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How Well Can You Multitask?

How Well Can You Multitask?

Multitaskers receive a lot of praise for being able to do many things at once, but a study conducted at Stanford University shows that multitaskers are significantly more prone to distractions, making it difficult for them to accomplish tasks in a timely manner. Moreover, there is a lingering effect to multitasking in which... read more »

 

Female peers in small work groups enhance women’s motivation, verbal participation, and career aspirations in engineering

In a new piece in PNAS, Dasgupta,Scircle & Hunsinger demonstrate the importance of team gender composition. They show that females have greater participation, self-confidence, and career aspirations when they are assigned to teams with more females. Abstract: For years, public discourse in science education, technology,... read more »

 

New App Will Integrate 37 Social Networks and Music Sites Into One Simple Feed

New App Will Integrate 37 Social Networks and Music Sites Into One Simple Feed

“A new web and mobile platform plans to simplify our online lives by providing users access to all of their accounts in one place. Squidlle will integrate dozens of social networks and sites for music, video, images, design and blogging and create one combined feed for all of them. The product-whose odd name we assume... read more »

 

Team Captains Let Players Reach Personal Milestones, Even at Expense of Team

Team Captains Let Players Reach Personal Milestones, Even at Expense of Team

A study from Queensland University of Technology in Australia, examining more than 3,000 One-Day International matches from 1971-2014, found that cricket batsmen who were close to reaching personal milestones were less likely to be dismissed by their captain. That is, if a cricket captain is thinking about possibly declaring... read more »

 

Building A Smarter Team: Tom Ashbrook Doesn’t Understand the Benefits of Teams

Building A Smarter Team: Tom Ashbrook Doesn’t Understand the Benefits of Teams

“The world is going to teamwork. In the 1950s, about half of our work was done in teams. Today, by one measure, it’s more like 90 percent. Maybe it’s at the office. Maybe it’s on Google Hangout. Maybe it’s at the PTA. But what makes a good team? A smart team? It’s not just a bunch of... read more »

 

How Network Science Is Changing Our Understanding of Law

How Network Science Is Changing Our Understanding of Law

Original Article: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/534576/how-network-science-is-changing-our-understanding-of-law/ Summary: Konaris et al at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece expanded on existing legal network analysis by extracting “all the documents from the European Community’s legal database... read more »

 

Cuban Youth Build Secret Computer Network Despite Wi-Fi Ban

Cuban Youth Build Secret Computer Network Despite Wi-Fi Ban

Cuba has been in the headlines recently with the president Obama’s decision to lift the 55-year-long trade embargo on the country. But what do we know about Cuba’s networks, specifically their online networks? If you thought China had tough internet laws, at least they have the internet. Cuba, on the other hand,... read more »

 

A*STAR draws on open-source map data to provide a new perspective on disaster relief

A*STAR draws on open-source map data to provide a new perspective on disaster relief

Christopher Monterola of that A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore and co-researchers at and The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific put forth a computer model that predicts the most expedient over-ground routes using real-time data uploaded by agents on the scene. This model allows users to project... read more »

 

Proceedings of IEEE, “The Impact of Changing Technology on Social Networks”, Dec 2014

This special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE focuses on how digital technology is changing the structure and dynamics of social networks and the tools we have for studying and designing them. Three main take-home messages: • Social media, search, and data extraction technologies are not only changing the structure... read more »

 

Workshop on Paradigms for Control in Social Systems

PARADIGMS FOR CONTROL IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS @ International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) 2015 Jun 1-3 2015 Reykjavík, Iceland http://networkdynamics.org/events/iccs2015_control/http://networkdynamics.org/events/iccs2015_control/ While the control of complex networks has recently emerged as an active area of research,... read more »