Robots and computer programs can help with social distancing and food delivery, but have been less helpful in developing a vaccine.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, more doctors are turning to telemedicine. That’s a problem for tens of millions on the wrong side of the digital divide.
Workplaces are deploying technology to screen employees who may be sick. But past experience suggests the sensors won’t find many infectious people.
Silicon Valley companies have proposed automating the arduous task of identifying people potentially exposed to Covid-19. They’re finding few takers.
Social distancing requires rethinking the layout of workplaces. A new breed of robots can help keep factories and warehouses running.
Software suggested an arthritis drug might quell an out-of-control immune response that damages the lungs. Now it’s being tested in a clinical trial.
Putting the privacy of these smartphone apps aside, few Americans have been tested—and there’s a risk of false positives.
The fact that so many people are stuck at home makes for strange opportunities. Italy’s confined populace has taken to singing from the balconies — and now researchers are asking them to use those same balconies to help accomplish a bit of citizen science. The...