While the panelists acknowledged the pandemic’s severity, they remained optimistic about its potential to catalyze sustainable infrastructure changes and policies such as carbon pricing to combat the climate crisis.
Coman predicts that fear of infection should impact the spread or propagation of information. Such results will be relevant for policies that aim to combat misinformation often found in mass media or social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
No matter the research, from measuring the virus’ surface stability to mapping the availability of key medical supplies, they share a common cause: to work in the nation’s service, and in the service of humanity.
“Delays in testing are seriously reducing the ability of the population to protect itself,” the study found. On March 24, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a “complete” lockdown of the country, rendering the study’s estimated figures outdated.
“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.