Grocery stores add tech features to stay competitive
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines. But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
RheinMobil project yields first trends for economic efficiency, operation, and ecological benefit
1.97 tons of CO2 less, excellently suited for commuting traffic, quick charging as a prerequisite of economic efficiency: These are the first results of the RheinMobil electric mobility project after 23,710 ...
From theory to practice: Student has found a way to apply predictive modeling to improve emergency-room wait time
While long lines repel some people, they intrigue MIT PhD student Kuang Xu: After all, maybe there's a way to reduce such lengthy waits.
Mathematical algorithms cut train delays
Commuters are already seeing a reduction in delays and waiting times thanks to new software able to adapt railway schedules in real time following unforeseen disruptions.
Team uses Petri nets to solve automation problems
An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the ...
Social simulation techniques applied to business settings support better decisions
Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced that it has developed a simulation technology that models customers' behavior as they shop, making it possible to visualize the complex circumstances surrounding crowding ...
Crowdsourcing feature lets iPhone users determine best time to cross US border
(Phys.org)—Next time you drive into the United States from Mexico or Canada, you may want to open a new iPhone app and provide an eyewitness account of how long you have to wait. That 'crowdsourced' information ...
App helps border crossers brave long wait times
A gem of an app. Clean UI [user interface], very easy to use. Eliminates the guess work!
Research shows crows comparable to humans when it comes to waiting
Gaps in services for sexual assault victims in Texas revealed
A new University of Texas at Austin statewide study reveals significant gaps in services for sexual assault victims and calls for improvements, including additional funding.
Restaurants cherry pick parties by size
Wait times quoted by restaurants typically increase depending on the size of the party. Though large parties are often given longer wait times, the actual time spent waiting to be seated turns out to be shorter than the ...
Has suspending targets changed waiting times?
Have the suspension of central performance management of the 18 week referral to treatment target, and a relaxation of the four hour Accident and Emergency target, changed waiting times asks John Appleby, Chief Economist ...
Nurse practitioner-led spinal clinic produced impressive results and shorter waiting times
Ninety-six per cent of patients with back problems were satisfied with the assessment carried out by a specially trained nurse practitioner, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Many hospital emergency department visits could be treated elsewhere, study finds
About 17 percent of all visits to hospital emergency departments across the United States could be treated at retail medical clinics or urgent care centers, potentially saving $4.4 billion annually in health care costs, according ...