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Released: 25-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
What to expect when you're expecting electric transportation
Hiroshima University

While electric vehicles alone may not reduce carbon emissions, a new study reveals that when electric vehicles are powered with renewable energy and coupled with carbon policy strategies, they can help combat climate change without sacrificing economic growth.

Newswise: Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition
Released: 19-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
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.

Newswise: Initiative takes advantage of existing data to solve community problems
Released: 17-Feb-2020 6:05 PM EST
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: 14-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
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.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 6:45 PM EST
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.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
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.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
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.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 2:50 PM EST
Argonne engineers streamline jet engine design
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists are combining one-of-a-kind x-ray experiments with novel computer simulations to help engineers at aerospace and defense companies save time and money.

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