The report, which reads like a detective novel, tracks the virus’s spread through five hospital wards, including neurology, surgery, and intensive care units (ICUs), as well as to a nearby nursing home and dialysis center. Remarkably, no staff infections seem to have taken place in the hospital’s COVID-19 ICU, arguably the riskiest area of the hospital. That may be because patients are less infectious by the time they are admitted to intensive care, or because staff there are more diligent about preventing infection, the authors note. … [Read more...] about Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital
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Asked if he expected a higher adoption rate for the wearable devices or if adoption was hindered by privacy concerns, he pointed to user issues as well as having a device that people could more easily leave in their bags or wear. This, he added, would help drive up participation rate. "But again, I want to come back to my first point that it is not just about technology. You need to make sure that the human remains at the centre of it all. Maintaining trust, respecting privacy, and getting voluntary participation is absolutely essential," said Balakrishnan. … [Read more...] about Singapore looking at wearable devices to support COVID-19 contact tracing
Gertrude Bell (1868-1926)Born in the north of England, Gertrude Bell was the second woman to graduate from Oxford University in the U.K., a feat she followed up by traveling extensively throughout the Middle East visiting archaeological sites and exploring remote desert locations, according to Newcastle University's Gertrude Bell Archive. Along with her colleague T.E. Lawrence — better known as "Lawrence of Arabia" — she was considered to be one of the foremost European experts on Arab culture in the Western world, during the early 20th century. Bell led archaeological digs in Syria and Iraq, and wrote about her expeditions in highly-respected and popular accounts, according to an exhibit of her books, photos and papers presented at Yale University in 2011. … [Read more...] about Move Over, ‘Tomb Raider’: Here Are 11 Pioneering Women Archaeologists
The European Space Agency is working on a follow-up study that will help determine whether the urea-based geopolymer is effective in shielding against radiation. The agency also needs to prove that manufacturing the stuff is possible on the Moon. In their most recent study, Arnhof and her colleagues made the geopolymer at room temperature in an open-air environment. But 3D printing is a lot more challenging in the low-gravity vacuum environment found on the lunar surface. The geopolymer also needs to be able to withstand the large temperature swings on the Moon, which range between 260 and -280 degrees Fahrenheit. … [Read more...] about On the Moon, astronaut pee will be a hot commodity
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