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China has at least 65 million empty homes - enough to house the population of France. It offers a glimpse into the country's massive housing-market problem.

Unfinished buildings and vacant streets in Xiangluo Bay. Yujiapu & Xiangluo Bay, a new central business district under construction in Tianjin, was been expected to be China's Manhattan. Now it's a Ghost city. Zhang Peng / Contributor / Getty Images One-fifth of the homes in China - at least 65 million units - are empty. That amount of empty real estate is enough to house the population of France. The ghost cities are a testament to China's reliance on real estate as a driver o...
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China has at least 65 million empty homes - enough to house the entire population of France. It offers a glimpse into the country's massive housing market problem.

Unfinished buildings and vacant streets in Xiangluo Bay. Yujiapu & Xiangluo Bay, a new biggest central business district under construction in Tianjin , has been expected to be China's Manhattan, now is reported as a Ghost city. The nation's slowing economy is putting the project into jeopardy. Zhang Peng / Contributor / Getty Images One-fifth of the homes in China - at least 65 million units - are empty. That means there's enough empty real estate in the country to house the e...
Tags: Europe, Japan, London, Sweden, France, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Sun, Manhattan, Cbs, World Bank


These researchers are driving health equity with Fitbit

Under-resourced communities across the country have long faced disparities in health due to structural and long-standing inequities. Unfortunately, the pandemic has further widened many of these gaps. Still, health equity research in digital health remains limited. To help address these issues, we announced the Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative earlier this year to help support underrepresented researchers who are early in their careers and working to address health disparities in comm...
Tags: Health, Google, Colorado, Georgia, Fitbit, Santa Barbara, Georgia Tech, Md, Oregon State University, John Moore, Texas A M University, Loveland Colo, PhD, Scripps Research, Rony, Sherilyn


The psychologist who coined the phrase 'Great Resignation' reveals how he saw it coming and where he sees it going. 'Who we are as an employee and as a worker is very central to who we are.'

Anthony Klotz. Mays Business School Anthony Klotz, a psychologist and professor at Texas A&M, came up with the term "Great Resignation." He told Insider that events like the pandemic make people step back and rethink their lives. In some cases, that can cause people to change up careers - and companies will have to adjust. See more stories on Insider's business page. For four months in a row - a third of the year - a record number of Americans quit their jobs.It's like nothing else...
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Why Scientists Can’t Recreate the Sound of Stradivarius Violins: The Mystery of Their Inimitable Sound

In his influential 1936 essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” critic Walter Benjamin used the word “aura” to describe an artwork’s “presence in time and space” — an explanation of the thrill, or chill, we get from standing before a Jackson Pollock, say, or a Michelangelo, rather than a photograph of the same. Writing in the age of radio, photography, and newspapers, Benjamin believed that aura could not be transmitted or copied: “Even the most perfect reproducti...
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‘Good’ Tesla drivers might be next to get ‘full’ self-driving software

By Craig Trudell and Dana Hull | Bloomberg The wait is almost over for some Tesla customers to get access to driver-assistance technology the company has marketed in controversial ways — as long as they’re on their best behavior. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Friday that the electric-car maker will roll out an updated version of its Full Self-Driving beta software, which until now has only been available to roughly 2,000 people. Those with access to this ever-updating software — a mix o...
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The 5 best dog supplements for joint health, skin, digestion, and cognitive health

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best dog supplements are quality-tested and recommended specifically for your dog by your vet. Your dog's health conditions will dictate which supplements they need, according to vets we interviewed. Our top picks include Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Dog Supplement and Nutramax Laboratories Dasuquin Soft Chews for Dogs. This article was medically reviewed by Karie Johnson, veterinarian and co-founder of VIP Vet Visit, a mobile vet service in the south subur...
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Don't Be a Victim of the Great Resignation

By now, you’ve likely heard the term “the great resignation.” Anthony Klotz, a professor at Texas A&M University, coined the term in a May Bloomberg article to refer to the great numbers of workers expected to exit the workforce after the pandemic. Klotz does his own research, but a recent Microsoft study, the 2021 Work Trend Index, mirrored his findings. Microsoft surveyed more than 30,000 people in 31 countries and analyzed trillions of productivity and labor signals across LinkedIn and Micros...
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Texas Home Sales Reach Record-Breaking Numbers in Second Quarter of 2021

Texas Realtors releases 2021-Q2 edition of the Texas Quarterly Housing Report Austin, TX – July 26, 2021 (PRNewswire) Texas home sales reached a new high of 114,772 homes sold in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 24.7% from the second quarter a year ago, according to the 2021-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by Texas Realtors. “Texas is in the middle of a record-breaking summer selling season with unprecedented demand for housing,” said Marvin Jolly, chair...
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Big data-derived tool facilitates closer monitoring of recovery from natural disasters

By analyzing peoples' visitation patterns to essential establishments like pharmacies, religious centers and grocery stores during Hurricane Harvey, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a framework to assess the recovery of communities after natural disasters in near real time. They said the information gleaned from their analysis would help federal agencies allocate resources equitably among communities ailing from a disaster.
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Shape-memory alloys might help airplanes land without a peep

Having a home near a busy airport certainly has its perks. It is close to many establishments and alleviates the problem of wading through endless traffic to catch flights. But it does come at a cost -- tolerating the jarring sounds of commercial airplanes during landing and takeoff. Researchers at Texas A&M University have conducted a computational study that validates using a shape-memory alloy to reduce the unpleasant plane noise produced during landing.
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Black and brown students are more likely to receive harsher and more frequent punishment than white students. The solution isn't just about teachers.

Skye Gould/Insider "Some students are loud because they don't have a choice," Felicia Dangerfield-Persky, a math teacher in North Carolina, said. JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images Black kids make up 15% of grade school students, yet account for 31% of law enforcement referrals. Experts say a more diverse teacher pool could help solve the discipline disparity. But that's not the only solution - staff at all levels need to buy into an equal school experience. This article is pa...
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Investigating carbonate mineral chemical variations to improve oil recovery

Dr. Igor Ivanishin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has firsthand experience with the frustrations of oil production. He spent nine years as a hydraulic fracturing engineer with operating and service companies in Russia. A few years ago, he came to Texas A&M to get his doctoral degree while delving into a reoccurring recovery problem in carbonate reservoirs: why don't they produce oil as predicted?
Tags: Texas, Science, Russia, Texas A M University, Igor Ivanishin, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering


New class of hydrogels can enable precise drug delivery

Hydrogels are commonly used inside the body to help in tissue regeneration and drug delivery. However, once inside, they can be challenging to control for optimal use. A team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is developing a new way to manipulate the gel -- by using light.
Tags: Health, Texas A M University, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Lighting Hydrogels Via Nanomaterials

Hydrogels are commonly used inside the body to help in tissue regeneration and drug delivery. However, once inside, they can be challenging to control for optimal use. A team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is developing a new way to manipulate the gel -- by using light.
Tags: Science, Texas A M University, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Smart device-based electronic platform can continuously monitor mental health

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress.
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Technology to monitor mental wellbeing might be right at your fingertips

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress. They said this advanced technology could read facial cues, analyze voice patterns and integrate readings from built-in vital signs sensors on smartwatches to determine if a patient is under stress.
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Technique to evaluate wind turbines may boost wind power production

With a global impetus toward utilizing more renewable energy sources, wind presents a promising, increasingly tapped resource. Despite the many technological advancements made in upgrading wind-powered systems, a systematic and reliable way to assess competing technologies has been a challenge. Researchers at Texas A&M University, in collaboration with international energy industry partners, have used advanced data science methods and ideas from the social sciences to compare the performance of ...
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Unexpected 'Black Swan' defect discovered in soft matter for first time

In new research, Texas A&M University scientists have for the first time revealed a single microscopic defect called a "twin" in a soft-block copolymer using an advanced electron microscopy technique. This defect may be exploited in the future to create materials with novel acoustic and photonic properties.
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The Great Resignation: COVID revealed how abnormal the modern workplace is

The Great Resignation is an idea proposed by Professor Anthony Klotz that predicts a large number of people leaving their jobs after the COVID pandemic ends and life returns to "normal."French philosopher Michel Foucault argued that by establishing what is and is not "normal," we are exerting a kind of power by making people behave a certain way.If working from home becomes the new normal, we must be careful that it doesn't give way to a new lifestyle that we hate even more than the office.You ...
Tags: Work, Innovation, Philosophy, Foucault, Texas A M University, Michel Foucault, Lintao Zhang, Klotz, COVID-19, Anthony Klotz, Focault


We Need Mandatory Time Off as We Get Back to Work

As the world returns to normal and employees are called back to work, Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management at Texas A&M University predicts "The great resignation is coming." You'll probably agree. As a society, we've had a lot of time to think about how we want to live, and one conclusion has become...
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SARS-CoV-2 virus neutralized with half-second exposure to very high temperature

As reported in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, the team from Texas A&M University developed a simple fluidics system that measures the sub‐second heat inactivation of coronaviruses.
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Heat treatment for less than a second completely inactivates SARS-CoV-2

Arum Han, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his collaborators have designed an experimental system that shows exposure of SARS-CoV-2 to a very high temperature, even if applied for less than a second, can be sufficient to neutralize the virus so that it can no longer infect another human host.
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Exposure to high heat neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in less than one second

Arum Han, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his collaborators have designed an experimental system that shows exposure of SARS-CoV-2 to a very high temperature, even if applied for less than a second, can be sufficient to neutralize the virus so that it can no longer infect another human host.
Tags: Science, Texas A M University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Following nature's cue, researchers build successful, sustainable industrial networks

By translating the pattern of interconnections between nature's food chains to industrial networks, researchers at Texas A&M University have delineated guidelines for setting up successful industrial communities. The researchers said this guidance can facilitate economic growth, lower emissions and reduce waste while simultaneously ensure that partnering industries can recover from unexpected disturbances.
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‘Mad honey’: The rare hallucinogen from the mountains of Nepal

Mad honey is produced by bees who feed on specific species of rhododendron plants, which grow in mountainous regions like those surrounding the Black Sea. People have used mad honey for centuries for recreational, medicinal, and military purposes. Low doses cause euphoria and lightheadedness, while high doses cause hallucinations and, in rare cases, death. Mad honey is still harvested and sold today, though it's illegal in some nations. On the mountainsides of Nepal and Turkey, bees produc...
Tags: Food, Asia, South Korea, Drugs, Turkey, History, Nepal, Innovation, Agriculture, Seattle, Black Sea, National Geographic, Texas A M University, Brower, Trabzon, Xenophon


Median Texas Home Price Up 13.4% During First Quarter of 2021

Texas Realtors releases 2021-Q1 edition of the Texas Quarterly Housing Report Austin, TX – April 22, 2021 (PRNewswire) The median sales price of homes in Texas reached $274,300 in the first quarter this year, an increase of 13.4% over the same period last year, according to the 2021-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by Texas Realtors. “The demand for housing in Texas remained strong despite the winter storm in February and the pandemic,” said Marvin Jolly, chairman ...
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Presidential historian on Fox News says Benjamin Franklin successfully thwarted 'cancel culture'

Fox News guest Jane Hampton Cook Fox News A self-professed presidential historian gave an unsual take on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday morning. Author Jane Hampton Cook credited Benjamin Franklin with thwarting cancel culture in the 1700s. "Cancel culture wasn't as big a problem ... after Franklin, because he laid those standards." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Fox News guest credited Benjamin Franklin with battling cancel culture in the 18th Century during a "Fox & Fr...
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New, antibody-resistant coronavirus variant discovered in Texas

Researchers at Texas A&M University this week reported a new strain of the...
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New model for making accurate short-term projections of COVID-19 cases

A new study by Texas A&M University researchers published in PLOS ONE details a new model for making short-term projections of daily COVID-19 cases that is accurate, reliable and easily used by public health officials and other organizations.
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