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Life is too short to RTFM: how users relate to documentation and excess features in consumer products

  
Interacting with Computers, Vol. 28, No. 1. (January 2016), pp. 27-46, https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwu023

Abstract

This paper addresses two common problems that users of various products and interfaces encounter—over-featured interfaces and product documentation. Over-featured interfaces are seen as a problem as they can confuse and over-complicate everyday interactions. Researchers also often claim that users do not read product documentation, although they are often exhorted to ‘RTFM’ (read the field manual). We conducted two sets of studies with users which looked at the issues of both manuals and excess features with common domestic and personal products. The ...

 

How working as a research technician can bolster your scientific career

  
Nature, Vol. 560, No. 7719. (21 August 2018), pp. 517-519, https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05991-4

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A technician job can become a satisfying career — or act as a solid stepping stone. [Excerpt] [...] Research technicians in academia, industry, the non-profit sector and government do much of the daily leg-work of science. Their tasks include analysing soil or rock samples, testing medical devices, helping to design bioreactors and optimizing the shelf life of reagents. Titles vary almost as much as the job descriptions. Examples include ‘research technologist’, ‘research associate’, ‘research scientist’ and ‘member of the technical staff’. [...] ...

 

AI could threaten pharmaceutical patents

  
Nature, Vol. 558, No. 7711. (26 June 2018), pp. 519-519, https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05555-6

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[Excerpt] Artificial intelligence could help to identify more-effective candidate drugs [...] A patent is granted only when a compound’s application can be classified as both ‘new’ and ‘invented’. A highly effective compound thrown up by an AI algorithm could indeed be new. Whether it is ‘invented’, however, is debatable. This is because the inventor might be considered as either the algorithm (so not a person) or its programmer. [...] ...

 

New water-cooling solar panels could lower the cost of air conditioning by 20%

  

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[Excerpt] Most of us have heard of solar water heaters. Now there’s a solar water cooler, and the technology may sharply lower the cost of industrial-scale air conditioning and refrigeration. [...] Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, recently placed three water cooling panels—each 0.37 square meters—atop a building on campus and circulated water through them at a rate of 0.2 liters every minute. They report today in Nature Energy that their setup cooled the water as much as 5°C ...

 

Sub-ambient non-evaporative fluid cooling with the sky

  
Nature Energy, Vol. 2, No. 9. (4 September 2017), 17143, https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2017.143

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Cooling systems consume 15% of electricity generated globally and account for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With demand for cooling expected to grow tenfold by 2050, improving the efficiency of cooling systems is a critical part of the twenty-first-century energy challenge. Building upon recent demonstrations of daytime radiative sky cooling, here we demonstrate fluid cooling panels that harness radiative sky cooling to cool fluids below the air temperature with zero evaporative losses, and use almost no electricity. Over three days ...

 

Cheap plastic film cools whatever it touches up to 10°C

  
Science (March 2017), 2354204, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal0732

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[Excerpt] [...] During the day most materials [...] absorb visible and near-infrared (IR) light from the sun. That added energy excites molecules, which warm up and, over time, emit the energy back out as photons with longer wavelengths, typically in the midrange of the infrared spectrum. That helps the materials cool back down, particularly at night when they are no longer absorbing visible light but are still radiating IR photons. [\n] In recent years, researchers have tried to goose this “passive cooling” ...

 

Scalable-manufactured randomized glass-polymer hybrid metamaterial for daytime radiative cooling

  
Science, Vol. 355, No. 6329. (10 March 2017), pp. 1062-1066, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aai7899

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[The lazy way to keep cool in the sun] Passive radiative cooling requires a material that radiates heat away while allowing solar radiation to pass through. Zhai et al. solve this riddle by constructing a metamaterial composed of a polymer layer embedded with microspheres, backed with a thin layer of silver (see the Perspective by Zhang). The result is an easy-to-manufacture material near the theoretical limit for daytime radiative cooling. The translucent and flexible film can be made in large quantities for ...

 

The tragedy of the commons

  
Science, Vol. 162, No. 3859. (13 December 1968), pp. 1243-1248, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.162.3859.1243

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The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality. [Excerpt] [...] A technical solution may be defined as one that requires a change only in the techniques of the natural sciences, demanding little or nothing in the way of change in human values or ideas of morality. In our day (though not in earlier times) technical solutions are always welcome. Because of previous failures in prophecy, it takes courage to assert that a desired technical solution is ...

 

Partial connectivity increases cultural accumulation within groups

  
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 113, No. 11. (15 March 2016), pp. 2982-2987, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1518798113

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[Significance] The remarkable ecological success of the human species has been attributed to our capacity to overcome environmental challenges through the development of complex technologies. Complex technologies are typically beyond the inventive capacities of individuals and result from a population process by which innovations are gradually added to existing cultural traits across many generations. Recent work suggests that a population’s ability to develop technologies is positively affected by its size and connectedness. Here, we present an experiment demonstrating that partially connected groups ...

 

The trouble with negative emissions

  
Science, Vol. 354, No. 6309. (14 October 2016), pp. 182-183, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aah4567

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In December 2015, member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, which aims to hold the increase in the global average temperature to below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. The Paris Agreement requires that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission sources and sinks are balanced by the second half of this century. Because some nonzero sources are unavoidable, this leads to the abstract concept of “negative emissions,” the ...

 

Resources

  
In The development dictionary: a guide to knowledge as power (2010), pp. 228-242
edited by Wolfgang Sachs

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[Excerpt] ‘Resource’ originally implied life. Its root is the Latin verb surgere, which evoked the image of a spring that continually rises from the ground. Like a spring, a ‘re-source’ rises again and again, even if it has repeatedly been used and consumed. The concept thus highlighted nature’s power of self-regeneration and called attention to her prodigious creativity. Moreover, it implied an ancient idea about the relationship between humans and nature: that the earth bestows gifts on humans who, in turn, are well advised to show diligence in ...

 

Managing innovation in the bioeconomy: an open innovation perspective

  
Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 90 (July 2016), pp. 60-69, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.03.017

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[Highlights] [::] This study strengthens the bioeconomy from an innovation management perspective. [::] Literature review of bioeconomy and Open Innovation literature. [::] Five bioeconomy factors influencing the innovation process are identified. [::] Basic bioeconomy innovation process characteristics are determined. [::] Relevant stakeholders, network strategy, and organizational prerequisites are discussed. [Abstract] The transition towards a bioeconomy is increasingly viewed by both policy makers and scholars as one of the primary ways to reduce our dependency on fossil resources. However, socio-economic research on the transition towards the bioeconomy at the ...

 

Forestry in bioeconomy - smart green growth for the humankind

  
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, Vol. 29, No. 4. (19 May 2014), pp. 360-366, https://doi.org/10.1080/02827581.2014.926392

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This paper draws on the European Union's Bioeconomy Action Plan (BAP) to clarify the notion “bioeconomy” and examine how it relates to the forest sector and its current challenges. The interpretation is linked to a broader context of climate and energy policies and the ideas of green economy and green growth. It is shown that, despite its good intentions, BAP fails to link bioeconomy to the core idea of green economy and the sources of economic growth. It hardly discusses climate ...

 

(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 40

  
(February 2014)
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Abstract

List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( http://mfkp.org/INRMM/tag/inrmm-list-of-tags ). ...

 

The question concerning technology, and other essays

  
(1977)

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[Excerpt] Modern man as scientist, through the prescribed procedures of experiment, inquires of nature to learn more and more about it. But in so doing he does not relate himself to nature as the Greek related himself to the multitudinous presencing of everything that met him spontaneously at every turn. He does not relate to nature in the openness of immediate response. For the scientist's "nature" is in fact, Heidegger says, a human construction. Science strikingly manifests the way in which modern man as subject represents reality. The modern ...

 

Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies

  
Science, Vol. 305, No. 5686. (2004), pp. 968-972, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1100103

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Humanity already possesses the fundamental scientific, technical, and industrial know-how to solve the carbon and climate problem for the next half-century. A portfolio of technologies now exists to meet the world's energy needs over the next 50 years and limit atmospheric CO2 to a trajectory that avoids a doubling of the preindustrial concentration. Every element in this portfolio has passed beyond the laboratory bench and demonstration project; many are already implemented somewhere at full industrial scale. Although no element is a ...

 

Beneficial biofuels - The food, energy, and environment trilemma

  
Science, Vol. 325, No. 5938. (2009), pp. 270-271, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1177970

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Recent analyses of the energy and greenhouse-gas performance of alternative biofuels have ignited a controversy that may be best resolved by applying two simple principles. In a world seeking solutions to its energy, environmental, and food challenges, society cannot afford to miss out on the global greenhouse-gas emission reductions and the local environmental and societal benefits when biofuels are done right. However, society also cannot accept the undesirable impacts of biofuels done wrong. ...

 

Truths We Must Tell Ourselves to Manage Climate Change

  
Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 6. (2012), pp. 1455-1478

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Excerpt: Introduction In 1958, Charles David Keeling began measuring the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO<2>) in the atmosphere, at a site 11,000 feet above sea level near the top of Mauna Loa on the "big island" of Hawaii. The time series of monthly averages, the "Keeling Curve," is the iconic figure of climate change (see Figure 1). The curve oscillates and rises. The annual oscillations (whose details are seen in the Figure's inset) are the consequences of the seasonal breathing of ...

 

Modeling meets science and technology: An introduction to a special issue on negative emissions

  
Climatic Change, Vol. 118, No. 1. (2013), pp. 1-14, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0757-9

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This article introduces the Climatic Change special issue dedicated to negative emissions technologies, also known as carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere. CDR is the only class of mitigation options able to reduce the carbon stock in the atmosphere significantly. In this special issue CDR is explored from the perspectives of integrated assessment, technology optimization, environmental science, and political science. ...

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