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The Christmas Truce: Spontaneous cooperation

The Christmas Truce: Spontaneous cooperation

The Christmas Truce is the true story of how British and German soldiers in the trenches on Christmas Eve 1914 called a truce and celebrated Christmas Day by singing carols, exchanging gifts and playing football together.


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Virtual teams less productive: HR Research Findings

Virtual teams less productive: HR Research Findings

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports in a “Meta Analysis of Virtual Teams” that virtual teams are less productive and demonstrate worse judgement that ‘face to face’ teams but there are ways to improve things.


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Virtual Teams need unified communications: new research

Virtual Teams need unified communications: new research

Virtual teams must consider ‘unified communications’ when they are chosing their collaboration tools if they want to be effective according to new research by Cisco. Reported by ElectricNews.Net Sept 20, 2006


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Self-organization is the new structure for business: IBM Research

Self-organization is the new structure for business: IBM Research

A new IBM research report suggests that the best analogies for businesses in the future may no longer be the command structures of the military but the self-organising networks found in nature: schools of fish, flocks of birds and swarms of insects.


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Dolphins know each others names

Dolphins know each others names

Sunday Times Online, May 07, 2006 reports in Dolphins ‘know each other’s names’ that DOLPHINS may be even closer to humans than previously realised, with new research showing they communicate by whistling out their own “names”.


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Email does not communicate tone: research findings

Email does not communicate tone: research findings

Research in the December Journal of Personality and Social Psychology indicates that there is only a 50/50 chance of an email recipient correctly interpreting the tone of an email.



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Using biological techniques to search the web better

Using biological techniques to search the web better

Richard Cross describes how new research is revealing how biological foraging strategies can be adapted to help users search out and find information more effectively on the web.


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Simulate bioteams with StarLogo

Simulate bioteams with StarLogo

If you want to play with PC-based simulations which introduce key bioteams concepts then its worth a visit to the MIT Starlogo site where under the PROJECTS section you can simulate the behaviour of bees, fireflies, slime, termites, rabbits, ants and boids (birdoids).


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European Research Clusters for Enterprise Networking

In the 6th European Framework Programme, 23 research and supporting projects have been selected (so far) to support leadership in the field of networked businesses. These projects fall into four main topic areas or "clusters":


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Biologically inspired design conference

Biologically inspired design conference

The Center for Biologically-Inspired Design at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have announced a conference in Biologically Inspired Design in Science and Engineering on May 10-12.


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