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Get your game face on: Study finds it may help
Could putting on a serious face in preparation for competition actually impact performance? (2019-11-14)
Study finds coffee is associated with improved sports performance in men and women
A new study, published in Nutrients, of 38 participants (19 men, 19 women) has found that drinking caffeinated coffee improves speed of cycling. (2019-10-29)
Tungsten suboxide improves the efficiency of platinum in hydrogen production
Researchers presented a new strategy for enhancing catalytic activity using tungsten suboxide as a single-atom catalyst (SAC). (2019-10-28)
Science shows hype about your opponent actually messes with your game
A study of more than 117,000 pro tennis matches and more than 5 million observations in online amateur chess indicates that even when competitors are evenly matched, players perform worse against an opponent they know has been climbing in rank. (2019-10-28)
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor muscle function in adults aged 60+
New research from Trinity College Dublin shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over. (2019-10-23)
Composite metal foam outperforms aluminum for use in aircraft wings
The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. (2019-10-21)
Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance, study finds
Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report. (2019-10-18)
Breaking water molecules apart to generate clean fuel: Investigating a promising material
Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) investigated a material that uses sunlight for splitting water molecules (H2O) to obtain dihydrogen (H2). (2019-10-17)
Secretive targets for CEO bonus pay signal poor performance
Investors need to pay closer attention to the non-financial measures linked to CEO cash bonuses, because targets that are not disclosed, or undefined, in annual reports are associated with worse company performance down the track, new research reveals. (2019-10-16)
Enhancing memory network via brain stimulation
Magnetic stimulation of the posterior parietal cortex increases functional connectivity of a neural network implicated in memory, shows human research published in eNeuro. (2019-10-10)
Noah-MP captures major hydrological patterns in China
The Noah land surface model with multi-parameterization options (Noah-MP) simulates the major spatiotemporal patterns of hydrological variables in China, a vast country characterized by complex terrain and large river basins across a wide range of climates. (2019-10-10)
Anticipating performance can hinder memory
Anticipating your own performance at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (2019-10-03)
NUS researchers contribute to a Science paper on high-performance low-cost thermoelectrics
Researchers from the National University of Singapore and Beihang University reported the high-performance SnS thermoelectric crystals combining the desirable features of low-cost, earth-abundant materials and environmental friendliness. (2019-10-01)
Sport has its benefits but do not overdo it
In top athletes, excess physical activity can be harmful, as cases of 'overtraining syndrome' suggest. (2019-09-26)
Menopausal night sweats linked with cognitive dysfunction
Experts frequently tout the value of a good night's sleep. (2019-09-24)
Brain stimulation prevents anxiety-induced decrease in motor performances
Researchers in the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and the Centre national de la recherché scientifique used fMRI to discover a new neural mechanism involving the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex to explain how anxiety deteriorates physical performance. (2019-09-24)
Is overall screen time associated with academic performance in kids, teens?
Screen time overall wasn't associated with the academic performance of children and adolescents in this observational study. (2019-09-23)
Over 14% efficiency for ternary organic solar cell with 300 nm thick active layer
A thick-film (300 nm) ternary OSC is fabricated by introducing phe-nyl-C61-butyric-acid-methyl ester (PC61BM) into a PBDB-T-2Cl:BTP-4F host blend, as these materials presented complementary absorption and well-matched energy levels. (2019-09-18)
Success story or artificial inflation? Hospital performance in CAUTIs
A new study links changes in the way catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are defined and artificially improved hospital performance scores. (2019-09-16)
Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years
Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers. (2019-09-10)
Player athleticism increases head impact exposure in youth football
Speed, agility and strength are definitely assets on the football field. (2019-09-06)
Study tests performance of electric solid propellant
Electric solid propellants are being explored for use in dual-mode rocket engines because they aren't susceptible to ignite from a spark or flame and can be turned on and off electrically. (2019-09-03)
Singapore researchers reveal a common deficiency in genetic prediction methods
A study conducted by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore and the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) revealed a common deficiency in existing artificial intelligence methods used to predict enhancer-promoter interactions, that may result in inflated performance measurements. (2019-08-28)
Hydrophobic silica colloid electrolyte holds promise for safer Li-O2 batteries
A research team led by ZHANG Xinbo from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed an electrolyte regulation strategy by in situ coupling of CF3SO3- on hydrophobic silica colloidal particles via electrostatic interactions in order to prevent lithium dendrite growth and corrosion. (2019-08-28)
Tiny tweaks for big wins in solar cells
Changes in composition are shown to affect light-harvesting layer crystallization and perovskite solar cell efficiency. (2019-08-26)
Do financial incentives change length-of-stay performance in ED? Study results are mixed
The results of a retrospective study on a pay-for-performance (P4P) program implemented in Vancouver, British Columbia suggest mixed consequences -- it can reduce access block for admitted patients but may also lead to discharges associated with return visits and admissions. (2019-08-14)
Study finds that female leadership affects wage-gap and firm performance
A new paper in The Economic Journal, published by Oxford University Press, finds that female executives decrease the wage-gap for women at the top of a firm while widening it at the bottom. (2019-08-14)
Restructuring Medicare Shared Savings Program can yield 40% savings in health costs
More than a trillion dollars was spent on healthcare in the United States in 2018, with Medicare and Medicaid accounting for some 37% of those expenditures. (2019-08-08)
Accelerating development of STT-MRAM
Researchers at the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES) at Tohoku University have successfully observed microscopic chemical bonding states in ultrathin MgO -- an important determinant in STT-MRAM performance. (2019-08-05)
KIST develops technology for creating flexible sensors on topographic surfaces
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, president: Byung-gwon Lee) announced that Dr. (2019-07-29)
Next-gen membranes for carbon capture
EPFL chemical engineers have developed a new class of high-performance membranes for carbon capture that greatly exceed current targets. (2019-07-26)
How to thrive when foreign competitors enter your market
A new study shows that foreign entrants can be a boost to domestic companies if they can learn from the new entrants to improve their marketing strategies. (2019-07-23)
HIV may affect the brain despite ongoing antiretroviral therapy
HIV-positive patients are living longer thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), but the virus can remain in some tissues, preventing a total cure. (2019-07-15)
A crystal clear step closer to commerical solar cells
Record-breaking, high-efficiency single crystals bring perovskite solar cells closer to market. (2019-07-11)
No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a one-parameter measure that makes selecting the correct electrolyte for potassium-air batteries an exercise in rationality, rather than patience. (2019-07-10)
Phones and wearables combine to assess worker performance
Consumer tech and a custom app combine to optimize the employee review. (2019-06-24)
Play games with no latency
One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. (2019-06-24)
Researchers report new understanding of thermoelectric materials
Researchers reported a major step forward in the search for new thermoelectric materials Friday, the discovery of a new explanation for asymmetrical thermoelectric performance. (2019-06-21)
Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance -- in the lab
Researchers at EPFL bring diurnal and seasonal variations into the lab to test the performance of perovskite solar cells under realistic conditions. (2019-06-20)
Performance improves when the enemy of an enemy is a friend
New research from Northwestern University finds that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision-making. (2019-06-17)
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