News tagged with research management

Deforestation reduces rainfall in Africa

Deforestation in the rainforests of West Africa reduces rainfall over the rest of the forest, according to new University of Leeds research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

dateSep 19, 2011 in Environment
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Consumers underpredict their ability to learn new products

(PhysOrg.com) -- After trying a new skill-based product, people think it will take them longer to learn how to use it than it actually will.This leads to them prematurely abandoning products that could be beneficial for them.The ...

dateJul 14, 2010 in Other
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SURA reports findings from data management pilot

After 11 months of review, SURA announced the findings of a collaborative project to explore the capabilities of an open source application that assists with publishing, referencing, extracting and analyzing research data; ...

dateJan 08, 2014 in Software
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Study looks at predicting NFL betting lines

When bookmakers set the over/under line for NFL games they tend to give weight to the number of points a team scored in its immediate previous game. But that statistic is a poor predictor of the number of points to be scored ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Mathematics
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Research funding has become prone to bubble formation

Fashions in research funding, reward structures in universities and streamlining of scientific agendas undermine traditional academic norms and may result in science bubbles. Research from the University of Copenhagen, which ...

dateNov 22, 2013 in Other
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Doing good with operations research

For Northwestern University's Karen Smilowitz, the term "industrial engineering" is a bit of a misnomer. It evokes the image of the engineer in a factory with a stopwatch in hand, making sure production is as efficient as ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Engineering
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