To this end, Emmanuel suggested that the U.S. use "cellphone data, social media data and data from thermometer tests and the like" to trace contacts, and encourage infected people to reach out to those in their social circles. In addition, the country could use blood tests to determine who has already caught COVID-19, recovered, and developed immunity to establish a so-called COVID-19 certification system. Once certified, "people could then work in hospitals or other areas where being risk-free would be a benefit," he wrote. … [Read more...] about When will social distancing end? Two road maps chart the way.
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Rain and weather effects wreak the most havoc in CARS 2. The game runs efficiently on all platforms (with resolution maximums of 900p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4, and 1440p on PS4 Pro)... so long as the Sun's out. Once rain, lightning, fog, or snow appear, the game's combination of particle, reflection, puddle, lighting, and shadow effects choke up a bit, dropping the game below its target 60fps lock on all non-"Pro" consoles. Even without weather effects, we saw some stutters on both consoles—which didn't ruin our enjoyment or ability to race, but they're worth noting. (We were unable to reproduce some bugs we'd heard about on the Xbox One version of the game, by the way.) … [Read more...] about reviewed: It’s good, but don’t expect it to be easy
Factors that contribute to fires are poorly understood, and climate variability has only made the picture murkier. Climate is changing patterns of drought and humidity. Severe droughts hit Amazonia in 2005 and 2010, and agriculture-related fires became a major problem in their aftermath. In addition to drought, increased fire risk in the Peruvian Amazon is likely due to a several factors that interact with drought severity, such as increased flammability of forests due to timber extraction, and the repeated burning for extension of roadways. … [Read more...] about Decreasing rural populations lead to increasing fires in Amazonia
First, he found Google's use of the works was highly transformative. "Google Books digitizes books and transforms expressive text into a comprehensive word index," he wrote. There's already legal precedent allowing large-scale scanning in order to create indexes and search services—created, in part, by Google. Chin cited the Perfect 10 v. Amazon case, which ruled the scanning of images and publication of "thumbnails" in Google image search is legal. … [Read more...] about Google Books ruled legal in massive win for fair use (updated)
Magnetic measurementsThe plane also carries a gravimeter and magnetometer to record tiny variations in Earth's gravity and magnetic fields, respectively, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. The magnetic properties of the bedrock beneath the floating ice shelves and glaciers tell scientists what type of rock is present there. … [Read more...] about Icy images: Antarctica will amaze you in incredible aerial views