Technology could curtail astronaut conflict

Scientists aim to equip manned crews to Mars with innovative devices that keep track of social interactions and provide instant feedback when conflict and other troubles regarding teamwork emerge.

Making robots more trustworthy

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire are part of a new £1.2 million project that aims to ensure that future robotic systems can be trusted by humans.

Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees

Teamwork has been fundamental in humanity's greatest achievements but scientists have found that working together has its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives – chimpanzees.

Rewriting the rules of teamwork

As scientists from different disciplines and regions help design a world-class nuclear research facility at Michigan State University, a team of MSU researchers will conduct one of the first major studies of how teams work ...

Wiki where you work?

Do corporate wikis work? Two University of Alberta researchers say they can, providing they fit the corporation's culture and provide for the needs and interests of their users and editors.

Familiarity breeds contempt in cleaner fish

(PhysOrg.com) -- Familiarity with your partner is usually thought to promote teamwork, but new research has found that on coral reefs at least, female cleaner fish are more cooperative with unfamiliar males than their ...

Father's Day, Mother's Day. How about Co-Parents Day?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fathers stumbling through child-rearing are a familiar sitcom theme. But a growing body of research at the University of California, Berkeley, is challenging the perception that dads are goofy, uncaring or ...

Selfless behaviour brings success for all

(PhysOrg.com) -- One possibility to spur people on to save energy: people punish selfishness more when their group is in competition with others

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