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Apr 10, 2020

Japan budgets $2.2 billion for its manufacturing firms to Leave China

Posted by in categories: economics, government

As part of its economic stimulus package, Japan has earmarked $2.2 billion to help its manufacturers shift production out of China. The Japanese government’s panel on future investment had last month discussed the need for manufacturing of high-added value products to be shifted back to Japan, and for production of other goods to be diversified across Southeast Asia.

Apr 10, 2020

Vigilantes de parque usan gafas de realidad aumentada para detectar a personas con fiebre en China

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Los vigilantes del parque Xixi Wetland de Hangzhou (China) emplean gafas de realidad aumentada que les permiten detectar qué personas tienen fiebre desde una distancia segura para minimizar los contagios de covid-19.

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Apr 10, 2020

This 3D-printed oxygen mask was designed to help with a lack of ventilators for coronavirus patients

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

The world is facing a global shortage of ventilators, and companies including GE and Ford have shifted production over to making more.

Apr 9, 2020

Belgian-Dutch Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you can not walk/run/bike close to each other

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

What is a safe distance when running, biking and walking during COVID-19 times? It is further than the typical 1–2 meter as prescribed in different countries!

In a lot of countries walking, biking and jogging are welcome activities in these times of COVID-19. However, it is important to note that you need to avoid each other’s slipstream when doing these activities. This comes out of the result of a study by the KU Leuven (Belgium) and TU Eindhoven (Netherlands).

The typical social distancing rule which many countries apply between 1–2 meters seems effective when you are standing still inside or even outside with low wind. But when you go for a walk, run or bike ride you better be more careful. When someone during a run breathes, sneezes or coughs, those particles stay behind in the air. The person running behind you in the so-called slip-stream goes through this cloud of droplets.

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Apr 9, 2020

Tropical Oceans Headed For Collapse Within The Next 10 Years, Major Study Reveals

Posted by in category: futurism

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Apr 9, 2020

‘Unkillable’ Android malware gives hackers full remote access to your phone

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, mobile phones

The xHelper malware installs a trojan within a trojan within a trojan, and is almost impossible to remove.

Apr 9, 2020

Germany Touts Green Stimulus in Post Covid-19 Policy Push

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, finance, government, policy

👏Europe’s largest economy is looking to make its post-virus recovery compatible with its ambition of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.

The EU has similarly pledged to make its stimulus plan aligned with its climate commitments.

Germany’s green energy shift may get a financial shot in the arm when the impact of the coronavirus ebbs, according to a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet.

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Apr 9, 2020

Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Ariz., as part of the autonomous delivery startup’s expansion plans following a $40 million funding round announced last August.

Starship Technologies, which was launched in 2014 by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, has been ramping up commercial services in the past year, including a plan to expand to 100 universities by late summer 2021.

Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing traditional restaurants to close and placing more pressure on gig economy workers, Starship Technologies has an opportunity to accelerate that growth.

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Apr 9, 2020

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Apr 9, 2020

The Kitui County Textile Center (KICOTEC), a Kenyan based industry producing masks to help curb COVD-19 receives international media recognition from the Washington Post Newspaper

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, economics

The Kenyan factory has achieved a great milestone through its ability to make 30,000 surgical masks daily which is a major turnaround from its initial garment making business. I am glad in the stimulus package money will be given to small business to make things needed to fight coronavirus instead of sourcing them outside. The economic investment will help the economy just as Clinton invested in small businesses.

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