Business & Economics
Even as the opioid epidemic dominated national attention over the past decade, the rate of overdose deaths involving cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants tripled, a new study in veterans suggests.
- NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How do I build a career in optics and photonics? Is my research focus too narrow? What career opportunities do universities offer international applicants? Unfortunately, the academic job market is far too often a black box and navigating one's path to a tenure position is a mix of grit and luck. The new conference format "Humboldt meets Leibniz" aims to change that and shed light on the career-building mechanisms in academia. 14 famous award winners of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will share their expertise in optics and photonics and their career-building experiences with the next generation of scientists. Thus, 150 PhD students and Postdocs will be selected to attend this premier conference in Hannover, Germany. Their research shall focus on optical technologies, including material simulation, quantum optics, simulation, laser systems, optical imaging, metrology, and manufacturing technology. The event comprises classic poster sessions, presentations and discussions on research and career-building topics, and time for networking. Registration ends 1 November 2021 at www.uni-hannover.de/HmL.
A new study from the University of Southampton has demonstrated a new method to safely clean and reuse facemask respirators with advanced low-temperature plasma technology. The discovery could help future pandemic responses by providing contingency options should a shortage of personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare staff occur again.
- AIP Advances
It is important to carefully design chatbots and consider the emotional context in which they are used, particularly in common types of customer service interactions that involve handling problems or complaints.
- Journal of Marketing
Stock market prediction is a long-standing challenge for the natural language processing community, as it involves processing data that varies in format. Researchers in China have constructed a novel heterogeneous graph neural network to model the interactions between these various data groups. The predictions produced by their model outperform baseline figures.
- AI Open
- Technological Innovation “2030 Megaproject” - New Generation Artiﬁcial Intelligence of China,
Implementation of WHO’s recommended public health policies on alcohol, unhealthy foods and tobacco has been slow globally, according to a study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in the journal The Lancet Global Health. The study found particularly low implementation in poor, less democratic countries and where corporations had more influence for example through corruption and political favoritism.
- The Lancet Global Health