Delta engulfs unvaccinated in Florida, Louisiana; CDC clarifies breakthroughs

Vaccines and masks are both needed to lower transmission, US officials stress. Enlarge / MELBOURNE, Fla. - 2021/07/29: A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. The tent was set up.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailAug 3rd, 2021

Americans Ramp Up Google Searches for Covid Tests Amid Scarcity

Searches for Covid-19 tests on Google are surging as the delta variant spreads in the U.S. and more employers and large-scale events require testing. From a report: The number of Americans looking up "at-home Covid test near me" on the platform has d.....»»

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As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X

Universal masking prevents some school outbreaks and lowers case rates. Enlarge / A second-grade teacher talks to her class during the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 26 min. ago

Samsung: Seeking better customer structure and node process breakthroughs

TSMC, Intel and Samsung continue to compete for the leadership in more advanced technologies beyond 7nm node. Samsung has already foretold that it will mass produce for 4nm technology in 2021, with the 3nm process likely to be available in 2023. In t.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

"Ultra-potent" antibody against COVID-19 variants

A technology developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has led to the discovery of an "ultra-potent" monoclonal antibody against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, including the delta variant......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

When extreme events are no longer rare: Lessons from Hurricane Ida

When Hurricane Ida barreled into Louisiana late last month, bringing 10- to 15-foot storm surges and record-breaking winds, many wondered whether the New Orleans' levee system—newly rebuilt at a cost of approximately $14.5 billion—would be strong.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Florida’s new surgeon general skeptical of vaccines, opposes masks

Ladapo signed the Great Barrington Declaration and suggests embracing "the reality of viral spread." Enlarge / Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds a news conference at the Florida Department of Health office in Viera, Florida, on September 1, 2021......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Setting nets below the surface means fishermen catch almost 80 percent fewer dolphins and whales

Lowering gillnets into the water—instead of using them on the surface—can lower the chances of tuna fishermen accidentally hauling in dolphins and whales, according to new research led by Florida International University and World Wildlife Fund (.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

NASA"s Delta-X helps with disaster response in wake of Hurricane Ida

Researchers flying a radar instrument over coastal wetlands in Louisiana helped with monitoring oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

SpaceX just brought the first all-tourist crew back from space. Here"s what"s next

Four people, all of whom just six months ago had no formal spaceflight training, strapped themselves into a SpaceX capsule atop a 200-foot-tall rocket and took a three-day spin around Earth. After splashing down off the coast of Florida on Saturday,.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Lava engulfs 100 homes as Canary Islands volcano erupts

A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain's Canary Islands a day after a volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said on Monday......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

SpaceX"s Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

The first all-civilian, all-private spaceflight splashed down off the coast of Florida......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 19th, 2021

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast......»»

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SpaceX Inspiration4 civilian crew land safely off Florida coast

SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean following a three-day trip to orbit......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2021

What life is like aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule

The first space tourism mission by Elon Musk's SpaceX blasted off from Florida on Wednesday and the four crew members—a billionaire and three other Americans—have already seen more than 25 sunsets and sunrises......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 18th, 2021

Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic delays flight, Falcon Heavy nets NASA mission

"There was a large bang and some white smoke went up." Enlarge / Inspiration4 reflected in the shores of the St. Johns River on the space coast of Florida. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann / Ars Technica) Welcome to Edition 4.16 of the Rocket Report!.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 17th, 2021

Masks Protect Schoolkids from COVID despite What Antiscience Politicians Claim

Florida governor Ron DeSantis and politicians in Texas say research does not support mask mandates. Many studies show they are wrong -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsSep 16th, 2021

Inspiration4 crew, meet outer space: SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission launches to orbit

The first all-civilian crew in history has made it to space. The Inspiration4 crew took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:04 EST PM, commencing the first space mission in human history featuring zero trained astronauts. The reusa.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 16th, 2021

SpaceX successfully launches the first all-civilian crew to space

SpaceX has launched the first all-civilian crew to space, with the four crewmates blasting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 16th, 2021

US hospitals buckling under delta surge: 25% of ICUs are over 95% full

The burden on hospital ICUs has more than doubled since June. Enlarge / PALM BAY, FLORIDA, 2021/07/29: A woman arrives at a treatment tent outside the emergency department at Palm Bay Hospital. (credit: Getty | SOPA images) The current surge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Delta is tempting us to trade lives for freedoms, a choice it seemed we wouldn"t have to make

Last year COVID-19 seemed simple. It was horrific, but the arguments about what to do were fairly straightforward......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021