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  1. Smartphones cause fatigue

    A study revealed a link between smartphones and poorer performance. Researchers from Rutgers University, USA, found that using a cell phone during breaks resulted in even greater fatigue and poorer performance, reports ScienceDaily. During an experiment, 414 college students were given sets of 20 word puzzles....

  2. Digital growth

    Research: businesses in Russia are ignorant of digital technologies. Facebook, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, and GfK conducted a study on the readiness of Russian companies to develop in the digital environment. According to the survey, 76% ...

  3. Next generation leaders

    ... enhancing efficiency in an era of change and uncertainty driven by the transition to Industry 4.0 (production and business changes brought about by the mass implementation of cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, etc.). “Our research has uncovered four distinct types of leaders succeeding in Industry 4.0. These leaders are achieving greater revenue growth than their counterparts, in part, because they have conquered at least one, and sometimes more, of the dimensions required ...

  4. Thorny petrochemicals

    The industry needs stimulus measures but what is on offer? At the core of the petrochemical industry are the facilities with steam crackers. In Russia, there are ten of them, with the combined ethylene capacity of 3.1 mt. Foundation All operational crackers were built back in the second half of the 20th century. The latest facility launched was Tomskneftekhim in 1981. Thus, there has not been a single major petrochemical plant commissioned in Russia in the recent 35 years. Limited...

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