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Trump Blindsides Google With Announcement That It's Building a Nationwide Screening Site (It's Not)

During a Friday press conference to declare the novel coronavirus outbreak a national emergency—“two very big words”, mind you—President Donald Trump and other White House members touted a coronavirus screening website supposedly being developed by Google that would soon be available nationwide. According to Trump,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Don't Build a Game in Dreams Just Yet

Creators who took a chance on Dreams, the new PlayStation platform which provides the tools for the time-consuming labor of constructing a video game, have long been asking when they’ll be able to take their work off of Dreams and, say, sell it. The answer is: not anytime soon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Playstation, Sony, Dreams


Trump Blindsides Google With Announcement That It's Building a Nationwide Screening Site [Updated]

During a Friday press conference to declare the novel coronavirus outbreak a national emergency—“two very big words”, mind you—President Donald Trump and other White House members touted a coronavirus screening website supposedly being developed by Google that would soon be available nationwide. According to Trump,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


UK may be included in US travel ban as WHO calls Europe 'centre of pandemic' – as it happened

This blog is now closed. Follow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 1.44am GMT We are closing this blog now and launching a new one here. On Saturday Australia’s chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy said school closures are not yet warranted, though mass gatherings of more than 500 people will be banned in Australia from Monday. He said not everyone should rush out and get tested if they had symptoms.Murphy said that in Australia, “Community transmission is so low...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Murphy, Brendan Murphy, Coronavirus outbreak


What the Fuck Was That?

Donald Trump announced a national emergency over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus spreading across the country on Friday, for some reason bringing along the CEOs of some of America’s largest companies to trot up to the podium and explain the merits of public-private partnerships that they’ve formed with the feds.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, America, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Delta Announces Largest Capacity Reduction in Company History as It Navigates Covid-19 Outbreak

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel the flight industry among widespread event cancellations and calls for decreased travel for those particularly at risk, Delta Air Lines is now experiencing a crippling demand fall-off that its CEO described as “unlike anything we’ve seen” in an email to Delta’s global…Read more...
Tags: Science, Delta, Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


7 US states are setting up drive-through coronavirus testing stations. Trump said Americans can expect to see more soon.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Washington have opened drive-through stations to test more people for coronavirus.
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Trump


YouTuber Builds the World's Most Powerful Handheld Laser Pointer and It Can Instantly Melt Glass

The handheld laser pointers you can buy at office supplies stores are legally required to be no powerful than 0.005-watts, and most fall well below that threshold so they’re relatively safe to use. With that as a reference, you have a better understanding of just how terrifying this 100-watt handheld laser pointer…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Diy, Hacks, Lasers, Experiments, Laser Pointers, Drake Anthony, Styropyro


Major ISPs Agree Not to Cancel Internet Service Over The Next 60 days

According to a report by Reuters, major U.S. internet providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon have agreed to not cancel customers’ internet service for the next 60 days due to non-payment, over potential Covid-19-related disruptions. Additionally, the companies have also agreed to waive any late fees residential or…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Fcc, Isps, Reuters, Comcast AT T, Coronavirus, Covid 19


ICYMI: COVID-19 fears dominate, snow graces an iconic race and stormy weather rattles Egypt

COVID-19 has been the topic on everyone's minds recently, and this week, the potentially deadly illness reached new levels of severity as cases continue to be confirmed across the globe. Meanwhile, New York took action against further spread of COVID-19, and experts weighed in on whether the warmer weather of spring and summer will have any impact on slowing down the virus. Here's a recap of the news you may have missed.WHO upgrades COVID-19 outbreak to pandemic levelsAs if the mounting ...
Tags: New York, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Syria, United States, Egypt, Alaska, Associated Press, Jordan, Andrew Cuomo, Accuweather, Valencia, Henry, World Health Organization WHO, Mark Thiessen


One chart explains why Disneyland, Broadway, and sports arenas are all going dark to stop the coronavirus epidemic

Pleas to help "flatten the curve" have gone viral as the US looks for measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Tags: Science, US, Disneyland Broadway


Fresh Off Probation for Violating Sanctions, ZTE Reportedly Under Investigation for Bribery

Three years ago, ZTE pleaded guilty to violating trade sanctions against Iran and North Korea. The company was subject to a temporary ban on buying U.S. tech, which was eased following a plea deal that included forfeiting more than $1 billion in civil and criminal penalties and axing its entire C-suite of execs. Now,…Read more...
Tags: Science, North Korea, Iran, Smartphones, Sanctions, ZTE, Consumer Tech, Zte Being Investigated Again, Tech Ban


A Powerful New Telescope Is About to Get Screwed by Elon Musk’s Starlink Constellation, Research Suggests

As astronomers eagerly await the opening of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile, anxious operators have run tests to see how well the system might work when low Earth orbit is cluttered with satellite megaconstellations, similar to the one being built by SpaceX. Unsurprisingly, the results were not good.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Chile, StarLink, LSST, Satellite Constellations, Space Traffic, Megaconstellations, Rubin Observatory, Vera Rubin Observatory, Starlink Constellation Research Suggests


New York just opened its first drive-through coronavirus test facility at the site of a major outbreak

New York's first drive-through coronavirus testing site is in Westchester County, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Tags: New York, Science, Westchester County


Bill Gates Has Left Microsoft's Board

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from his role on Microsoft’s board of directors, the company announced today.Read more...
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'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over Covid-19

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Coronavirus live news: Trump says UK may be included in travel ban as WHO calls Europe 'centre of pandemic'

; Canadian prime minister self-isolates; School closures could wipe 3% from UK GDP, ministers warnedSpain to enter state of emergency as EU nations step up measuresHow many will die of coronavirus in the UK? Social distancing: is it risky to go to the pub or gym?Share your experiences 8.33pm GMT Asked how long the national emergency would go on for, Trump did not give a specific answer. Trump said:I hope not long [but] it gives us the power it needs to get rid of the virus.They’re calling ...
Tags: Europe, School, UK, Science, White House, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Trump


Dick Tracy Is an Exercise of Style Over Substance, With Lots of Batman Sprinkled on Top

Watching Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy today, it feels more like an experiment than a movie. Oh sure, there’s a story in there and at times it’s entertaining as hell, but what stands out three decades after its release is how Beatty was able to springboard off the success of Tim Burton’s Batman to make a movie filled…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Tim Burton, Disney, Madonna, Warren Beatty, Beatty, Batman, Al Pacino, Nostalgia, Retro Review, Dick Tracy, Comic Strips


This brain balancing act allows consciousness

Your DMN and DAT neural networks cooperate by staying out of each other's way.FMRI scans reveal a surprising temporal dance.When both systems are at the same activity level, boom, you're unconscious. While consciousness remains "the hard problem" — as in what exactly is it? Where is it? — a new study published in Science Advances sheds surprising light on how the brain switches us from conscious to unconscious states and vice versa. It has something to do with an imbalance between two neural sy...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brain, Medical Research, Testing, Innovation, Shanghai, Consciousness, Wisconsin, Huang, DMN, Human body, Zirui Huang, University of Michigan Medical School Studies


Carnival Conveniently Owns Up to Data Breach While Nobody's Taking Cruises

Travel might be the last thing on our minds right now (for most of us, at least)—so naturally, this is the perfect time for a popular travel line to announce some of its passenger’s most personal details might’ve been caught in a massive data breach.Read more...
Tags: Science, Data Breach, Oopsie, Coronavirus


Discovery in Mexico Sheds New Light on Ancient Ballgame

Mesoamericans living thousands of years ago participated in a ballgame that carried tremendous social, political, and spiritual importance. The discovery of two surprisingly ancient ballcourts in Mexico is challenging conventional notions about the development and spread of this prehistoric pastime.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Anthropology, Mesoamerica, Maya, Aztec, Ancient Games


Confirmed New York coronavirus cases surged to 421, more than any other state. Here's what the state is doing to address the outbreak.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state of emergency earlier as the state takes extraordinary measures to control the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: New York, Science, Andrew Cuomo


Herd immunity: will the UK's coronavirus strategy work?

Ministers look to have given up on containment in favour of a novel approach some experts are wary of Herd immunity is a phrase normally used when large numbers of children have been vaccinated against a disease like measles, reducing the chances that others will get it. As a tactic in fighting a pandemic for which there is no vaccine, it is novel – and some say alarming.It relies on people getting the disease – in this case Covid-19 – and becoming immune as a result. Generally it is thought tha...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over coronavirus

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Grubhub Suspends All Charges to Independent Restaurants as Pandemic Continues

Delivery service Grubhub has announced a temporary initiative to offset some of the impacts on independent restaurants struggling as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gig Economy, GrubHub, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Independent Restaurants


Satellites Show Italy's Air Pollution Dissipating as Covid-19 Outbreak Worsens

After China, Italy has been the second-hardest-hit by the covid-19 pandemic racing around the world. In an effort to staunch the number of cases, the Italian government severely restricted travel this week in northern Italy—the pandemic epicenter for the country—before extending restrictions to the entire country.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Italy, Satellites, China Italy, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Latest Science on Covid-19: First U.S. Transmission, China's Elusive Patient Zero, and More

Our scientific knowledge of covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2, is fast expanding. And while much of this research is preliminary, released on preprint servers not yet peer reviewed, it nonetheless could provide key insights about a pandemic that’s set to drastically affect the world for some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Fake Meat Taste Test: Can Trader Joe's Beat Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger?

Plant-based fake meats are so hot right now, and every day it seems like a new company is trying to get in on the action. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods still stand out as the two companies making faux beef that tastes the most like the real thing. So when Trader Joe’s recently announced that it would be joining the…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Burgers, Vegan, Impossible Burger, Plant Based Meat, Taste Buds, Trader Joe, Fake Meat, Snackmodo, Trader Joes Fake Meat Taste Test, Tastemodo


Higher temperatures affect survival of new coronavirus, pathologist says

Research from a laboratory-grown copy of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the COVID-19 illness shows that heat affects the virus and impacts its behavior, a top pathologist said new research has shown. But other infectious disease experts aren't yet convinced."In cold environments, there is longer virus survival than warm ones," Hong Kong University pathology professor John Nicholls told AccuWeather exclusively.Nicholls and colleagues from a team at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzho...
Tags: Science, China, Southeast Asia, Barcelona, World Health Organization, University Of Virginia, Msnbc, Accuweather, Myers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hong Kong University, NIAID, Nicholls, Guangzhou China, Sun Yat sen University, Harvard s T H Chan School of Public Health


A Global Pandemic Won’t Stop the Desperate Desire to Go Viral

There’s a lot happening on social media, more than any one person can safely keep up with. Do you need to know about it? At Hall Monitor, we provide you with a digest to help you make up your mind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Tiktok, Coronavirus, Hall Monitor



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