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Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
05.02.2016
Realizing your true (solar) potential
Realizing your true (solar) potential
Nations worldwide are increasingly embracing solar power as an alternative electricity source for homes, buildings, and even the grid.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
04.02.2016
Do venture capitalists matter?
Do venture capitalists matter?
Okay, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, here are two words that can help your investment in a startup business succeed: direct flights. A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that venture capitalists do help startup firms by closely monitoring their development, and that the availability of direct airplane flights between the two parties helps improve that oversight.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.02.2016
Kitchen mayhem can be diet killer, study says
A cluttered and chaotic kitchen can often cause out-of-control stressful feelings. It might also cause something else - increased snacking of indulgent treats. A new Cornell study explored how a noisy, disruptive and disorganized environment influences how much women eat. Researchers at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab found the combination of stress and a messy environment leads to more snacking and an increase in the number of calories consumed.
Business/Economics
03.02.2016
Anonymous browsing hinders online dating signals
By Chris Chipello Newsroom   Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in Management Science finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online. By Chris Chipello Newsroom   Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
03.02.2016
Seeing wood for the trees
ESA Space in Images Title Treemetrics woodland laser scan Released 03/02/2016 8:10 am Copyright Treemetrics Description A commercial forest seen through the 'eyes' of a 3D laser scanning system developed by the ESA-supported Treemetrics company.
Business/Economics
02.02.2016
University research underpins pursuit of resilience in banking sector
Dr Evarist Stoja, Reader in Finance in the University of Bristol's Department of Accounting and Finance, has collaborated with colleagues in the Bank of England to publish an article on how banks fare in stressful macroeconomic conditions.
Business/Economics
02.02.2016
Misery of work second only to illness
Misery of work second only to illness British people are at their least happy while at work – except when they are sick in bed – according to researchers at the University of Sussex and the London School of Economics (LSE).
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
02.02.2016
Fashion designers make smart collection in new digital textile lab
In Sliperiet's state-of-the-art innovation environment in Umeå, designer Minna Palmqvist and artist Ricardo O'Nascimento will explore in what direction textile creation can be taken by the use of new digital technology.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
01.02.2016
Government announces new consortium to lead R&D in secure wireless connectivity for autonomous vehicles
Government announces new consortium to lead R&D in secure wireless connectivity for autonomous vehicles
The University of Bristol, as part of the FLOURISH consortium, is among the recipients of the government's multi-million pound research grant to fuel development in user-centric autonomous vehicle technology and connected transport systems.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
01.02.2016
Brexit could place British farming in jeopardy warns new report
The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
01.02.2016
Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Launches SP2 Penn Top 10
With the 2016 United States presidential election race ramping up, experts from the University of Pennsylvania 's School of Social Policy & Practice , or SP2, are analyzing 10 of the nation's key soc
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
01.02.2016
Medicine safety ’needs international coordination’
How quickly should a drug be withdrawn from the market if it causes harm? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer depends on where you live, Oxford University researchers have found. A systematic review led by Doctor Igho J. Onakpoya from Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences looked at 462 drugs withdrawn between 1953 and 2013.
Business/Economics
01.02.2016
Common ownership of big banks kills competition
ANN ARBOR-Does the city you live in have a lot of different banks but they all seem to have high fees and offer low interest rates for savings? Those banks might have more in common than you think. New research by University of Michigan professor Martin Schmalz, U-M doctoral student Sahil Raina and economist Jose Azar of Charles River Associates found that most of the top shareholders of the largest U.S. banks are identical.
Business/Economics - Mathematics
01.02.2016
Rates on hold despite global uncertainty - Shadow RBA »
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) should hold official interest rates steady in February despite the weakening global economic outlook and turmoil in global markets at the start of 2016, the ANU RBA Shadow Board has found.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
31.01.2016
Novartis Foundation commemorates World Leprosy Day with its continued efforts to go the last mile toward elimination
2016 marks 30 years of commitment by the Novartis Foundation to support people affected by leprosy and to end this ancient disease New strategy from the Novartis Foundation to accelerate e
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
29.01.2016
Consumer confidence: Low inflation critical for maintaining confidence
ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence remained largely unchanged, as the January reading was just 0.6 percent below last month's level, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. The small downward revisions were due to stock market declines that were reflected in the erosion of household wealth as well as weakened prospects for the national economy, according to U-M economist Richard Curtin, who directs the surveys.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
29.01.2016
Symposium calls for science-based climate action
Symposium calls for science-based climate action
In a daylong symposium at the Stata Center on Wednesday, called "MIT on Climate: Science + Action," a series of presentations described the severity of the global climate change threat, the wide vari
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
28.01.2016
Making operating systems safer and faster with ’unikernels’
Technology to improve the security, speed and scale of data processing in age of the Internet of Things is being developed by a Cambridge spin-out company.
Business/Economics
28.01.2016
Innovation gets a boost with the right competition
ANN ARBOR-Competition has long been seen as a fuel that powers innovation in many industries. But the type of competition makes a huge difference on how much firms spend on research and development,
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
27.01.2016
Argonne-UChicago researchers work to annihilate nanoscale defects in semiconductors
Target dates are critical when the semiconductor industry adds small, enhanced features to consumer devices by integrating advanced materials onto the surfaces of computer chips. Missing a target means postponing a device's release, which could cost a company millions of dollars or the loss of competitiveness and an entire industry.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
27.01.2016
Opinion: Why Kagame’s bid to serve a third term makes sense for Rwanda
Thomas Stubbs (Centre for Business Research) discusses why, when it comes to Rwanda, the West may not know best.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
27.01.2016
Making our digital world safer from cyber attacks
Making our digital world safer from cyber attacks
Testing the resilience of the UK's infrastructure from cyber-attacks and sharing data safely is the focus of two new Imperial projects. Two research teams from Imperial College London, with collaborators in Singapore, have received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the National Research Foundation , Singapore.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
27.01.2016
Seamless union between metals and plastics
Seamless union between metals and plastics
The lighter the better. That is the golden rule, at least in the automobile, aircraft and aerospace industries.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.01.2016
Novartis delivered strong sales growth and core margin expansion (cc[1]) in 2015; announces plans to accelerate growth at Alcon, streamline Group operations
Novartis delivered strong sales growth and core margin expansion (cc ) in 2015; announces plans to accelerate growth at Alcon, streamline Group operations Strong growth (cc) in full year sales, c
Business/Economics
27.01.2016
Entrepreneurship not quite as risky as it may seem, study finds
Becoming an entrepreneur is a rational decision - and failing doesn't hurt as badly as one might think, according to a new study from the Berkeley-Haas School of Business. Research by Gustavo Manso , an associate professor in the Haas Finance Grou p, examined founders of innovative startups as well as small business owners such as restaurant owners - both successful ones and unsuccessful ones.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
26.01.2016
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
26.01.2016
Reality check in the factory
Reality check in the factory
When the globalization of manufacturing took flight a few decades ago, the problem of industrial workplace safety also became fully globalized.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
26.01.2016
The case for accepting more, not fewer, Syrian refugees
Immigrating to the U.S. is like free climbing Half Dome with a 50-pound pack. It can be a long, arduous process that presents challenging, and sometimes insurmountable, hurdles along the way.
Business/Economics
25.01.2016
Consumers given false impression of pension fund performance
Consumers given false impression of pension fund performance
Benchmarks that measure the performance of pension funds, and fees charged to consumers by investment fund managers, require greater scrutiny, suggests new research from our School of Management. Personal pension funds on average beat their benchmarks but the study shows this owes less to the investment skill of pension managers and more to the selection of benchmarks which are easy to outperform.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.01.2016
Cambridge joins consortium to launch £40 million Apollo Therapeutics Fund
Three global pharmaceutical companies and the technology transfer offices of three world-leading universities - Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Cambridge - have joined forces with a combined £40 million to create the Apollo Therapeutics Fund.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.01.2016
Leadership: Key to care, retention among nurses
Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
25.01.2016
Innovation grant supports sustainable textile making
The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors announced Jan.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.01.2016
Universities, pharma companies launch £40 million Apollo Therapeutics Fund
Universities, pharma companies launch £40 million Apollo Therapeutics Fund
Three global pharmaceutical companies (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson Innovation) and the technology transfer offices of three world-leading universities (Imperial College London, Un
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.01.2016
Pharmaceuticals and universities provide £40m fund for translational research
Pharmaceuticals and universities provide £40m fund for translational research
The Apollo Therapeutics Fund offers Imperial academics and partners a new opportunity to drive forward therapeutic innovation.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
22.01.2016
Future materials take centre stage at World Economic Forum in Davos
Future materials take centre stage at World Economic Forum in Davos
The role of materials science in driving the 'fourth industrial revolution' was showcased by a group of Imperial academics in Davos this week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
22.01.2016
Lancaster University to play major role in NHS innovation
Patients in Lancashire will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
22.01.2016
How to get teams to share information
Are you happy to share information with your colleagues? And do they share their valuable information with you? A number of companies have realised that withholding key information within organisational silos might happen more often that we might like to admit.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
22.01.2016
Showcase highlights 'tremendous impact' of our early career researchers
Showcase highlights ’tremendous impact’ of our early career researchers
Eleven of our early career researchers, across all Faculties and the School of Management, presented this week at the Vice-Chancellor's Research Day highlighting the value and impacts of their work for the University and wider society. From new mechanical solutions that could improve the quality of life for patients with heart failure, to understanding the levers of social mobility or securing future clean water supply, their talks reflected work across an array of interdisciplinary topics from a thriving research community.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
22.01.2016
Innovation leader is new head of UQ Dow Centre
Innovation leader is new head of UQ Dow Centre
The University of Queensland has appointed Professor Chris Greig as chair of its multi-million dollar Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
21.01.2016
Opinion: How Davos power brokers can start tackling major environmental risks
Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography), Gemma Cranston (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability) and Jonathan Green (Department of Geography) discuss what global powers need to do to tackle some of the biggest threats facing society.
Business/Economics
21.01.2016
Report launched on ’state of the city region’
A major new report led by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University has outlined the opportunities and challenges presented by Liverpool City Region devolution deal.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
21.01.2016
CALS research key to New York farming growth
Professor Thomas Bjorkman explains findings from the Eastern Broccoli Project, a research effort he is leading to establish a broccoli industry in the eastern United States.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
21.01.2016
Q&A with Mariann Byerwalter, interim president and CEO of Stanford Health Care
Recently named interim president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, Mariann Byerwalter talks about why this is a particularly exciting time for SHC as it builds a new hospital and pursues innovative breakthroughs that improve people's lives.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
21.01.2016
Sensible subsidies
Sensible subsidies
Governments often offer subsidies to consumers for clean-technology products, from home solar panels to electric vehicles. But what are the right levels of subsidy, and how should they be calculated? As a new paper co-authored by MIT researchers shows, governments can easily make subsidies too low when they ignore a basic problem: Consumer demand for these products is usually highly uncertain.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
20.01.2016
New water scarcity map offers tool for better planning
Innovative approach to depicting the balance between water use and supply offers unprecedented resolution and incorporates both seasonal and dry-year data into a single global snapshot Water is essential to human well-being, yet reports of water shortages surface daily.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
20.01.2016
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Carnegie Mellon University faculty, led by President Subra Suresh, have been invited to the World Economic Forum 's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, today through Jan.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
20.01.2016
Cost burden of Quebec’s carbon market seen as modest
The cost burden of Quebec's carbon-pricing policy, is likely to be modest across income groups and industries, according to a McGill University research team. The policy, which began to be implemented in 2013, provides a model for capping emissions "without undue hardship for the population," the researchers conclude.
Business/Economics - Event
20.01.2016
Filling investors with enthusiasm for new ideas
Filling investors with enthusiasm for new ideas
Seven promising start-ups, over 100 domestic and international investors, and four hours to shine: this was the first Investor Summit at Zurich Airport.
Business/Economics - Psychology
20.01.2016
Watch your tone
Watch your tone
Customer service calls can be frustrating for consumers and agents alike. But MIT spinout Cogito believes it can use behavioral analytics to make those experiences less onerous. Cogito has developed voice-analytics software for call centers - refined through years of research that focused on human behavior - that tracks, in real-time, voice patterns of customers and agents, and offers feedback to make the conversations more productive.
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