Posts Tagged ‘spc’

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | Science

August 9, 2020

Illuminating article by @kprather88… Has a worrisome conclusion: #SARSCoV2 can be spread as an aerosol by asymptomatic individuals. The virus behaves a bit like 2nd-hand smoke. (Discussed in @ScienceMagazine podcast by @boron110.)

Perhaps being in public w/o a mask will eventually be treated like public smokers.

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | Science

Barcoded microbial system for high-resolution object provenance | Science

June 27, 2020

Interesting paper. Wonder whether this technology could readily track people and thus has #privacy implications…

Barcoded microbial system for high-resolution object provenance

Jason Qian1,2,3,*,
Zhi-xiang Lu1,2,*,
Christopher P. Mancuso4,*, Han-Ying Jhuang1,*,
Rocío del Carmen Barajas-Ornelas5,*,
Sarah A. Boswell1,2,*,
Fernando H. Ramírez-Guadiana5, Victoria Jones1,6,†, Akhila Sonti4,
Kole Sedlack4,‡,
Lior Artzi5,
Giyoung Jung7,
Mohammad Arammash1,
Mary E. Pettit1, Michael Melfi1, Lorena Lyon1,
Siân V. Owen6,
Michael Baym2,6,
Ahmad S. Khalil4,8,
Pamela A. Silver1,8, David Z. Rudner5,
Michael Springer1,2,§

Science 05 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6495, pp. 1135-1140
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba5584

A fridge made from a rubber band? Twisted elastic fibers could cool your food | Science | AAAS

May 30, 2020

twist to heat, untwist to cool

A radiative cooling structural material | Science

April 19, 2020


A stronger, cooler wood

One good way to reduce the amount of cooling a building needs is to make sure it reflects away infrared radiation. Passive radiative cooling materials are engineered to do this extremely well. Li et al. engineered a wood through delignification and re-pressing to create a mechanically strong material that also cools passively. They modeled the cooling savings of their wood for 16 different U.S. cities, which suggested savings between 20 and 50%. Cooling wood would be of particular value in hot and dry climates.

interesting material for anti-insulation

A fridge made from a rubber band? Twisted elastic fibers could cool your food | Science | AAAS

April 17, 2020

Race to find COVID-19 treatments accelerates | Science

April 17, 2020

Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations | Science

April 17, 2020

data access issues

Gloss Finish Blue Relief Map World Globe with Latitude & Longitude Lines

April 15, 2020

Human speech may have a universal transmission rate: 39 bits per second | Science | AAAS

April 14, 2020

Some languages were clearly faster than others: no surprise there. But when the researchers took their final step—multiplying this rate by the bit rate to find out how much information moved per second—they were shocked by the consistency of their results. No matter how fast or slow, how simple or complex, each language gravitated toward an average rate of 39.15 bits per second, they report today in Science Advances. In comparison, the world’s first computer modem (which came out in 1959) had a transfer rate of 110 bits per second, and the average home internet connection today has a transfer rate of 100 megabits per second (or 100 million bits).

Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage | Science

April 14, 2020

Adrian Baez-Ortega1, Kevin Gori1,*, Andrea Strakova1,*, Janice L. Allen2, Karen M. Allum3, Leontine Bansse-Issa4, …. Michael R. Stratton62, Ludmil B. Alexandrov63, Iñigo Martincorena62, Elizabeth P. Murchison1,†

Science 02 Aug 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6452, eaau9923
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau9923