“As we have seen with COVID-19, the spread has been much more rapid than leaders expected,” Poor wrote. “To the extent that this can be attributed to mutations, this model could help give decision-makers a clearer picture of what to expect and thus take quicker action if needed.”
The study looked at the stability of the virus on surfaces and in the air. Researchers mimicked conditions where the virus would be deposited onto everyday surfaces and objects — like when an infected person sneezes or coughs into his hand, and then touches a doorknob.
A day in the lab doesn’t only help scientists understand more about human interactions and how our brains develop and learn. It provides them as well with the joyful privilege of interacting with Princeton’s littlest tigers.
Launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 12, 2018, the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission, nicknamed “Parker,” was a $1.5 billion project. The mission seeks to “touch the Sun,” discovering the secrets of the star’s corona by performing unprecedented observations and measurements of solar winds, magnetic fields, and energetic particles that originate from the star’s mysterious outer atmosphere.
Average daily wind speeds have picked up in the last decade after over 30 years of gradual decline, according to research led by a team at the University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The study, published in “Nature Climate Change” on Nov. 18, could implicate a dramatic surge in the efficiency of wind power in the coming years.
After congressional gridlock resulted in a government shutdown at midnight on Tuesday, The Daily Princetonian spoke by phone with Joyce Rechtschaffen '75, director of the University's D.C.-based Office of Government Affairs, who serves as the primary liaison between the University and lawmakers in Washington.