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Raspberry Pi's Cheapest Computer Could Ease Ventilator Shortage

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has seen a recent surge in demand for its boards due to the covid-19 pandemic. Part of that demand comes from people experimenting with the cheap computers with newfound time to kill at home, but the foundation is reserving some of its Pi Zero inventory for hospital ventilators. The $5…Read more...
Tags: Science, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Ventilators


French Government Report Explains Fighter Jet Passenger Who Accidentally Ejected Himself Was Really Stressed Out

It’s happened to all of us: You’re unexpectedly pressured to fly around in a military fighter jet despite your lack of aviation experience before you accidentally mash that eject button.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, France, Accidents, Military, Airplanes, Aviation, Dassault Rafale, Relatable


Digimon Adventure: Upped Its Game By Focusing on the Real World

Toei’s Digimon reboot could have easily just been a rehashing of the original story with a fresh coat of present-day animation slapped on top of it. Thankfully, the new series has endeavored to go for something much more fascinating: a take on the Digital World with connections to the real world that make the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Animation, Real World, Anime, Digital World, Toei, Digimon


Coronavirus live news: cases worldwide near 2 million as Trump repeats WHO funding threat

UK daily deaths likely to rise this week; France to ease lockdown starting 11 May; Russia told to prepare for ‘extraordinary’ crisis. Follow the latest updatesSpain relaxes lockdown as daily coronavirus death toll falls to 517US coronavirus – live Australia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.22am BST And before we move onto news from the rest of the world, a reminder that about half an hour into that White House briefing, Trump had yet to provide any updates on the crisis i...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, France, White House, China, Russia, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Italian death toll passes 20,000; more than 1.87m Covid-19 cases reported worldwide – as it happened

Spain records another drop in daily death toll; Singapore sees biggest daily jump in infections; China reports highest daily cases in over five weeks. This blog is now closedFollow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesSpain relaxes lockdown as daily coronavirus death toll falls to 517Half of coronavirus deaths happen in care homes, EU data suggests 1.02am BST We’ve launched a new global coronavirus liveblog at the link below where I’ll be bringing you rolling coverage through...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Singapore, Africa, Eu, Spain, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Trump, Fauci


Apple Maps Will Soon Show You How Few Coronavirus Testing Centers There Are In the U.S.

Coronavirus testing centers are slowly opening up across the country, but tracking them down and finding out if you’re even eligible to take the test has been a challenge. Apple over the weekend rolled out an application for labs and businesses offering covid-19 tests to submit their information to Apple Maps, which…Read more...
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Wargaming Paint Companies Are Pivoting to Hand Sanitizer

We’re all looking for things to do while we’re under various states of lockdown and social distancing. You might be taking the opportunity to knock away at a few model projects, tackling a backlog of things to build and paint. Well, the people behind those models and paints are also looking for things to do—and doing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tabletop Games, Games Workshop, Hand Sanitizer, Wargaming, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, The Army Painter


Washington IHME Model COVID-19 Peaked and Predicts Half the Patients by May 8

New York Governor Cuomo and the University Washington IHME say the worst of the US Coronavirus for this wave happened three days ago. The Washington IHME, says Italy had its peak of COVID-19 resource... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, Washington, US, World, Public Health, University, Italy, Innovation, Disease, Predictions, Cuomo, IHME, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Prince Harry may quit hunting over Meghan's dislike of sport, says conservationist friend

Dame Jane Goodall also reveals Duke of Sussex is finding departure from UK ‘a bit challenging’The British primatologist Dame Jane Goodall believes the Duke of Sussex will give up hunting because of his wife’s dislike for the sport, and thinks he has been finding life “a bit challenging” since the couple moved to North America.Goodall, 86, a friend of the pair who has been a guest at their Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor, said in an interview with the Radio Times that Harry and his brother, the ...
Tags: UK, Science, Media, Animals, Environment, UK News, Conservation, Cambridge, Monarchy, Prince Harry, Harry, Hunting, Primatology, Duke, Bbc Worldwide, Radio Times


Italians stuck at home are measuring light pollution for ‘science on the balcony’

The fact that so many people are stuck at home makes for strange opportunities. Italy’s confined populace has taken to singing from the balconies — and now researchers are asking them to use those same balconies to help accomplish a bit of citizen science. The project, created by the Italian National Research Council, aims to take widespread samples of light pollution in the country. The question of “light trespass,” or how much light from outside our homes reaches inside them, isn’t a particula...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Tech, Italy, National Research Council, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Alessandro Farini


Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Must-Watch Episodes

Star Trek is one of the most beloved bits of sci-fi TV around, but perhaps most beloved of all is its sophomore entry into the franchise: The Next Generation, the apex of Gene Roddenberry’s utopian vision of the future writ large. Want to dive into this classic series but don’t know where to start beyond “Maybe all of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek The Next Generation, Watch It Nerds


The Disney+ Version of Splash Includes a Hilarious Hair-Covered Butt

The House of Mouse doesn’t want you looking at derrières, apparently, which is extremely out of touch with the times.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nudity, Disney, Tom Hanks, Butts, Streaming, Splash, Daryl Hannah, House of Mouse, Disney Plus


8 TV Episodes to Watch for Some Self-Aware Silliness

Fourth wall jokes. Secret references. General tomfoolery. It’s great when shows take a step back and allow us to have a little extra fun with them. Sometimes it’s just a harmless goof—other times it’s actually deepening the story and our relationship to the characters. Here are a few times our favorite television…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Supernatural, Streaming, Cbs, Cartoon Network, Cw, Nostalgia, Disney Xd, Steven Universe, Rick And Morty, Hey Arnold, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Ducktales


Taiwan Wants Its Commuter Apps To Battle Pandemics

As others have pointed out, Taiwan is something of a coronavirus “success story.” Despite being a stone’s throw from Mainland China, the island’s managed to keep the virus’s spread under wraps, and its body count low, and has been no stranger to spearheading new, ( ) tech to keep things that way. Read more...
Tags: Science, Taiwan, Mainland China, Covid 19, Keep On Trucking


Olive oil industry under increasing threat from 'olive leprosy'

Italian, Spanish and Greek farmers set to lose billions unless drastic action is taken to combat bacterium that has killed millions of treesOne of southern Europe’s most important staples, olive oil, is under pressure from a potentially deadly disease that new research shows could infect nearly all of the productive areas of Italy, Greece and Spain.Economic losses could be as high as €5bn over the next 50 years for Italy, where at least 1m trees have already died, if nothing is done to halt the ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, France, Environment, Spain, Farming, Trees and forests, Italy, Agriculture, Italy Greece


World’s oldest piece of string ‘proves Neanderthals weren’t as stupid as we thought’

The tiny piece of twine found on a flake of flint in the south of France proves that Neanderthals knew how to make fibres from plants. 
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Hide From The World With These Over-Ear Headphones

These are scary times.Read more...
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Under Intense Scrutiny for Endangering Workers, Amazon Hiring 75,000 More Workers

While covid-19 tears through Amazon facilities, prompting at least one OSHA probe, Jeff Bezos is enjoying the quarter of a lifetime. Recode has observed that with the combined damage to temporarily-shuttered retailers and a 35 percent rise in consumer spending on Amazon since this time last year, Amazon may ride those…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, OSHA, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Oh Crap, a Really Promising Comet Just Fell to Pieces

Discovered late last year, C/2019 Y4 ATLAS was supposed to be the brightest comet to decorate the night sky in decades, but now it appears to have suffered a major collapse.Read more...
Tags: Science, Comets, Planetary Science, C2019 Y4 Atlas


An Old Computer System is Keeping Many Americans From Getting Their Coronavirus Relief Checks

If you haven’t seen your personal stimulus check yet, you could be waiting a while. Multiple states are relying on computers running a 60-year-old programming language to process the sudden influx of households, businesses, and individuals covered by the $2 trillion covid-19 response bill, the CARES Act. And…Read more...
Tags: Science, Unemployment, Stimulus, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Quibi Promises to Fix the Second-Worst Thing About Quibi

With Quibi’s official release last week, the overwhelming criticism of the new mobile-first video service was that—despite having a ton of content with a ton of star power behind it—the product was frustratingly limited in terms of streaming avenues. Everyone wanted it on their televisions even though Quibi has…Read more...
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Razer Just Won the Wireless Headphone Wars With Pikachu Earbuds That Charge Inside a Poké Ball

If you want the best wireless earbuds out there, we recommend the Jabra Elite 75t. If you want an equally excellent pair that also works great with the iPhone, you can’t go wrong with the Apple AirPods Pro. But if you want to charge and carry around your earbuds in a replica Poké Ball, you’ll need to opt for Razer’s…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Headphones, Pokemon, Razer, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Poké Ball, Pokemon Pikachu True Wireless


What's the Best Final Fantasy Game?

Last week I asked our readers to chime in on the whole “my friend Eric doesn’t want to buy Final Fantasy VII Remake” for The Inventory’s Buy Committee column. Vitriol in the comments was mostly directed at me. One reader in particular called me out for not finishing a game that had literally come out the same day.Read more...
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Scientists find 78% of people don’t show symptoms of coronavirus — here’s what that could mean

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, with 1.4 million cases and almost 75,000 deaths reported worldwide as of April 7. To slow down the spread and reduce mortality, governments across the world have put in place social distancing measures. When such measures are lifted, the “flattened epidemic curve” is expected to start rising again in the absence of a vaccine. As most testing takes place inside hospitals in the UK and many other countries, the confirmed cases so far largely capture peopl...
Tags: Startups, UK, Science, Syndication, Coronavirus


How What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 Builds Deeper, Creepier Vampire Worlds

Iconic vampire cameos, a ruined orgy, Staten Island city council politics, and one very unlucky witch skin hat made the debut season of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows a cult hit. This past winter, io9 took a look behind the scenes of season two and talked to the creators, cast, and crew…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Vampires, Lgbtq, Staten Island, What We Do In The Shadows, FX, Paul Jones, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Set Visit, Paul Simms, Stefani Robinson, Harvey Guillen


The hunt for a coronavirus vaccine

Scientists in more than 40 labs around the world are working around the clock to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Despite early success in sequencing the virus’s genome, however, Samanth Subramanian tells Rachel Humphreys we are still some months away from knowing if one can be put into mass productionThis episode first aired on Today in Focus, a daily news podcast made by the Guardian team in London.To learn more, read Laura Spinney’s piece on when we will have a coronavirus vaccine, or this long re...
Tags: Health, Science, London, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Laura Spinney, Samanth Subramanian, Rachel Humphreys, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus latest news: death toll in Italy passes 20,000; more than 1.87m cases reported worldwide

Spain records another drop in daily death toll; Singapore sees biggest daily jump in infections; China reports highest daily cases in over five weeksSpain relaxes lockdown as daily coronavirus death toll falls to 517Half of coronavirus deaths happen in care homes, EU data suggestsUS coronavirus latest – live blogCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.18pm BST The world’s shortest woman has taken to the streets in central India to call on people to stay at home after police appealed for help enfor...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, China, Singapore, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Test your K-12 science knowledge

Take this multiple choice test that asks 13 science questions, one for each grade. I got 11 out of 13. I missed the 2nd grade and the 10th grade questions.
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New Theory Explains How Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua Got Its Freaky Shape

In the three years since ‘Oumuamua visited our solar system, scientists have struggled to explain some of its more enigmatic features, including its cigar-like shape. State-of-the-art computer models are providing some tantalizing new clues, showing how the object likely formed and how it became an interstellar…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Comets, Planetary Science, Oumuamua, Interstellar Objects


Tech Workers Speak Out in Support of Amazon Warehouse Strikes

Strikes have rippled across Amazon’s vast logistics network in recent weeks, led by workers who feel the company isn’t doing nearly enough to protect and compensate them during the global coronavirus pandemic. This afternoon, their white-collar colleagues across a variety of tech firms began showing solidarity for…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Coronavirus, Techsolidarity, Amazon Warehouse Strikes



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