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Organizing R & D in teams is useful for retaining talent
Researchers who work in R & D in key areas within a company, together with those who have participated in the most important innovations, are more likely to be hired away by competitors. However, those researchers who work on a team are less likely to by hired away by other companies. This is one of the main conclusions of a study carried out at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid which analyzes work movement in the inventor market. (2010-11-30)

European Energy Efficiency Platform launched
On April 5 the JRC presented the interactive and collaborative online European Energy Efficiency Platform. This platform is conceived to fill the gap opened by scattered data and fragmented knowledge resulting from a rapidly growing energy efficiency market. It is expected to be both a one-stop shop for information retrieval and a meeting point for experts to exchange data and reduce redundant activities. (2016-04-05)

Measurement of thoughts during knowledge acquisition
How does the brain represent our knowledge of the world? Does it have a kind of map, similar to our sense of direction? And if so, how is it organized? Stephanie Theves and Christian F. Doeller have come one step closer to demonstrating the existence of such a mental navigation system. (2019-03-25)

Babies are born with 'intuitive physics' knowledge, says MU researcher
While it may appear that infants are helpless creatures that only blink, eat, cry and sleep, one University of Missouri researcher says that studies indicate infant brains come equipped with knowledge of (2012-01-24)

New deep knowledge AI system could resolve bottlenecks in drug research
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests. (2018-11-06)

Being smart is already part of your mental toolbox, psychologist says
Intelligence and smart thinking are not the same, according to University of Texas at Austin psychologist Art Markman, who studies how best to apply knowledge for smarter thinking at work and home. (2011-11-08)

Landscape architecture survey: Is plant knowledge passé?
A study evaluated attitudes and perceptions of practicing landscape architects in the southeastern United States with regards to the importance of horticultural knowledge. While seasoned practitioners in the residential design market said they had a favorable opinion of their own plant knowledge, they felt that recent graduates in landscape architecture have insufficient knowledge of plants. The authors say the study shows a continued need for both formal and informal extended education classes for the profession. (2011-12-14)

Sensory information underpins abstract knowledge
What we learn through our senses drives how knowledge is sorted in our brains, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-03-09)

Opinions on fracking linked to political persuasion, says new study
A person's opinion on fracking can be predicted by their political ideology, according to a new study co-conducted by Plymouth University. (2016-05-09)

Canadian research examines effects of scientific claims on oil
A University of Alberta researcher says people generally do not act on information about the effects fossil fuel-based products are having on the environment. (2010-05-28)

Should I donate my own blood before surgery?
To help patients decide whether to donate their blood before surgery, Dr. Curry Grant and colleagues designed a decision aid comprising a booklet and audiotape and assessed its effectiveness. (2001-04-16)

Medical School implements successful radiation protection program for undergraduate medical students
A medical school in Ireland has successfully implemented a radiation protection program, improving knowledge of radiation protection among medical undergraduates, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2012-03-01)

Nearly one-third of US parents don't know what to expect of infants
Almost one-third of US parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of typical infant development and unrealistic expectations for their child's physical, social and emotional growth, according research from the University of Rochester. The new findings, which suggest that such false parenting assumptions can not only impair parent-child interactions, but also rob kids of much-needed cognitive stimulation, will be presented Sunday, May 4, at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2008-05-04)

Pro-science vs anti-science debates
Recent attacks on 'grievance' studies have occasioned renewed attention to the politics of knowledge in the academy. In a wide-ranging survey, Mark Horowitz, William Yaworsky and Kenneth Kickham revisit some of anthropology's most sensitive controversies. Taking the field's temperature since the sweltry 'science wars' of the nineties, Horowitz and colleagues probe whether anthropology is still a house divided on questions of truth, justice and the American Anthropological Association. (2019-10-15)

The European Institute of Technology
In response to the European Commission's launch of a Communication to the European Council on developing a knowledge flagship: the European Institute of Technology, MEPs Prof. Jerzy Buzek and Dr. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis called for stronger links between the innovation, research and business communities. (2006-02-22)

A network of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe
A group of European experts on biodiversity will gather fromMay 21-23, 2012, in Brussels in order to further improve the transfer of biodiversity knowledge from the scientific community into the policy sphere. These experts will take part in a project funded by the European Commission: (2012-05-18)

Study finds non-disclosure of HIV serostatus common among India female sex workers
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine in partnership with Indian researchers and HIV positive networks groups, have found that in India, non-disclosure of HIV serostatus to sex partners among both HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected clients of FSWs is exceedingly common. These findings currently appear online in the journal AIDS and Behavior. (2012-07-23)

3 'hands on' nutrition classes -- Enough to impact health behaviors in lower income women
The knowledge and skills required to change poor nutrition and health behavior choices are often unavailable to those living with financial limitations. Competing demands on time and resources may pose obstacles to their achieving better diets. However, two researchers at the University of Minnesota recently completed a study that looked at the effects that three educational sessions might have on knowledge and behaviors of 118 low-income women of ethnically diverse backgrounds. (2013-11-07)

Teachers, pedagogical skills, and the obstacle of intuition
When a task calls for intuitive, its complexity goes unnoticed. However, when intuitions are not mobilized, the task is considered difficult, and seemingly requires the use of specific educational strategies. Researchers at UNIGE have demonstrated that teachers struggle to understand the difficulties encountered by pupils when attempting to solve apparently intuitive problems that are in fact difficult. The findings suggest that teachers only use their pedagogical skills when a problem seems to mobilize counter-intuitive strategies. (2018-03-06)

Many restaurant staff are undertrained and misinformed about food allergies
A new study published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy reveals that there is no association between a restaurant worker's knowledge of food allergy and his or her confidence in being able to provide a safe meal to a food allergic customer. (2011-04-14)

Study reveals gap in HIV testing knowledge among college students
Most college students understand how they can prevent the transmission of HIV but are less knowledgeable about HIV testing, according to a new University of Georgia study. (2008-08-27)

The ultimate social sciences online library is now live
SAGE, the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher today announced the full launch of SAGE Knowledge: The ultimate social sciences online library. (2012-06-21)

Superiority complex? People who claim superior beliefs exaggerate their own knowledge
No one likes smug know- it-all friends, relatives or co-workers who believe their knowledge and beliefs are superior to others. (2018-04-12)

New studies explore how knowledge drives action in climate change decision-making
In several new studies, University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Katharine Mach and colleagues explore the importance of learning and knowledge in environmental decision-making and the different ways in which scientific knowledge can become more relevant and useful for societies. (2020-02-20)

How do children express their state of knowledge of the world around them?
A study published in Journal of Language, Learning and Development by researchers with the Prosodic Studies Group led by Pilar Prieto, ICREA research professor with the Department of Translation and Language Sciences, reveals for the first time that three-year-olds use gestural and prosodic precursors in the expression of uncertainty, which they will express after five years of age through lexical cues. (2019-10-09)

Television has less effect on education about climate change than other forms of media
A new study by George Mason University Communication Professor Xiaoquan Zhao suggests that watching television has no significant impact on viewers' knowledge about the issue of climate change. However, reading newspapers and using the Web seem to contribute to people's knowledge about this issue. (2009-10-16)

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful
Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests. (2021-01-15)

Increased scientific rigor will improve wildlife research and management
Wildlife management relies on rigorous science that produces reliable knowledge because it increases accurate understanding of the natural world and informs management decisions. (2018-01-18)

Influence of technology acquisition on organizational performance studied in Iran
80 international companies from Iran were selected, and 320 respondents in key managerial positions were questioned. As the researchers found out, acquisition and use of technological innovations is a positive influence on organizational efficiency. (2018-05-08)

MU study finds connection between evolution, classroom learning
Over thousands of years, humans have evolved to naturally understand things like facial expressions and social interactions. But a University of Missouri researcher has found there is an ever-widening gap between what humans can naturally learn and what they need to learn to be successful adults in today's modern society. Schools have traditionally helped bridge the gap between evolution and new knowledge, but in the US more may need to be done. (2009-06-08)

Society's lack of food allergies impacts those afflicted with food allergies
Society's lack of knowledge of food allergies can greatly impact those afflicted with food allergies. (2008-09-30)

Patients' poor knowledge of their heart condition may have harmful consequences
Adults with congenital heart disease have important gaps in their knowledge about their condition, finds a study in Heart. Because this lack of knowledge may result in harmful behaviour or inappropriate restrictions, much needs to be done to improve patients' knowledge about their illness, report the authors. (2001-06-13)

'Hollow-face illusion' affects estimates of distance and reaching tasks
A person's prior knowledge of the geometry of faces affects his or her ability to estimate distance and complete visually guided reaching tasks according to a study published in the June issue of Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). (2005-06-22)

War and peace research gives voice to children
Little is known about children's perceptions of war, peace and terrorism. Researchers at Kent State are studying how children understand these issues and where they acquire their knowledge in the hopes of helping parents better communicate with their children. (2006-05-26)

Over-claiming knowledge predicts anti-establishment voting
People who think they know more than they actually do are more likely to vote against the establishment, shows new research out of the Netherlands. (2019-07-18)

Lessons learned from Millennium Bug projects could help organisations to manage future change
Organisations that handled the Millennium Bug well could use the same sort of strategies to make other wide-ranging changes happen more smoothly, according to new research published by Warwick Business School. (2000-02-03)

Inexperienced investors should take advantage of 'auto-pilot investing'
Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning at the University of Missouri, says use of target-date is a positive trend which will help inexperienced investors invest safely without risking significant losses based on their lack of knowledge. (2015-06-01)

Scientific information largely ignored when forming opinions about stem cell research
When forming attitudes about embryonic stem cell research, people are influenced by a number of things. But understanding science plays a negligible role for many people. (2008-06-06)

University awarded £3.5 million ($5.2 million) to transfer research into industry
The University of Liverpool has been awarded £3.5 million ($5.2 million) to improve knowledge transfer capabilities between academic researchers and industrial partners. (2009-04-14)

Hebrew University and São Paulo Research Foundation launch $500,000 agreement
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the São Paulo Research Foundation have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of joint research projects in all areas of scientific knowledge. (2011-07-19)

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