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    Performance appraisal success depends on frequent feedback and good standard setting

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Appraisal of employees often gets a bad press, but recent research suggests if it involves frequent feedback between the formal appraisal and good prior planning and communication of standards then it can be successful and appreciated by employees. [...]

    3 Questions: Lisa Parks on drones, warfare, and the media

    Original @ MIT News – Humanities MIT media studies professor discusses new essay collection analyzing the impact of drones. [...]

    Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug … [...]

    Listening to the patient’s voice: A more patient-centered approach to medication safety

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Communication between patients and clinicians that is patient-centered, taking into account patient concerns and preferences has important implications for patient safety. [...]

    New Plasmonic Device to Help the Internet Keep Growing and Getting Faster

    Original @ Singularity Hub The volume of data shuttled around the internet is growing unchecked, placing ever greater burdens on our communication infrastructure. But a new device that takes advantage of the unusual properties of plasmons could tackle the problem by allowing data speeds in the hundreds of gigabits. The latest forecast by networking giant Cisco predicts that internet […] [...]

    Optically tunable microwave antennas for 5G applications

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Multiband tunable antennas are a critical part of many communication and radar systems. New research by engineers at the University of Bristol has shown significant advances in antennas by using optically induced plasmas in silicon to tune both radiati… [...]

    Chimps found to use arm and mouth expressions to convey distance

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories (—A small team of researchers working at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University has found evidence that chimps are able to use gestures to convey distance to a person. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes experiments they carried out with chimps in a confined location, what they found and what their findings might mean for the development of symbolic communication in primates. [...]

    Physicists mix waves on superconducting qubits

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Royal Holloway, University of London, have demonstrated an effect known as quantum wave mixing on an artificial atom. Their results, published in the journal Nature Communication… [...]

    New method 3D-prints fully functional electronic circuits

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed a method for rapidly 3D-printing fully functional electronic circuits such as antennas, medical devices, and solar-energy-collecting structures. Unlike conventional 3D printers, these circuits can contain both both electrically conductive metallic inks (like the silver wires in the photo above) and insulating polymeric inks (like the yellow and orange [...] [...]

    Faculty additions and promotions at the School of Architecture and Planning

    Original @ MIT News – Architecture Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design. [...]