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The Mobile Health Tech That Could Combat COVID-19

The Mobile Health Tech That Could Combat COVID-19

In a report published by IEEE, health experts identify which wearable sensors and contact tracking apps could help
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Transition Interrupted

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Transition Interrupted

Former Vice President Joe Biden is now the president-elect nearly everywhere but inside the Trump administration, where the president refuses to concede and has ordered officials not to begin a formal transition. That is a particular problem for health care as the COVID-19 pandemic surges. Meanwhile, there’s good news on the vaccine front, but it’s…
Earth is fighting a laser duel with the exploding Carina Nebula

Earth is fighting a laser duel with the exploding Carina Nebula

Home News Science & Astronomy Lasers fly through space toward the glowing Carina Nebula (Image: © ESO/G. Hüdepohl) Four orange laser beams blaze through the Milky Way while an angry purple nebula transfixes us with its death-stare. Happily (or sadly, depending on how much news you've consumed this week), Earth is not doomed; in fact,…
Rogue planets: hunting the galaxy’s most mysterious worlds

Rogue planets: hunting the galaxy’s most mysterious worlds

Home News Science & Astronomy (Image: © Jan Skowron/Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw) This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.Jacco van Loon, Astrophysicist and Director of Keele Observatory, Keele UniversityMost known planets orbit a star. These planets, including Earth, benefit from the star’s warmth and…
Two cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk outside the space station today. Here’s how to watch.

Two cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk outside the space station today....

Home News Spaceflight Two Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday (Nov. 18) to prepare the orbiting laboratory for a new module, and you can watch their six-hour excursion live online. Expedition 64 Cmdr. Sergey Ryzhikov and flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Russia's space agency Roscosmos — both first-time spacewalkers —…
HBO developing TV sci-fi drama series based on the 1998 movie ‘Sphere’

HBO developing TV sci-fi drama series based on the 1998 movie...

Home News Entertainment A new series could shed some light on the origins of the mysterious alien sphere. (Image: © Warner Brothers) HBO is reportedly developing a TV series based on the 1998 movie "Sphere," based on a novel by the late writer, director Michael Crichton, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Crichton has given us both…
Stratolaunch starts building Talon hypersonic plane for Mach 6 flights

Stratolaunch starts building Talon hypersonic plane for Mach 6 flights

Home News Spaceflight An image tweeted by Stratolaunch shows half a prototype skin for the company's Talon-A reusable hypersonic vehicle. Stratolaunch has started construction on a prototype hypersonic vehicle designed to launch from the world's biggest airplane.Recent pictures the company shared on Twitter show a prelude of the sleek Stratolaunch Talon-A reusable hypersonic vehicle coming…
America is running out of N95 masks – get these instead for $2 each

America is running out of N95 masks – get these instead...

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. 3M N95 masks can actually be found these days at a few online retailers, including Amazon, but prices are severely gouged. That’s not the only reason you should avoid them: The US is running…
BGR 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

BGR 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. The holidays are right around the corner with Black Friday and the biggest shopping days of the year are fast approaching. While the 2020 holiday season is going to feel vastly different, so are…
This ‘liquid’ Moon telescope might actually be worth it

This ‘liquid’ Moon telescope might actually be worth it

A group of astronomers has been studying a 2008 proposal to build a telescope on the Moon. The telescope would be capable of peering back to the origins of the universe and could provide images of the first stars ever created. There are no guarantees that the telescope will be built, but it’s not out…

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The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What it is — and why it matters

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What it is — and why it matters

U.S. President Joe Biden formally introduced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF, this week during his first Asia tour, revealing Washington's long-awaited Asia-Pacific economic strategy. It comes five years after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal signed by 12 countries in Asia-Pacific, North America and South America.With the U.S. withdrawal, the…
Dune: Spice Wars’ early access roadmap teases multiplayer, spaceports, more

Dune: Spice Wars’ early access roadmap teases multiplayer, spaceports, more

First big update due this "summer". Northgard developer Shiro Games' sci-fi strategy title Dune: Spice Wars generated plenty of praise when it launched into Steam early access toward the end of last month, and now, as the studio starts to build on that initial success, publisher Funcom has shared an initial development roadmap promising the…
Can Collective Intelligence Beat the Market? (with Numerai’s Richard Craib)

Can Collective Intelligence Beat the Market? (with Numerai’s Richard Craib)

May 25, 2022 Quantitative hedge funds (or “quant funds”), which rely on the work of employed mathematicians to develop complex trading strategies, are nothing new. But what if the mathematical work is outsourced to anyone, via a contest where the best predictions are rewarded with cryptocurrency? Richard Craib, founder of Numerai, explains to Azeem Azhar…
Legend Vinyl Witnesses Substantial Growth and Strong Brand Presence after Successful Collaboration with Future State Media

Legend Vinyl Witnesses Substantial Growth and Strong Brand Presence after Successful Collaboration with Future...

(May 20, 2022) – A successful collaboration between Legend Vinyl and Future State Media has proved to be beneficial for the former. Future State Media is supporting Legend Vinyl in their B2B sales strategy, while also running their social media presence and SEO strategy. This collaboration has drastically strengthened the brand’s presence, both online and offline.“This has been a…
The Verdict is In—Customer Service isn’t Human Enough

The Verdict is In—Customer Service isn’t Human Enough

Since the pandemic first began, consumer demand for heightened levels of customer service has exploded. In fact, 80 percent of consumers expected the pandemic to deliver improved customer experiences while 58 percent continue to demand further improvements in a post-pandemic world. But between the Great Resignation and fledgling technologies, businesses have struggled to keep up.…