Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus wrap September 4 | Russian vaccine produces antibodies, says study; Actor Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19
Reynolds suggests that candidates should tailor their backgrounds based on the role and industry and look for clues regarding the company’s culture in its social media activity, on its website, and on the job posting itself. “Do some research on the company and see how they put themselves out into the world. Is it buttoned-up and traditional, or do they get creative with things?” she advises. … [Read more...] about How candidates are using background props to stand out in video interviews
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
Tempest, who has made magic using cellphone cameras and frequently gives talks at tech companies, also spoke of the importance of collaboration with outside experts in building anything, whether it’s magical, artistic, or technological. He maintains an “open door policy” at the Magic Lab, working with people from a variety of disciplines and taking ideas and inspirations from the open-source community, he said. The goal should be to flexibly learn what each participant is able to contribute rather than rely on one person’s expertise to solve a particular problem. “You could come out the other end with new skills for yourself and something you’re not the only one to be proud of,” he said. … [Read more...] about What magic can teach us about the future of technology, according to an MIT magician
JH: Who is that? [Laughs] If you’ve run a big company, enterprise computing is the underpinning of how something gets built. If you’re Tesla and you’re starting the company, you go and seek somebody who has a made-for-enterprise system: low cost, simple, and you’re going to make one product. So there is a pure genius running the company, but it isn’t the genius that drove that; it’s the economics. It’s also the waste at Ford that caused it to not evolve in that regard. That’s something I want to fix: You should have no advantage ordering your Tesla versus ordering your Ford. Ford’s not stupid. It’s not that they don’t get it. It’s the weight of that [older] enterprise system. That’s the area where disruption sneaks in, and I call it a thief in the night. It steals your livelihood. … [Read more...] about Ford CEO Jim Hackett On The Future Of Car Ownership And Driving