Category: Science

April 8, 2020

iPads Are Crucial Health Care Tools in Combating Covid-19

Hospitals are deploying tablets and smartphones to protect staff, preserve protective equipment, and help patients connect with loved ones.

by Paris Martineau in Business
April 3, 2020

Google Reveals Location Data to Help the Coronavirus Response

The search giant is disclosing trends in visits to broad categories of places, as a tool for public health officials.

by Klint Finley in Business
April 2, 2020

The High-Stakes Race to Build More Ventilators

The US is short of ventilators to help Covid-19 patients breathe. Ford, GM, and satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit are trying to fill the gap.

by Alex Davies in Business
March 24, 2020

The Professors Who Call ‘Bullshit’ on Covid-19 Misinformation

Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom are policing Twitter feeds, Medium posts, and other sources of bad data and misleading charts. 

by Tom Simonite in Business
March 21, 2020

Google launches Covid-19 page and search portal with safety tips, official stats and more, US-only for now

Google says Coronavirus has become its biggest search topic by a country mile this year, and to continue its efforts to harness that attention in the best possible way, late on Friday the company launched a new information portal dedicated to the pandemic as well...

by Ingrid Lunden in coronavirus
March 17, 2020

Researchers Will Deploy AI to Better Understand Coronavirus

More than 2,000 papers have been published about the virus since December. It will take some smart algorithms to mine insights from them.

by Will Knight in Business
March 16, 2020

The ‘Surreal’ Frenzy Inside the US’ Biggest Mask Maker

Prestige Ameritech typically makes 250,000 masks a day. Now it’s manufacturing 1 million daily, and turning away orders for 100 million more. 

by Paris Martineau in Business
March 15, 2020

Phones Could Track the Spread of Covid-19. Is It a Good Idea? 

China and South Korea used smartphone apps to monitor people with the disease. But Americans have different views of privacy and data collection.

by Will Knight in Business
March 14, 2020

Telemedicine Is a Safety Valve for a Strained Health Care System

“Virtual visits” can be an effective way to decide who needs to be tested for Covid-19. But remote doctors can’t diagnose or treat illness.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
March 11, 2020

The US-China Feud Makes It Harder to Fight Coronavirus

Ian Bremmer, founder of the risk consultancy Eurasia Group, says popularism, nationalism, and distrust are feeding the spread of disease.

by Tom Simonite in Business