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Coronavirus: Why don’t people get sick despite being infected?

Even as others were dying of COVID-19, Rick Wright made phone calls to his business clients. He lifted weights, did pushups and glided on an elliptical trainer. Late at night, he took his dog on long walks. “I never felt sick. Not a cough, wheezing, headache. Absolutely nothing, “ said 63-year-old Wright of Redwood City, despite testing positive for the virus – 40 days, straight — after being exposed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise last February. Seven months into a pandemic that has kille...
Tags: News, Medicine, California, Massachusetts, California News, Sport, Soccer, Anthony Fauci, Brad Sherman, Stanford University, Lee, Wright, UCSF, Redwood City, Saharan Africa, UC San Francisco


Pac-12 football players release demands in letter to conference

In an unprecedented moment of unity in college sports history, a group of Pac-12 football players are banding together to make a series of demands ahead of the 2020 season. In an article published in The Players’ Tribune titled “#WeAreUnited”, the players threatened to opt-out of fall camp and games in the coming months unless the conference addresses concerns the players have both about safety due to COVID-19, social justice and financial imbalances in college athletics. “#WeAreUnited in our co...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Pac-12, Usc, Stanford University, Rose Bowl, Players Tribune, Ucla, Scott, San Fernando Valley, USC UCLA, Larry Scott, Caleb Johnson


Recreating The Sound Of Hagia Sophia

For a group of scholars, scientists and musicians, Hagia Sophia’s rededication as a Muslim place of worship threatens to cloak a less tangible treasure: its sound. Bissera Pentcheva, an art historian at Stanford University and an expert in the burgeoning field of acoustic archaeology, has spent the past decade studying the building’s extravagantly reverberant acoustics to reconstruct the sonic world of Byzantine cathedral music. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Stanford University, Sophia, Hagia Sophia, 07.30.20


From swab to sequencing - scalable method for identifying SARS-CoV-2

A research group headed by Stanford University scientists has developed a scalable, high throughput method to generate high fidelity whole genome and HLA sequencing, viral genomes, and representation of human transcriptome from single nasopharyngeal swabs of coronavirus disease (COVID19) patients. Their results are published on the medRxiv preprint server.
Tags: Health, Stanford University


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. India has banned 47 more Chinese apps including a TikTok clone and is eyeing hundreds more. It also published a list of 275 more apps it's considering banning. Joe Biden's campaign has told staffers to delete TikTok from their personal and work phones citing security and privacy concerns. US lawmakers have grown increasingly worried about potential security implication...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Europe, Congress, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Intel, Nintendo, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Alexa, Trump


Maine Running Hall of Fame (MRHOF) Announces Slate of 2020 Inductees

Maine Running Hall of Fame (MRHOF) Announces Slate of 2020 Inductees July 24, 2020 – The Maine Running Hall of Fame (MRHOF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2020 slate of inductees. The nine MRHOF inductees include Kelly Brown, Ralph Fletcher, Gladys Ganiel, Louie Luchini, Kevin McDonald, Glendon Rand, Andy Spaulding, Maureen Sproul and Tim Wakeland. These nine individuals have made significant contributions to the sport of running in Maine. The Maine Marathon, previously recog...
Tags: Photos, Stanford, Nike, Sport, Ireland, South Africa, Maine, Running, Ncaa, Stanford University, Providence, Brown, McDonald, Bangor, Iowa State University, Lewiston


Fungi from Chernobyl could protect astronauts from radiation in space

In 1991, scientists discovered a strange form of fungi growing at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The organisms seem to feed on radiation, converting gamma rays into energy for growth. Now, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Stanford University are exploring whether these "radiotrophic fungi" could protect astronauts living on the Moon or Mars. A big benefit is that the fungus self-replicate so the material could be grown upon arrival rather than having to be c...
Tags: Post, Space, News, B-side, India, International Space Station, Fungi, Mars, Radiation, Chernobyl, Stanford University, Charlotte, University Of North Carolina, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Analogous


The pressures of remote work are pushing employees into making avoidable mistakes that leave their companies wide open to cyberattack, a new study from a Stanford researcher and cybersecurity company Tessian finds

New research from the email security company Tessian and a Stanford University expert found that remote employees are more distracted while working from home and that they make more mistakes when fatigued, among other findings.  Workers are also more likely to click on phishing emails if they feel pressure to respond quickly, the survey shows. Business email scams cost global businesses $1.7 billion in 2019, the FBI says, and while another study found 91% of cybercrimes start with an email.   ...
Tags: Stanford, Trends, Tech, Fbi, Andreessen Horowitz, Stanford University, Hancock, Jeff Hancock, Tessian


Link between education, income inequality has existed for a century

Income is inextricably linked to access to education in America and it has been for a century, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University and Rice University.
Tags: Science, America, Stanford University


Coronavirus vaccines: What looks promising and who will be the first to get one?

Imagine the day when we can turn back the clock — and rediscover a life of random hugs, music festivals, busy streets, crowded campuses and a powerful economy. This past week’s vaccine news gives us reason to hope. Scientists are increasingly optimistic that COVID-19 will someday join the ranks of smallpox, yellow fever, polio, mumps, measles and other near-vanquished diseases. What will it take to get there? The challenges — in science, manufacturing, distribution and citizen participation — ar...
Tags: Politics, News, California, China, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Merck, Sport, Ap, Soccer, United States, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Oxford University


Why I Still Have Questions For Bill Barr, One Year After Our Last Conversation

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Before Bill Barr was the 85th attorney general of the United States, he was, among other things, on the Board of Directors of Time Warner. That was how I first came to meet him. I was working for HBO and its sister channel Cinemax at that time, and we connected over his appreciation of a Cinemax show that I worked on called “Banshee.” “Banshee” was a violent, pulpy series that told the story of an ex-con who comes int...
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Remote workers who are distracted, rush to respond to emails, or feel tired are more likely to make costly email mistakes, new research shows

New research from the email security company Tessian and a Stanford University expert found that remote employees are more distracted while working from home and that they make more mistakes when fatigued, among other findings.  Workers are also more likely to click on phishing emails if they feel pressure to respond quickly, the survey shows. Business email scams cost global businesses $1.7 billion in 2019, the FBI says, and while another study found 91% of cybercrimes start with an email.   ...
Tags: Stanford, Trends, Tech, Fbi, Andreessen Horowitz, Stanford University, Hancock, Jeff Hancock, Tessian


An Andreessen Horowitz partner explains the three big cybersecurity trends that are winning out because of COVID — and the hardest part about starting a new company during the crisis

Martin Casado is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, the legendary venture capital firm that had early investments in Facebook, Lyft, Slack, and many other tech powerhouses.  Casado says that A16z does not believe that COVID-19 will lead to completely new technology trends, but it does believe that it will accelerate certain areas that were already succeeding.  The three big cybersecurity trends that he expects to continue gaining momentum are remote work, virtual private networks, and i...
Tags: Microsoft, John Lennon, San Francisco, Trends, Liverpool, Kaspersky, Paul Mccartney, Vpn, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Cloudflare, Stanford University, Vmware, Ping, Yubico, Casado


An Andreessen Horowitz partner explains 3 big cybersecurity trends that are winning out because of COVID-19 — and the hardest part about starting a new company during the crisis

Martin Casado is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, the legendary venture-capital firm that had early investments in Facebook, Lyft, Slack, and many other tech powerhouses.  Casado said the firm did not believe COVID-19 would lead to completely new technology trends, but that it would accelerate certain areas that were already succeeding.  The three big cybersecurity trends that he expects to continue gaining momentum are remote work, virtual private networks, and identity-based securit...
Tags: Microsoft, Okta, John Lennon, San Francisco, Trends, Kaspersky, Paul Mccartney, Vpn, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Cloudflare, Stanford University, Vmware, LIVERPOOL England, Ping, Yubico


Stanford researchers develop a portable device for rapidly detecting blood ammonia levels

Seated around the dinner table, faculty affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H - one of Stanford University's interdisciplinary institutes - spoke one-by-one, pitching ideas for collaborative research.
Tags: Health, Stanford, Stanford University, Stanford ChEM


Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is working to launch a university that would rival Stanford and MIT and funnel tech workers into government work

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is leading a federal initiative to launch a university that would train a new generation of tech workers for the government, per a One Zero report. The school, named the US Digital Service Academy, looks to rival Stanford and MIT, two established tech talent pools. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) — an organization created to push the US ahead in the race for artificial intelligence — voted unanimously in a meeting Monday to recommend t...
Tags: Google, Obama, Congress, Stanford, China, Defense, US, Trends, Mit, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Federal Communications Commission, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Stanford University


Stanford Researcher Accused Of Being Active Member Of Chinese Military, Charged With Visa Fraud

A visiting Stanford University researcher has been charged with visa fraud and allegedly concealing her membership in the Chinese military, according to federal prosecutors.
Tags: News, Stanford, Stanford University, Visa Fraud


Short and to the point: five Fauci quotes to get you through the week

The top public health expert has found a way around Trump’s efforts to keep him off TV – and he’s as winningly blunt as everAnthony Fauci, the top public health expert on the White House coronavirus taskforce, is determined to get his message out. Despite the White House reportedly blocking TV interviews, and political forces undercutting him from Donald Trump down, the doctor who has served six presidents spent this week speaking out online.Here are five highlights: ‘We haven’t even begun to se...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Washington, White House, US, Atlantic, Donald Trump, Stanford University, Trump, Georgetown University, Fauci, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Lloyd Minor


Stockton Basic Income Program Extended. Is Support For the Idea Growing?

A $500-a-month basic-income program in Stockton, California will be extended through 2021 "in response to the economic strain put on participants by the coronavirus pandemic," reports the New Yorker: While the idea of extending the program had been under discussion even before the spread of COVID-19, Stockton's mayor, Michael Tubbs told me that current conditions made doing so a "moral imperative," as many participants have lost work, and those classified as essential workers face increased risk...
Tags: Stanford, America, Tech, Tesla, Social Security, Stockton, New Orleans, Silicon Valley, Martin Luther King Jr, Stanford University, Stockton California, Tubbs, Michael Tubbs, Jennifer Burns, Seattle Portland Chicago Newark Nashville


When Does Investing in VR Training Make Sense For My Business?

by John Blackmon, CTO of eLearning Brothers Virtual reality (VR) sometimes seems like an element of a far-off future society or a quaint niche feature of a video game arcade. In actuality, VR content is already all around us, even though we may not always recognize it for what it is. There are plenty of VR consumer experiences. Virtual tours, shared online experiences, and  viewing digital furniture in a physical space are a few that come to mind. A lesser-known but extremely valuable applicati...
Tags: Startups, US, Training, Virtual Reality, Stanford University, Cto, Training & Development, Professionalisms, Lectora, VR Training, Virtual Training, John Blackmon, Walmart Hilton, Trivantis John


California homeowners are repeating their past wildfire mistakes

By Leslie Kaufman, Bloomberg On Oct. 8, 2017, sparks from private electric equipment set fire to the dry hills of Northern California’s wine country, but it was only once the flames jumped from the grasslands to densely packed Santa Rosa that the destruction intensified. By the time the Tubbs Fire was fully contained, it had consumed some 5,600 buildings, making it the most destructive in California history. A year later, transmission lines owned by PG&E Corp. ignited brush in rural Butte County...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Wildfires, New Homes, Stanford University, Northern California, Santa Rosa, Gorham, Azusa, Pacific Gas Electric, Butte County, Pacific Gas Electric Co




Trump's recent freeze on work visas horrified the tech industry. 16 top leaders who came to the US from around the world speak out on why they think it will 'make America less competitive'

President Trump's decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo coh Donou, who grew up in France, told Business Insider that the executive order "sends the signal to highly-skilled immigrants around the wo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Hong Kong, UK, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bali, California, Mexico, France, China, India, US, America, Trends


NorCal City Moves Toward Removing Police From Traffic Stops

BERKELEY (AP) — The city of Berkeley moved forward Wednesday with a proposal to eliminate police from conducting traffic stops and instead use unarmed civilian city workers as part of a broad overhaul of law enforcement. The City Council also set a goal of cutting the police budget by 50%. The council approved the plan during a nine-hour virtual meeting that ended at 3 a.m., the East Bay Times reported. The vote calls on the city manager to convene a “community engagement process” to pursue the ...
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An inside look at Stanford's one-of-a-kind course on mental health innovation, where students mingle with industry experts and develop business plans to revolutionize the healthcare industry

"PSYC 240: Designing for the 2 Billion Leading Innovation in Mental Health" and its follow-up course "PSYC 242: Mental Health Innovation Studio: Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Policy" are the first university courses on mental health innovation.  The courses, led by the Stanford Brainstorm Lab in the School of Medicine, were designed to empower students to tackle contemporary challenges related to the US mental health crisis with innovative solutions through curiosity, creativity, and strat...
Tags: Facebook, Stanford, US, Trends, United States, Stanford University, Bay Area, Boyle, Stanford s School of Medicine, Kaiser Family Foundation, Tom Insel, School of Medicine, Chaudhary, Antigone Davis, Vasan, Steven Chan


Elon Musk's net worth just hit $70.5 billion, surpassing Warren Buffett's. Here's how the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech. (TSLA)

Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university, going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He just had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken about the coronavirus crisis, questioning the s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, Stanford, Ipo, Time, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla


Lucius Barker, Expert on Race in American Politics, Dies at 92

He was a passionate Jesse Jackson delegate at the 1984 Democratic National Convention and, later, a mentor to future politicians like Senator Cory Booker.
Tags: News, Black People, Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Stanford University, Barker, Washington University, United States Politics and Government, Colleges and Universities, Jesse L, Deaths (Obituaries, Civil Rights and Liberties, Lucius J (1928-2020, Lucius Barker


School names latest target in effort to account for racist legacies of historical figures

Michael Chwe was surprised – and motivated to act. The UCLA economics professor received his bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, and remembers well the reverence for Robert A. Millikan, a renowned physicist and the university’s first president, around campus. The Nobel Prize recipient, Chwe said, represented a sort of demigod. But then, the current racial justice movement sprang up, in the wake of the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd. And Chwe, through...
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16 top tech leaders who came to the US from around the world explain their forceful opposition to Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas: 'It's only going to make America less competitive'

President Trump's decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo coh Donou, who grew up in France, told Business Insider that the executive order "sends the signal to highly-skilled immigrants around the wo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Hong Kong, UK, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bali, California, Mexico, France, China, India, US, America, Trends


College Football Season Teeters on the Brink

Bit by bit, workouts, programs or seasons are canceled by conferences, throwing into question if it is worth having a season at all in a pandemic.
Tags: News, Ivy League, Buddy, Stanford University, Ohio State University, Atlantic Coast Conference, Colleges and Universities, Teevens, College Athletics, Big Ten Conference, Big Sky Conference, Football (College, National Collegiate Athletic Assn, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings