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Apr 3, 2020

When it’s over, will we be the same America?

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That 2 million figure would be twice as many dead as have perished in all our wars from the American Revolution to the Civil War, World War I and II, and Korea and Vietnam.”

“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully,” said Samuel Johnson.

And as it is with men, so it is with nations.

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Apr 3, 2020

Israelis Use 3D Printing Tech To Save Coral Reefs

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Israeli scientists are using 3D printing to reconstruct damaged coral reefs.

Apr 3, 2020

Local cocktail ready for COVID-19 treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

At a time when the world is scrambling to find a cure, a vaccine or some sort of viable treatment for the Novel Coronavirus that is rocking the globe, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MoIT) have disclosed that they have an effective treatment in the pipeline that enhances natural immunity in the fight againt the virus.

Although the details of the ingredients as well as the laboratory procedure and testing were not presented in detail, the two ministries said that a treatment drug has been discovered from the traditional medicines in the country.

The statement that the MoIT issued on March 27, 2020, indicated that the medicine has passed the basic research procedures and was successful in the laboratory modeling processes.

Apr 2, 2020

Amazon Is Struggling to Pay Workers in Quarantine

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This will probably be the lead in to the Atlas robots replacing packing handlers. The robotic copy of human hands still isnt ready, but worst case they could just use rubber grippers til the hands are ready.

Big retailers have rolled out sick leave during the pandemic, but some workers describe a confusing process for getting paid.

Apr 2, 2020

UK coronavirus crisis ‘to last until spring 2021 and could see 7.9m hospitalised’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Exclusive: Public Health England document seen by Guardian says four in five ‘expected’ to contract virus.

Apr 2, 2020

Ten Weeks to Crush the Curve

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

The President says we are at war with the coronavirus. It’s a war we should fight to win.

The economy is in the tank, and anywhere from thousands to more than a million American lives are in jeopardy. Most analyses of options and trade-offs assume that both the pandemic and the economic setback must play out over a period of many months for the pandemic and even longer for economic recovery. However, as the economists would say, there is a dominant option, one that simultaneously limits fatalities and gets the economy cranking again in a sustainable way.

That choice begins with a forceful, focused campaign to eradicate Covid-19 in the United States. The aim is not to flatten the curve; the goal is to crush the curve. China did this in Wuhan. We can do it across this country in 10 weeks.

Apr 2, 2020

Aging is a Medical Problem! /Dr. Aubrey de Grey 210. Debt Nation

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Apr 2, 2020

These Coronavirus Exposures Might Be the Most Dangerous

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Li Wenliang, the doctor in China who raised early awareness of the new coronavirus, died of the virus in February at 34. His death was shocking not only because of his role in publicizing the developing epidemic but also — given that young people do not have a high risk of dying from Covid-19 — because of his age.

Is it possible that Dr. Li died because as a doctor who spent a lot of time around severely ill Covid-19 patients, he was infected with such a high dose? After all, though he was one of the first young health care workers to die after being exposed up close and frequently to the virus, he was unfortunately not the last.

The importance of viral dose is being overlooked in discussions of the coronavirus. As with any other poison, viruses are usually more dangerous in larger amounts. Small initial exposures tend to lead to mild or asymptomatic infections, while larger doses can be lethal.

Apr 2, 2020

Could Ethiopia provide the cure to the rampaging pandemic?

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In a joint press statement, the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MoIT) said: “a domestic treatment drug” is being developed by the traditional medicine experts of the country.

The two ministries said the drug was prepared by integrating indigenous traditional medical knowledge with modern science.

The Country says it is developing a cure for Covid-19.

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Apr 2, 2020

Toward ‘perfect’ quantum metamaterial: Study uses trapped atoms in an artificial crystal of light

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, particle physics, quantum physics

Circa 2016

Scientists have devised a way to build a “quantum metamaterial”—an engineered material with exotic properties not found in nature—using ultracold atoms trapped in an artificial crystal composed of light. The theoretical work represents a step toward manipulating atoms to transmit information, perform complex simulations or function as powerful sensors.

The research team, led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley, proposes the use of an accordion-like atomic framework, or “lattice” structure, made with laser light to trap atoms in regularly spaced nanoscale pockets. Such a light-based structure, which has patterned features that in some ways resemble those of a crystal, is essentially a “perfect” structure—free of the typical defects found in natural materials.

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