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Wall-mounted technology detects COVID-19 in the air

    21st September 2020 Wall-mounted technology detects COVID-19 in the air Kontrol Energy Corporation, a Canadian public company, has launched BioCloud – an unobtrusive, wall-mounted technology which detects the presence of COVID-19 in the air. This can trigger an alert system giving real time notifications of the pathogen’s presence to facility managers, allowing outbreaks to be contained before they …

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What Two Billion People Pay Attention to Is Still in the Hands of a Few Companies

With increasing frequency, I notice sudden silences, like sonic black holes opening around me. There’ll be the white noise of a person puttering about followed by a profound ceasing of movement. Inevitably, I find somebody frozen in the middle of a room or open doorway, eyes glued to the screen. Talking to them is no use, because talking assumes presence. …

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Your wash cycle pollutes land and oceans

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Synthetic microfibers from our washing machines contribute more to pollution than we thought, according to new research. The amount of synthetic microfiber we shed into our waterways has been of great concern over the last few years, and for good reason: Every laundry cycle …

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Tweak could boost vaccine protection and cut inflammation

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. By adding a molecule, researchers have found a way to reduce inflammatory response to vaccines. Adjuvants are a key ingredient of many modern vaccines, working to unleash an immune response that helps protect the body from disease. Many scientists believe that adjuvants are the …

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Could It Really Harbor Life? New Study Springs a Surprise

Earth’s sister planet, Venus, has not been regarded as a high priority in the search for life. Its surface temperature of around 450°C is thought to be hostile to even the hardiest of micro-organisms, and its thick, sulfurous, and acidic atmosphere has kept the surface almost completely free from visiting spacecraft. We have only had the briefest of glimpses of …

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Loneliness doubled for older adults early in pandemic

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Loneliness doubled among older adults in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll shows. Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults reduce their risk of COVID-19. But the new national poll suggests it comes with a cost, …

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Tesla Needs Faster Battery Production to Reach Terafactories

Jordan Giesige of the Limiting Factor has described how Tesla will announce progress to the Terawatt-hour factories. He describes going from 150 Gigawatt-hours of batteries per year from a fully built out Nevada factory to a Terawatt-hour. Increasing energy density in batteries and reducing the size of parts of the battery lines in factories would increase production capacity up to …