Data privacy — are you sure you want a cookie?

Data privacy is an important topic in the digitalised economy. Recent policy changes have aimed to strengthen users’ control over their own data. Yet new research from Copenhagen Business School finds designers of cookie banners can affect users’ privacy choices…

Decolonising ecology? How to adopt practices that make science more equitable

Knowledge systems outside of those sanctioned by Western universities have often been marginalised or simply not engaged with in many science disciplines, but there are multiple examples where Western scientists have claimed discoveries for knowledge that resident experts already knew…

FSU expert available to discuss intellectual property and COVID-19 vaccines

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 7, 2021 | 11:55 am | SHARE: President Joe Biden has expressed his support for a World Trade Organization proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines.Florida State University law professor Frederick Abbott, the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, is available to comment on international intellectual property rights and global economic issues around the proposal.

The CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal laureates

Antoine Aiello, Nora Dempsey, François Jérôme and Amanda Silva Brun are the four recipients of the CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal. Created 10 years ago, this distinction honours people whose outstanding research has led to significant technological, economic, therapeutic or social…

Canadian firm secures rights to Purdue’s rare-earth element technology

Medallion Resources will develop and commercialize the technology, which uses a ‘greener’ process to purify and separate rare-earth elements from all noncoal-sourced raw materials

Who’s writing open access articles?

An Academic Analytics Research Center (AARC) study has found greater rates of authorship of open access (OA) research articles among scholars at more prestigious institutions with greater access to resources and job security. “The open access publishing model is growing,…

Can we be manipulated into sharing private info online? Yes, says Ben-Gurion U. study

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, December 22, 2020 – Online users are more likely to reveal private information based on how website forms are structured to elicit data, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have determined. The intriguing study, “Online Disclosure Depends…

New Canada research chairs foster outstanding research at uOttawa

The University of Ottawa has earned a total of 10 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) covering a broad scope of subjects, from the exploration of disruptive impacts of stress on higher brain functions to the need to preserve Indigenous traditional cultural…

Why untraceable cryptocurrencies are here to stay

According to a new study from Copenhagen Business School, on the role of privacy and decentralization in the cryptocurrency community, developers are creating cryptocurrencies in such a way that regulatory oversight will not be possible, neither will any wait and…

Foreign election interference: A global response

New Rochelle, NY, October 13, 2020 —The increasing threat of foreign interference in elections has driven six nations to take similar approaches to combat this pervasive threat. A review of the details to their responses brings out valuable differences and…

New research explores impact of patent sharing in fight against COVID-19

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was among a group of nine lawyers, scientists and engineers from the United States and United Kingdom who came together in March to create a flexible, open platform for sharing intellectual property in the fight against COVID-19. A new article published in Nature Biotechnology outlines results of those efforts.

ORNL launches rapid access licensing program to speed up COVID-19 solutions

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a program designed to accelerate deployment of innovations that may help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Rapid Access Licensing Program will allow companies to license these select technologies at no cost for one year.

In anti-piracy work, blocking websites more effective when multiple sites are targeted

An important challenge facing media industries today is whether and how copyright policy should be adapted to the realities of the digital age. The invention and subsequent adoption of filesharing technologies has eroded the strength of copyright law across many…

Changes needed to prevent controversial pharmaceutical deals

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) recommends changes to the system which sees drug companies strike deals with competitors to stop them producing cheaper generic alternatives. These ‘pay-for-delay’ deals involve a payment from a branded drug manufacturer…

Could hotel service robots help the hospitality industry after COVID-19?

Lead author Dr Tracy Xu, Lecturer in Hospitality at The University of Surrey’s world-renowned School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, has had her paper published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Could hotel service robots help the hospitality industry after COVID-19?

A new research study, investigating how service robots in hotels could help redefine leadership and boost the hospitality industry, has taken on new significance in the light of the seismic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on tourism and hospitality.

Could hotel service robots help the hospitality industry after COVID-19?

A new research study, investigating how service robots in hotels could help redefine leadership and boost the hospitality industry, has taken on new significance in the light of the seismic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on tourism and hospitality.