Cost-cutting measures shook up the employer-employee relationship

After cutbacks and layoffs, remaining employees were more likely to feel they were treated fairly if the companies invested in them – and morale was less likely to plunge, according to new research. Those investments can include training for workers, team-building exercises or improving company culture. Even keeping workloads manageable after layoffs can help employees’ Read more about Cost-cutting measures shook up the employer-employee relationship[…]

Neuroinformatics research has advanced the understanding of human cognition and brain networks

People often think about human behavior in terms of what is happening in the present reading a newspaper, driving a car, or catching a football. But other dimensions of behavior extend over weeks, months, and years. Examples include a child learning how to read; an athlete recovering from a concussion; or a person turning 50 Read more about Neuroinformatics research has advanced the understanding of human cognition and brain networks[…]

Superposition of different perceptions

In 1961, the Nobel prize winning theoretical physicist Eugene Wigner proposed what is now known as the Wigner’s friend thought experiment as an extension of the notorious Schroedinger’s cat experiment. In the latter, a cat is trapped in a box with poison that will be released if a radioactive atom decays. Governed by quantum mechanical Read more about Superposition of different perceptions[…]

EU Industry days 2021 – Digital transformation of the blue economy

Haptic R&D Consulting will discover digitalization potential of your industry and establish new collaborations As a part of EU Industry days 2021, the University of Split is hosting the one-day virtual event “Digital transformation of the blue economy” which will take place on the 25th of March 2021. The event will gather SMEs, local businesses, startups, academia, decision-makers, representatives of government agencies as well Read more about EU Industry days 2021 – Digital transformation of the blue economy[…]

Haptic technology are gaining traction as new mediums of communication

With the importance of non-contact environments growing due to COVID-19, tactile electronic devices using haptic technology are gaining traction as new mediums of communication. Haptic technology is being applied in a wide array of fields such as robotics or interactive displays, haptic gloves are being used for augmented information communication technology. Efficient piezoelectric materials that Read more about Haptic technology are gaining traction as new mediums of communication[…]

AI to uncover patterns in human behaviour

Computer scientists have developed a way to measure staff comfort and concentration in flexible working spaces using artificial intelligence. While hot desking and activity-based working allow cost savings and greater flexibility – and are said to increase staff collaboration and satisfaction – studies also show the noise and lack of privacy can be distracting. With Read more about AI to uncover patterns in human behaviour[…]

EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies

EU innovative climate action, as announced today, has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with an immediate, tangible impact on people’s lives – from the creation of local green jobs and growth, to energy-efficient homes with a reduced energy bill, cleaner air, more efficient public transport systems in cities, and Read more about EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies[…]

The world’s first human jump from the drone is accomplished

Latvians have accomplished the world’s first human flight with the drone and jump at high altitude. On May 12, a 28-propeller drone built by Aerones has lifted a skydiver Ingus Augstkalns at a height of 330 metres, from where he accomplished the planned jump and landing with the parachute. Successful achievement shows the reliability and Read more about The world’s first human jump from the drone is accomplished[…]

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.  Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new Read more about Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials[…]

New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices

Semiconductors, which are the very basic components of electronic devices, have improved our lives in many ways. They can be found in lighting, displays, solar modules and microprocessors that are installed in almost all modern day devices, from mobile phones, washing machines, and cars, to the emerging Internet of Things. To innovate devices with better Read more about New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices[…]

An unconventional reversible chemical reaction at nanoscale that enables efficient carbon capture

A recent study led by Xi Chen, associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University, reports an unconventional reversible chemical reaction in a confined nanoenvironment. The discovery, a milestone in clarifying the scientific underpinnings of moisture-swing chemical reaction, is critical to understanding how to scrub CO2 Read more about An unconventional reversible chemical reaction at nanoscale that enables efficient carbon capture[…]