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July 4, 2018
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New Discovery Could Improve Organic Solar Cell Performance

Science team at Berkeley Lab-based DOE science center unravels the mystery of a multiplier mechanism in an organic crystal While there is a growing market for organic solar cells ­­– they contain materials that are cheaper, more abundant, and more … Continue reading

December 19, 2014
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Student Spotlight: With the greatest of ease, Gracie White flies through the air

Yale junior Gracie White starts to feel a little bit ungrounded when she’s not spent much time up in the air.

February 3, 2014
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Athletes’ Performance Declines Following Contract Years, MU Researchers Show

Results could help inform team managers and sports commentators, researchers say COLUMBIA, Mo. – Professional athletes in the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball can reap very large financial rewards, especially if their performance peaks during their “contract year,” … Continue reading

January 25, 2014
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Online Design: Novel Collaborative Software Helps Systems Engineers Link Performance and Cost

Today’s modeling and simulation (M&S) software provides indispensible tools for systems engineering challenges. Such programs allow investigators to experiment with “what-ifs” by adjusting design parameters and examining potential outcomes. A team from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has produced … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Want Better Employees? Get Somebody Else To Rate Their Personalities, Suggests New Study.

TORONTO, ON – Businesses will get more accurate assessments of potential and current employees if they do away with self-rated personality tests and ask those being assessed to find someone else to rate them, suggest results from a new study. … Continue reading

January 20, 2011
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Writing About Anxiety Helps Students Ace Exams

*Research says test performance improves when students write about their worries* Sian Beilock, lead author of a new study that appears on January 13 in the journal Science, says writing about test-related worries for ten minutes immediately before taking an … Continue reading

November 17, 2010
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IBM Sets Benchmark Record for x86-64 Transaction Processing, Bests HP by 27%

ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Nov 2010: IBM said today it scored the highest TPC-C benchmark performance result ever achieved by an x86-64 processor-based server. The IBM System x3850 X5 server handled 2,308,099 tpmC (transactions per minute C) at price/performance of … Continue reading

October 21, 2010
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Powered Lift: Novel GTRI Design Would Let Commercial Jets Use Smaller Airports While Reducing Noise

Research underway at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) could enable fixed-wing jet aircraft to take off and land at steep angles on short runways, while also reducing engine noise heard on the ground. About the image: This computer-generated graphic … Continue reading