Space & Planetary
Europeans want urgent action on climate change but remain committed meat-eaters and question policy proposals such as banning the sale of new petrol vehicles after 2030, according to a new poll from the YouGov-Cambridge Centre for Public Opinion Research that surveyed environmental attitudes in seven European countries, including the UK.
Implementation of WHO’s recommended public health policies on alcohol, unhealthy foods and tobacco has been slow globally, according to a study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in the journal The Lancet Global Health. The study found particularly low implementation in poor, less democratic countries and where corporations had more influence for example through corruption and political favoritism.
- The Lancet Global Health
From birds in the sky to fish in the sea, nature has inspired innovation for centuries. Studying traits these creatures have naturally perfected over millennia leads engineers to create new technologies that improve our lives today. Michigan Tech researchers share how they built a tiny, self-powered robot inspired by water-skimming insects and the Marangoni effect.
- Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Vipin Kumar, a composites researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been recognized by SAMPE, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, with the 2021 Young Professional Emerging Leadership Award.
Introduction of flower-like nickel phyllosilicates into the epoxy resin meaningfully improve the mechanical property, thermal stability and tribological response, new research suggests. As well known, epoxy resin is one of the most important thermosetting plastic and has been widely used as adhesives, coatings and engineering materials in many fields, whereas epoxy products cannot undergo the rubbing actions under dry sliding and hard to be sate when served as engineering parts.
- Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering
- , Anhui Province Natural Science Foundation, University Synergy Innovation Program of Anhui Province
For job-seekers living in areas hardest hit by COVID-19 deaths, the pandemic also heightened their anxiety during virtual job interviews held in the first wave, with a subsequent reduction in performance, a study from the University of Toronto has found.
- Journal of Applied Psychology