New method is a thousand times more sensitive to performance-enhancing drugs
While the world's best athletes competed during last month's winter Olympics, doctors and scientists were waging a different battle behind the scenes to make sure no one had an unfair advantage from banned performance-enhancing ...
Disney investors elect Twitter's Dorsey to board
Disney shareholders elected all 10 of the company's nominees to the board of directors, including Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey.
Can monogamy undermine intelligence?
Yes. At least over 100 generations in Drosophila melanogaster vinegar flies.
Listening to whispers at the water cooler
Just as she was about to retire, Lily Ledbetter, a production supervisor at an Alabama tire plant, learned that her employers had financially discriminated against her throughout her career. She filed suit for pay discrimination, ...
Study finds using a treadmill while working can boost employee productivity
Walking while you work may not only improve an employee's health, it may also boost productivity, according to new research from the University of Minnesota just published in PLOS ONE.
The incentive and sorting effects of payroll secrecy
If salaries in your workplace are secret, there's more at stake than the frustration of thinking coworkers who produce less than you might be getting paid more.
Huge potential of high performance computing showcased at HIPEAC conference
From revolutionising medical procedures to designing efficient wind and wave turbines, high performance computing could play an important role in addressing the array of societal challenges currently facing ...
LinkedIn posts solid 4Q, but outlook disappoints
LinkedIn finished last year with a solid financial performance, but the online professional networking service spooked investors with a forecast indicating that its growth is starting to slow down.
A new era for atomic clocks
A revolution is under way in timekeeping. Precision timekeeping based on atomic clocks already underpins much of our modern technology—telecommunications, computer networks and satellite-based positioning ...
Researchers develop methods to study battery chemistry in action
Researchers at a host of national laboratories and universities have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside ...
Researchers add insights for teacher evaluations
New research led by the University of Notre Dame's Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) points a way forward to improve certain teacher performance evaluation systems.
Wave power technology crests economical limits
Commercial amounts of energy can be extracted from relatively small ocean waves, according to a Perth company which has developed technology that it believes is the world's most economical in harnessing wave ...
Molecular dynamics simulations reveal mechanisms by which metal nanowires deform or break under strain
Experimentalists searching for strong structural materials have established that nanocrystalline metals, which have average grain sizes smaller than 100 nanometers, are stronger, harder and more resistant ...
Athletes' performance declines following contract years, researchers show
Professional athletes in the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball can reap very large financial rewards, especially if their performance peaks during their "contract year," or the last season before an ...