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July 25, 2016

How to Boost Online Ratings

May 11, 2016 — Consumers are more likely to give a positive review if they experience time and space distance before writing a review, new research suggests. In other words, the longer they wait to write a review, ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — It is possible to determine the damage caused by a natural disaster in just a few hours, by using data from social networks, such as Twitter, say ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Aurorasaurus is a citizen science project that tracks auroras through the project's website, mobile apps and ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Pakistan's water managers are looking to NASA satellites to help them more effectively monitor and manage that precious resource, thanks to a partnership with engineers and hydrologists at the ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — Students who attend school in buildings specifically designed to be 'green' exhibit higher levels of knowledge about energy efficiency and environmentally friendly building practices, a new ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Messages from around the world are to be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time ... read more

'Space Warps' and Other Citizen Science Projects Reap Major Dividends for Astrophysics

Jan. 16, 2016 — The astrophysics project Space Warps offers a compelling example of why citizen science has become such a popular tool and how valuable it can be. In a roundtable discussion with the Kavli ... read more

Polling Station Environments Matter: Physical Layout Can Impact the Voting Experience

Nov. 10, 2015 — Human factors/ergonomics researchers examined the relationship between U.S. voting system usability and the polling station environment because these systems are so diverse and little is understood ... read more

Up, Up and Away, in the Name of Science Education

June 29, 2015 — The virtues of high-altitude balloons for science education in a new research paper have been outlined in a new research paper. High altitude balloons are ripe for exploitation in science education ... read more

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: CERN's Hidden Heritage

June 8, 2015 — A nuclear physicist and an archaeologist have joined forces to produce a unique appraisal of the cultural significance of one of the world's most important locations for scientific inquiry: ... read more

May 8, 2015 — A new locator feature on a search and rescue tool can pinpoint the location of a victim to within about five feet – saving rescuers time and increasing chances for locating ... read more

Social Shaming and the Search for Validation

Apr. 16, 2015 — A sociologist professor outlines the social conditions that breed online complaining and hashtag ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — The moon does not influence the timing of human births or hospital admissions, a new study finds, confirming what astronomers have known for decades. The study illustrates how intelligent people ... read more

Business People Prefer Working in Their Cars Instead of Trains, Planes and Airports

Mar. 25, 2015 — Noisy and cramped conditions in trains, planes and airports are discouraging many commuters and business people from working while travelling, new research ... read more

Sea Change for Ocean Resource Management

Mar. 11, 2015 — Ocean ecosystems around the world are threatened by overfishing, extensive shipping routes, energy exploration, pollution and other consequences of ocean-based industry. Data exist that could help ... read more

Investigation Reveals Network of Links Between Public Health Scientists and Sugar Industry

Feb. 11, 2015 — Public health scientists and a government committee working on nutritional advice receive funding from the very companies whose products are widely held to be responsible for the obesity crisis, an ... read more

Jan. 23, 2015 — Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 -- about one sixth of its original thickness -- and that it is now flowing 25 times faster. ... read more

Jan. 7, 2015 — A NASA-sponsored website designed to crowdsource analysis of data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission has reached an impressive ... read more

Students Design Workstations That Accommodate Groups and Individual

Dec. 10, 2014 — New school and office workspace designs created by engineering students are intended to allow users to share space and materials while maintaining their own work areas -- a dual purpose the ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — ESO’s main governing body, the Council gave the green light for the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope in two phases. Spending of around one billion euros has been authorized ... read more

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