Day: March 8, 2020

Can Researchers Finally Cure the Common Cold?

Medical researchers are trying to make history, reports CNBC — including a 100-person R&D group within AWS: Amazon is working on a cure for the common cold in a years-long, top secret effort called “Project Gesundheit,” according to three people familiar with the effort… The team is hoping to develop a vaccine, but is exploring…

An AI Surveillance Company is Watching Utah

An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard: The state of Utah has given an artificial intelligence company real-time access to state traffic cameras, CCTV and “public safety” cameras, 911 emergency systems, location data for state-owned vehicles, and other sensitive data. The company, called Banjo, says that it’s combining this data with information collected from social media, satellites,…

USB-C brings a golden age of charging accessories – CNET

Who knew power dongles could be so interesting? …read more Source:: CNet

WWE Elimination Chamber 2020: How to watch, start time, full card and WWE Network – CNET

Who will face Becky Lynch at WrestleMania? …read more Source:: CNet

International Women’s Day: Tech VIPs on how to thrive in the digital world – CNET

How will tech create and enable the workforce of the future? Women we admire share their thoughts. …read more Source:: CNet

Best kids tablets for 2020: Amazon Fire, Apple iPad and more compared – CNET

Need a durable child-friendly tablet that will keep your kid entertained and educated? Here are our picks. …read more Source:: CNet

Tim Cook lets Apple employees work remotely amid coronavirus outbreak – CNET

Memo sent to global workforce calls the outbreak an “unprecedented event.” …read more Source:: CNet

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Promises Home-Testing Kits for Coronavirus

An anonymous reader quotes the Seattle Times: Testing for the novel coronavirus in the Seattle area will get a huge boost in the coming weeks as a project funded by Bill Gates and his foundation begins offering home-testing kits that will allow people who fear they may be infected to swab their noses and send…

Something Weird Just Happened That We Can’t Really Explain With Existing Physics

“Why did this particle mysteriously disintegrate?” asks Popular Mechanics. Slashdot reader aeropage shared their report: Scientists have proposed a new kind of subatomic particle to explain another particle’s mysterious disintegration. The kaon, a special case of meson particle, is made of one quark and one antiquark. All are part of the overall family called hadrons….

Crooks Keep Revealing Their Crimes on Social Media

Quartz tells the story of a large-scale heroin and methamphetamine dealer named Francisco Ruelas-Payan who’s now serving 15 years in prison: While phone records and GPS location devices were useful in helping investigators keep tabs on Ruelas-Payan’s location and near-term plans, it was his public Facebook activity that not only confirmed many of these leads…