Instead, they’re designed to be an improvement on the cloth masks that the CDC recommends people wear in public to curb the spread of the coronavirus. If a wearer is infected, virus-laden droplets that come out of their mouth or nose and land on the mask will be killed off in a matter of hours. On a cloth mask, they could live on the material for several days. In other words, these masks are designed to be more hygienic. “As the viral particles go out of you through the copper mask into the environment, they will die,” says Schmidt. … [Read more...] about Copper masks are the latest craze. Should you buy one?
Although Secaucus wasn’t the hardest hit area of New Jersey when Hurricane Sandy passed through, the town still felt the impacts. Gasoline was heavily rationed, including being reserved only for emergency response units at one point, bringing the town to a standstill. … [Read more...] about New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods
“I asked him to be someone’s trainer for the day,” says Rubin. “And he said, ‘Trainer? I’ll put someone in one of my movies.’ That was insane. Then I called Robert Kraft and told him the idea, and he said he loved it and wanted to figure out what to do.” … [Read more...] about How Fanatics’ All In Challenge became the wildest $50 million celebrity charity contest ever
There is an ever-growing body of peer-reviewed literature that demonstrates a correlation between certain types of digital materials and the release of specific mood-altering neurotransmitters in your brain. A 2011 study from Nature Neuroscience examines the impact of “curated” sounds on deep brain systems that are responsible for regulating dopamine production. Similarly, we know that movies—with their unique soundtracks and background music that accompanies specific scenes—have also been associated with the activation of these same reward pathways in the brain. The anticipation or expectation of music cues strongly impacts these brain systems, which explains much of our emotional response to Hollywood blockbusters. Have you ever tried watching a horror movie with the sound turned off? Not so scary anymore. … [Read more...] about Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?
"From the very beginning, we designed our computer model so that it could be transferred to other countries and regions. Our analysis tools are freely available on GitHub and are already being used and developed further by researchers around the world," said Jonas Dehning, lead author of the study. … [Read more...] about New model to estimate impact of interventions in controlling COVID-19 pandemic: Study