Rummel said that, if something like the coronavirus situation pops up, then any other containment facility may not be available in a timely way, and may not be able to meet the cleanliness requirements that will ensure that any organisms discovered in the sample came from Mars, and not from Earth after the sample arrives. … [Read more...] about What can the coronavirus outbreak teach us about bringing Mars samples back to Earth?
Facebook is banning ads that promise to cure, prevent, or otherwise incite panic around COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, the company has confirmed in a statement given to Business Insider. The company added that it has similar policies for its Marketplace platform where Facebook users can buy and sell items. … [Read more...] about Facebook confirms ban on misleading coronavirus ads
The spread of the virus is also taking a toll on the global technology industry, with companies shuttering stores and offices, limiting travel and bracing for disruptions to supply chains. Coronavirus fears led Facebook to call off a March marketing summit in San Francisco that was expected to draw 4,000 people. In Barcelona, the Mobile World Conference scheduled for earlier in February was also canceled. … [Read more...] about Is the coronavirus a pandemic? ‘Not yet,’ says WHO
PAX East, a four-day event held in Boston, is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the US, attracting tens of thousands of fans. Sony had planned to exhibit the highly anticipated exclusive The Last of Us Part II with a hands-on demo for the first time, but on Wednesday announced its withdrawal from the event. … [Read more...] about Sony pulls out of PAX East in Boston, citing coronavirus concerns
SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for the disease COVID-19, which has claimed over 1,300 lives and sickened tens of thousands of people, primarily in the Hubei province of China where it originated. We are well aware of the frightening toll it is taking. Now we also have a better look at the virus itself. … [Read more...] about This is what the deadly coronavirus looks like under a microscope