Tag: Coronavirus

Tech cruise ships could implement to combat spread of coronavirus: far-UVC sanitation, contact tracing

Today, the world faces an unmatched challenge: the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected nearly 6 million people, according to Johns Hopkins data.

And cruise ships have been at the center of the drama as passengers have been quarantined and crew members trapped on board. Now, cruise lines need to find new ways to make sure passengers feel safe when boardings resume after the CDC’s no-sail order expires in July.

Multiple companies are moving ahead with technology that could be implemented on ships so that cruisers could return to sea with less worry – though cruise lines themselves haven’t announced specific

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How a local start-up used location tracking and geofencing tech developed for retailers to help Hong Kong control the spread of coronavirus

A local start-up was crucial to Hong Kong’s coronavirus response, which has been hailed as “one of the best in the world”.

More than 65,000 people returning to the city had to wear electronic wristbands with location tracking and geofencing technology SagaDigits usually deploys in supermarkets to keep track of popular items and to guide shoppers to their favourite products.

The government paid more than HK$$1 million (US$128,993) for the technology, said co-founder Arthur Chan Chi-chuen, a 41-year-old father of two.

“The electronic wristband project is an important breakthrough for our company,” he said in an interview. “We have since

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How Novavax is pulling out all the stops to produce a coronavirus vaccine by next year

Novavax (NVAX), the latest company to enter the increasingly crowded field to produce a coronavirus vaccine, is juggling multiple pieces in order to meet an aggressive development timeline, CEO Stanley Erck explained to Yahoo Finance on Thursday.

This week, the biotech company entered into clinical trials in Australia, making it one of a dozen companies to do so out of more than 100 existing vaccine candidates. Like other drug candidates, Novavax’s experimental treatment is being produced at risk in order to meet unprecedented demand, with the COVID-19 crisis sickening nearly 6 million worldwide, and killing over 350,000.

Experts say the

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How a coronavirus team-up between Whirlpool, Dow and Reynolds may transform PPEs

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a host of big brands step outside of their core industries to manufacture much-needed equipment in the fight against the deadly virus.

Those names include Whirlpool Corporation (WHR), Dow (DOW) and Reynolds Consumer Products (REYN), which have teamed up to create respirators with a design that aims displace N95 masks and visors, according to a top Whirlpool executive.

Worldwide, COVID-19 infections have topped 5 million, with over 1.5 million infections located in the U.S.. While new cases appear to be tapering off, frontline health care workers are still in need of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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MIT researchers translated the coronavirus into music offering a new perspective for studying the virus

Coronavirus proteins.
Coronavirus proteins.

Markus Buehler

  • Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aren’t only looking at the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, through a microscope, they are hearing it in musical form.

  • Markus Buehler, material scientist and professor of engineering at MIT, described to Business Insider how he and his lab translated the structure of the coronavirus protein into a musical composition.

  • Not only is it a new perspective into observing the virus, but Buehler said future applications of this data could help design antibodies that could counteract human infection with the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19.

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