Omicron’s wave is at least 386% taller than delta’s—and it’s crushing hospitals

Omicron wave's hospital admissions are 76% higher than delta's, CDC reports. Enlarge / Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) checks the vital signs of a COVID-19 patien while her husband rests in a bed next to her at Provid.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJan 26th, 2022

Blurring the boundary between Floquet matter and metamaterials

Metamaterials—artificial media with tailored subwavelength structures—have now encompassed a broad range of novel properties that are unavailable in nature. This field of research has stretched across different wave platforms, leading to the disc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 19th, 2022

This 3D Printer Has The Speed of a Delta and the Automation Of a Belt

Brian Brocken wrote us to show off a project he recently completed, and is rightfully proud of. He needed to do some small production runs of some 3D printed chain parts, and wanted to do it with a fast delta printer, so he designed and built the De.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsMay 19th, 2022

South Korea Turns To Surveillance As "Ghost Surgeries" Shake Faith In Hospitals

After scandals in which doctors let unsupervised assistants operate on patients, South Korea is becoming one of the first to require cameras in operating rooms. The New York Times reports: Ethicists and medical officials, including those at the Ameri.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 18th, 2022

Mastercard Launches "Wave To Pay" Programme

Mastercard is launching a "controversial" biometric payments programme in stores, as the card company tries to keep pace with nimble fintechs and bigger competitors such as Amazon. From a report: Retailers that sign up to its pilot scheme can allow c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 17th, 2022

New Study Lays Out Hidden Backstory Behind Deadly Pacific Northwest Heatwave

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Last summer, a deadly wave of heat struck the Pacific Northwest, causing temperatures to soar more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and killing more than a thousand people. A new study has unc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 17th, 2022

Omicron caused spike in breathing condition in babies and toddlers, study finds

Omicron's predilection for upper airway may pose unique risk to young children. Enlarge / Parents look after their son, age 5, who is being treated for croup and asthma in an emergency room at a California hospital March 24, 2010. (cre.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 17th, 2022

Bridge collapse in Pakistan due to glacier lake outburst flood

Extraordinary record-high temperatures in Pakistan triggered the collapse of the Hassanabad Bridge along the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley. The ongoing unprecedented heat wave melted ice on Shisper Glacier, creating a lake which flooded, wipi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2022

Facing High Demand, Texas Asks 26 Million to Use Less Electricity This Weekend

Friday a heat wave hit Texas — prompting the non-profit that manages power for Texas's 26 million customers to...ask them to use less of it. "The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) made the appeal in a statement Friday, saying that.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 15th, 2022

Implantable payment chips: The future, or cyberpunk pipe dream?

Implantable payment chips are here -- enabling users to pay for things with a wave of their hand. Is this the wave of the future, or merely a flash in the pan?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2022

Switch to Moderna booster after Pfizer shots better against omicron in 60+

The study is small but adds to data finding benefits of mix-and-match boosting. Enlarge / The Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. (credit: Getty | Marcos del Mazo) People ages 60 and older who were initi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 14th, 2022

New study lays out hidden backstory behind deadly Pacific Northwest heat wave

Last summer, a deadly wave of heat struck the Pacific Northwest, causing temperatures to soar more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and killing more than a thousand people......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 13th, 2022

Milky Way"s black hole was "birth cry" of radio astronomy

The first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy brings radio astronomy back to its celestial birthplace. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide collection of millimeter-wave radio telescopes, made the new,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 13th, 2022

Breakthrough vehicles: Automakers kept delivering despite what the universe threw at them

Despite COVID-19, chip shortages, a war and other supply chain crises, automakers delivered a wave of vehicles to showrooms since last fall. And most of them are significant offerings......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 13th, 2022

Unvaccinated North Korea reports omicron outbreak, raising fears of new variants

State media reported that people in the capital tested positive for BA.2 subvariant. Enlarge / People watch a television broadcast showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade at the Seoul Railway St.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 12th, 2022

NASA"s ECOSTRESS detects "heat islands" in extreme Indian heat wave

A relentless heat wave has blanketed India and Pakistan since mid-March, causing dozens of deaths, fires, increased air pollution, and reduced crop yields. Weather forecasts show no prospect of relief any time soon. NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Therma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 12th, 2022

EcoFlow’s Wave portable AC arrives just in time for summer

The new EcoFlow Wave is a portable AC unit that works both indoors and outside, just in time for summer......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 12th, 2022

Shrinking healthcare cybersecurity gaps between hospitals and manufacturers

The relationship between medical device manufacturers (MDMs) and healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) has always been challenged by a lack of good communication, mostly to the detriment of the latter. Likewise, the impact of a cyberattack is not.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 12th, 2022

Qualcomm could help unleash a wave of 5G-powered industrial robots

Qualcomm’s new robotics platform and reference design bring enhanced AI and 5G together to power next-gen robots......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 11th, 2022

"Crypto Muggings": Thieves in London Target Digital Investors By Taking Phones

Thieves are targeting digital currency investors on the street in a wave of "crypto muggings," police have warned, with victims reporting that thousands of pounds have been stolen after their mobile phones were seized. From a report: Anonymised crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 10th, 2022

AI 2.0 era arriving with challenges for enterprises, says Delta Research Center chief

The era of AI 2.0 is arriving along with the growing maturity and popularity of related technologies and tools, and enterprises must learn how to grasp the latest development trends and best utilize AI solutions to help them create maximum value, acc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 9th, 2022