TECHNOLOGY

The Know-how That May Free America From Quarantine
Derek Thompson | The Atlantic
“Thousands and thousands of People—a lot of whom is likely to be deeply skeptical of presidency surveillance, or Massive Tech—might grow to be members in a nationwide mission to trace their very own actions and interactions, to assist public-health specialists map out the unfold of an invisible enemy. That is the world of ‘check and hint.’”

ROBOTICS

Alphabet’s Nascent Drone Supply Service Is Booming
Jon Porter | The Verge
“Alphabet’s drone supply firm Wing has seen a “vital” improve in demand in current weeks as people adhere to social distancing guidelines in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enterprise Insider experiences that within the final two weeks the corporate’s drones have remodeled 1,000 deliveries, whereas Bloomberg experiences a doubling of deliveries within the US and Australia.”


SPACE

Blowtorch of the Gods Captured by Black Gap Picture Makers
Dennis Overbye | The New York Instances
“Resolved in beautiful element from a distance of 5 billion light-years, this blowtorch of the gods seems as a bent flame 60 light-years lengthy, taking pictures downward within the film above from a shiny central blob of unholy vitality that is likely to be the black gap itself.”

VIRTUAL REALITY

The Celebration Goes on in Large On-line Worlds
Cecilia D’Anastasio | Wired
“We’re extra stand-outside sorts than the kinds to solid a flashy glamour spell and chat up the closest cat woman. However, hey, it’s Ultimate Fantasy XIV on-line, and the place my physique sat in New York, the epicenter of America’s Covid-19 outbreak, there actually weren’t any events.”


COMPUTING

MIT Venture Turns Spray Paint Right into a Useful Person Interface
Rachel England | Engadget
“The SprayableTech system lets customers create room-sized interactive graphics with sensors and shows that may be utilized to all the things from partitions to furnishings. Spray-painted artwork on partitions can be utilized to show lights on and off, for instance, whereas designs airbrushed onto the arm of a sofa can be utilized to regulate a TV.”

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NANOTECHNOLOGY

Engines of Life
Sonia Contera | Aeon
“…nanotechnologists have been concerned with and impressed by biology, primarily as a result of the molecular gamers and the principle drug targets in medication—proteins, DNA, and different biomolecules—are nanosized. However we physicists had been additionally fascinated by the capability of biology to provide supplies that adapt, evolve, survive, and even assume—supplies that surpass human technological skills in each doable approach.”

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