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Comment on Introducing Elsevier DataSearch – Beta Two by James Obar

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:21:46 +0000

Well done; keep it up

Comment on Insights into funding: Indian Department of Science and Technology by Mahantesh Biradar

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:34:42 +0000

Reblogged this on Research Stash and commented: In recent years, Indian Research Institutes have significantly increased their influence in global rankings for research output; Indian research spending is approximately $70 billion annually.

Comment on Why Researchers Love Mendeley by William Tutul Dey

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:58:13 +0000

Mendeley can inspired every researchers to go forward, to develop thinking power, to help new process, idea and skills. It is welfare for every researchers. Researchers can expressed their asleep talent from here. For this reason, every researchers love Mendely.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – Quantum Computing: Close to Prime Time? by Szekely Bulcsu

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:28:13 +0000

Researcher Ms. Cathy O'Neil did publish an international bestseller book titled as "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" (2016). I am not a pessimist but it is so true that advanced algorithms governing arificial intelligence systems might be based on wrong assumptions and hidden blackspots might stimulate descructive pattern of development in a society. The users of these artificial intelligent systems might become blind for noticing decisions that increase inequality and poverty in a region. It can be stated that the emergence of these intelligent systems takes place in the context of evolutionary forces. One of the key element in this evolution process is the stimulative impact of incentives that can be controlled by an intellectual property regime. This IP-system must create balance between negative and positive externalities related to the development of quantum computing based intelligent networks (Lahti 2012). References: Lahti, Arto. (2012). “Innovation competition in global markets and Schumpeter’s entrepreneur” LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Deutchland,y Figure 5: Structure Conduct Performance - Scherer and Ross model, the concept of “mobility barrier”, page 45-46.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – Quantum Computing: Close to Prime Time? by Helton

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:22:20 +0000

Preskill, who is 64, says he thinks he will live long enough to see quantum computers have an impact on society in the way the internet and smartphones have—although he cannot predict exactly what that impact will be. “These quantum systems kind of speak a language that digital systems don’t speak,” he says. “We know from history that we just don’t have the imagination to anticipate where new information technologies can carry us.” by, It´s the best answer!

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – Quantum Computing: Close to Prime Time? by Rui Santos

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:29:50 +0000

Revolution, as a concept itself, implies a shift in the until now set paradigm of thinking and doing. As offered now, computing runs the output scenario in either ones or zeros. Computation power per second has been increased by augmenting transistor abundance in a chip and by decreasing their size – up to 10nm in some mobile device’s chips nowadays! That’s pretty impressive! But these are still increments – evolution within the same thinking. Ironically, transistors are getting so small, that to regulate them, we actually have to take in account quantum mechanics! Differently, quantum processors function by creating a third state, in which a qubit can be either a zero or a one simultaneously. While a discrete system can only be one thing at the time, a quantum system is all things all the time. If that’s not a revolution what is? The evolution is getting them working at room temperature.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Graham

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:30:32 +0000

People who provide the labour for the 'gig economy' are being exploited. They want the flexibility to work a small number of hours when it is convenient for them. Fair enough. But they are accepting pay rates well below that required to sustain full time employment in their profession. They do not understand the full economic cost of providing the service, personal development, tax returns, sick leave, holiday. In the long term it is not sustainable but when the bubble bursts there will be few people trained to provide the service and costs will rocket.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Christian DeFeo

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:06:57 +0000

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Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Christian DeFeo

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:16:48 +0000

Thank you for all your entries; we will announce a winner as soon as possible.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Valentin

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 03:33:39 +0000

Reblogged this on Strategy and commented: ... a rethinking of corporate models since the Great Recession has led to a more agile lean way of doing business that abandons the “corporate monolith” model once again makes small-time entrepreneurship a realistic career alternative to the nearly-obsolete ideal of getting a job at a big company, staying for 30 years to retire with a pension and gold watch. Those types of jobs may be increasingly unavailable, but there are many more small businesses, entrepreneurs and SOHO companies in peoples’ garages that are filling the gap. This is what we call the "dotcloud." Trucking industry is best sample for deregulated industries, ...

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Rita O'Connell

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:19:04 +0000

From the perspective of the dominant companies behind the rise of the gig economy, the prevailing designation of the gig workforce is not one of precarity, but rather of individuals who are “entrepreneurial” and “independent” – craving economic freedom, desiring control of their own work and lives. These companies will tell you that the advantages of flexibility and freedom far outweigh the sacrifices of having no “traditional” job security. However: we now know that the vast majority of people participating in the gig economy are working multiple jobs, for more than forty hours a week, at or below minimum wage, without any of the protections that accompany standard employment. Where, then, their freedom? The fact that this economic model has been promulgated largely by massive multinational companies who are seeing enormous valuations and unprecedented profits and growth on the global market – on the backs of an underpaid, undersupported, anxious workforce – points to the need to closely consider cui bono, and demand fairer treatment for the gig workforce before it's too late.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Hayk

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:50:01 +0000

I do believe "gig economy" is the natural evolution of the overpopulated cities in developed and/or developing countries. It is rather similar to Darwinism of species/types/professions - however you want to call that. The stronger more consumer driven types take over the ones that fail or are not fast enough to evolve - it's both good and bad.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Luc MICHEL

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:25:33 +0000

Sound assessment of an unsound daily reality. This is not progress!

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Szekely Bulcsu

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:00:23 +0000

The gig economy is the outcome of the sharing economy - more precisely the impact of digitization. The segment of academic research is a good example. Research institutions compete in open global markets where the idea is to provide more with less for the shareholders. In Finland this trend is already to bring about the rip-offs effect for academic researchers: Business lobby organizations took over the responsibility to bring in money for scientific research in line with the interests of companies, corporations. LUT Group is an example - the leading party in the board governing the company is the Confederation of Finnish Industries (1*, 2*). Many researchers have been fired and temporary work contract are these days the number one scenario at least for junior doctoral candidates. Professors might have longer contracts, some of them might have retained the status of civil servant. This is a trend of privatization & deregulation in the university sector of Finland in general (3*, 4*, 5*). The EU must take a tighter control of the system: fair competition and working rules must become of primary concern for the central governance in Brussels everywhere across the EU. References 1* LUT - The University Board (2017): 5 members from outside the university, 4 members from inside the university. Available at: 2* Tuomo Rönkkö & Tuomas Telkkä (2017) "Saimaa University of Applied Sciences to become part of the LUT Group ", Citation: "Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences will deepen their cooperation with the purpose of establishing a corporate group, the LUT Group, as of 1 January 2018. " 3* Ellie Bothwell for Times Higher Education (2017). "Finland’s Brain Drain: after major budget cuts for universities, Ph.D.s are leaving the country." Available at: 4* Välimaa Jussi. et al. (2014). “University Mergers in Finland: Mediating Global Competition”, Wiley Periodicals, Inc., Vol. 2014, Issue 168: “…Fairness and social justice were used as strong arguments to resist the concentration of resources to Finland’s metropolitan area and to just one university.” page 50, Available at: 5* Dr. Gareth Rice (2016). "A Finnish Lament", Citation: "As the Finnish government's cuts take effect, the staff employed in Finnish universities will only be made to feel more and more like slaves in a hyper-corporatized higher education system." Helsinki Times Online, 29 January 2016. Available at:

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Gig Economy: Potent or Precarious? by Kompromat Cornell (@mattcornell)

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:52:56 +0000

Imagine that you're a professional writer in a precarious publishing climate where your craft has been redefined as "content production." Imagine that rather than finding a stable paid position or a regular supply of small contract work, you are often compensated in "exposure," even when writing for large, well-financed operations like The Huffington Post. Imagine that the best way to thrive in such an environment is to advertise your skills, by offering free samples on your personal website, on Twitter, or even in the comment section of a blog owned by a publishing behemoth that reported over £2.3 billion in revenue in 2016 alone. Imagine that this fortune was amassed through the privatization of academic research that is largely produced by scholars who are not paid for their writing, but who need publications to pad their CVs in a cutthroat labor market. Imagine that this company holds a contest, soliciting 150 words on this rotten system, while offering to compensate the winner with a $50 dollar Amazon gift card and a corporate swag bag. That's the gig economy.

Comment on Introducing Mendeley Funding by osm

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:04:29 +0000

At the moment this seems like just another place to manually search for funding opportunities. Can I assume this will evolve to automatically surface relevant funding opportunities to me based on the contents of my Mendeley library? That would be very appealing.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Future of Energy by Szekely Bulcsu

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:42:24 +0000

Ideological political disputes and trade - protectionism will slow down the transition toward renewable energy based infrastructures but will not be able to reverse the course of development. The EU will likely adopt energy union with tight ties to China and Russia to foster the diffusion of green energy infrastructures. This platform will bring about new sources of synergies for transportation and climate change - mitigation mega projects. References 1) Llewelyn Hughes & Jonas Meckling (2017). "The politics of renewable energy trade: The US-China solar dispute", Energy Policy 105, 256–262 2) Caroline Kuzemko & Catherine Mitchell & Matthew Lockwood & Richard Hoggett (2017). "Policies, politics and demand side innovations: The untold story of Germany’s energy transition", Energy Research & Social Science 28, 58–67 3) John A. Mathews (2016). "Competing principles driving energy futures: Fossil fuel decarbonization vs. manufacturing learning curves", Futures 84, 1–11

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Future of Energy by Afkar aulia

Wed, 31 May 2017 11:21:54 +0000

As I'm a physician, my answer in this topic may sound amateurish and bizarre. But sometimes you may need someone with random mindset for inspiration. As earth cannot produce it's own energy, we are always reliant on the energy from the outer space. We absorb and release heat, but never truly produce it. Even waterfalls, which power large portion of our electricity, is actually powered by sunlight, as it evaporates water and gives it kinetic energy. Plants change the power to chemicals, and some of these get buried deep down and turn into fossil fuel. Cutting off plants does not actually increase our planet's heat. It just decreases energy storing process and results in increased free energy. We actually don't lack energy, it's all around roaming free and wasted. I think the best solution is by intercepting the source, which is sunlight. If we build large amount of solar panels or use something less space-consuming, there are plenty to take. For example, we can build thin towers surrounded by solar panels. We may even be able to tamper with photosynthesis to create plant-based energy plan (sorry for the bad pun). Electric car is currently too slow for our busy life, but we may be able to develop something faster in several decades. Or we may be able to create solar panel tower reaching to outer space. Nuclear energy is abundant, but in a century or so, we may end up running out of source, as we don't produce it ourself.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – Send in the Clones – We Have a Winner! by triscott321

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:05:16 +0000

Congrats to all the winners

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm: Assistive Technology – Powerful and Pervasive by Jon Breen

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:24:47 +0000

The self-propelled wheelchair has revolutionized life for individuals with mobility limitations. Whether manually or electrically powered, its relationship to its users has become so intimate that it has become virtually invisible as a separate device. What is perhaps most indicative of the innovative characteristics of the wheelchair is that this invisibility has begun to extend to the non-disabled public. If innovation is determined by the scope of a product's benefits, rather than by its relationship to leading edge technology, the wheelchair wins hands-down.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Future of Energy by Guy Greenwood

Sun, 14 May 2017 10:36:50 +0000

Ironic today Brittan's biggest source of pollution are their diesel motor vehicles. NOX, and diesel particulates have been known to cause lung diseases including cancer contributing to many deaths yearly. EU6 emissions controls starting January 1, 2017, are finally on par with California's EPA emissions enacted over 6 years ago. EU, with a late start, was advised extensively by US and California EPA about locating emission sources distant from non compliant which were blown from areas in compliance. California EPA started eliminating NOX in early 1970s. Drop in fuels made from coal, with low pollution levels similar to natural gas with more energy are available.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Future of Energy by Neil H Frandsen

Sat, 13 May 2017 06:38:46 +0000

Folks, I write from the viewpoint of a mountain-born, high plains of Alberta raised, retired Seismic Surveyor. For ye Urb-folk, this means that I experienced heating using coal & wood, thru adding large Coleman Heaters burning diesel fuel, on to Natural Gas heating the water in a low-pressure (<25psi) steam radiator system, thru forced-air heated by natural gas, with an excursion to All-Electric Sleigh Camp (supplied by Borek Construction, of Dawson Creek, BC, Canada fame). All Electric heat, at temperatures below -30°C, suffers from DiHydrogenMonoxide's nasty Hoarfrost Trick, which formed on the grid over the intake fresh air opening, and choked it off! The fuel consumption, of the 4 diesel-driven alternators, really drove home the efficiency hit that converting a hydrocarbon to electricity, then the electricity to heat, makes on your fuel stocks, be it on the High Arctic Ocean Ice, or be it 65 miles south of High Prairie, Alberta, in -40°C (and colder) temperatures. Yes, I experienced that Camp twice. I can easily imagine how Great Britain's pensioners were making the harsh choice, between freezing to death, or starving to death, when the pricing of Electricity soared! : In the long term, Orbital SolarEnergy collectors, transforming the sun's energy to microwaves that traverse our atmosphere thru the Low-Loss Window, are the simple solution. The Rectenna Farms may be placed on top of 15 meter tall supports, allowing farm machinery, and domestic animals free passage. The antennas of the Rectenna Farm do not block very much of the incoming daylight, allowing farming, dairy cows, and ranch animals the growth of useful plants. In treed areas, using the tops of hills makes logical sense, and only requires poles 25, or 30 meters high, so tree farming can carry on with little to block the growth of trees. : I see the soy-distant 'Fast Charging' of current battery-powered vehicles as risible. For _real_ fast charging, a pair of 4" diameter copper cables, well insulated, and solidly clamped to massive granite blocks (reinforced concrete's rebar would not react well to the electromagnetic fields made during real fast charging), would have to have coolant circulated under their insulation. The Battery in the vehicle would also have to be connected to a powerful coolant circulating system during charging, which must be left doing cooling until the battery had settled down! : In winter, ordinary batteries suffer a performance hit from cold temperatures. The battery must also supply energy to heat the passenger cabin, plus defrosting air that must be heated, and blown across the glazings, so the driver may see where he/she/it is going. Self-driving vehicles must be able to 'see': I suggest a multi-spectral arrangement: across visible light; IR; and a useful short wavelength radar, to enable distinguishing among solid ground, snow-covered ground, and either snow, or ice that has naught but air beneath it. : The 'battery' that uses propane, CH4, or H2, as fuel, the Fuel Cell, is actually a better bet than a mere battery bank, due to the exothermic nature of the Fuel Cell's work = in winter, especially in Arctic Winter, Propane will effectively stop self-converting to propane gas, because the tank's environment is not supplying enough heat! The simple device that controls the pressure-drop, from Tank to Fuel Cell's fuel line, has a bellows. Th[...]

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The Future of Energy by Vid Merljak

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:23:16 +0000

Nuclear, as Great Britain's example shows, is a part of the solution.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The End of Driving: Getting into Gear? by Matthew Pickford

Wed, 10 May 2017 13:44:52 +0000

The move of technology into automation of the car has been ongoing for some time. The introduction of anti-lock braking systems and traction control systems/electronic stability progrmames has taken the decision making about identifying a loss of control and traction with the road and acting appropriately out of drivers' hands as a computer can identify and repond much quicker in most instances (except at slow speeds on ice). Electronic hill start assistance has been taken up without issue and will be preventing incidents due to driver error and similarly adaptive cruise control and lane identification technology allows partial automation of longer distance motorway driving already where driver error and fatigue are commonplace. There will always be resistance to new technologies aimed at safety, for example seatbelt legislation in the UK was hotly disputed when introduced however there can be little doubt that seatbelts save lives. I believe the biggest hurdles will be convincing people to give up the prestige elements of owning their own car (as doubtless a shared scheme starts to make more sense in a driverless world) and in convincing people to give up the perceived human liberty in driving for oneself rather than being at the mercy of the machines in some matrix-esque distopian future.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The End of Driving: Getting into Gear? by Christian DeFeo

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:27:48 +0000

Thank you to all those who entered this competition; we will select a winner as soon as possible.

Comment on Insert references into your paper using Mendeley’s Web Library by Abubakar Usman

Wed, 10 May 2017 06:56:48 +0000

please, anyone know how to generate references using mobile mendely?

Comment on Insert references into your paper using Mendeley’s Web Library by Abubakar Usman

Wed, 10 May 2017 06:45:10 +0000

please, Is there any where I can convert references into words using mendeley?

Comment on Beware the Banana Killer! The future of food: A Pint of Science Preview by nick

Wed, 10 May 2017 05:24:33 +0000

I love Banana cultivation; am on alert

Comment on Dealing with Dementors: How to Handle Negative Workplaces by Gajanan chavan

Tue, 09 May 2017 01:53:56 +0000

Thanks mam I am also some same environment but still when someone demented me I just smile I say OK ..... Nice review

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The End of Driving: Getting into Gear? by NewB

Sat, 06 May 2017 21:29:51 +0000

STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE! (Or swerve, or brake in a rapid pulsing pattern,...) But, AI doesn't feel love, rather it makes programmed choices which are innately value driven by the programmer. Should cars be programmed to abide by the laws of the road? To never exceed the speed limit? Will police cars, fire trucks and ambulances be driverless? Would an ER doctor driving a personal car racing to the hospital be able to speed and run a red light too? Would a nurse? An anesthesiologist? Can exceptions can be accounted for? Would you like the car which swerves for the greater good, to save the lives of the 4 passengers of the oncoming colliding car at the cost of your single life? Or are you the doctor racing to the ER whose life could save many others? Can I ask the auto manufacturer, will my car save me?

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The End of Driving: Getting into Gear? by Catherine Romain

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:47:05 +0000

Fear of the future is not unusual, and causes us to place sufficient checks and balances moving forward. So fear of a completely autonomous "driving" system is natural. I live on a highway where traffic is regular, predictable and spaced during the hours of 8:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. so cruise control or autonomous vehicles can work. However, from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m and 2:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the "Wheelers" are out as are the "late for workers", the j-walkers, the "side of the highway joggers", the animals, the homeless, the creative traffic jam bandits, the road fixers and school children and I dare the survival of the best autonomous vehicles. Flying vehicles stand a better chance in Trinidad and Tobago.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – Send in the Clones? by ockley

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:35:08 +0000

It must have hit my spam filter, Christian :-)

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – Send in the Clones? by Christian DeFeo

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:51:37 +0000

Hi - Apologies, we've contacted the winner, but not yet received a response. Unless we hear by next Monday, we'll have to select a different winner. Thanks.

Comment on Mendeley integrates with ORCID — uniquely identify your research by Akin Olagoke Ogunleye

Thu, 04 May 2017 08:49:28 +0000

This is a very good development.You do not have to be filling the same information every time. Kudos to and ORCID

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – Send in the Clones? by Akinmola Olusola Allen

Wed, 03 May 2017 21:32:00 +0000


Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The End of Driving: Getting into Gear? by Afkar aulia

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:51:37 +0000

As someone studying psychiatry, it's always my wish to have my patients able to take care of themselves. This new advance may have both harms and benefits. We may enable people with cognitive deficit to drive, for example people with dementia or intellectual disability. If we set the device to lock before reaching destination, it may enable them to connect with various people and facility. However, it may also lessen our thinking activity, as driving is one of the few things that force our brain to work. I hope this advance doesn't end up causing us to become overreliant to machine or more prone to cognitive problem because of lack of stimulation.

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The End of Driving: Getting into Gear? by Szekely Bulcsu

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:22:47 +0000

Research shows that the new autonomous vechiles will trigger much larger system impact than has been assumed previously. As a result it can be argued that eventually these novel cars might not become so widespresd in the end (1*, 2*,3*, 4*). Certaintly there are benefits and positive externalities but everyday life is much more complex so that it could rely solely on robots behind the wheel (2*,4*). The transport industry has extensive lobby power globally and the question of regulation across the societies might turn politicians uncertain about outcomes, as it did in the case of Uber in many countries in the EU. It can be suggested that driverless auto will be utilized first in the freight sector and the shipping, the railway together with the car manufactures will have a commond ground to collaborate in the future. Robots will be not able to replace completely humans as drivers in large densely populated metropolies still they will be employed on decidated transport connections such as between a port and a railway station in a city center. References 1*Jonas Meyer, Henrik Becker*, Patrick M. B€osch, Kay W. Axhausen (2017). "Autonomous vehicles: The next jump in accessibilities?", Artilce in press, Research in Transportation Economics xxx (2017) 1-12 2* Todd Litman (2017). "Autonomous Vechile Implementation Predections - Implications for Transport Planning" 1 May 2017 Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Available at: , accessed 3 May 2017 3* Neil Hamilton (2017). "‘Autonomous logistics’ won’t be truly autonomous until connectivity issues are resolved" 7 April 2017. Lloyds Loading list Maritime Intelligence, Informa Group, Available at: , accessed 3 May 2017 4* Ken Lyon (2017). "False assumptions, not bad technology, are the biggest problem for logistics start-ups". Logistics Briefing by the Transport Intelligence Ltd., April 27, 2017

Comment on Mendeley Brainstorm – The End of Driving: Getting into Gear? by Dennis Tibenkana

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:48:15 +0000

Since the industrial revolution machines have slowly gained popularity as the best way to get things done,from agriculture to manufacturing techonology has creeped its way into human lives and we have been quick to applaud its effieciency,speed and accuracy. But one glaring difference between today's world and the 1800 hundred is that the population has grown seven fold, from 1 billion in 1804 to the current 7 billion estimate in 2011. Technology has also advanced to levels our fore-fathers could only have imagined. Apart from technological problems like hacking, power blackouts, poor or weak connections and outright computer errors for example we've all had that moment when a computer simply refuses do respond to simple commands like ALT-SHIFT-DELETE or what would a machine do if the vehicle experinced a puncuture or it was involved in an accident? Apart from all these challenges the biggest would be the effect these driverless vehicles would have on the labour market, according to statistics there are 13,237 taxi cabs in New York alone operated by 42000 different taxi cab drivers. If we were to embrace this technology millions of families would be left without a steady flow of income, as much as new techonogies are good we should always way its pros and cons lest we plunge oureslves into another depression.