A study by Florida Atlantic University found that 95% of tested smartwatch wristbands carry potentially harmful bacteria, including Staphylococcus, Enterobacteria, and Pseudomonas. Rubber and plastic bands were the most contaminated, while metal bands (especially gold and silver) had fewer bacteria. The study emphasizes the need for regular cleaning of wearables, as these pathogens can lead to diseases like abscesses and pneumonia. Lysol spray and ethanol mix were effective disinfectants, killing 99.9% of bacteria within 30 seconds. The findings highlight the importance of maintaining hygiene for all devices in regular contact with the skin.
A research problem is a statement based on the area of research, which is the first step in a research process. Devising an appropriate research problem depends on the in-depth knowledge, skills, and expertise of a researcher in their particular subject field. Therefore, a researcher needs to devote considerable time to select a suitable research […]
A common understanding for using abbreviations or acronyms is to reduce the word count or make sentences more legible. They help us understand manuscripts or any academic writing easily and prevent the repetition of words. In scientific writing, experts take it for granted as they overuse abbreviations and acronyms as and when necessary. What are […]
The purpose of communication is to get your message across to others clearly and unambiguously. Doing this involves effort from both the sender of the message and the receiver. And it’s a process that can be fraught with error, with messages often misinterpreted by the recipient. When this isn’t detected, it can cause tremendous confusion, […]