Archive: 07/26/2013

Learning workplace skills through gaming

In the current economic environment, highly skilled, productive and efficient workers are among a company''s best assets. But keeping employees at peak performance and teaching them new skills requires effective life-long ...

Jul 26, 2013
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How to break the people smugglers' real business model

The Australian government claims that its new asylum seeker policy – the PNG solution – breaks the people smugglers' business model. Anyone smuggled by boat to Australia will be removed to Papua New Guinea for processing ...

Jul 26, 2013
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Extrusion for greener aluminum production

Aluminum recycling has become a successful business since its inception a century ago. Nearly a third of the aluminum produced in the United States is made from aluminum scraps that have been recycled in ...

Jul 26, 2013
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Birds' good vibrations power mini backpacks

Birds that yield good vibration provide motion excitation ... for engineers: As Earth warms, birds may be changing their migratory patterns. But to obtain avian data, scientists need in-flight tracking sensors ...

Jul 26, 2013
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How anti-poverty programs go viral

Anti-poverty researchers and policymakers often wrestle with a basic problem: How can they get people to participate in beneficial programs? Now a new empirical study co-authored by two MIT development economists ...

Jul 26, 2013
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