Day: March 29, 2020

Could Robots Help Us Fight Infectious Diseases?

In the journal Science Robotics, an international group of robotic experts wrote an editorial arguing COVID-19 “may drive further research in robotics to address risks of infectious diseases,” and urging more funding. The Washington Post reports: Robots already have been enlisted in the fight against the virus. In Hong Kong, a fleet of miniature robots…

Westworld season 3: What to remember from seasons 1 and 2 – CNET

If you’re watching the third season on HBO and struggling to follow along, this recap will fill you in on everything you need to know. …read more Source:: CNet

Ambitious Project Seeks to Re-Create Every Structure on Earth in Minecraft

An anonymous reader quotes Rock, Paper, Shotgun: For as long as there’s been Minecraft, there’s been people who want to re-create the world in Minecraft. For one modder, though, it’s not enough to have a to-scale replica of our pale blue dot recreated in Mojang’s block-builder. A new project named Build The Earth is looking…

Custom Drill Press Table Eliminates Hassles

Getting a perfect workshop together, with all the right tools, is a dream for many. A lot of us cobble together what we can with a dremel tool, a soldering iron, and whatever work surface happens to be available in the kitchen or spare bedroom. But even when we finally get a permanent garage or…

After 5 Years of Construction, ‘Space Fence’ Finally Declared Operational

An anonymous reader quotes Space News: The space surveillance radar site known as the Space Fence is ready for use after five years in construction, the U.S. Space Force announced March 27. The $1.5 billion Space Fence — located on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands — is a ground-based radar system…

Is Uranus Losing Its Atmosphere?

Mars was once covered by oceans, but lost its atmosphere over time, according to Gina DiBraccio, a space physicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and project scientist for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN mission. Is the same thing happening to Uranus? The magnetic bubble surrounding the giant gas planet may be…

Filmmaker taps rent-a-celeb app Cameo to make touching flick during lockdown – CNET

Lindsay Lohan, Gary Busey, Jon Lovitz and others share uplifting messages in Ben Berman’s timely short that explores the need for human connection. …read more Source:: CNet

LG V60, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Moto G8 Power, Google Podcasts (Phones Show Chat #544)

With the retirement of the MoTR podcast, there are opportunities for participating on other shows. This week I joined Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon for an episode of Phones Show Chat. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Westworld season 3 episode 2 recap: Let’s talk about that Game of Thrones Easter egg – CNET

This is the “where your favorite characters are now” episode. …read more Source:: CNet

This year should have been huge for phones. Now Samsung, Apple face a crossroads – CNET

Commentary: Phone brands are stuck in limbo, with few options to move forward while the world holds its breath. Here’s one thing they can do. …read more Source:: CNet