New York City's Department of Health & Mental Hygiene confirmed Thursday that a majority of the test results from passengers aboard Emirates Flight 203 who reported illness Wednesday "showed common viruses such as influenza and the common cold."Additional testing for other viruses will be done today, with full results expected by this afternoon, department press secretary Christopher R. Miller said in a statement.Roughly 106 of the more than 500 people on the flight, which originated in Dubai and landed at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport just after 9 a.m., reported symptoms like coughing, fever or vomiting. Upon arrival in New York, the plane was taken to a "hard standing area," a Port Authority source told CNN.There, paramedics and officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screened all 549 passengers and crew."Unfortunately, tests for other viruses were inconclusive," Miller said. "This is not unusual when testing, but it means we have to retest some … [Read more...] about Flu and common cold confirmed in sick passengers on Emirates flight to JFK
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It's been a challenging road for Faraday Future with legal issues involving former executives, wholesale changes to its manufacturing plans and funding challenges, but it seems like there's been more good news than bad for the startup electric carmaker lately. After abandoning plans for a Nevada plant, construction is underway on its Hanford, California factory with machines getting placed and more recently a $2 billion round of equity funding has been secured. With a healthy war chest of cash to draw from and a production facility in the works, the other part of the puzzle is the car itself. Throughout everything, development of the 1,050-horsepower FF 91 SUV has required plenty of testing, taking Faraday engineers through traditional exercises such as hot- and cold-weather testing, tire evaluations, general durability runs and not-so-traditional ones including last year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.For high-speed testing, Faraday traveled to the Transportation Research … [Read more...] about Faraday Future FF 91 goes high-speed testing
Produced by Sarah Prior and Richard Fetzer Nearly three decades ago, Marlene Warren opened the door of her Wellington, Fla., home and was shot in the face by a clown bearing balloons, flowers and a gun. Joe Ahrens, Warren's son, tells "48 Hours"' Peter Van Sant the clown calmly walked back to a car and drove off. It is a case that rocked the Florida neighborhood where Warren lived at the time and has haunted family members ever since. "I remember that being one of the most terrible days of my life," says Ahrens. "At first we thought maybe it was a balloon popped, but when we saw her fall, we knew something was definitely, seriously wrong," Ahrens says. Also in the home at the time was Ahrens' friend Jeannie Pratt who says the questions she's been asking herself ever since are simple: Who would want Marlene Warren dead. And why? DEADLY DELIVERY Joe Ahrens was 21 years old on that May morning in 1990 when his beloved mother and best friend, Marlene Warren, was shot in the face at her … [Read more...] about Can new DNA tests help police crack the “killer clown” cold case?
IntroDoes Samsung's Android-based TouchWiz interface lag? Given how the electronics giant is always at the forefront of technology and is rarely second to the finish line when it comes to packing the latest with its flagships, this might sound like an unfounded question. But the reality is that its proprietary TouchWiz skin is a controversial topic that has the community divided in two – those who worship Samsung for including as many extras and perks in it, and those that can't stand it. No middle ground – either black, or white.But why are some among us so visibly dismissive, even mad, at TouchWiz? If you ask, they'll probably answer that it's simply a matter of responsiveness and speed of navigation – two qualities that, according to them, TouchWiz lacks. At PhoneArena, we're not neutral either, seeing as it's our job to evaluate devices that often happen to carry Samsung's name, and then feed those findings back to you. Objectively, our general … [Read more...] about TouchWiz speed test: Does Samsung’s interface really lag?
Boston Semi Equipment (BSE), a global semiconductor test handler manufacturer and provider of test automation technical services, announced today that it has received a multisystem order for its Zeus gravity feed systems for handling pressure MEMS devices. The order was placed by a leading manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring system sensors, which selected BSE’s Zeus pressure MEMS solution based on its higher throughput capability.“This order demonstrates how our innovative MEMS solution is being recognized by the market as a superior alternative for its pressure MEMS testing needs,” said Mike Kerrigan, vice president of sales for BSE. “Our solution dramatically improves throughput by achieving our customers’ desired pressure set points faster and more accurately than others, which in turn makes Zeus’ pressure test handler for MEMS devices a winning investment.”The Zeus system is a tri-temperature handler that can be configured with up to … [Read more...] about Boston Semi Equipment receives multisystem order for Zeus pressure MEMS test handler