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[Phys-L] Fwd: What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news for the day of April 6, 2020

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Date: April 7, 2020 at 12:16:42 EDT

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Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Mucus and the coronavirus: what is its role in spread of the virus? <>
Biomedical engineers studying how mucus affects COVID-19 transmission

As the lethal COVID-19 coronavirus propagates around the globe, we know a sneeze, a cough or simply touching a surface carrying the virus can spread the infection.

What researchers don't know is what role different compositions of mucus, the slimy substances on human ...

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Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Researchers track interactions with surfaces likely to carry COVID-19 <>
Scientists will share information from New York City locations with epidemiologists modeling coronavirus spread

Researchers in New York City are collecting detailed 3D data on human movements and behaviors -- particularly around medical facilities, public transportation systems, and other essential services -- to document the complex landscape of "surface vectors" and thus ...

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Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Interactive model explores how different interventions affect COVID-19 spread <>
Scientist talks about social distancing strategies and how long we may need to maintain them

Millions of Americans confined to their homes to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have a pressing question on their minds: How long does social distancing need to last?

To explore this question and the consequences of lifting restrictions too ...

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Mon, 06 Apr 2020
How at-risk are you of getting a virus on an airplane? <>
New 'CALM' model on passenger movement developed using Frontera supercomputer

Airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks.

Historical research based on group movements of humans and animals suggests three simple rules: move away from those that are too close; move toward those that are far away; and ...

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