Conversely, high-quality AC could actually have been useful to decrease the chance of infection. “There’s nothing inherently wrong with the HVAC system,” says Joseph Allen, assistant professor of exposure assessment science at the Harvard School of Public Health. In fact, HVAC should be leveraged to minimize the risk of airborne transmission, especially if it’s fitted with high-efficiency filters designed to strain pollutant particles out of the air. It’s also potentially better than industrial fans, in workplaces such as meatpacking buildings and factories, which could increase the velocity of large droplets—much higher than in an AC system—carrying them farther in fast jets of air. … [Read more...] about Will air-conditioning help spread the coronavirus?
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Our pandemic clocks It’s this avoidance situation that many of us found ourselves in at the beginning of the pandemic. There was this threat that we wanted to evade, but since we couldn’t see it, we were left trying to avoid a range of potentially harmful situations. Because these included routine activities such as shopping and exercising, our avoidance motivation was constantly triggered. … [Read more...] about Science explains why time seems to move so slowly during COVID-19 quarantine
Jhunjhunwala: Technically, we are in an absolute bull market. We are in the start of a bull market. You have breadth, you have disbelief, you have nervousness, you have lack of commitment and market refuses to go down. Every bull market starts with an event which shatters everybody so much that everybody keeps promising that he will never buy stocks again and then the first rise never has faith. So technically we are surely in what is going to be a long bull market and then sometimes the market can mislead you, but that is very rare. … [Read more...] about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala says biggest opportunities are in the most un-favoured stocks
In the film, Russell Crowe plays a man who goes to very dark and scary lengths after a mom (Caren Pistorius) leans on her horn at him in traffic for a little too long. The movie, directed by Derrick Borte (American Dreamer, The Joneses) is the debut release for Solstice, which was formed in 2018 with a mission to produce, finance, and distribute a slate of three to five midbudget films a year (as well as acquire another or cofinance another one or two). The company, which is backed by $400 million in funding, seeks to fill a white space in an industry increasingly dominated by blockbusters on the high end and cheap-to-produce genre films on the low end. Solstice, by producing films with budgets of between $20 million and $80 million, felt like it could break through the formulaic nature of what has dominated the multiplex. … [Read more...] about The inside story of the first bold bet to get you back to the movie theater