Studies and Analyses

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Researchers simulate SARS-COV-2 transmission and infection on airline flights

A study published in Indoor Air simulated the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a flight from London to Hanoi and on another flight from Singapore to…

Research team publishes new, precise COVID-“epidemometer”

Young research team publishes new method for accurate prediction of epidemic dynamics. Country comparisons included. The COVID-19 pandemic still poses major challenges in crisis management to governments and health systems….

Measure eye movements when blinking

Scientists from the University of Münster have developed a method to measure the full extent of eye movements during blinks for the first time. The new method uses Magnetic Resonance…

Study reveals more hostile conditions on Earth as life evolved 

During long portions of the past 2.4 billion years, the Earth may have been more  inhospitable to life than scientists previously thought, according to new computer simulations. Using a state-of-the-art climate model, researchers now believe…

‘Photosynthetic’ algae can survive the dark

More than 66 million years ago, an asteroid impact led to the extinction of almost three-quarters of life on Earth. The little life that was left had to struggle, and…

Grip or slip; robots need a human sense of touch

How can humans instantly estimate the slipperiness of a surface and adjust their gripping, for instance when picking up a wet glass? Researchers from Delft University of Technology have, together…

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