Bloglikes - Science https://www.bloglikes.com/c/science en-US Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:23:32 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter Coronavirus live news: India sees record daily case rise as global deaths near 750,000 https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/13/coronavirus-live-news-covid-19-may-have-been-in-new-zealand-city-for-weeks-russia-vaccine-due-in-fortnight India’s infections grow by nearly 67,000 in one day; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000. Follow the latest updates

6.16am BST

Here are the key developments from the last few hours:

6.05am BST

There are 749,358 known coronavirus deaths globally, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, as the world nears the sombre milestone of 750,000 dead in nearly eight months since the first coronavirus cases were reported.

Two days ago, cases passed the staggering total of 20m. Already, they stand at 20,620,847.

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Someone opened fire on a U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter while it was flying in Virginia around noon on Monday, injuring one of the two pilots on board, an Air Force official told CNN on Wednesday.

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Coronavirus live news: New Zealand confirms 13 new community cases; Russia vaccine due in fortnight https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/13/coronavirus-live-news-covid-19-may-have-been-in-new-zealand-city-for-weeks-russia-vaccine-due-in-fortnight ‘We do believe there will be further cases,’ says New Zealand’s Ashley Bloomfield; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000. Follow the latest updates

2.12am BST

Dr Bloomfield said all positive cases related to the Auckland cluster must now be managed in a quarantine facility – a departure from how New Zealand handled cases during lockdown, when it required positive cases to self-isolate at home, or in hospital if they were extremely unwell.

Yesterday 6,006 tests were processed in New Zealand. The total number of swabs collected in the country was 10,000.

“Demand has been high at our dedicated testing centres,” Bloomfield said.

“We are aware one of the people who has tested positive has visited an aged-care facility in the Waikato,” Bloomfield said, saying the aged-care facility had been alerted and planning a response.

“The visit was when the person wasn’t displaying symptoms, but they developed symptoms the next day.”

All aged-care facilities in New Zealand have been locked down since Wednesday.

2.07am BST

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the country’s director-general of health, has said there is “no blame or shame” in having Covid-19 - the virus is to blame, and people are the solution.

“In managed isolation, there is 1 new case to report, a woman from the Philippines who arrived on the 8th of August,” Bloomfield said.

“In the community, there are 13 new confirmed cases to report, they are all in Auckland and they are all linked to the original cluster.”

That brings a total of 14 new cases to report, and 36 active cases in New Zealand”.

The family of four who tested positive on Tuesday are now considered “a cluster” by the ministry of health.

“Clusters do continue to grow, we do believe there will be further cases” Bloomfield said.

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Coronavirus live news: Covid-19 may have been in New Zealand city for 'weeks'; Russia vaccine due in fortnight https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/13/coronavirus-live-news-covid-19-may-have-been-in-new-zealand-city-for-weeks-russia-vaccine-due-in-fortnight Ninth case confirmed in student at New Zealand school; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000. Follow the latest updates

12.19am BST

Covid-19 may have been circulating in the community for weeks, New Zealand’s top health official has said, as a potential ninth new case emerged overnight.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the director-general of health, said a new case had been identified at the country’s second-largest school, Mt Albert Grammar, which hosts 3,000 students.

Related: Covid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeks, as fresh case emerges

12.11am BST

More than 2,500 new coronavirus cases were registered in France in 24 hours in the sharpest increase since May, government data showed on Wednesday, as officials said indicators were “clearly worsening”, AFP reports.

Of 600,000 tests over the past week, more than 11,600 were positive, the health ministry’s DGS public health division said.

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According to leading conservative columnists, Twitter has hired Nick Pacilio, a former staffer for Sen. Kamala Harris, to decide which of President Trump’s tweets deserve to be fact-checked and which should be labeled for the public as “potentially misleading.” That’s news to Pacilio.

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Donald Trump went there on Wednesday morning and endorsed a crank conspiracy theorist who recently won the GOP primaries for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, calling her a “future Republican Star” and a “a real WINNER!”

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What the Fuck Is My Wifi Password? https://gizmodo.com/what-the-fuck-is-my-wifi-password-1844706166

I don’t really know how it happened, or why a thing with no moving parts suddenly fails catastrophically, but my modem shit the bed.

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The Last of Us Head Wants to 'Decouple' the HBO Show From the Game Experience https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-last-of-us-head-wants-to-decouple-the-hbo-show-from-1844703338

There have been many attempts to turn video games into successful movies and TV shows, like Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, and Super Mario Bros. Sony is still trying to make Uncharted happen. For the most part they’ve all fallen short. Craig Mazin, who’s working on HBO’s The Last of Us, shared his thoughts on the…

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Just months after launching a tentpole service that touts Crunchyroll as one of its premium offerings, AT&T may be exploring a sale of the anime streaming property.

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Solve Complex Equations By Scanning Them With These Google Apps https://lifehacker.com/solve-complex-equations-by-scanning-them-with-these-goo-1844703600

A new Google Lens feature is on the way that helps students learn math and STEM-related topics. To use the new “Homework” search mode, all you have to do is scan the equation you need help solving. It will be available in the Google Lens Android app and via Google Visual Search in Google Photos, Google Assistant and…

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India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper stage engine fire test http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/5g8-gZYFWhM/

The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead on its way to becoming the first private space launch vehicle maker in the country, making significant technical progress with a new, successful upper stage engine burn test.

Skyroot was founded two years ago by a team that includes rocket engineers who previously worked at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), including CEO and co-founder Pawan Kumar Chandana. The startup has raised $4.3 million to date, including from space and defence contractor Solar Industries, and it’s currently going through the funding process again in hopes of securing another $15 million by 2021.

On the technical side, Skyroot is currently focused on developing its very first launch vehicle, the ‘Vikram-I,” which is in the process of being manufactured and is on track for its first launch sometime around December 2021. This successful test fire of the upper stage engine, which is nickname ‘Raman’ after Indian physicist and Nobel prize winner C.V. Raman, is an important step in validating this key component, which will handle the final insertion of any payload satellites into their target orbit once Vikram-I is operational.

This is also a key step for Skyroot’s overall rocket building technology, since it represents full qualification of its 3D-printed propellant injector, which the company says reduces the mass of the engine by 50 percent, and drops the components required in its construction, as well as its lead time for manufacturing by 80 percent.

Next up for Skyroot are test fires of two full stages of its rocket under development, to take place over the course of the next six months. The company is also concurrently already at work on Vikram-2 and Vikram-3, next-generation launch vehicles that are set to follow in terms of availability sometime around 2022-2023, and offer cost-competitiveness with existing, larger rideshare rockets already available form private companies including SpaceX .

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Trump’s Energy Department Fearlessly Takes on Big, Bad Efficient Shower Heads https://earther.gizmodo.com/trump-s-energy-department-fearlessly-takes-on-big-bad-1844703067

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Now We Know What the Biggest Climate Fights Ahead Will Be https://earther.gizmodo.com/now-we-know-what-the-biggest-climate-fights-ahead-will-1844700738

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Coronavirus live news: Russia says first batch of vaccine ready in two weeks; Spain cases jump by nearly 1,700 https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/12/coronavirus-live-news-lebanon-sees-record-cases-after-blast-as-new-zealands-biggest-city-heads-into-lockdown Country struggling with ; Moscow ; Germans told to

7.21pm BST

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 5,119,711 cases of coronavirus. That is an increase of 55,540 cases from its previous count. The CDC said the number of deaths in the United States had risen by 1,244 to 163,651.

The CDC reported its tally of Covid-19 as of 4pm ET on 11 August versus its previous report a day earlier.

7.17pm BST

Turkish schools will start to reopen on 21 September in a gradual transition to in-person education, the country’s education minister Ziya Selcuk said on Wednesday, delaying the reopening after a rise in coronavirus cases.

In a news conference after a meeting of Turkey’s science board to discuss measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, Selcuk said that distance learning will begin on 31 August, when schools had previously been set to open.

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