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New York State seeks tech talent for its COVID-19 technology SWAT team

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FDA now allows treatment of life-threatening COVID-19 cases using blood from patients who have recovered

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Kingdom of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

Growing up in the Norwegian Arctic—one of the coldest places on Earth—journalist Bjørn Vassnes became fascinated with the natural sciences. Today, he pens a science column for one of Norway’s most popular daily newspapers and hosts the television science program Schrödingers katt (Schrödinger’s cat) on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. But it wasn’t until he began…

How Supercomputers Are Helping to Fight Covid-19

Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.Photo: Carlos Jones/ORNLA host of companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and Google, along with universities and national labs have teamed up to form the COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium. This new partnership is designed to provide scientists with supercomputing resources as they figure out how to combat…

DOJ Pursues Covid-19 Fraudsters Peddling Fake Vaccine Kits

Scammers have utilized every tool at their disposal to pry credit card numbers, passwords, and Medicare information out of consumers during the covid-19 outbreak: robocalls, phishing emails, and texts masked as World Health Organization PSAs; e-commerce facades advertising household items; sham charities; and, especially, promises of a non-existent vaccine. This weekend, the Department of Justice…

EU parliament moves to email voting during COVID-19

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Can Drugs for Malaria, HIV, and Ebola Treat Covid-19? New WHO Trial Aims to Find Out

Covid-19 patient samples being prepared for testing at Northwell Health Labs in Lake Success, New York.Image: APThe World Health Organization is launching a multinational clinical trial in which four existing drugs will be used to treat patients with covid-19. The project currently includes 10 countries and will potentially involve thousands of patients currently battling the…

Climate Deniers Are Out of Ideas

Photo: GettyFolks, the Washington Post had itself a Sunday night. The paper inexplicably published a puff piece on the “anti-Greta,” a German teen peddling soft climate denial who’s being supported by a group of old white guys at the Heartland Institute. It took two reporters to do one of the most egregious pieces of both…

IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research

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Molekule hopes to clear the air with $58 million in Series C funding and Berkeley Lab’s seal of approval

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What’s New on Netflix the Week of March 9, 2020

Image: NetflixIf you want to watch Men in Black on Netflix you only have a few more days to do it. Both Men in Black and Men in Black II are leaving the service on March 14 to make way for new programming on the streaming service, and there’s tons of it this week.A number of…

Playing This Free Game Might Help Find a Coronavirus Cure

Want to help researchers understand and find a vaccine for the coronavirus? Help them out by playing this video game.Foldit is a free puzzle game that tasks players with folding protein chains to change the way they behave. It was originally created by developers at the University of Washington in 2008 to crowd-source potential cures…

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BBC Sport’s five things to do today

Read this...We all dream of representing our country on the international stage, right? Meet the team competing as 'England' in 2020... by chanceWatch this...Kids interrupting work was something of a novelty two weeks ago but now it is part of our daily routine, as Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford knows all too well... Media playback…

Elizabeth Warren campaign open sources its organizing tools

The campaign will have "more to say" in the weeks ahead about what it did with technology.It isn't unheard of for American candidates to rely on software for election runs, but developing open source tools is relatively rare. It may become more common, mind you. The Warren team noted that Spoke alone saved the campaign…

Some Tesla factory employees still had to work after the production shutdown

Local officials have confirmed that Tesla stopped making electric cars in California on Monday, March 23rd, in compliance with a shelter-in-place order brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But dozens of workers had to report to the company’s automotive factory to finish processing the final batches of cars this week, according to an email…

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits. According to Apple’s John Wilander, the WebKit engineer behind the feature, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies. That means that,…

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