The Freezer Is Hot<Frozen food is another surprise breakout. Sales initially jumped by 94% in March from a year earlier, according to the American Frozen Food Institute. That initial rush abated, but even in August, sales remained up almost 18%. Costco, whose sales are up 15% over August a year ago, attributes some of the growth to strong frozen food sales. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impact | Seven ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food
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After shipping out its brand-new 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs on Wednesday, the automaker says it may have forgotten to include a part that keeps the car from moving while parked, “increasing the risk of crash.” Specifically, it’s missing part of the manual park release cover, which the Detroit Free Press notes “is not a minor issue.” … [Read more...] about Serious Ford recall affects 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator with missing part
“It boils down to individuals–for both good and bad [experiences],” Geismar says. He recalls one advocate in particular, Jack Masey, who worked closely with Geismar & Chermayeff on an 1960s exhibition for the United States Information Agency, and then on the visual identity for the American Revolution Bicentennial. He only learned later that Masey had protected them from some of the politics. “We learned later that there were huge issues [about the exhibition] brought up by congressmen asking, ‘Why did you do this?’ or ‘How could you put this in?’ We never heard about it during the process. You need a good insulator, especially in a governmental project when politics start becoming predominant and it starts to be very difficult to make it work.” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design
How about Fitbit’s plan to become part of Google once it’s cleared every remaining regulatory hurdle? Park told me that he couldn’t dig into details on the merger. But he said that the trajectory exemplified by the Sense’s new health features is one of the things that got Google interested in owning Fitbit in the first place. “I’m personally excited, because I think the combination is going to benefit consumers,” he says. “There’s a lot that we can collectively do together.” Now all the two companies need to do is finish making that case to the regulatory powers that be, in an era of ever-increasing skepticism about tech mergers. … [Read more...] about Why Fitbit calls its newest wearable a ‘health smartwatch’
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?