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Columbia engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Chemical engineering professor Daniel Esposito has developed a novel photovoltaic-powered electrolysis device that can operate as a stand-alone platform that floats on open water. Show More Summary

Faculty Object To University Of Wisconsin Tracking Faculty Teaching Hours: 'The Packers Don’t Just Work Three Hours On Sunday'

Capital Times, Regents Proposal: UW Will Track Professors’ Teaching Hours Starting in January: The teaching workload of University of Wisconsin faculty and other instructional staff will be monitored starting in January, but no other parts of their jobs will see the same scrutiny, according to a proposal before the Board...

Study finds graspable objects grab attention more than images of objects do

Does having the potential to act upon an object have a unique influence on behavior and brain responses to the object? That is the question Jacqueline Snow, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, has set out to answer.

How the Right-Wing Media Totally Distorted Positive News on Climate Change

Economist Michael Grubb says media climate deniers are at it again. This interview was originally posted on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Michael Grubb, professor of energy and climate change at University College...Show More Summary

Liberal Snowflake Professor Proclaims Jingle Bells To Be A ‘Racist Song’

Everything you love is racist. Santa? Racist. Apple pie? Racist. Holiday songs? Nah those are safe. Just kidding, they’re racist too! At least, that’s according to theater history professor Kyna

A Stanford Professor Says Working From Home Makes You Happier and More Efficient. There’s Just 1 Catch

Work from home or go to an office: Which kind of workers are happier and more efficient? For the first time–surprisingly–there’s some solid academic research on the subject, led by a Stanford economics professor. We won’t hide the ball. Yes,...Show More Summary

People Are Calling Uber Instead of Ambulances, Study Finds

People are increasingly taking Uber instead of ambulances to get to the hospital, new research suggests. For a (non-peer-reviewed) research paper released Wednesday, economics professor David Slusky and Dr. Leon Moskatel looked at ambulance usage in 766 US cities upon the arrival of Uber from 2013 to 2015. Slusky tells...

Sovereign debt in the twentieth century

(University of Konstanz) A scientific network involving the economic historian Junior Professor Julia Rischbieter from the University of Konstanz examines the significance and effects of sovereign debt by investigating the actions of individual agents.

Vanderbilt researchers win an R&D100 Award for MultiWell MicroFormulator

(Vanderbilt University) A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award for their MultiWell MicroFormulator.

Penn Researcher Receives $4M State Award for Multi-Institution Effort to Transform Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Douglas H. Smith, MD, the Robert A. Groff Professor of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $4-million, four-year PACT (PA Consortium on Traumatic Brain Injury) award fromShow More Summary

Kent State researcher exposes MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

(Kent State University) Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in Kent State's College of Public Health, published the findings of a study her lab conducted in 2015 that shows a higher-than-expected prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at beaches around Lake Erie.

Barancik Prize To Be Presented at ACTRIMS Forum 2018

Professor Robin Franklin to receive the 2017 Barancik Prize for pioneering work to restore function for people with progressive MS. He will receive the award at ACTRIMS Forum 2018 on February 1 in San Diego, California.

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane.

Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in. Stanford professor Andrew Ng (ING), one of the leading figures in AI, is launching a startup called Landing.AI (LANDing-dot-A-I). Show More Summary

Autism traits increase thoughts of suicide in people with psychosis

People with autism traits who have psychosis are at a greater risk of depression and thoughts of suicide, new research has found. The research, led by Professor Stephen Wood at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental...Show More Summary

Picture of the Day: "The charitable giving value of people's best friend"

Jacob Hochard (Department of Economics, ICSP), Greg Howard (Department of Economics), Kayla Clark (School of Art and Design), John Whitehead (Visiting Troxler Professor Department of Economics) and Yuanhao Li (Norwegian School of Economics) partnered with the Salvation Army during the holiday season to conduct a local field experiment. The Troxler-funded...

#Metoo: Music professor is suspended in Boston

21 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

A music professor and conductor named in the Boston Globe allegations of sexual misconduct at music colleges has lost his positions at three schools. Eric Hewitt has left the Boston Conservatory and Boston College High School and is on leave from Phillips Exeter Academy. According to the Globe, four former Boston Conservatory students accused Hewitt of […]

Black Voters Just Sent a Strong Message to Democrats By Electing Doug Jones

The Princeton University professor examines what the Alabama senate race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones means for America

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