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Mix-and-match COVID boosters are as good—if not better than—all the same shots

Trial was too small to definitively compare combinations, but Moderna may have an edge. Enlarge / A vial of the current Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (credit: Getty | Ivan Romano) Mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines for booster.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaOct 14th, 2021

Valve rolls out a beta patch for Half-Life 2, includes long-awaited bug fixes and Vulkan support

The Beta update makes several small but important changes to Half-Life 2, most of which seem geared toward making the game run and look as good as it possibly can on Valve's upcoming Steam Deck handheld PC. We'll get to some of the bigger changes in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

The Smartest Way to Use Rapid At-Home COVID Tests

The self-administered tests are sold over the counter, holding out the promise of safer gatherings. But interpreting results requires savvy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

Assessing COVID Risk and More with Air Quality Monitors

The consumer devices track pollutants as well as CO2—a proxy for potentially virus-laden human breath -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

Who Needs a COVID Booster Shot? Experts Answer Common Questions

Now that the FDA has authorized the shots for a broad range of Americans, many people want to know if they need a booster dose. Here’s what we have learned so far -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

Will Giving COVID Booster Shots Make It Harder to Vaccinate the Rest of the World?

Wealthy countries have bought up most of the available vaccine doses for booster shots but still have far more than they need -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

Shots for Kids Get Closer, US Strategy Evolves, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

The Malaria Vaccine Is a Big Deal, but Not a Silver Bullet

RTS,S proves that shots can work against parasites. But to eradicate this disease, scientists say we need more than just one tool......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

FDA Backs Boosters, Travel Restrictions Lift, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

More Covid Vaccine Boosters Are Coming. Who Should Get Them?

Federal advisers meet again this week to discuss third shots, but it’s still not clear what the best timing is—or what the US owes the world......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

Nanotwinned titanium forges path to sustainable manufacturing

Titanium is strong and lightweight, boasting the highest strength to weight ratio of any structural metal. But processing it while maintaining a good balance of strength and ductility—the ability of a metal to be drawn out without breaking—is cha.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

Humans did not cause woolly mammoths to go extinct—climate change did: study

For five million years, woolly mammoths roamed the earth until they vanished for good nearly 4,000 years ago—and scientists have finally proved why......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

It's been over 20 months since the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 as a global health emergency and pandemic. It's estimated that the resulting reductions in travel in 2020 alone wiped US$4.5 trillion from the global tourism economy and.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 13 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2: What to expect from the event

Samsung hasn't revealed what's coming at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event, but we've gotten some leaks that give us a pretty good hint......»»

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

Maintaining a transformational trajectory

While navigating recovery from Covid, we are by no means out of the storm, therefore, employing transformational technology will be a critical component of success......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

Recycled Lithium Batteries As Good As Newly Mined, Study Finds

A new study by Wang and a team including researchers from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), and battery company A123 Systems, [...] shows that batteries with recycled cathodes can be as good as, or even better than those using new state-of-.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

Viruses are both the villains and heroes of life as we know it

Viruses have a bad reputation. They are responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic and a long list of maladies that have plagued humanity since time immemorial. Is there anything to celebrate about them?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

Can Asia see the unicorn boom?

In a world where "money is cheap," unicorns, the companies with a valuation of more than $1 billion, are born in an accelerated mode during the COVID-19 pandemic era......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News10 hr. 14 min. ago

COVID vaccines for kids 5-11 up for preorder Wednesday ahead of FDA review

States will have 3 preorder windows in anticipation of a rollout in early Nov. Enlarge / A thirteen-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. (credit: Getty | JOSEPH P.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Professor provides insight on disaster preparedness

With hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic and more, the world has seen a multitude of natural disasters recently......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Targeted interventions to contain pandemics, minimize societal disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than 218 million infections and over 4.5 million deaths as of Sept. 3, 2021. Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as case isolation, quarantining contacts, and the complete lockdown of entire countries, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021