What The Study Did: Researchers compared deaths among individuals slightly younger and older than 65 years to examine the relationship between access to health insurance coverage (versus no insurance) and COVID-19 mortality.
- JAMA Health Forum
What The Study Did: A simulation model was used in this study to investigate associations between a federal regulation requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging in the U.S. and changes in estimates of smoking-attributable deaths and life-years gained based on implementation in 2022 compared with outcomes if the policy had been implemented in 2012 as originally planned.
- JAMA Health Forum
The economists have investigated the most acute problems of the labor market in Russia, such as unemployment, a decline in real wages, and an increase in the number of people employed in the informal sector of the economy, i.e., hired workers from individuals or self-employed. New research shows that some features of informal employment have both positive and negative effects on labor productivity. This area requires constant monitoring to neutralize the potential adverse effects associated with a decrease in labor productivity. The scientists published the study in the highly-rated scientific journal Sustainability (Q1).
While the range of colors your eyes may perceive extends beyond the words language provides, languages around the globe are remarkably similar in how they partition the space of colors into a vocabulary. Yet differences exist. In a study examining 130 diverse languages around the world, University of Pennsylvania researchers developed an algorithm to infer the communicative needs that different linguistic communities place on colors.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
University of Houston researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to conduct community-based research to design an algorithm-accountability benchmark for a wide range of algorithms used in public policy.
By giving the touch-and-inspect method a smart update, SUTD researchers have designed a sensor for autonomous cleaning robots that can quantify the cleanliness of a given area.