Japan to discard millions of Pfizer vaccine doses because it has wrong syringes

Japan has secured 144m shots of the vaccine, but it does not have enough of the specialised syringes to be able to draw six shots from each vialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMillions of people in Japan will not receive Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine as planned due to a shortage of specialist syringes – an oversight that could frustrate the country’s inoculation programme.Standard syringes in use in Japan are unable to extract the sixth and final dose from each vial ma...
Tags: Japan, Science, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Norihisa Tamura

WHO and Chinese scientists concluded it's 'extremely unlikely' the coronavirus leaked from a lab, after a 4-week investigation

A cyclist rides in front of the closed Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China on February 9, 2021. Getty Experts from the WHO and China conducted a month-long investigation into the coronavirus' origins. They concluded that the virus almost certainly did not leak from a Wuhan lab. The virus most likely jumped from bats to an intermediary animal host, then to humans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A year into the pandemic, the origins of the coronavirus are still a m...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Fox News, Wuhan, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Shi, Yunnan, Wuhan China, Steve Bannon

Salesforce Says the 9-5 Workday is "Dead"; Work is About More Than "Ping-Pong Tables and Snacks”

Confirming what we pretty much already knew, cloud-based business software company Salesforce said on Tuesday that the 9-to-5 workday is “dead,” and also announced plans to allow its employees more freedom in choosing how to structure their work lives going forward.Read more...
Tags: Work, Science, Labor, Salesforce, Telecommuting, Cloud Applications, Shift Work, Human Activities

SpaceX Officially Opens Starlink Preorders

Hopeful Starlink users no longer have to wait for a magical beta invite to use the service. SpaceX has officially opened pre-orders to everyone currently in its service area, reports The Verge.Read more...
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Some Apple TVs Are Losing the CBS All Access App Next Month

Another app bites the dust on older Apple TVs.
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Ipad, Science, Technology, Apple TV, Chromecast, Itunes, Computing, Cbs, Smart TV, Apple Inc, Digital Media Players, Television Technology, Technology Internet

Coronavirus live news: annual vaccine may be needed, says J&J chief; Spain tops 3m cases

Johnson & Johnson boss says repeat Covid doses could go on for several years; Venezuela to receive 100,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine; Athens to enter stricter lockdownWhat are the new UK anti-Covid border restrictions?Wuhan lab leak theory of Covid origin ‘unlikely’ says WHO teamEurope’s oldest person survives Covid and set to celebrate 117th birthdayMuslim families complain to UN over Sri Lankan Covid cremations 12.20am GMT Tony Bennett is vaccinated, and he wants you to know about it!Both...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Spain, US news, Athens, Un, Venezuela, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson Johnson, Tony Bennett, Mark Seliger, COVID

NASA picks SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $332M mission to launch lunar Gateway components in 2024

NASA has announced that SpaceX will take two major parts of the Gateway lunar orbiter that will function as a pit stop for future moon missions. The Power and Propulsion Element and Habitation and Logistics Outpost — which together will form the first usable lunar space station — will go up in 2024 on a Falcon Heavy, with an estimated price tag of $332 million. The Falcon Heavy, which provides a far larger lift capacity than SpaceX’s now commonly used Falcon 9, has only had two commercial launch...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Power, Aerospace, Artemis, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, STP, Arabsat, Lunar Gateway, NASA Northrop Grumman

Avatar Heads to RPGs, Lord of the Rings Goes There and Back Again, and More Gaming News

Welcome back to , io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, everything changes when the fire nation rolls for initiative, Magic: The Gathering celebrates Black History Month, and Games Workshop figures out another way to ease you into the worlds of Warhammer.
Tags: Gaming, Games, Science, Sports, Human Behavior, Chaos, Nerd Culture, RPG, Warhammer, Tabletop Games, Games Workshop, Fantasy Flight Games, Miniature Wargames, Role Playing, Warhammer Fantasy, Black History Month and Games Workshop

Artificial Human Genomes Could Help Overcome Research Privacy Concerns

It can be difficult to distinguish a flesh-and-blood human’s face from one generated by artificial intelligence. (Telltale signs are misshapen eyes under spectacles, non-dermatological blemishes on the skin, and hair that looks as if it’s been thatched atop the head, though your experience may differ). But what about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Genome, Genomics, Biobank, Emerging Technologies, Artificial Neural Networks, Generative Adversarial Network, Omics, Branches Of Biology, Academic Disciplines, Applied Genetics, Biological Databases, Technology Internet

Mortified Lawyer Appears in Court as a Cat, Blames Zoom Filter

In a sign of America returning to a state of regular-level dystopia, lawyer Rod Ponton is taking the internet by storm after he accidentally left on a Zoom filter during a court hearing, making him appear to as a large, watery-eyed cat. Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Vehicles, Writers, Zoom, Genres, Filter, Rod Ponton, Ponton, Dril, Roy Ferguson, Mortified Lawyer Appears in Court

This $250 Stylus for iPhones and iPads Has Montblanc Style, but Isn't Very Smart

As long as devices with smudge-magnet screens have existed, so have styluses to interact with them. But even the Apple Pencil is an ugly white plastic stick that’s more about function than form. Accessory maker Adonit has brought the aesthetics of a fine writing instrument like a Montblanc pen to a stylus, its new …
Tags: Ios, Ipad, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Ipads, Computing, Tablet Computers, Stylus, Apple Pencil, Personal Computing, Montblanc, Adonit, User Interface Techniques, Inputoutput, Technology Internet

Parler, Which Somehow Failed to Bribe Trump, Facing House Investigation of That

Parler, the social media utopia for people born too late to sign up for Vichy France, reportedly tried to entice Donald Trump into joining by offering him a hefty taste of its operation. Now the House Oversight Committee is investigating.Read more...
Tags: Science, France, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, The Trump Organization, House Oversight Committee, Florida Republicans, Dan Bongino, Brad Parscale, Parler, Alt Tech, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Conservatism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States, Storming Of The United States Capitol

Apple Rolls Out Fix for MacBook Pro Charging Issue With Latest Big Sur Update

Apple’s latest software update will fix an issue the company said has been affecting some older MacBook Pro models.Read more...
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Mortified Lawyer Appears in Court as a Cat, Blames to Zoom Filter

In a sign of America returning to a state of regular-level dystopia, lawyer Rod Ponton is taking the internet by storm after he accidentally left on a Zoom filter during a court hearing, making him appear to as a large, watery-eyed cat. Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Vehicles, Writers, Zoom, Genres, Filter, Rod Ponton, Ponton, Dril, Roy Ferguson, The Zoom, Mortified Lawyer Appears in Court

PS5 Controllers Are Drifting, And The Repairs Are A Hassle

Few things about the PlayStation 5 are better than the DualSense controller. It feels terrific to hold, somehow just as solid as it is light. The haptics are truly dynamic, at least for games that offer such support. It’s beautiful. But even the mighty DualSense reportedly isn’t immune to the Achilles’ heel of modern…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con, Video Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, Home video game consoles, In Video Gaming, Analog Stick

Huge Fish, Once Believed Extinct, Isn’t the ‘Living Fossil’ Scientists Thought

An analysis of coelacanth DNA suggests its genome has experienced some significant changes in recent evolutionary history, potentially dispelling the popular image of these iconic fish as being “living fossils.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Evolution, Organisms, Branches Of Biology, Living Fossil, Mobile Genetic Elements, Latimeria, Horizontal Gene Transfer, Transposable Element, West Indian Ocean Coelacanth, Coelacanth, Hat Transposon, Isaac Yellan

Anti-vaxxers are using a doctor's miscarriage to claim the COVID-19 vaccine affects pregnancy - but the doctor lost her baby before getting the shot

Getty A Facebook post allegedly claimed the coronavirus vaccine caused an OB-GYN's miscarriage.  But the doctor suffered the loss before receiving the vaccine, according to her Instagram posts. Based on how it's made and data so far, scientists say it's likely the vaccine is safe in pregnancy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When Dr. Michelle Rockwell woke up Sunday morning, just a couple months after suffering a pregnancy loss, she said she saw her photos plaster...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Science, Parenting, Cdc, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Trends, World Health Organization, Getty, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Shepherd, Tulsa

Turn up the Heat on Your Valentine’s Date Night With the Best Couch Co-op Games for Couples

Top Pick: Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo Switch) | $57 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Game Design, Yoshi, Stardew Valley, Windows Games, Snipperclips, Video Gaming, Cooperative Gameplay, Linux Games

Covid travel rule-breakers could face 10-year jail terms, says Hancock

Health secretary sets out new measures as Scottish government announces even stricter plansCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers arriving from coronavirus hotspots could face £10,000 fines and jail sentences of up to 10 years under a package of measures designed to stop new variants entering Britain.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people who travelled to England from 33 high-risk countries would have to pay up to £1,750 to quarantine in government-design...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Science, Scotland, UK News, Britain, Air transport, Health policy, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus

Qualcomm's 10-Gigabit 5G Modem Is Here, but You'll Have to Hang Tight for Those Speeds

As we continue to transition from LTE to 5G, Qualcomm just announced the world’s first 5G modem capable of reaching data speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Telecommunications, Qualcomm, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Qualcomm Snapdragon, System On A Chip, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting, Qualcomm Snapdragon Lte Modem

Wall Street Fund Wants to Hire r/WallStreetBets Users to Help Pick Meme Stocks

GameStop’s stock has fallen back to something like a reasonable price and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy claims he lost about $700,000, but the future of meme stocks is not yet written. And at least one New York-based quantitative fund seems to think there’s still a glimmer of gold to be found in the brain trust…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Finance, Reddit, Stock Market, Stock, Robinhood, Internet Meme, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, Place, Business Finance, Subreddits, Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy

Electric Vehicles Are Improving So Fast, Data on Using Them May Be Obsolete

This week, group of economists released an analysis that attempts to answer how much the average American drives their electric vehicle. While it shows people drove electric cars fewer miles than gas-powered ones, the results might not reflect the rapidly changing electric vehicle landscape.Read more...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Science, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Car, Nissan Leaf, Motor Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Range Anxiety, Sustainable Technologies, Car Classifications, Electric Vehicle Conversion, Technology Internet, Fiona Burlig

Supersonic jet company Aerion partners with NASA on high-speed point-to-point travel

Aerion has been working on ushering in a new era of commercial supersonic flight for nearly a decade now, and the company just revealed that it has signed a new partnership with NASA to put that experience to use in the pursuit of supersonic point-to-point travel – the technical name for putting the kind of high-speed flight typically associated with space launches to use in helping people move very quickly from one place on Earth to another. The new collaboration comes via the Space Act Agreeme...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, United States, Virgin Galactic, Aircraft, Transport, Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, Mach, Aerion, Sound Barrier

Washington state hospitals unknowingly bought 300,000 fake N95 masks for their healthcare workers

Nurse Dana Simmers dons a 3M N95 mask. Bing Guan/Reuters The Washington State Hospital Association unknowingly bought 300,000 counterfeit 3M masks in December. The association distributed the fake masks to 40 hospitals, where healthcare workers used them. The masks had the appropriate paperwork and passed physical inspection and testing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Healthcare workers in at least 40 hospitals across Washington state may have been using fake N95 m...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington, Masks, Nbc News, US, Trends, Dhs, Cnn, 3m, Border Protection, Cardiff Wales, Seattle Times, Guizhou China, Sauer

Vaccinators describe what it's really like to administer COVID-19 vaccines: 'I've never seen so many people happy to get a shot'

Nurse practitioner Maureen Laffey receives the COVID-19 vaccine from clinical trials nurse Christopher Rodriguez. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Vaccinators in four states told Insider about their experiences administering coronavirus shots. The process has been joyous, they said — even when lines are long or doses are in short supply. They often see vaccine recipients tear up, take selfies, or start dancing. Visit Business section of Insider for more stories. As coronavirus vaccin...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Philippines, Glendale, Arizona, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, North Carolina, Smith, Christ, Kamala Harris, Weber

The 5 Best Ways to Store Passwords Safely

If you’re using a different password for all the sites and apps you’re signed up for (and you really should), there are only so many combinations of letters and numbers you can hold in your head at once. The good news is there are plenty of tools out there to remember your passwords and secure them for you, and we’ve…Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Password, Lastpass, Computer Security, 1password, Google Chrome Extensions, Multi Factor Authentication, NordPass, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Draftnordpass, Microsoft Edge Extensions, Firefox Add Ons

Strawberry Mansion Dreams of Mental Taxation Without Explanation

Writing-directing duo Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley’s Strawberry Mansion imagines a world where the time people spend fast asleep isn’t truly their own. Instead, it’s the latest frontier where both businesses and the government see money-making opportunities that people usually only have to deal with in the…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Mind, Dream, Strawberry, Strawberry Mansion, Preble, Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley, Agronomy, Entertainment Culture, The Interpretation Of Dreams

Solar Orbiter Is About to Reach the Far Side of the Sun

Few 1-year-olds are as intrepid explorers as NASA and the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter. The space probe is already 138 million miles from Earth and is about to take baby’s first trip behind the Sun.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Earth, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Parker Solar Probe, Space Probe, Solar Orbiter, Cosmic Vision, Technology Internet, Uncrewed Spacecraft

Amazon Is Reportedly Developing a Wall-Mounted Echo to Control Your Smart Home

If you’ve ever wished your Echo device was a control panel, well, good news: Amazon’s Lab126 hardware division is purportedly designing a wall-mounted Echo that can control your smart home and media, as well as host video chats. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Home Automation, Computing, Gadget, Amazon Echo, Science and Technology, Smart Lock, Smart Speakers, Amazon Echo Show, Microsoft Gadgets

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