Van Oosterhout doesn’t believe that cats need to be vaccinated yet. Cats don’t seem to get very sick from COVID-19, and don’t seem to easily spread it to other cats. There’s no evidence, yet, that they can spread it to humans. But that may change, and so it makes sense for vaccine developers to have feline vaccines ready. “With this virus, we know we need to be prepared,” he says. “And we haven’t been. That’s why we are in this absolute mess.” … [Read more...] about Will your cat need a COVID-19 vaccine?
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Apple released the iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates for their iPhones and iPads, respectively, yesterday. Both updates brought with them the usual stability and bug fixes and added a few new minor features, such as the ability for the iPhone to register haptic feedback when transferring a song between it and a HomePod mini speaker. … [Read more...] about It’s critical that you update your iPhone to iOS 14.4 right now. Here’s why and how
The work is still in its very early stages, the researchers say. No one’s yet looking to buy a table made of zinnia. But by successfully growing those cells, they say they’ve provided a starting point to a new way of producing biomaterials. It’s a process that eventually could help accelerate our shift away from plastics and other materials that end up in landfill toward materials that can biodegrade. Velásquez-García points to a Japanese startup building satellites from wood as an example. “Any product should really contemplate how it’s going to go back to the Earth,” he says. “All these technologies, like the one we’re reporting in our paper, are a step in the right direction.” … [Read more...] about Lab-grown wood could let us grow furniture in a lab instead of in a forest