The EPA also predicts a safety impact of 3,300 fewer crash fatalities and 397,000 fewer injuries, because it forecasts that lower vehicle costs will help more Americans afford newer cars. And it defends its commitment to the environment, stating that “all new vehicles will continue to be subject to the strict pollution standards of the Clean Air Act, and new vehicles will be subject to higher pollution standards than the older vehicles that will be retired because of this rule.” … [Read more...] about The Trump administration officially rolls back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards
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Given a prevalent distrust of formal health systems, especially government hospitals, it is likely that people might turn to informal avenues (over-the-counter medicines and neighbourhood medics), or even quacks. Since more than 80 percent of the infected will have mild conditions, this may not make a difference. Whether the 20 percent who have serious conditions, especially the 5 percent who need intensive care, will get proper treatment will depend on the capacity of the health system, especially its surge capacity (the capacity of the hospitals to handle patient loads much higher than usual). … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Advance planning and strong networking required to fight the pandemic
Base Camp Duffel bag to a one-piece a Spectra Mountain Light Suit) might initially look like they’re from 2050, the shapes and colors of the Black Series are designed to be timeless. TNF Head of Global Creative Tim Hamilton hired a team of diverse creators with experience in everything from haute couture to top-of-the-mountain technical design to create the latest collection. Together, they distilled The North Face’s iconic styles to their purist form—and then rebuilt them into the Black Series. … [Read more...] about City dwellers, rejoice: The North Face is now making runway-worthy outerwear
Shortcomings in the current designs But even N95 masks are flawed. Before coronavirus, my team and I investigated whether N95 masks could be a viable alternative to standard surgical masks. Interviews with doctors and nurses at several hospitals at the time revealed that N95 masks were rarely used or supplied. The overwhelming majority of healthcare workers I spoke with had never worn one. They are more expensive than surgical masks, they’re harder to breathe in, and medical workers deemed them unnecessary for most procedures. (Keep in mind that masks protect in both directions. They protect the wearer from airborne particles or splash, and protect the patient from contamination by the surgical staff—the latter is especially important in procedures that require deep incisions.) … [Read more...] about Why masks aren’t better at protecting us from viruses
While various smartphone brands have teased the under-screen camera multiple times, the technology is not ready for mass utilisation. Despite its transparency, the OLED panel still distorts the light that enters the sensor, thereby affecting image quality. … [Read more...] about Samsung teases mysterious phone with no notch or bezels; could it be the Galaxy Note20?