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Environment - Business / Economics - 07.11.2019
Capturing carbon dioxide to make useful products could become big business
Capturing carbon dioxide to make useful products could become big business
Waste carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels could be used to make valuable products such as plastics, fuels and cement, suggests new research. If done correctly, using waste carbon dioxide (CO2) to make useful products would also help offset the costs of mitigating climate change, argue scientists in a review .

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.11.2019
Distributed Solar Prices Fall Annually by 5% to 7%
Distributed Solar Prices Fall Annually by 5% to 7%
Berkeley Lab's Tracking the Sun report details the latest pricing and technology trends for distributed solar systems The latest edition of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) annual Tracking the Sun report finds that prices for distributed solar power systems continued to fall in 2018, that industry practices continued to evolve, and that systems are getting bigger and more efficient.

Business / Economics - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Data science predicts which failures will ultimately lead to success
Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first job in television. Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school multiple times, and Michael Jordan didn't make his high school's varsity basketball team. Stories like these fuel motivational mantras about learning from failure and coming out stronger on the other side.

Business / Economics - 30.10.2019
New report shows complex nature of prostitution and sex work in England and Wales
A large-scale report into the nature and prevalence of prostitution in England and Wales, carried out by researchers at the University of Bristol, has been published today [30 October]. The research, commissioned and published by the Home Office, is a significant step in understanding sex work, the variety of different services and for what reasons people become involved.

Business / Economics - 30.10.2019
Women, young and old people are most risk adverse
Women, the young and older people are most risk averse when it comes to financial risk taking, according to new research from the University of Bristol and Cass Business School. The report ' Quantifying Loss Aversion: Evidence from a UK Population Survey ' identifies key characteristics about individuals which explain their attitude to risk and loss.

Business / Economics - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.10.2019
UQ-developed text analytics app now available for all
UQ-developed text analytics app now available for all
Text analytics software developed by The University of Queensland will be available as a ‘Software as a Service' product to individual subscribers for the first time. TopicGuide is Leximancer 's new automated approach to text analytics that uses an algorithm developed by former UQ Health and Behavioural Sciences researcher and the company's chief scientist Dr Andrew Smith to quickly identify key trends, concepts and ideas from large pieces of text.

Business / Economics - Environment - 15.10.2019
US green economy worth $1.3 trillion per year
The US green economy is estimated to generate over $1.3 trillion in revenue per year, representing 16.5% of the global green economy, according to a new study by UCL. The green economy - broadly defined as an economy that is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive - is a major source of jobs in the US, employing an estimated 9.5 million people.

Environment - Business / Economics - 11.10.2019
Financial crises cause one-step forward, two steps back when it comes to air quality
New research has shed light on the impact of financial crises on air pollution showing that, while emissions are reduced during a financial crisis, the positive impacts are unexpectedly short-lived as new patterns of pollution emerge. A study led by Dr Andreas Antoniades and Dr Alexander Antonarakis at the University of Sussex shows that the break out of a financial crisis is associated with reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) sulphur dioxide (SO2), and nitrogen dioxide (NO x ), and emissions.

Transport - Business / Economics - 24.09.2019
New TPR doctor: Katrien De Langhe
Inleiding: On 24 September 2019 Katrien De Langhe succesfully defended her PhD at the University of Antwerp, on the topic of 'What role for rail in urban freight distribution'. Many national and international institutions encourage the use of environment-friendly transport modes. Subsequently, local authorities take increasing measures to prevent negative transport-related externalities in urban areas.

Business / Economics - 23.09.2019
Crane control by touchscreen
Crane control by touchscreen
Almost every youngster has dreamed of being able to operate a giant crane. Until now, operating the heavy machines has been extremely complicated. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed concepts for intuitive crane control that make operations seem as easy as child's play.

Transport - Business / Economics - 16.09.2019
Americans would rather drive themselves to work than have an autonomous vehicle drive them, study says
Americans would rather drive themselves to work than have an autonomous vehicle drive them, study says
Many Americans use a ride-hailing service - like Uber or Lyft - to get to and from work. It provides the privacy of riding in a personal car and the convenience of catching up on emails or social media during traffic jams. In the future, self-driving vehicles could provide the same service, except without a human driver.

Environment - Business / Economics - 05.09.2019
Five cool things about our environmental research
From decarbonising heat to food security and water sustainability, we're working to bring about improvements that will benefit nature and the well-being of the planet. Durham's research is having an impact on the environment and potentially all of our lives. In fact, it's hard to imagine a more important research focus for us than the environment given that all life depends upon it.

Environment - Business / Economics - 03.09.2019
A blueprint for the EU's ecological transition
Two EPFL researchers have contributed to a discussion paper for new members of the European Parliament, published ahead of the resumption of parliamentary business this week. In their chapter, they suggest that reversing the tide of deindustrialization and redistributing industrial activities in Europe could cut energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the long run.

Business / Economics - 29.08.2019
Despite health insurance gains in California, Latinos still lag in coverage, access
D espite vital health insurance coverage gains in California under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Latinos continue to fall behind other racial and ethnic groups in coverage and access to health care. A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that Latinos are less likely to have health insurance due to lack of coverage through an employer and barriers such as citizenship restrictions on access.

Business / Economics - 27.08.2019
Conservatives make the best investors, says Rice U. research
Conservatives make the best investors, says Rice U. research
When it comes to investing, conservatives may have a built-in advantage, according to a study by business scholars at Rice University, the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the University of Bath and Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Environment - Business / Economics - 23.08.2019
A Toxic Truth: Lead Exposure Problems Linger In Soil, Air
Research shines new light on old environmental issues that continue to impact the health of children The water crisis in Flint, Michigan - which began in 2014 but to this day has not been completely resolved - brought the public health and economic costs of lead exposure into sharp focus. The crisis sparked conversations about environmental justice and raised awareness about the impacts of lead in water in particular.

Environment - Business / Economics - 20.08.2019
Amazon Rainforest Absorbing Less Carbon Than Expected
Amazon Rainforest Absorbing Less Carbon Than Expected
New study finds that insufficient nutrient supply has not been properly accounted for in ecosystem models Agriculture, forestry, and other types of land use account for 23% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, yet at the same time natural land processes absorb the equivalent of almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry, according to the International Panel on Climate Change, which issued the first-ever comprehensive report on land and climate interactions earlier this month.

Business / Economics - 14.08.2019
Offers insight into effects of housing eviction on people’s lives
Each year, more than 2 million U.S. households face the prospect of eviction, a disruptive event widely believed to trigger increased financial strain. A new study finds that by the time most tenants land in eviction court, they have already suffered years of intensifying financial distress.

Business / Economics - 12.08.2019
Race influences professional investors’ judgments
In their evaluations of high-performing venture capital funds, professional investors rate white-led teams more favorably than they do black-led teams with identical credentials, a new Stanford study finds. When a black-led venture capital firm has an impressive track record, it encounters more bias from professional investors, according to new research by Stanford scholars.

Social Sciences - Business / Economics - 08.08.2019
Shows gun shops can aid in preventing suicides
Shows gun shops can aid in preventing suicides
Firearm retailers around Washington state are willing to learn about suicide prevention and to train their employees in how to spot and act on suicide warning signs, a new University of Washington study finds.
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