“Surface” in the news

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below the surface
sea surface
surface area
surface water
upper surface

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The New York Times
· Best Guess on When Business Travel Will Recover? It Could be Years  
It’s unclear how often the virus is spread via these tiny droplets, or aerosols, compared with larger droplets that are expelled when a sick person coughs or sneezes, or transmitted through contact with contaminated surfaces, said Linsey Marr, an aerosol expert at Virginia Tech.
Ars Technica
· Russia’s space leader praises China, says NASA Moon program “political”  
He has also compared US efforts to build a sustainable program of exploration on the surface of the Moon to American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Independent
· ‘Teetering at the edge’: Scientists warn of rapid melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday glacier’  
The cylindrical robot was lowered down a 600m-deep hole just 35cm in diameter to measure the waters moving below the glacier's surface.
Ars Technica
· This 1.4 million-year-old hand axe was chipped off a hippo femur  
The toolmaker apparently flaked a large, flattish piece of bone off the side of a hippo femur; you can still see the outer surface of the bone on one side of the hand axe.
The New York Times
· Body Found at California Lake Where Naya Rivera Disappeared  
Search efforts had been hampered by limited water visibility of less than a foot during the day, and trees and debris under the surface.
The New York Times
· A Colorful Townhouse With Nods to James Turrell  
While Chen’s firm went to great lengths to preserve the home’s historical details, precisely recreating the original carved moldings that were too damaged to be saved, he didn’t want them to become the subject of this room; finishing each surface in a single color softened their presence and heightened the experiential effect of being enveloped in a field of pink.
Washington Post
· Subways sparkle, but does cleaning decrease COVID-19 risk?  
In Chicago, rail cars are cleaned every day before starting service and are prowled at night by crews wearing backpack-style electrostatic sprayers that cover all interior surfaces with disinfectant.
· Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air  
As the U.S. grapples with how to interrupt the spread of the highly infectious virus, UV is currently being used to decontaminate surfaces on public transit and in hospitals where infectious droplets may have landed, as well as to disinfect N-95 masks for reuse.
· Do you need to wear sunscreen inside? Experts weigh in  
“These minerals create a physical barrier, blocking the ultraviolet and the blue light from reaching the skin surface,” she explains.Blue light filters on your screens are also very helpful as are blue light blocking glasses.