February 26, 2014
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Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, or Merkel, the soccer coach? Software maps ambiguous names in texts to the right person

Computer scientists have developed software that resolves the ambiguity of names within texts automatically. This mapping between mentions and actual entities like persons not only improves search engines, but also makes it possible to analyze huge amo… Continue reading

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September 18, 2013
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Does this look like organic egg production to you?

“Cage free”, “free range”, “organic”. There’s always been some ambiguity around these labels. So what does organic egg production really look like? Continue reading

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January 17, 2013
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Power’s punishing impact: Power linked to tendency to punish harshly

Providing a sense of power to someone instills a black-and-white sense of right and wrong (especially wrong), new research shows. Once armed with this moral clarity, powerful people then perceive wrongdoing with much less ambiguity than people lacking … Continue reading

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July 12, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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The importance of place to sustainability

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC  
I find that I am almost always thinking about the quality of places.  Hanging out with the likes of David Dixon, Victor Dover, and Steve Mouzon will do that to… Continue reading

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September 22, 2010
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Could New Labels Boost Lackluster Recycling Rates?

Earlier this year, we found that one of the top reasons why people don’t recycle is simply lack of convenience and know-how. While recycling may be second nature to some, many consumers are unaware of what goes in what bin and if it truly is,…
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