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Can light stop the coronavirus? | David Brenner
by email@example.com (TED) on July 24, 2020 at 2:52 pm
Far-UVC light is a type of ultraviolet light that kills microbes and viruses and, crucially, seems to be safe to use around humans. Radiation scientist David Brenner describes how we could use this light to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, in hospitals, nursing homes, trains and other public indoor spaces -- paving the way for a potentially game-changing tool in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (This virtual conversation, hosted by TED science […]
This Week on Xbox: July 31, 2020
on July 31, 2020 at 10:00 pm
We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you […]
Eat out to help out: Coronavirus scheme offering UK diners 50% off begins
on August 3, 2020 at 2:10 am
The offer is valid at more than 72,000 eateries on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August. […]
Microsoft says CEO Satya Nadella has talked to Trump about buying TikTok
by Kim Lyons on August 2, 2020 at 11:37 pm
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a blog post Sunday, Microsoft said it was “prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States,” following a conversation between its CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump. It’s the first time the company has confirmed reports it was in talks to acquire the video sharing platform. “Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to […]
Why do some people get very sick and even die from Covid-19, while similar people show no symptoms?...
on August 3, 2020 at 1:18 am
We're now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth's inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding. […]
Doubling-rate of COVID-19 related deaths in SA is starting to slow down: Expert
by Bomkazi Malobola on August 2, 2020 at 11:15 pm
Senior Researcher at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ridhwaan Suliman says the doubling-rate of COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa is starting to slow down. The post Doubling-rate of COVID-19 related deaths in SA is starting to slow down: Expert appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.. […]
Coronavirus: How the travel downturn is sending jet planes to 'boneyards'
on August 3, 2020 at 2:28 am
Amid the pandemic, commercial air fleets are grounded in some of the world's most remote locations. […]