Category Archives: Science and Technology

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Oral COVID vaccine to begin clinical trials

medscape.com Clinical Trials Planned for Oral COVID Vaccine The Oravax vaccine “targets three structural proteins of the novel coronavirus, as opposed to the single spike protein targeted via the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines,” Kidron told The Jerusalem Post. That would … Continue reading

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Jennifer Doudna Code Breaker

bookpage.com Book Review – The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson It’s a hefty but inspiring book that chronicles Doudna’s and others’ development of the gene-editing tool CRISPR. With his dynamic and formidable style, Isaacson explains the long scientific journey that … Continue reading

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World learns from Israel

israel21c.org What the world can learn about immunity from Israel’s vaccine rollout “Based on our data, we know most people infected after the first dose were infected within the first two weeks of vaccination,” says Keller. “We also know that … Continue reading

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Battery charges in five minutes

theceomagazine.com Imagine an electric car battery that can be fully charged in five minutes “StoreDot continues to go from strength to strength as we get one step closer to making our vision of five-minute charging of EVs a commercial reality,” … Continue reading

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Scientific dating methods

livescience.com How do scientists figure out how old things are? Dating objects isn’t just important for understanding the age of the world and how ancient humans lived. Forensic scientists use it to solve crimes, from murder to art forgery. Radiocarbon … Continue reading

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Common drug reduces severity of COVID-19

timesofisrael.com Israeli study shows generic anti-lipid drug may squelch COVID-19 severity The medicine, which is sold under a number of brand names, is America’s 73rd most prescribed drug. It is designed to reduce lipids known as triglycerides, the most common … Continue reading

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Digital mind mapping for pandemic era

commongroundnews.org How does mind mapping software work? Without the need to draw a map by hand, you can quickly create new branches, change their style and colour, and add text and images. You can also easily make edits if needed. … Continue reading

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Problems with wind and solar energy

What’s Wrong with Wind and Solar? Are wind, solar, and batteries the magical solutions to all our energy needs? Or do they come with too high a price? Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the true cost … Continue reading

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