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A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA that conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone attachment may significantly reduce the need for … Read more
A new milestone by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can help robots become more touchy-feely, literally. A research team led by Ali Javey, … Read more
“If it bleeds, it leads,” goes the cynical saying with television and newspaper editors. In other words, most news is bad news and the worst … Read more
Compared to what they would pay themselves, most consumers overestimate what others are willing to pay for products, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. And that holds true for a large range of items, both real and imaginary.
In 1989, Madeline Mann became the world’s smallest surviving baby after she was born at Loyola University Medical Center. She weighed 280 g. (9.9 oz.) … Read more
People make purchasing decisions by choosing between alternatives or by rejecting certain options. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that focusing on ruling out an option can lead consumers to reverse their preferences.
People are willing to pay more for products that elicit their envy — but that’s only when they are motivated by a positive, benign form of envy, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
“Our studies showed that people who had…