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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Study Examines Ways to Use Demand Information to Adjust Capacity

Feb. 24, 2017 — A new study derived optimal policies and data-driven, problem-solving techniques for firms to learn about demand so that they can decide when and by how much they should adjust their capacity ... read more

Desks Join the Internet of Things

Feb. 23, 2017 — The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are ... read more

As Thin as an Atom: A Revolutionary Semiconductor for Electronics

Feb. 23, 2017 — Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say ... read more

Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

Feb. 21, 2017 — There is a direct link between a person's attitude on social media and the likelihood that their dieting efforts will succeed. In fact, researchers have now determined that dieting success ­-- ... read more

Study Finds Significant Limitations of Physician-Rating Websites

Feb. 21, 2017 — An analysis of 28 commercial physician-rating websites finds that search mechanisms are cumbersome, and reviews scarce, according to a ... read more

Understanding 'Glass Relaxation' and Why It's Important for Next-Generation Displays

Feb. 21, 2017 — Display manufacturers can account for a certain level of relaxation in the glass, referring to the intermolecular rearrangement, if it’s known and reproducible. But fluctuations in this relaxation ... read more

Maths and Maps Make You Nervous? It Could Be in Your Genes

Feb. 21, 2017 — Our genes play a significant role in how anxious we feel when faced with spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Autonomous driving, automatic speech recognition, and the game Go: Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists have now used it to determine the development of ... read more

Online Daters Ignore Wish List When Choosing a Match

Feb. 21, 2017 — Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a ... read more

Family Focused Interventions for at Risk Children and Youth

Feb. 21, 2017 — Experts discuss how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — While it's possible to anticipate the color of light or the pitch of sound, odor defies prediction. New research has taken an important step toward decoding smell, by linking a scent back to a ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Crop breeders grow thousands of potential varieties at a time; until now, observations of key traits were made by hand. In a new study, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, were used successfully to ... read more

Decision-Making Suffers When Cancer Patients Avoid Math

Feb. 20, 2017 — Many of the toughest decisions faced by cancer patients involve knowing how to use numbers -- calculating risks, evaluating treatment options and figuring odds of medication side effects. But for ... read more

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

How to Build a Bio-Bot: Researchers Share Design and Development of Biological Machines

Feb. 19, 2017 — Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves -- or better yet, when prompted -- is more complicated than it ... read more

Efficient Power Converter for Internet of Things

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have presented a new power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 500 picoamps to 1 milliamp, a span that encompasses a 200,000-fold increase in current ... read more

Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Feb. 17, 2017 — Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — RFID chips like the ones used to protect merchandise from shoplifting reveal surprising clues about life in a bumblebee colony, say ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices, say ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits -- less efficient for robots -- are used by ... read more

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