Tag: Coronavirus

‘Air curtain’ technology on planes could protect passengers from coronavirus

New technology on planes could create “air curtains” around passengers to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19. 

Design and innovation firm Teague says its AirShield can clip over the dials of the air conditioning units above seats to “adapt aircraft cabin airflow to prevent the spread of viruses”. 

It claims to keep coughs and sneezes within the confines of a single passenger before removing them via the plane’s air filtration system. 

The Seattle-based company says the AirShield can be 3D-printed, retrofitted to existing aircraft and will help restore consumer confidence in air travel as airlines begin to resume flights for

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Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t.

At a briefing this week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy touted his state’s efforts to trace the spread of the coronavirus, outlining plans to hire 1,600 contact tracers who will call people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Not part of his plan: a smartphone app to help with contact tracing.

“The state of New Jersey is neither pursuing nor promoting exposure notification or digital alerting technology, at least at this time,” Murphy said.

New Jersey isn’t alone. States that had committed to using contact tracing apps or expressed interest are now backing away from those claims. The

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Electronics Gain Steam Amid Coronavirus: 5 Stocks to Buy

Although the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has been wreaking havoc on global trade, investments and supply chains, has severely affected most industries, the electronics industry has emerged as a deviant. In fact, the scenario seems to have favored the industry that has been gaining on increased demand for electronic goods and appliances fuelled by the coronavirus-induced lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing and shelter-in-place rules.

Electronics aids to efficiency and automation of almost any work, rendering it virtually ubiquitous in this day and age. Moreover, ongoingglobal digital wave has been driving growth for the electronic components and equipments providers.

Thereby, the industry

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4 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The global semiconductor industry, which plays a key role in the high-growth technology space, has been relatively less affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

With the reopening of the economy, rebound in smartphone sales in markets like China and people spending more time on mobile phones, the semiconductor industry is expected to benefit in the near term.

According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, annual global semiconductor sales are expected to grow 5.9% in 2020 and 6.3% in 2021.

Let’s dig deeper to understand what makes the semiconductor space fundamentally attractive.

What Makes Semiconductor Stocks Promising Bets?

The recent demand trend

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Do coronavirus masks provide protest protection?

Arsonists, looters and rioters who think they evaded U.S. law enforcement this past week because they wore face masks might be in for a surprise.

Not long after the CDC recommended wearing cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19, a company introduced face recognition technology designed to identify people who are wearing masks, be it to ward off coronavirus or conceal their identify while committing crimes. 

Brendan Klare, co-founder and CEO of Rank One Computing in Denver, said his company’s new technology “can be deployed with our law enforcement partners’’ that include 25 agencies in the United States. 

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