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Newswise: Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition

Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 55% of Americans are tired the day following the spring daylight saving time transition. Fatal traffic accident risks increased by 6%, and women are more likely to visit the hospital for atrial fibrillation.

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Released:
19-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems

Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems

Iowa State University

Solutions to some of the problems Iowa communities are facing may be found in the data towns and cities already collect, but lack the resources to access and analyze. Iowa State University researchers are lending their expertise to help communities tap into that information.

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Released:
17-Feb-2020 6:05 PM EST
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Tourists pose continued risks for disease transmission to endangered mountain gorillas

Ohio University

Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters.

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14-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Expert Calls on World Leaders to Use Global Summit to Make Roads Safer Worldwide

George Washington University

A commentary published Feb. 13 in The Lancet calls on government officials attending the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit for Road Safety in Sweden to examine whether current actions to make roadways safer worldwide work.

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13-Feb-2020 6:45 PM EST
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Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds

University of Washington

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

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13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
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Small altitude changes could cut the climate impact of aircraft

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Contrails — the white, fluffy streaks in the sky that form behind planes — can harm the environment. Now, scientists report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology that small flight path adjustments could reduce the climate impact of these emissions.

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Released:
7-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
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Coronavirus - study finds methods for preventing global disease spread through airports

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

As coronavirus spreads across the globe via infected air travelers, authorities are looking for ways to contain the outbreak and avoid a pandemic. This study, published in Risk Analysis, analyzes the impact of implementing disease mitigation strategies at airports across the globe. The study finds that increasing traveler engagement with proper hand-hygiene at all airports has the potential to reduce the risk of a potential pandemic by 24-69 percent. The researchers also identify ten critical airports, central to the air-transportation network. If hand-washing mitigation strategies are implemented in just these ten locations, the pandemic risk can drop by up to 37 percent.

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6-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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‘Spring forward’ to daylight saving time brings surge in fatal car crashes

University of Colorado Boulder

A new analysis of nearly 733,000 fatal car accidents found they rise 6% in the week following the switch to daylight saving time. The authors say abolishing time changes would improve public health.

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4-Feb-2020 6:05 PM EST
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Newswise: LLNL computer scientists explore deep learning to improve efficiency of ride-hailing and autonomous electric vehicles

LLNL computer scientists explore deep learning to improve efficiency of ride-hailing and autonomous electric vehicles

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Computer scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are preparing the future of commuter traffic by applying Deep Reinforcement Learning — the same kind of goal-driven algorithms that have defeated video game experts and world champions in the strategy game Go — to determine the most efficient strategy for charging and driving electric vehicles used for ride-sharing services.

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4-Feb-2020 6:05 AM EST
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