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COVID-19 spread tracked via a rapid, large-scale early wastewater surveillance alert system

Detecting COVID-19 outbreaks before they spread could help contain the virus and curb new cases within a community. In a new study, researchers describe a mostly automated early alert system that uses high-throughput analysis of wastewater samples to.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyMar 2nd, 2021

Tunisia "sandy" farms resist drought, development

Farmers near a seaside lagoon in northern Tunisia are fighting to preserve a unique, traditional irrigation system that has sparked renewed interest as North Africa's water shortages intensify......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 min. ago

Ford"s BlueCruise Self-Driving Tech Did a 110,000-Mile Road Trip

Ford has revealed that it spent last year conducting the "mother of all road trips" for its upcoming BlueCruise system, sending five Mustang Mach-E crossovers and five F-150 trucks on a collective 110,000-mile journey across the US and Canada. Engadg.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 14 min. ago

Respiratory Study Launches To Discover How Apple Watch Can Predict COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict illnesses such as coronavirus, or flu. Apple Insider reports: "The goal of the study is to see if the information collected by the A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 42 min. ago

Hear how to raise big funding (and use it well) from FirstMark’s Rick Heitzmann and Orchard’s Court Cunningham

Orchard, founded in 2017, was relatively early to the proptech industry. The company, originally called Perch, focused on dual-trackers, which are folks who are both buying and selling a home simultaneously. FirstMark Capital led both the Series A an.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 13 min. ago

Daily Crunch: Coinbase goes public

Coinbase makes an impressive public debut, Dell spins out VMware and Ford announces a new hands-free driving system. This is your Daily Crunch for April 14, 2021. The big story: Coinbase goes public Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase went public today.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 13 min. ago

Epic Games" photorealistic character creator Metahuman released in early access

Back in February, Epic Games unveiled a cloud-based Unreal Engine tool called "Metahuman Creator" that allows graphic designers to quickly create CG 3D human models for use in video games or movies. Words alone can barely do justice to the realism of.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Reliably measuring whether rivers or lakes run out of air

Wastewater carries large quantities of organic substances into the rivers and lakes, leading to heavy growth of bacteria and oxygen deficiency. Measurement methods have so far been incapable of measuring this organic pollution precisely. A new method.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Plasma device designed for consumers can quickly disinfect surfaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on the urgent need for quick and easy techniques to sanitize and disinfect everyday high-touch objects such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, and personal protective gear worn to keep infections from spreading......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Short duration of the Yixian Formation and "Chinese Dinosaur Pompeii"

The Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota, renowned for its exceptionally well preserved volcanic-influenced ecosystem, was buried in lacustrine and occasionally fluvial sediments in northern Hebei and western Liaoning, China. It includes large amount of evol.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Roadside invader: The higher the traffic, the easier the invasive common ragweed disperses

Common ragweed is an annual plant native to parts of the United States and southern Canada. It's an invasive species that has spread to Europe. An important agricultural weed, this plant is particularly well-adapted to living at roadsides, and there.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

A Tribute to L. Dennis Shapiro, Who Helped Develop the Life Alert Personal Emergency-Response System

He was an avid philanthropist who donated to the IEEE Foundation and other programs .entry-content .tisubhead { color: #999999; font-family: verdana; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: 1px; margin-bottom.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Ford takes aim at Tesla, GM with its new hands-free driving system

Ford will debut its new hands-free driving feature on the 2021 F-150 pickup truck and certain 2021 Mustang Mach-E models through a software update later this year, technology that the automaker developed to rival similar systems from Tesla and GM. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

EU Commission To End AstraZeneca and J&J Vaccine Contracts at Expiry

The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Italian daily La Stampa reported on Wednesday, citing a source from the Italian health ministry. Reuters: "The European Comm.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 42 min. ago

Toyota taps Apex.AI for its autonomous vehicle operating system

Automakers shifting to all-electric and tech-laden vehicles have discovered that software — and more aptly software that is free of bugs and can be updated wirelessly — has become a consistent speed bump on the road to attracting customers. It is.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 42 min. ago

Check out the tech leaders joining us on Extra Crunch Live in May

Extra Crunch Live, our weekly event series that connects founders with tech leaders, is really picking up speed. Recently, we had a conversation with Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexandr Wang about how sometimes, unconventional VC deal.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 42 min. ago

Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 42 min. ago

Why expensive workout gear is actually cheap

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive Natasha and Alex wanted to dig into the Tonal EC-1, a huge document spread across a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 41 min. ago

Large-scale CO2 removal startup Carbo Culture raises $6.2M Seed led by True Ventures

Carbo Culture — a startup that has scaled an industrial process to create large-scale CO2 removal using woody waste from agriculture and forests — has raised $6.2 million in seed a financing round led by Silicon Valley VC True Ventures. The roun.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 41 min. ago

Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites

Space startup Astranis has raised a $250 million Series C round to provide it with a capital injection to help scale manufacturing of its unique MicroGEO satellites — geostationary communications satellites that are much smaller than the typical ma.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 41 min. ago

Auxin makes the spirals in gerbera inflorescences follow the Fibonacci sequence

When people are asked to draw the flower of a sunflower plant, almost everyone draws a large circle encircled by yellow petals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 42 min. ago