Eurekalert Press Releases for Q2 2008

by David Bradley

24-Jun-2008
International Journal of Mobile Communications
Cellular annoyance
The results of a multinational survey to be published in the International Journal of Mobile Communications reveals some surprises about cell phone use that have implications for organizations that rely on mobile communications. The study was undertaken by Robert Nickerson and Brenda Mak of San Francisco State University working with Henri Isaac of the University Paris-Dauphine.

19-Jun-2008

International Journal of Low Radiation
Radiation for health
For decades, we have been told that exposure to radiation is dangerous. In high doses it is certainly lethal and chronic exposure is linked to the development of cancer. But, what if a short-term controlled exposure to a low dose of radiation were good for our health. Writing in today's issue of the Inderscience publication the International Journal of Low Radiation, Don Luckey, makes the startling claim that low dose radiation could be just what the doctor ordered.

11-Jun-2008

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues
Rocky water source
Gypsum, a rocky mineral is abundant in desert regions where fresh water is usually in very short supply but oil and gas fields are common. Writing in International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, Peter van der Gaag of the Holland Innovation Team, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has hit on the idea of using the untapped energy from oil and gas flare-off or small-scale solar power to release the water locked in gypsum.

9-Jun-2008

International Journal of Biometrics
Tell me by the way I walk
Biometrics is commonly associated retinal scans, iris recognition and DNA databases, but researchers in India are working on another form of biometrics that could allow law enforcement agencies and airport security to recognize suspects based on the way they were, their characteristic gait. The team reveals details of a comprehensive framework for gait recognition by computer in the inaugural issue of the Inderscience publication, the International Journal of Biometrics.

5-Jun-2008

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues
Building on pyramids of trash
A Dutch engineer has devised a simple solution to the growing amounts of waste society generates. Writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, Roelof Schuiling of Geochem Research BV, suggests solidifying waste in a concrete-type material and using the resulting slabs to build pyramids that not only deal with waste disposal but could become tourist traps and major landmarks for our cities.

5-Jun-2008

International Journal of Global Environmental Issues
Volcano taming
Could macro-scale chemical engineering be used to stop a volcanic lava flow in its tracks and save potentially thousands of lives and homes when the next eruption occurs? That's the question R. D. Schuiling of Geochem Research, based in the Netherlands, asks in the current issue of the Inderscience Publication, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues.

23-May-2008

International Journal of Web and Grid Services
Remote-control health
With search engine companies establishing online personal health records for their users and surgeons on the brink of making robotic surgery routine, it makes sense to have a remote medical care system that can support nursing staff, care managers and other health care workers. Writing in the International Journal of Web and Grid Services from Inderscience Publishers, a Japanese team describes a proposal for such a system.

23-May-2008

Journal of Global Business Advancemnt
Raising a stop sign to human traffic
Trade in people is not a new phenomenon, but the modern manifestation of slavery, according to US researchers. However, writing in the Journal of Global Business Advancement, they point out that human trafficking and trade in human organs has intensified with increased globalization. They hope to raise awareness of the issue among the business research community with a view to finding solutions.

23-May-2008
International Journal of Business Information Systems
Managing computer fraud
Shalini Kesar, a computer scientist at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, has devised an antifraud strategy for business. Writing in the International Journal of Business Information Systems from Inderscience Publishers, he suggests that managers should be made aware of security issues and send out cues to junior staff that they have this knowledge.

20-May-2008

International Journal of Behavioral and Healthcare Research
Grocery boost
Low-income neighborhoods that lack easy access to grocery stores could lead to a breakdown of food security for hundreds of thousands of people -- not in the developing world, but in major urban areas of the US. That's the conclusion from a report to be published in the inaugural issue of the International Journal Behavioral and Healthcare Research produced by Inderscience Publishers.

15-May-2008
International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage
Adding up business and energy
Could a business practice usually reserved for boosting profits be used to help turn companies green by reducing their energy use? Writing in the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, researchers in India provide an answer.

14-May-2008

International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry
Video games and violence
Writing today in the International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, Patrick Kierkegaard of the University of Essex, England, suggests that there is scant scientific evidence that video games are anything but harmless and do not lead to real world aggression. Moreover, his research shows that previous work is biased towards the opposite conclusion.

8-May-2008
International Journal of Management Practice
Programmed death boosts business
As credits crunch, recession bites and business struggle to stay primed, researchers in Spain suggest that a more surgical approach to management and business practice is needed if a company is to survive. Writing in the International Journal of Management Practice from Inderscience Publishers, the team explains how businesses could take a cue from nature to them restructure.

6-May-2008

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Sounding out Congo Red
Brightly colored dyes such as the shimmering Congo Red commonly used in silk clothing manufacture are notoriously difficult to dispose of in an environmentally benign way.

1-May-2008

International Journal of Biotechnology
Wakame waste
Bacteria that feed on seaweed could help in the disposal of pollutants in the world's oceans, according to a new study by researchers in China and Japan. The discovery is reported in the International Journal of Biotechnology, an Inderscience publication.

28-Apr-2008
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
Are nanobots on their way?
The first real steps towards building a microscopic device that can construct nano machines have been taken by US researchers. Writing in the peer-reviewed publication, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing from Inderscience Publishers, researchers describe an early prototype for a nanoassembler.

25-Apr-2008

International Journal of Environment and Pollution
Biomonitoring
In a forthcoming special issue of the Inderscience publication, the International Journal of Environment and Pollution (2008, Volume 32, Issue 4), researchers from various fields explain how living organisms can be used to track the dispersal of atmospheric pollutants, particulates and trace elements.

22-Apr-2008

International Journal of Business Information Systems
Data mining personnel
Research to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Business Information Systems, an Inderscience publication, researchers in India explain how personnel data mining could improve businesses.

18-Apr-2008

International Journal of Mobile Communications
Get mobile, get promoted
Without that five minutes chat by the water cooler, the open-ended lunch break, or a boss's beckoning door, homeworkers can often feel isolated from colleagues and the opportunities for informal networking and mentoring that are wrought by the almost mythical 9-to-5. Without the ties that bind, those working from home offices can be overlooked for perks and promotions. So, what's a busy homebody to do? Get connected, that's what!

17-Apr-2008

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management
Resolving international copyright
Publishers commonly profit from the creative works of their freelance contributors not only in the traditional print format, but increasingly digitally through websites, databases, and multimedia output and through syndication and sales to third parties publishers. More enlightened publishers make provision for this in the contract with their freelancers and pay royalties on such secondary and tertiary practices, but this is not common practice.

17-Apr-2008

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management
Fuzzy logic water quality
A fuzzy logic approach to analyzing water quality could help reduce the number of people in the developing world forced to drink polluted and diseased water for survival, according to a report in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management from Inderscience publishers.

16-Apr-2008

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Breaking personal health records
Who owns your medical tests results and your personal health data? Such a vexing question cuts to the core of personal liberty and freedom of information. Now, researchers writing in the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management have introduced the notion of ownership of medical information and present a basic research model for the adoption of personal health records.

15-Apr-2008

International Journal of Business Excellence
What Aristotle could teach your business
Public scandals, such as the Enron affair, the sub-prime mortgage problem, and the ensuing global credit crunch have led to dwindling confidence in the business world. A transatlantic study to be published in the International Journal of Business Excellence, an Inderscience publication, suggests that relearning the ancient notion of virtue could help bring business and society closer.

10-Apr-2008

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
Sweet nanotech batteries
Nanotechnology could improve the life of the lithium batteries used in portable devices, including laptop computers, mp3 players and mobile phones. Research to be published in the Inderscience publication -- International Journal of Nanomanufacturing -- demonstrates that carbon nanotubes can prevent such batteries from losing their charge capacity over time.

4-Apr-2008

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
Crowning glory
Research present in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Nanomanufacturing from Inderscience Publishers suggests that coating dental implants with a synthetic bone material prior to implantation allows such implant to become incorporated much more successfully into the jaw, leading to smiles all round.

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