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It is not money alone that motivates employees

Small signals of appreciation have a decisive influence on the output and quality of the work of employees. A field experiment of KIT economist Petra Nieken and two colleagues revealed that a combination of performance-oriented ...

dateOct 20, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Rupture along the Himalayan Front

In their article for Lithosphere on 12 March, authors Kristin Morell and colleagues write, "The ?700-km-long 'central seismic gap' is the most prominent segment of the Himalayan front not to have ruptured in a major earthquake ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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More evidence for groundwater on Mars

Monica Pondrelli and colleagues investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area, Mars, to understand their formation and potential habitability. On the plateau, ELDs consist of rare ...

dateMar 27, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Team develops web tool to speed data collection

By 2030, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older. To understand the role neighborhoods play in seniors' ability to 'age in place'—living safely and independently in one's home of choice rather than in a healthcare ...

dateFeb 20, 2015 in Software
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Invasive species in the Great Lakes by 2063

The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, according to ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Ecology
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