Mindfulness at work protects against stress and burnout

A new study has revealed that employees who are more mindful in the digital workplace are better protected against stress, anxiety and overload. Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s Schools of Psychology and Medicine analysed survey data from 142 employees. The results have been published today in PLOS ONE. PhD student Elizabeth Marsh from the … Read more

Bringing high-end resolution to lower-cost microscopes

A comparison of experimental annular dark field (ADF)-scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron ptychography in uncorrected and aberration-corrected electron microscopes. In the ADF-STEM image from the uncorrected STEM (top left), the resolution was sufficient to visualize the lattice of the sample but too poor to resolve individual atoms. In contrast, the ptychographic phase image … Read more

Metal scar found on cannibal star

When a star like our Sun reaches the end of its life, it can ingest the surrounding planets and asteroids that were born with it. Now, using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) in Chile, researchers have found a unique signature of this process for the first time — a scar imprinted … Read more

ERS-2 buckles and bends during final farewell

Credit: Fraunhofer FHR Following a hugely successful mission and almost 30 years in orbit, ESA’s ERS-2 reentered Earth’s atmosphere at approximately 18:17 CET (17:17 UTC) on 21 February 2024. Predicting the exact time and location of ERS-2’s natural reentry was made more difficult by the lack of new observations of the satellite during its final … Read more

‘A soul killer’: what’s behind the US’s critical veterinarian shortage? | Veterinary medicine

A longstanding shortage of veterinarians in areas across the US has caused crises for some pet owners; contributed to mental health issues among veterinary staff; and could leave the country at risk in terms of food safety and public health, experts have warned. The lack of veterinarians and veterinary professionals has been attributed to the … Read more

Coventry City v Maidstone United LIVE: FA Cup latest score and goals updates as non-league side eye shock quarter-final but Ellis Simms strikes for hosts

Pep Guardiola looks ahead to the FA Cup fifth round Maidstone will look to continue their remarkable run in the FA Cup as they travel to Coventry in the fifth round tonight. George Elokobi’s side are a game away from the quarter-finals after stunning Ipswich, and again face Championship opposition. Maidstone are eighth in the … Read more

New world record for CIGS solar cells

Uppsala University is the new world record holder for electrical energy generation from CIGS solar cells. The new world record is 23.64 per cent efficiency. The measurement was made by an independent institute and the results are published in the journal Nature Energy. The record results from a collaboration between the company First Solar European … Read more

The Gini index in the big data age

Gini Coefficient by Country 2024. Credit: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/gini-coefficient-by-country. Inequality among people has become an increasingly salient issue globally, with data indicating a rise in inequality levels across many countries in recent years. This, in turn, has generated concerns both from the perspective of the sustainability of economic growth, as well as from the perspective of social … Read more