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Apr 16, 2020

Gilead data suggests coronavirus patients are responding to treatment

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A Chicago hospital treating severe COVID19 patients with Gilead Sciences’ antiviral medicine remdesivir in a closely watched clinical trial is seeing rapid recoveries in fever and respiratory symptoms, with nearly all patients discharged in less than a week, STAT has learned.

Remdesivir was one of the first medicines identified as having the potential to impact SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19, in lab tests. The entire world has been waiting for results from Gilead’s clinical trials, and positive results would likely lead to fast approvals by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies. If safe and effective, it could become the first approved treatment against the disease.

The outcomes in patients at a Chicago hospital offer only a snapshot of remdesivir’s effectiveness, but are the first clinical data to surface to date.

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Apr 16, 2020

A Cosmological Three Level Neutrino Laser

Posted by in category: particle physics

We present a calculation of a neutrino decay scenario in the early Universe. The specific decay is ν_{2} \to ν_{1} + ϕ, where ϕis a boson. If there is a neutrino mass hierarchy, m_{ν_{e}} m_{ν_μ} m_{ν_τ}, we show that it is possible to generate stimulated decay and effects similar to atomic lasing without invoking new neutrinos, even starting from identical neutrino distributions. Under the right circumstances the decay can be to very low momentum boson states thereby producing something similar to a Bose condensate, with possible consequences for structure formation. Finally, we argue that this type of decay may also be important other places in early Universe physics.

Apr 16, 2020

Kebotix raises $11.5 million to automate lab experiments with AI and robotics

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

Kebotix, which is developing a lab automation platform that leverages AI and robotics, has raised $11.5 million in venture capital.

Apr 16, 2020

AT&T 4G LTE connects IoT robots to kill germs, keep shelves stocked

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, robotics/AI

AT&T is connecting IoT robots, in new partnerships with Xenex and Brain Corp., that aim to help hospitals and retail establishments like grocery stores keep facilities clean, kill germs and keep shelves stocked more efficiently.

Chris Penrose, SVP of Advanced Solutions at AT&T, told FierceWireless that the robots are riding on the carrier’s 4G LTE network, rather than narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) or LTE-M networks. That’s because of the large amounts of data they need to push, along with latency and speed requirements for these particular use cases.

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Apr 16, 2020

Over 43,000 US millionaires will get ‘stimulus’ averaging $1.6 million each

Posted by in category: futurism

Who knows more about this?

Apr 16, 2020

Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, health

Editor’s note: The story has been updated.

Japan could see some 850,000 people seriously sickened by the coronavirus and almost half of them dying if no social distancing or other measures are followed, according to an expert estimate released Wednesday.

Japan has the world’s oldest population, which is a particular concern since COVID-19 can be especially serious and fatal in the elderly. And there are concerns that Japan’s government has done too little and acted too late to stave off high numbers of seriously ill patients.

Apr 16, 2020

How to Earn Bitcoin in 2020 – Free Guide for Beginners

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

Cool read…hhh.

The emergence of Bitcoin as one of the hottest new investment assets has surprised many who once believed the blockchain-driven cryptocurrency would never have real-world value. It has also generated immense amounts of interest from those who had either never heard of Bitcoin before or who knew relatively little about it. As a result, there are now incredible opportunities for making extra money in the cryptocurrency niche.

In the following article, you’ll find out how to make money with Bitcoin and discover a few of the many different ways to capitalize on the cryptocurrency trend and earn Bitcoin in lots of different ways.

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Apr 16, 2020

Maine astronaut Jessica Meir returns to a changed planet on Friday

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Until now, Aroostook County native Jessica Meir has watched the unfolding coronavirus pandemic from orbit.

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Apr 16, 2020

Edge AI Is The Future, Intel And Udacity Are Teaming Up To Train Developers

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

On April 16, 2020, Intel and Udacity jointly announced their new Intel® Edge AI for IoT Developers Nanodegree program to train the developer community in deep learning and computer vision. If you are wondering where AI is headed, now you know, it’s headed to the edge. Edge computing is the concept of storing data and computing data directly at the location where it is needed. The global edge computing market is forecasted to reach 1.12 trillion dollars by 2023.

There’s a real need for developers worldwide in this new market. Intel and Udacity aim to train 1 million developers.

AI Needs To Be On the Edge.

Apr 16, 2020

Life’s other mystery: Why biology’s building blocks are so lop-sided

Posted by in category: biological

Most molecules exist in mirror-image forms, and yet life prefers one over the other. How this bias began and why it persisted is one of the most baffling questions in biology – but now we have an answer.