While the Nimbus is a personal device, it can be shared between people (carefully) because it doesn’t go in your nose or body. Edwards imagines that an office, a restaurant, or a hospital could assign one person to pump it for each visitor who walks in, much like people do temperature checks or distribute hand sanitizer today. Each bottle costs $6 and can spray 250 doses, and while that cost is low, Edwards plans profits at scale, as he intends customers to buy subscription packages. “One hundred Nimbi could treat 50,000 people at a stadium,” he says. … [Read more...] about Harvard professor develops a $50 nasal spray to thwart the spread of COVID-19
But no one wants to eat through a nebulizer, no matter how many calories they save. So Marc Bretillot crafted the current Le Whaf carafe that’s slowly making its way into some high-end restaurants. If it looks part-decanter, part-science experiment, that’s likely intentional, as the cloud can be poured into glasses much like one would serve wine (the difference being, of course, that wine isn’t generally consumed through straws). … [Read more...] about A Gadget That Turns Food Into Clouds, Using Ultrasonic Waves
Many teachers are subject experts, but new to technology. “Some of the older teachers have a difficult time adjusting. Where to check for the WiFi? If the internet is not working, how do I solve that? How to save the phone battery? This dents their confidence,” says Ranganathan. … [Read more...] about Online teaching is hot skill now, but what does it take to get there?
New South Wales was one of the first regions to bring animals into our living rooms. Its Zoom-ready assets include stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere’s first Dark Sky Park in the Warrumbungles, sea life frolicking underwater along the NSW Coast from Tweed Heads to Narooma, breakfast with Coffs Harbour kangaroos, penguins on Montague Island. Not only that one can talk to Wombats at Symbio Wildlife Park, Central Coast, Meerkats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Kangaroos in Mungo National Park, Fur seals near Montague Island off the coast of Narooma and a mob of emus in Sturt National Park, Tibooburra. … [Read more...] about Experience a virtual wildlife safari from the comfort of your couch
They argued in the documents, which I obtained, that Netflix risked missing a boom defined by “Empire” at Fox and “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away With Murder” on ABC. At the time, the memo estimated, only about two million Black households were subscribing to Netflix—5 percent of its total subscribers. It said that Black households were a $1.4 billion revenue opportunity and that few of Netflix’s top 100 shows, popular across other groups, were resonating with Black audiences. The memo cited “the (lack of) depth in our Black content catalog,” and said Netflix was spending more money on programming for British people and anime fans than for Black Americans. […] And they raised the question of whether Netflix’s algorithms, in organizing content by race rather than genre, were failing consumers. … [Read more...] about How Netflix could dominate the Black TV renaissance