Virtual traffic lights as in-car systems go with the real road flow
Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels without a painful finger prick
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of ...
Young people overly optimistic about finances
A new survey of young New Zealanders by the Westpac-Massey Fin-Ed Centre shows that many believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year and their money management skills require no improvement.
'Organizational forgetting' erodes quality gains in supply chains
Just like physical assets, a company's organizational knowledge can depreciate over time. According to a paper co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain management, "organizational depreciation" ...
'Trustworthy' hedge fund execs generate more business but weaker returns
First impressions are the most important, and that's as true in the business sector as well as anywhere else. But does a good first impression lead to investment success—and for whom?
$57-million pay cut for lab contractor
The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely because of a costly nuclear waste accident last year.
Sony Pictures CEO: call to Google got 'The Interview' out (Update)
The network was crippled. Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees had logged onto computers that flashed a grim message from a hacker group calling itself Guardians of Peace. Soon personal information ...
Salvaging the ecosystem after salvage logging
After a forest fire burns a large swath across timberlands, logging companies often are not far behind. They come in to do what is called salvage logging—salvaging the timber that has not been completely ...
Increasing coastal resilience to storms and flooding
EU researchers are developing an online tool kit to help different coastal regions predict – and prepare for – floods and storms.
Developing soil management strategies for every corner of Europe
Soil performs a vital if somewhat underappreciated role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, which is why the UN has designated 2015 to be the International Year of Soils (officially launched on World Soil ...