Satellites show us how solar parks can affect our climate

Scientists using satellite technologies have discovered for the first time that large scale solar parks have a cooling effect on the land surrounding them. As more countries pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions there will be a greater reliance on renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar energy. However, there is very Read more about Satellites show us how solar parks can affect our climate[…]

Why is the Commission acting to introduce a common charging solution

Innovation and rapid development of the ICT market has led to high number of devices and charging solutions. While ICT innovation is generally welcome, this has led to consumer overload and frustration with incompatible charging solutions and negative impact on the environment. Years of working with industry on a voluntary approach already brought down the Read more about Why is the Commission acting to introduce a common charging solution[…]

What Europeans think about science and technology

A new Eurobarometer survey on ‘European citizens’ knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology’ released today shows that 9 in 10 EU citizens (86%) think that the overall influence of science and technology is positive. They expect a range of technologies currently under development to have a positive effect on our way of life in the next Read more about What Europeans think about science and technology[…]

EU not doing enough to stimulate sustainable investments

The transition to a net-zero emission economy will require significant private and public investment, but the EU is not doing enough to channel money into sustainable activities. That is the conclusion of a special report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) that calls for more consistent EU action. The European Commission has rightly focused Read more about EU not doing enough to stimulate sustainable investments[…]

A new study reveals success formula

If you would like to succeed in your career, carve out your own distinctiveness, then break your boundaries along with collaborators. This sounds very common. However, a study on social networks has proven that is the recipe for success. A recent research on electric dance music DJs’ music identity and their reputation found that music DJs Read more about A new study reveals success formula[…]

Technological advances change product-market boundaries

Researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Maryland at College Park published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines product-markets from the perspective of consumers’ perceptions of brands instead of from purchase data. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Identifying Market Structure: A Deep Network Representation Learning of Read more about Technological advances change product-market boundaries[…]

What if that second medical opinion could be generated by a computer, using artificial intelligence?

It’s an old adage: there’s no harm in getting a second opinion. But what if that second opinion could be generated by a computer, using artificial intelligence? Would it come up with better treatment recommendations than your professional proposes? A pair of Canadian mental-health researchers believe it can. In a study published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Read more about What if that second medical opinion could be generated by a computer, using artificial intelligence?[…]

How and why does cognitive control vary from person to person

Are you able to start a task and stick with it, all the way through, ignoring the temptations of the internet or the sudden realization that you should probably do the laundry? Or maybe you should be doing something else right this moment? The faculty that allows people to make plans or goals, and carry Read more about How and why does cognitive control vary from person to person[…]

What is the impact of large-scale remote work

As companies debate the impact of large-scale remote work, a new study of over 61,000 Microsoft employees found that working from home causes workers to become more siloed in how they communicate, engage in fewer real-time conversations, and spend fewer hours in meetings. The study, published Sept. 9 in the journal Nature Human Behaviour and co-authored by Berkeley Read more about What is the impact of large-scale remote work[…]

Major patent filing trends in space technologies

A new study published today reveals the global patenting trends in cosmonautics – showing how different actors both public and private are driving forward innovations in areas like propulsion, systems control and onboard power. When the first man went into orbit sixty years ago, space technologies were the exclusive domain of just a few state Read more about Major patent filing trends in space technologies[…]

The amount of energy needed for decent living worldwide

For many, an increase in living standards would require an increase in energy provision. At the same time, meeting current climate goals under the Paris Agreement would benefit from lower energy use. IIASA researchers have assessed how much energy is needed to provide the global poor with a decent life and have found that this Read more about The amount of energy needed for decent living worldwide[…]