Coronavirus spread during dental procedures could be reduced with slower drill rotation

Dental procedures can pose a high risk of viral transmission because the tools that are used often produce aerosols, which can contain high numbers SARS-CoV-2 virions, copies of the virus causing COVID-19. The aerosols are generated when saliva mixes with water and air streams used in dental procedures. As a result, access to routine dentistry […]

How to Hedge the Risk of Reduced Snowpack for Hydropower

There has been an increasing number of papers in Water Resources Research on financial instruments to manage climatic variability. Hamilton et al. [2020] introduce a new index insurance instrument to help hydropower producers who depend on snow melt to cope with the risks of variable snowpack. This is a critical risk in snow-dominated […]

COVID-19 lockdown reduced mental health, sleep, exercise

A first-of-its-kind global survey shows the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown dramatically altered our personal habits, largely for the worse. “The stay-at-home orders did result in one major health positive. Overall, healthy eating increased because we ate out less frequently. However, we snacked more. We got less exercise. We went to bed later and […]