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Bernie Sanders is out – but he changed campaigns forever

Bernie Sanders officially suspended his offer for the Democratic nomination for president. After being rolled out under steam in a series of primaries by former Vice President Joe Biden, the Vermont senator and former leader accepted the reality that the competition was indeed over. "I can't start a campaign with a clear conscience that can't win," Sanders said in a …

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iPads are essential health care tools in the fight against Covid-19

"The hearing-impaired find the device extremely helpful and offers a lot of trust and comfort," said Wren Lester, chief experience officer and director of patient relations at Downstate Medical Center. According to Lester, the hospital hopes to expand the program after the crisis. Downstate does not currently use the technology for stationary virtual care like Mass General and others. The …

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In Italy, the Big Brother TV show is now everyone's reality

If you leave the house today the cast of Italy's version of the reality TV franchise Big Brother will return to a world that is very different from what it was 13 weeks ago left behind. [19659002] Quarantined in the famous "Casa" and given their best in a playful manner – which often means the worst of itself – the …

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To defeat Covid-19, scientists try to "see" the invisible enemy

However, the CDC image is far from the overall picture. For one thing, not every virus particle is identical. Researchers have now observed that some virus particles are spherical while others are egg-shaped. Their sizes vary with diameters between 80 and 160 nanometers. Lined up side by side, almost 1,000 corona viruses would fit across the width of an eyelash. …

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After 50 years of efforts, the researchers let silicon emit light

Inside the wafer, the silicon atoms are arranged as a cubic crystal lattice, which enables electrons to move within the lattice under certain voltage conditions. However, it does not allow similar movement for photons, and therefore light cannot move easily through silicon. Physicists have assumed that changing the shape of the silicon lattice so that it consists of repeating hexagons …

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A meme account about a mall is now a lifeline

When Cher Horowitz in Unknowingly felt impotent and out of control, she found refuge in a place where she could collect her thoughts and regain her strength: the now closed Westside Pavilion. When Jackie Brown stabbed and betrayed both the government and her accomplice in arms trading, she chose the Del Amo Fashion Center. When they were not stuck in …

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That Weird Pain in Your Nuts and the Limits of Telemedicine

Having delivered a lifetime’s worth of remote care, I’ve seen the limits of telemedicine, and it’s ball pain. In the era of social distancing, telemedicine has fully arrived. It promises to solve the ills of health care, both immediate needs during the present crisis and endemic faults beyond. Rural communities gain access to distant experts, waiting rooms disappear, you can …

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Clever cryptography could protect privacy in Covid-19 contact tracking apps

Before the Covid-19 pandemic any system that used smartphones to track places and contacts sounded like a dystopian surveillance nightmare. Now it sounds like a dystopian surveillance nightmare that could save millions of lives and save the world economy. The paradoxical challenge: to set up this huge tracking system without it becoming a full-fledged panopticon. Since Covid-19 first appeared, governments …

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