Category: Technology

Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing New cases daily for COVID-19 in world and top countries. Chris55 /wikipedia, CC BY-SA Suppose we wanted to estimate how many car owners there are in the …

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Six unknown factors in coronavirus models and how they could affect predictions EamesBot/Shutterstock Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, researchers have scrambled to develop and share models which can predict how the virus will spread. This is inherently tricky, as …

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Is racism and bigotry in our DNA? BLACKDAY/Shutterstock Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some battle with their instincts while others embrace them? …

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The Mars Helicopter is riding to the Red Planet this summer with NASA’s Perseverance rover. The helicopter’s chief engineer, Bob Balaram, shares the saga of how it came into being. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-062&rn=news.xml&rst=7629

The NASA mission will identify planets with large orbits, similar to our solar system’s far-flung giants, Uranus and Neptune. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-061&rn=news.xml&rst=7628

Social distancing and exercise: are active video games the solution? Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure. Nintendo The social distancing measures and self-isolation initiated by the coronavirus pandemic has left people looking for new ways to exercise at home. Could active video …

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Hot curries, potato cheddar and muddy beetroot – some super surprising facts about your food Get in there… Halfpoint/Shutterstock Spending a lot more time in your house doesn’t have to make you any less curious about the world around you. …

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Coronavirus: why clapping for carers feels so strangely uplifting People clap from a balcony during a collective scheduled clapping event in honor of workers of the sanitary and health sector in Orense, northwest Spain, 29 March 2020. EPA/Brais Lorenzo I …

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Satellite data on the movement of water on Earth helps to improve the accuracy of moisture maps and forecasts. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-059&rn=news.xml&rst=7626

With podcasts, e-books, DIY projects and more, the agency has lots of fun, informative ways to help you explore the solar system and beyond – no launch vehicle required. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-060&rn=news.xml&rst=7627