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Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers analyze metabolic activity within a bioreactor

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, recently published a paper in the journal mSystems in which they analyzed the makeup and metabolic activity of a mixed microbial community within a bioreactor. By doing so, they’re edging closer toward engineering such a community to optimally generate particular products—an outcome that would boost the utility—and financial viability—of the residue of biofuel production. In their work, the researchers studied the organic le...
Tags: Research, Wisconsin, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Great Lakes Bioenergy


‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way.’ Why Some Boys Can Keep Up With Girls in School.

A study shows the Asian-American gender academic gap starts later, giving educators insight into how to help boys of all races and pointing to the influence of social pressures.
Tags: News, Research, Education (K-12, Men and Boys, Asian-Americans


TRB dispatch: Climate change urgency, Jarrett Walker on justice, and a visit to the Bicycle Committee

Portland resident and renowned transit expert Jarrett Walker at the lectern.(Photos: Aaron Brown) As we shared yesterday, BikePortland correspondent Aaron Brown is at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. thanks to a funding partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University. Here’s his first dispatch… Jarrett Walker: Geometry of the City “When we get excited about [a new form of transportation] that won’t scale,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, Washington, Oregon, US, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Norway, PSU, Columbus, Rhode Island, Trump


58% of Americans Believe Future will be Cashless, Is your Business Ready?

A new Bank of America (BofA) report which looked into consumer mobility trends revealed 46% of Generation Z use their social media handles like a phone number. The report suggests phone numbers are on the verge of extinction. With mobile technology now an integral part of the way we work and live, the latest Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report highlights just how mobile-first our mindset has become. Nikki Katz, Head of Digital Strategy and Emerging Experiences as Bank of America,...
Tags: Sales, Research, Bank Of America, Katz, BofA, Bank of America BofA, Bank of America Trends, Nikki Katz, Convergys Analytics


The Case for Downtime

I’m scared of downtime. That’s right, relaxation is downright uncomfortable for me. Part of me craves it like every other human being. Yet as soon as it is here, I twitch. I pace the house. I don’t know what to do with my hands and my legs — even more importantly, my brain. Sometimes the quiet space is too intolerable so I fill it with mindless activities like scouring Facebook or checking how many Twitter followers I have. My busyness is, at times, a defense mechanism whereby I can prove that I...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Work Life Balance, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, New York Times, Relaxation, Chris, Industrial And Workplace, Memory And Perception, Megan, Kreider, Annapolis Maryland, Sara Robinson


Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center find four-gene cluster in yeast that produce pulcherrimin

In Michigan, yeasts are complex organisms that may become the workhorses of biofuel production. To move yeasts into this larger role, scientists need to understand the genetic machinery that leads to the production of complex molecules like the iron-binding molecule pulcherrimin in budding yeasts. Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center scientists revealed a four-gene cluster associated with pulcherrimin production. Further tests revealed likely functions for each of the genes: two biosynthetic en...
Tags: Research, Michigan, Yeast, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center


BikePortland is at TRB AM thanks to TREC at PSU

These stickers (modeled by Portland State University’s Michael Espinoza) are a hot commodity at the conference.(Photo: @TRECPdx on Instagram) Publisher’s Note: I realize that’s a lot of acronyms for a headline; but anyone who cares about the big transportation research conference happening in Washington D.C. this week is probably fluent in them. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting is the most important wonky gathering of the year. It’s such a big deal that we hired Portland o...
Tags: Lyft, Washington, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Walter, Portland State University, Aaron, Washington Convention Center, Aaron Brown, Transportation Research Board, TREC, TRB


BikePortland is at TRB thanks to TREC at PSU

These stickers (modeled by Portland State University’s Michael Espinoza) are a hot commodity at the conference.(Photo: @TRECPdx on Instagram) Publisher’s Note: I realize that’s a lot of acronyms for a headline; but anyone who cares about the big transportation research conference happening in Washington D.C. this week is probably fluent in them. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting is the most important wonky gathering of the year. It’s such a big deal that we hired Portl...
Tags: Lyft, Washington, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Walter, Portland State University, Aaron, Washington Convention Center, Aaron Brown, Transportation Research Board, Jonathan Maus, TREC


How some local funding quirks are blocking school choice

As California continues to search for ways to boost student achievement across the board, the state’s sweeping changes to the school finance system are receiving high marks. But more is needed. In 2013, California enacted the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which has streamlined funding allotments and given educators more say over how education dollars are spent at schools. In a survey of school district superintendents, 82 percent agreed that LCFF has led to greater alignment between the ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Research, Sport, Soccer, Santa Barbara, Georgetown University, Santa Barbara Unified School District, Newsom, Local Control Funding Formula LCFF, UTLA, Guest Commentary, Riverside Unified, LCFF, Aaron Garth Smith, Edunomics Lab


The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks

Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.
Tags: News, Marijuana, Research, Law and Legislation, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Mental Health and Disorders, Traffic Accidents and Safety


6 Leadership Habits To Develop In 2019

by Mark Green, author of “Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done“ Bad habits can be hard to break, and for business leaders who have them, they can be deal-breakers. In a  survey  by Leadership IQ, an online training firm, the primary reasons CEOs were fired – mismanaging change, ignoring customers, tolerating low performers, and not enough action – were often related to unproductive habits. Although leaders who display these behaviors generally know what to do, a...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Management, Research, Self Awareness, Self Improvement, Mark Green, Professionalisms


Project Recruitment Vacancy in IPR Gandhinagar

Project Recruitment Vacancy in IPR Gandhinagar The Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar (Gujarat) is a premier scientific institute under the Department of Atomic Energy; Govt. of India.  Applications are invited for the  following temporary project sarkari naukri vacancy posts in IPR Gandhinagar (Advt. No. 1/2019) : Vacancies Project Scientific Assistant : 09 posts... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Research, Online, Officer, Project, Assistant, Gujarat, Institute, Gandhinagar, Scientific, Technician, ITI-Apprentice, Tradesman, Department of Atomic Energy, Project Recruitment Vacancy, Diploma Engineer


Researching cleaner, more efficient bioenergy production using neutrons

In Tennessee, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are studying approaches to cleaner energy conversion of biomass. Using neutron scattering at ORNL, they are investigating how biomasses degrade as they are exposed to extreme temperatures. Insights from their experiments could also point to possible applications for the byproducts of bioenergy production. “A near-term objective of this is to provide insight into the way that biomasses pyrolyze—that is, how they de...
Tags: Research, Tennessee, Ornl, Biomass, Finney, Charles Finney, Pyrolysis, Neutron, Fuels and Engines Research Group, Energy and Transportation Science


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers?

Dense cities like New York have long promised higher wages, but now that is primarily true for workers with more education, a new analysis finds.
Tags: New York, News, Research, David, Autor, Urban Areas, United States Economy, Wages and Salaries, Labor and Jobs, Rural Areas


Warning: “GDPR Extortion” Could Hurt Your Business, Here’s What to Do!

Most US-based business leaders are at least somewhat familiar with the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation.) Although this broad set of data regulations is designed to protect the privacy of citizens in the European Union, it will significantly affect US businesses as well. It will also likely lead to a new and costly cybercrime: “GDPR extortion.” How will EU-based data regulations affect businesses in the US? What is GDPR extortion? How can businesses protect themselves? These are the ...
Tags: Google, US, Sales, Research, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Gdpr, Equifax, EU General Data Protection Regulation Although


Interest Rates More Severely Impacting Home Values but Not First-Time Buyers, According to Experts

An expert panel predicts the homeownership rate – led by first-time buyers – will climb above the historic norm within five years, despite rising interest rates. Seattle, WA – Jan. 10, 2019 (PRNewswire) Home values have become more sensitive to changing mortgage interest rates as rates climb back toward historic norms. Years of rates near historic lows have kept monthly payments manageable even as home values were rapidly rising. That’s according to the most recent Zillow® Home Price Expectatio...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Interest Rates, Research, Radio, Zillow, First Time Buyers, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Zillow Inc, Home Values, Zillow Zillow, Seattle Zillow, Terry Loebs, Svenja Gudell Dr Gudell, Zillow Real Estate Research Zillow


EU project looks for sustainable way to produce fluorinated products via bacteria

In Denmark, a new EU-funded project, SinFonia, will come up with a more sustainable alternative to the current production of fluorinated products by engineering the robust bacterium Pseudomonas putida as a cell factory to make fluorinated polymers. The project aims at producing fluorinated compounds in bacteria with metabolic engineering, circumventing the chemical reactions. Using the approach proposed in SinFonia opens the possibility of controlled fluorination of carbon structures within livi...
Tags: Research, Eu, Bacteria, Denmark, Fluorinated Products


10 Ways Technology is Changing Marketing Research

With the explosion in digital technology, there has been a transformation in the way research is conducted and analyzed. The post 10 Ways Technology is Changing Marketing Research appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Research, Technology Strategies, Marketing Research & Reports, Ways Technology is Changing Marketing Research


Men and women remember pain differently

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain--the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden--appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research published today/this week in Current Biology suggests that there may be variations, based on sex, in the way that pain is remembered in both mice and humans.
Tags: Science, Research


The kids are alright. Grandpa’s the problem.

NYU and Princeton professors just released an important study that took a set of fake news domains identified by BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman and others and asked who shares them on Facebook. They found that: Sharing so-called fake news appears to be rare. “The vast majority of Facebook users in our data” —more than 90 %— “did not share any articles from fake news domains in 2016 at all.” Most of the sharing is done by old people, not young people. People over 65 shared fake news at a rate seven ...
Tags: Facebook, Publishing, Buzzfeed, Uncategorized, Research, Fox News, Princeton, Nyu, Craig Silverman, Grandpa, Fake News, Josh Tucker, Trump Interestingly, Andrew Guess, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua Tucker


NREL, PNNL and ANL find ways to reduce costs of biofuel production

In Colorado, Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have identified an approach to improve the efficiency and reduce costs of biofuel production that moves beyond conventional strategies. A culmination of years of catalyst development research, “Driving towards cost-competitive biofuels through catalytic fast pyrolysis by rethinking catalyst selection and reactor configuration,” was pub...
Tags: Colorado, Research, Nrel, PNNL, Argonne National Laboratory ANL, NREL PNNL, ANL


5 Questions for Self-Growth in the New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


5 Questions for Self-Growth for a New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


Try These 5 Alternative Cost-Cutting Ideas to Save Money on Business Expenses

When you’re a small business owner, you understand that every dollar counts when building your company. However, many business owners focus on increasing sales rather than lowering expenses. Keeping your expenses as low as possible is just as important as boosting revenue. As a small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to decide where to cut expenses. There are many areas in your business that you can’t afford to reduce costs. So, how do you choose where to cut your business expenses?...
Tags: Sales, Business Planning, Research, United States, Facebook Instagram, Accounting & Budgeting


Try These 5 Alternative Cost-Cutting Ideas to Save Money on Business Expenses

When you’re a small business owner, you understand that every dollar counts when building your company. However, many business owners focus on increasing sales rather than lowering expenses. Keeping your expenses as low as possible is just as important as boosting revenue. As a small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to decide where to cut expenses. There are many areas in your business that you can’t afford to reduce costs. So, how do you choose where to cut your business expenses?...
Tags: Sales, Business Planning, Research, United States, Facebook Instagram, Accounting & Budgeting


Green Science Alliance produces wood alcohol at industrial scale

In Japan, researchers at the at the Green Science Alliance found a solution for breaking down cellulose into glucose in an efficient way.  Using this technology, they will produce bioethanol at an industrial level.  They will also attempt to create a wood-alcohol-based drink.  This will be the first instance of wood alcohol production at an industrial level.  Since Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd. is a relatively small chemical company with less than 100 employees, they are also seeking partners...
Tags: Japan, Research, Wood, Green Science Alliance, Since Green Science Alliance Co Ltd


When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network takes on the toughest cases, patients whose symptoms have defied explanation.
Tags: News, Research, National Institutes of Health, Pain, Meningitis, Stanford University, National Human Genome Research Institute, Genetics and Heredity, Tests (Medical, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Bethesda (Md