Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
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A new global map shows trouble spots for air pollution containing tiny particles called at PM2.5 that can make their way deep into your respiratory system.
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Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Self-driving taxis could be a setback for those with different needs – unless companies embrace accessible design now
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
June 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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There is a risk that tonnes of diesel oil could drift from the lake to the Arctic Ocean.
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Researchers used silicone dog tags as passive environmental samplers to collect information about everyday chemical exposures.
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Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger
Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.
May 26, 2020 • ~11 min
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The drop in carbon dioxide emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic shows we can change our energy-hungry behavior—and how much further we have to go.
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