New haptics technologies for telemanipulation

Researchers at UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Irvine and San Diego State University have been awarded a $1.2 million UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grant to develop an advanced class of mobile telemanipulation robots. These easy-to-operate, low-cost robots called UC Iris will be used to grasp objects, open doors and perform other tasks Read more about New haptics technologies for telemanipulation[…]

A new type of ultrafast quantum computer

Scientists at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu have found a way to develop optical quantum computers of a new type. Central to the discovery are rare earth ions that have certain characteristics and can act as quantum bits. These would give quantum computers ultrafast computation speed and better reliability compared to Read more about A new type of ultrafast quantum computer[…]

How to minimize cost overruns in large projects

Researchers from University of Stavanger, University of Melbourne, and University of Wisconsin-Madison published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how major projects undertaken by temporary organizations can be better managed so that cost overruns are minimized. The study forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing is titled “Mobilizing the Temporary Organization: The Governance Roles of Selection Read more about How to minimize cost overruns in large projects[…]

EU support for regions to work together in innovative pilot projects

The Commission has announced the winners of a new EU-funded initiative for interregional partnerships in four areas: coronavirus-related innovative solutions, circular economy in health, sustainable and digital tourism, and hydrogen technologies in carbon–intensive regions. The aim of this new pilot action, which builds on the successful experience of a similar action on “interregional innovation projects” launched at the end of 2017, is Read more about EU support for regions to work together in innovative pilot projects[…]

Yapı – Turkeybuild Istanbul 2021

Yapı – Turkeybuild Istanbul has provided world class international building materials and technology events across Turkey since 1978. Bringing the world to Turkey Yapı – Turkeybuild Istanbul brings together representatives of the building industry from Turkey, the Balkans, Northern Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS. The events are opportunities to present and discover the Read more about Yapı – Turkeybuild Istanbul 2021[…]

AIM EURASIA Digital Edition 2021

Annual Investment Meeting Launches AIM EURASIA  Digital Edition 2021, Its First-Ever Regional Focus Edition The special edition will focus on the EURASIAN region and its great economic potential. AIM EURASIA 2021 will enhance the relations of UAE to the countries in the region and ignite business opportunities for all participants. Dubai, (Release date) – The Read more about AIM EURASIA Digital Edition 2021[…]

Solar modules to contribute for aesthetically pleasing energy-plus buildings

Photovoltaic and solar thermal systems are not always considered aesthetically enhancing to a building. The coloured modules, however, being developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE are refreshingly challenging this perspective. Inspired by the phenomen that causes the shimmerings shades of blue or green of the wings of the morpho butterfly, the Read more about Solar modules to contribute for aesthetically pleasing energy-plus buildings[…]

A super-intelligent machine that controls the world sounds like less science fiction and more reality

We are fascinated by machines that can control cars, compose symphonies, or defeat people at chess, Go, or Jeopardy! While more progress is being made all the time in Artificial Intelligence (AI), some scientists and philosophers warn of the dangers of an uncontrollable superintelligent AI. Using theoretical calculations, an international team of researchers, including scientists Read more about A super-intelligent machine that controls the world sounds like less science fiction and more reality[…]

Entrepreneurship education today does not help students understand what motivates them

Many policymakers and educational institutions hope to boost their economies by stimulating students’ entrepreneurial intentions. To date, most research concluded that entrepreneurship education could increase these intentions by improving the image that students have of entrepreneurship as a career option, making them see how their environment can help them become entrepreneurs or increasing their self-confidence Read more about Entrepreneurship education today does not help students understand what motivates them[…]

How should salespeople represent both the seller and the customer when their interests diverge, as in pricing negotiations

Researchers from Oklahoma State University, University of Missouri, Iowa State University, and University of Georgia published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that investigates the question of how salespeople should balance advocacy for the seller with advocacy for the customer. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Salesperson Dual Agency in Price Negotiations” and Read more about How should salespeople represent both the seller and the customer when their interests diverge, as in pricing negotiations[…]