What a smoky bar can teach us about the '6-foot rule' during the COVID-19 pandemic

The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here's what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.

Suresh Dhaniyala, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic social-distancing safety face-masks aerosols

New tech keeps phone batteries from going boom

New technology can keep lithium batteries like those in our phones from heating up, failing, or exploding, researchers report.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: safety batteries mobile-devices featured science-and-technology

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.

John Lunsford, PhD Candidate in Media, Technology and Society, Cornell University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  pollution  disability  braille  uber  autonomous-vehicles  transportation  safety  technology  self-driving-vehicles  wheelchairs  lyft  americans-with-disabilities-act-ada  waymo  transportation-safety

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health business covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care accountability

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19, and that immunity from lawsuits is a bad idea

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19

Nearly half the states have limited liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over the coronavirus, and that’s a bad idea

Nearly half the states have moved to limit the liability of health care providers at a time when regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

When safety measures lead to riskier behavior by more people

Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.

Konrad Grabiszewski, Associate Professor of Economics, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business & Entrepreneurship • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  risk  sars-cov-2  behavioral-science  safety  risk-taking  behavioral-economics  trade-offs

How travel ups your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Winter is the prime season for carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn what you need to know to keep you and your family safe at home and while traveling.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: travel safety gases health-and-medicine

Car crash news can sway who seems at fault

The specifc wording of news reports about car crashes can shift perceptions about what happened and who's to blame for the accident.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: journalism writing safety society-and-culture rhetoric vehicles

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