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Infrared cameras can detect fever, but do not slow down Covid-19

Hildegarde Schell-Chaple, professor of nursing who is responsible for screening people who enter UCSF hospitals, says the evidence available shows that the time and cost of screening with infrared thermometers or cameras is not justified was. “People feel better when they see it happen, but it’s a false sense of security,” she says. “We shouldn’t do that.” She says CDC …

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The best indoor surveillance cameras (2020): Wyze, Kami, Nest

The Kami is very similar to the Wyze above in that it can be swiveled and tilted 360 degrees to cover all parts of the room. You can easily control exactly where the camera is looking, and motion tracking means you won’t miss a thing, even if you don’t hear the live feed. Movement tracking is not without its flaws …

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How Albert Einstein’s son tamed the Mississippi

From a mile In the dense summer air of Louisiana, the structure looks so fragile, just a hint of a pale-colored highway bridge that crosses a flat brown river, the Mississippi water on one side, and the drain running down like white brushstrokes on the other. Even closer, up close, as it is safe, it still doesn’t look like much, …

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The case for the reopening of schools

The schools open again in countries around the world in response to a variety of evidence that children of Covid-19 are largely unaffected and are minimally contagious when infected. Experts and policymakers abroad also recognize that school closings maintain a long list of known harm to children. Oddly enough, however, the US is pursuing a different path. Governors of both …

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Forest fires are already threatening the west. Then came Covid-19

Controlled burns in the spring are essential to prevent recurrence. In fact, the California government made controlled burns during the pandemic an essential requirement, so Cal Fire could reduce the likelihood of a fire going out of control later this year. As usual, the firefighters carefully monitored the wind patterns to ensure that no smoke escaped the cities. This is …

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The search for a Covid-19 research animal model

“It won’t always be monkeys,” said Dave O’Connor, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Wisconsin. He works with the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, which, like Tulane, is part of a network of primate research centers that are supported by the NIH and university hosts across the country. The centers are now mainly focused on coronavirus …

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The pandemic is pulling some ship crews at sea and others ashore

Marinder Singh should now be at home in Pune, India. The ship’s engineer sailed on a supposedly four-month trip with a chemical tanker in mid-September. Earlier this year, as the Covid 19 pandemic spread, he extended his contract until mid-March, when the ship was due to land in the United States. From there, Singh wanted to fly to Pune for …

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Cross-platform Newton Mail Service to continue living under new owners

Newton Mail continues to work past the original closing date after the service has been purchased by new owners (via The edge). Newton was originally scheduled to close on April 30 after the previous owner Essential decided to discontinue operations earlier this year. Essential originally came into the possession of the Mail app through the takeover of the CloudMagic team …

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What you can expect from iPhone 12 models with a 120 Hz ProMotion display

Several rumors converge on the possibility that at least two models in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series will offer faster 120 Hz displays. The rumors date back to July 2019, when the remarkable Samsung Leaker “Ice Universe” first suggested that 2020 iPhones could offer faster displays from Samsung and LG that would make for a smoother screen experience. Last year …

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