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Religions - Business/Economics
18.02.2017
Shrinking territory contributes to significant drop in ISIS funding
Islamic State's income has more than halved since 2014, due to its shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq and subsequent losses of significant sources of revenue, according to a collaborative new study by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College London and EY.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
17.02.2017
In pictures: Imperial Fringe invests in the public with all things money
In pictures: Imperial Fringe invests in the public with all things money
Hundreds of visitors discovered how money makes the world go round at the latest finance-themed Imperial Fringe event this week.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
16.02.2017
What cities want: exploring future strategies for urban mobility
What cities want: exploring future strategies for urban mobility
Research news Munich, Singapore, Boston: three very different cities on three different continents with their own distinctive ‘urban identities.
Business/Economics - Event
16.02.2017
Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions focuses on 10 global challenges
The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions plans to award $12 million to four interdisciplinary teams, each committed to working in collaboration on projects that will make headway on one of 10 global challenges.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.02.2017
Through the Looking Glass
W hen asked what qualities a successful entrepreneur should have, Suman Kanuganti's answer is succinct: ‘Have Drive.
Astronomy - Business/Economics
16.02.2017
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done
As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite.
Business/Economics - Media
16.02.2017
Income inequality linked to export ‘complexity'
Income inequality linked to export ‘complexity’
In a series of papers over the past 10 years, MIT Professor César Hidalgo and his collaborators have argued that the complexity of a country's exports - not just their diversity but the expertise and
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
13.02.2017
The Engine names startup and investing veteran Katie Rae as president and CEO
The Engine names startup and investing veteran Katie Rae as president and CEO
MIT's new startup accelerator The Engine today named Katie Rae, a veteran tech innovator, entrepreneur, and investor, as its president and CEO and as managing partner of its first investment fund.
Business/Economics
13.02.2017
Financial windfall for young scientists
Financial windfall for young scientists
On February 2nd the EU approved Empa's «COFUND» application for financial support to the tune of more than ‘3.5 million, thereby securing partial funding for 50 post-doc positions at Empa over the next five years within the framework of the EU's Marie Sk'odowska-Curie actions.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
13.02.2017
How to Cope With the Anxiety of Globalization
With the U.S. abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and as China sets its sights to be the uncontested trade superpower in Asia, a new world economic order is clearly in the making.
Business/Economics
09.02.2017
How languages shape economics
How languages shape economics
Half of the world's population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today.
Politics - Business/Economics
09.02.2017
U-M professor's project encourages artists, curators to intervene in capitalism using eBay
U-M professor’s project encourages artists, curators to intervene in capitalism using eBay
FACULTY Q&A ANN ARBOR?Rebekah Modrak, associate professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, has spent many years exploring interests in shared concerns between art and commerce'each involving questions of labor, production and distribution.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
09.02.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
09.02.2017
We Need Secure Energy for America
For the past eight years, the primary focus of U.S. energy policy and research and development has been built around concerns over climate change and reducing carbon dioxide, or CO2 emissions, often through regulation and rule making.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
08.02.2017
Locked in: Noncompetes dent wages, mobility
ANN ARBOR'High-tech employees working in states that enforce noncompete agreements suffer for it in lower wages and reduced job mobility.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
08.02.2017
Cosmetic Surgery affects job satisfaction
Many people who have cosmetic facial surgery feel better about their jobs when they return to work, according new research by the University of Melbourne. Ms Alicia Kalus and Professor Christina Cregan, from the Faculty of Business and Economics, analysed responses from questionnaires completed by 121 adult patients who had undergone facial surgery.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
07.02.2017
Broader updrafts in severe storms may increase chance of damaging hail
"The storm's structure is perhaps a more important determinant of hail production, but how the environment alters the structures conducive to hail growth and pathways that embryos may take is uncertain," said Matt Kumjian.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
06.02.2017
Researchers aim to create global conversations about long, healthy living
The Stanford Center on Longevity's new, interactive website is designed to further research and to encourage officials, entrepreneurs and members of the public to think about ways of redesigning the human life. Over the last century, Americans have added an unprecedented 30 years to their life spans.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.02.2017
Coal and oil demand to peak by 2020, according to new report
Coal and oil demand to peak by 2020, according to new report
A boom in the popularity of solar panels and electric cars could spark irreversible changes in the energy sector within three years.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
03.02.2017
Imperial showcases future of UK's medical technology industry to Lord Prior
Imperial showcases future of UK’s medical technology industry to Lord Prior
A Government Minister came to Imperial on a fact-finding mission as part of a recent industrial strategy announcement.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
02.02.2017
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
02.02.2017
Stanford implements measures to further protect employee tax information
Financial Management Services has enhanced protection of employee tax information and, in coordination with the university's Information Security Office, suggests ways that employees can further protect themselves from fraud and identity theft.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
02.02.2017
China to protect areas of high ecological importance identified by Stanford researchers
China to protect areas of high ecological importance identified by Stanford researchers
Stanford scientists and collaborators determine ecologically valuable areas within China. The country plans to protect these areas as part of an ecological initiative. China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Its biggest cities are shrouded in smog. And the country's population is 1.4 billion people and growing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
01.02.2017
Data from consumer product trials now available through Yale YODA Project
Data from consumer product trials now available through Yale YODA Project
The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project has announced the first-ever broad availability of clinical trial data for consumer products by a company.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
01.02.2017
Yale program now reviewing consumer products clinical trial data
Yale program now reviewing consumer products clinical trial data
The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project has announced the first-ever broad availability of clinical trial data for consumer products by a company.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
01.02.2017
Obamacare Medicaid expansion improved preventive care
An important component of the Affordable Care Act is that it facilitated states expanding their Medicaid programs, offering health insurance to low-income, childless adults. Experts hoped that these expansions would not only improve the general health of this vulnerable population, but also save taxpayer dollars by increasing preventive care and decreasing risky health behaviors such as smoking.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
01.02.2017
User feedback is essential, especially for complex technology
User feedback is essential, especially for complex technology
Environmentally friendly, low-carbon energy technologies are needed to achieve global climate targets.
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
31.01.2017
In cold water
In cold water
Martin Ostermaier wanted to break out of the comfort zone of science. Now, instead of pipettes, the biochemist is dealing with investors and patent law.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
31.01.2017
Your Android device's Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts
Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts
The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts - and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal. Pattern Lock is a security measure that protects devices, such as mobile phones or tablets, and which is preferred by many to PIN codes or text passwords.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
31.01.2017
Opening doors in Asia
Opening doors in Asia
Both science and Swiss businesses are benefiting from the ETH science hub in Singapore. The newly founded Switzerland Technology Impact Platform (STIP) is helping Swiss SMEs to gain a foothold in Asia.
Business/Economics
30.01.2017
Towards better forecasts of slab avalanches
Towards better forecasts of slab avalanches
A team of researchers from EPFL and the SLF has developed a new model that describes how slab avalanches release.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
30.01.2017
The Attraction Effect: how our Brains Can Be Influenced
The Attraction Effect: how our Brains Can Be Influenced
The decisions we make are influenced by other possibilities that we did not choose. At the same time, the options we missed out on determine our satisfaction with the outcomes of situations we were unable to control. Psychologists from the University of Basel conducted two experiments: first, they studied the decision-making behavior of students and, second, they measured brain activity and satisfaction when a set of possibilities is supplemented with another alternative.
Business/Economics
30.01.2017
Retirement investment fund conflicts cost Americans
ANN ARBOR'As retirement funds have shifted from defined benefit to defined contribution, Americans are required to directly manage their own retirement plans for which good investment advice is essential.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
30.01.2017
Business/Economics
27.01.2017
Consumer optimism surges in January amid partisanship
ANN ARBOR?Consumers expressed a higher level of confidence in January than at any other time in the last dozen years.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
26.01.2017
Conscientious workers face exhaustion
Going above and beyond the call of duty comes at a cost to personal well-being and family responsibilities, despite the link between being conscientious at work and career success according to new research from King's and the University of Bath.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
26.01.2017
Momentum from 2016 economy will benefit first half of 2017
Steve Kyle explains to the Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference Jan. 24 that the new Trump administration is introducing negative economic shocks that may well trigger a trade war.
Business/Economics
26.01.2017
Oeindrila Dube
Oeindrila Dube's research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of conflict and crime in the developing world.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
26.01.2017
Conscientious workers face exhaustion, shows research
Conscientious workers face exhaustion, shows research
Being conscientious at work has long been linked with career success but new University research shows that going above and beyond the call of duty comes at a cost to personal well-being and family responsibilities. Going the extra mile The study of employees in a UK customer call centre for a retail bank found that going the extra mile at work left employees emotionally exhausted and grappling with work-family conflict.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
26.01.2017
New form of matter: time crystals
New form of matter: time crystals
To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors. To Norman Yao, these inert crystals are the tip of the iceberg. If crystals have an atomic structure that repeats in space, like the carbon lattice of a diamond, why can't crystals also have a structure that repeats in time?
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
26.01.2017
‘Additive Manufacturing' speeds up
‘Additive Manufacturing’ speeds up
Empa offers Switzerland a platform to exchange information and knowhow in the field of Additive Manufacturing: During a technology briefing held at Empa Academy on January 18, experts from industry a
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.01.2017
Inability to Work: Medical Experts Often Disagree
Independent medical evaluations are often used to adjudicate disability claims. But different doctors assessing the same patient often disagree on whether the patient is disabled or not. This problem can be mitigated by applying standardized procedures, says an international study led by researchers at the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
25.01.2017
Better wisdom from crowds
The wisdom of crowds is not always perfect. But two scholars at MIT's Sloan Neuroeconomics Lab, along with a colleague at Princeton University, have found a way to make it better. Their method, explained in a newly published paper, uses a technique the researchers call the ‘surprisingly popular' algorithm to better extract correct answers from large groups of people.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.01.2017
Novartis delivered solid 2016 performance, with Growth Products[1] absorbing Gleevec US LOE; innovation momentum continued; announces share buyback
Novartis delivered solid 2016 performance, with Growth Products absorbing Gleevec US LOE; innovation momentum continued; announces share buyback FY net sales (0% cc ) in line with prior year due to st
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
25.01.2017
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
24.01.2017
Social media tapped for insights into economics, political communication, parenting
ANN ARBOR?University of Michigan researchers will use Big Data from social media to gain new insights into economics and the way people communicate about parenting and politics under two recently funded research projects. The Michigan Institute for Data Science awarded the projects a combined $2.5 million under the second round of its Challenge Initiative program.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
23.01.2017
Seven-day access to GP surgeries is not the answer to improving patient care
A better understanding of patients' needs is key to improving care within the NHS; patients do not actually want seven-day access to GP surgeries as previously suggested, according to a study from The University of Nottingham.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
23.01.2017
Your Android device's Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts
Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts
The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal. Pattern Lock is a security measure that protects devices, such as mobile phones or tablets, and which is preferred by many to PIN codes or text passwords.
Politics - Business/Economics
23.01.2017
Australia must do more to influence US political decisions: policy paper
A new policy paper recommends Australia finds new ways and intensifies efforts to influence US political decisions on international security issues, while also building closer ties with regional partners in Asia.
Business/Economics
20.01.2017
MPs must respect the referendum result - even if it leads to hard Brexit, says Yvette Cooper
MPs must respect the referendum result - even if it leads to hard Brexit, says Yvette Cooper
Labour MPs should respect the result of the EU referendum even if the outcome is a hard Brexit, according to Yvette Cooper, MP for Pontefract and Castleford.
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