolen from physical activities. (2020-01-30)
National survey: Students' feelings about high school are mostly negative
In a nationwide survey of 21,678 US high school students, researchers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center found that nearly 75% of the students' self-reported feelings related to school were negative. (2020-01-30)
Synthesis considers how being smart helps you at school and school helps you become smarter
Academic achievement plays an important role in children's development because academic skills, especially in reading and math, affect many outcomes, including educational attainment, performance and income at work, health, and longevity. (2020-01-28)
High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores
Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. (2020-01-28)
Research shows the sexes have equal spatial cognition skills
Men are not better than women at spatial cognition -- such as map reading -- is the principal finding from ground-breaking work by researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, hosted at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. (2020-01-27)
How employees' rankings disrupt cooperation and how managers can restore it
First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, second prize a set of steak knives, third prize you're fired». (2020-01-27)
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