Tech & Engineering
A new study examined whether in-prison experiences among a nationally representative sample of inmates varied in their effect across different lengths of time served on incarcerated people’s perceptions of procedural justice. The study found that most incarcerated individuals’ in-prison experiences lessened their perceptions of procedural justice and fairness.
- Justice Quarterly
- Sam Houston Staet External Grant Application Development System
In 2015 a small team of Virginia Cooperative Extension agents, farmers, and representatives from state and federal conservation agencies from Northern Piedmont and Northern Shenandoah Valley created the Graze 300 VA Initiative “to enable Virginia farmers to achieve 300 days of livestock grazing per year by facilitating better pasture management and environmental stewardship.” Since then, Graze 300 VA has grown to 30 Extension agents and specialists working together with farmers across Virginia.
Limiting climate change to the 1.5°C target set by the Paris Climate Agreement will likely require coal and gas power use to decline at rates that are unprecedented for any large country, finds an analysis of decadal episodes of fossil fuel decline in 105 countries between 1960 and 2018. Furthermore, the findings, published October 22 in the journal One Earth, suggest that the most rapid historical cases of fossil fuel decline occurred when oil was replaced by coal, gas, or nuclear power in response to energy security threats of the 1970s and the 1980s.
- One Earth
What The Study Did: The results of this analysis suggest that financial assistance to hospitals through distribution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds may have gone to hospitals that were in a stronger financial situation prior to the pandemic but funds also went disproportionately to those that eventually had the most COVID-19 cases.
- JAMA Health Forum
The American Physical Society awards the Rahman Prize to Argonne senior scientist Giulia Galli.
In the past few years, suitably engineered stacks of two-dimensional materials have emerged as a powerful platform for studying quantum correlations between electronic states. Physicists at ETH Zurich now demonstrate how key properties of such systems can be conveniently tuned by changing an applied electrical field.
- Swiss National Science Foundation, , Elemental Strategy Initiative