Racial hierarchies and a lack of the ‘right sort’ of social connections are hindering African-born migrants from securing meaningful employment in South Australia, according to new research by the University of South Australia.
- Australian Journal of Social Issues
New research from City, University of London shows how platform firms (such as Uber or Deliveroo) have adapted to regulations to provide different services and gain infrastructural power. This power – which stems from their position as mediators across a variety of interests – is shaped by pre-existing regulations and the firms’ strategic response of ‘contentious compliance’. The study shows how this double movement involves adapting to existing regulations while also continuing to challenge them.
- Regulation & Governance
New findings describe a novel way to reduce the energy people spend to walk, as much as by half, which could have applications for therapy received by patients with impaired walking abilities.
- Science Robotics
The day after lead author Daniel Winstead approved the final proofs for a study to be published in Ambio, the journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Russia put its nuclear forces on high alert.
- Open Philanthropy Project
Recently published research led by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa scientists highlights the potential for using oceanographic sensors to make accurate predictions of Vibrio vulnificus, an infectious bacterium, in the Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki, Hawai‘i. By assessing rainfall, water temperature, dissolved nutrients and organic matter the team now has the ability to forecast potential spikes in levels of the bacteria.
- Science of The Total Environment
- UH Manoa SMART Ala Wai Program, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institutes of Health, Aarhus University Research Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program
A new nationwide study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comparing booster strategies for the millions of people who have received Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines, provides strong evidence that boosters following vaccination with the J&J vaccine are effective in protecting against hospitalizations from COVID-19.