Good management, not just money, leads to innovative discoveries

(PhysOrg.com) -- University scientists and engineers are more likely produce inventions and patents if they work in an environment where management supports and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and commercialization, ...

New spin on friction-stir

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers Zhili Feng, Alan Frederic and Stan David in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Materials S&T Division have made significant progress toward a new metal processing technique, called friction-stir ...

What social media can teach us about ourselves

Today's online experience is really the experience of being part of a gigantic crowd of people, said Jon Kleinberg, the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science at Cornell, in a lecture about what social media and other ...

Adapting crops and 'natives' to a changing climate

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO scientists are investigating the potentially damaging effects climate change will have on Australia’s agricultural crops and native plants as carbon dioxide concentrations, temperatures and rainfall ...

Modeling plant metabolism to optimize oil production

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a computational model for analyzing the metabolic processes in rapeseed plants -- particularly those related ...

Wal-Mart offers video streaming on website

Now playing: Movies at Walmart.com. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix ...

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