npr.org – With students back at school this fall, classes sound almost normal — they just look a little different.
Source: Tehya Stockman, et al. Measurements and Simulations of Aerosol Released while Singing and Playing Wind Instruments. ACS Environmental Au, 2021.
newscientist.com – The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Source: Maxime Taquet, et al. Incidence, co-occurrence, and evolution of long-COVID features: A 6-month retrospective cohort study of 273,618 survivors of COVID-19. PLOS Medicine, 2021.
cbc.ca – Canadians concerned over waning immunity from COVID-19 vaccines, breakthrough infections and the need for booster shots in the general public could benefit from a dose of some important context.
Source: Rishi R. Goel, et al. mRNA vaccines induce durable immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern. Science, 2021.
rjlipton.wordpress.com – It’s the stupid questions that have some of the most surprising and interesting answers — Cory Doctorow ACM Turing Award source Robert Tarjan is well known to most—a Turing award …
Source: Heiko Dietrich, James B. Wilson. Polynomial-time isomorphism testing of groups of most finite orders. arXiv, 2021.
upi.com – Meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement will require a drop in the use of coal and gas at a rate previously unseen by any large country, a new study has found.
Source: Historical precedents and feasibility of rapid coal and gas decline required for the 1.5°C target . One Earth, 2021.
arstechnica.com – Two new papers highlight promising methods for making shapeshifting structures.
Source: Gaurav Chaudhary, S. Ganga Prasath, Edward Soucy, L. Mahadevan. Totimorphic assemblies from neutrally stable units. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021.
theverge.com – Twitter doesn’t know what causes this issue
Source: Steve Rathje, Jay J. Van Bavel, Sander van der Linden. Out-group animosity drives engagement on social media. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021.
nih.gov – Research provides new evidence of the potential impact of rare diseases on public health.
Source: Ainslie Tisdale, et al. The IDeaS initiative: pilot study to assess the impact of rare diseases on patients and healthcare systems. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 2021.
theguardian.com – Researcher ‘staggered’ that institutes used newspaper photos to assess mask use and effect on Covid rates
Source: Nick Scott, et al. The introduction of a mandatory mask policy was associated with significantly reduced COVID-19 cases in a major metropolitan city. PLOS ONE, 2021.
azom.com – Thanks to their high efficiency and environment-friendly features in the process of electricity generation, fuel cells are becoming increasingly popular for the manufacture of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), such as buses, forklifts, automobiles, and airplanes. However, the expensive nature of manufacturing fuel cell catalysts impedes the mass-production and extensive application of FCVs.
Source: Cheng-Long Yang, et al. Sulfur-anchoring synthesis of platinum intermetallic nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells. Science, 2021.