• Don’t Talk About Covid-19’s ‘Waves’—This Isn’t the Spanish Flu

    Since the pandemic began, the threat of a second, deadlier wave of coronavirus has captured the public imagination. The fear, which provokes viral Facebook posts and influences government strategy, is that this pandemic will follow a trajectory similar to that of the 1918 Spanish flu. Two-thirds of the 50 million who died would do so from October to December 1918, during a so-called “second wave.” But this fear may be misdirected. The world is still yet to hit the peak of the first wave. And, until we get a vaccine, it likely never will.

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    This story originally appeared on WIRED UK.

    Across the world, the pandemic is still accelerating. The first case was reported in China in late December. It took three months from that date to reach 1 million cases. The leap from 12 million cases to 13 million cases took just five days. A

  • Doing just these 6 things will save you lots of money on your electricity bill

    As countries gradually eased lockdowns and as life slowly began normalizing, many received a rude shock when they got their electricity bills.

    People discovered that they had to pay a lot more than usual. The reason? Their usage had increased during the lockdown.

    In Singapore alone, electricity consumption increased by 22 percent. Malaysia announced that the discount on electricity bills will be extended until December 2020 following outcry from the public on the spike in their bills.

    That said, here are some measures you can take to ensure your electricity consumption remains low, ultimately reducing your bill.

    1. The Washing Machine.

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    If there’s one equipment in the house that uses lots of electricity, it’s the washing machine.

    To reduce the number of times you use it, make sure to collect a full load of laundry. Pre-soaking heavily soiled pieces and using energy saving features such as the

  • Twitter reveals that its own employee tools contributed to unprecedented hack

    Twitter has shed some light on the unprecedented attack on Wednesday that resulted in numerous takeovers of high-profile accounts including those of President Barack Obama, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In a series of tweets posted this evening under its support channel, Twitter said that its internal systems were compromised by the hackers, confirming theories that the attack could not have been conducted without access to the company’s own tools and employee privileges.

    “We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools,” the first tweet in a multi-tweet explainer thread reads. “We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf.”

    It seems as if Twitter is acknowledging here that numerous people appear to have been involved

  • What Is Biotechnology (Biotech)?

    Biotechnology is mainly recreation and reinvention of nature. Biotechnology programs will present practical application in industrial microbiology as well as chemistry (analytical), organic chemistry and biochemistry. Laboratory strategies, together with appropriate safety procedures, will likely be extensively highlighted. Particular points published in New Biotechnology. Biotechnology corporations want managers who can supervise the working of the corporate corresponding to Research and Improvement, Production, and Quality Management. These people are often Ph.D. degree scientists who’ve worked their way up by way of particular achievements or accomplishments. They might also have enterprise coaching and experience sometimes.

    Lastly, the contribution of CROs and the rising importance of outsourcing have contributed dramatically to this altering landscape of biotechnology relative to massive pharma. Almost every element of the competencies and activities wanted for drug discovery, development, and commercialization will be outsourced. This outsourcing now extends globally and is an extremely competitive surroundings. To this end, small …

  • The Development Of 3D Expertise

    The primary goal of the biotechnology trade is to invent new biologically-active substances, for the treatment of disease, the pharmaceutical business, and the management of agriculture. Whereas the dangers of biotechnology have been fretted over for decades, the growing pace of progress – from low price DNA sequencing to rapid gene synthesis to precision genome modifying – suggests biotechnology is entering a new realm of maturity relating to both beneficial applications and extra worrisome risks. Adding to considerations, DIY scientists are more and more taking biotech tools outside of the lab. For now, many of the advantages of biotechnology are concrete whereas many of the risks remain hypotheticals, but it’s higher to be proactive and cognizant of the dangers than to attend for one thing to go improper first after which attempt to deal with the injury.

    Computer viruses are pieces of laptop code, designed to implant itself in applications …