• Colleges Prepare to Test Thousands of Students for Covid-19

    In April, just a few weeks after the spring semester pivoted unceremoniously to digital, Catherine Klapperich, a biomedical engineering professor at Boston University, was thinking about the fall. The Boston area had been inundated with Covid-19 cases, and at the time, tests remained scant. But the university had come to her with an unfathomable question: In four months’ time, how would they test students and staff when they returned to campus? The university didn’t have its own testing lab. So Klapperich, who studies medical diagnostics, was tasked with designing one.

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    “We had an empty room,” Klapperich says. “Actually, we didn’t even have an empty room. We had a room we had to empty.” Her team worked to repurpose the

  • The 14 best tweets of the week, including cake… lots of cake

    Well, here we are again: another week in the books.

    And, just like weeks prior, we’ve gone ahead and collected the best tweets of the week.

    We did our best to keep things light and funny this week in the hopes that we might be able to afford you a laugh while (gestures vaguely) all this is happening.

    So, here they are 14 good tweets, which, as you will see, featured a lot of cake because that’s a lot of what Twitter cared about this week.

    1. The Letter and Cake, two things Twitter was unable to stop talking about this week

    2. Wet wall

    3. A serious leek

    5. Sick

    6. It’s not your fault

    7. Thank you, Garfield

  • Read Twitter’s update on the huge hack — 8 accounts may have had private messages stolen

    On Friday evening, Twitter issued its first full blog post about what happened after the biggest security lapse in the company’s history, one that led to attackers getting hold of some of the highest profile Twitter accounts in the world — including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Kanye West, Michael Bloomberg, and more.

    The bad news: Twitter has now revealed that the attackers may indeed have downloaded the private direct messages (DMs) of up to 8 individuals while conducting their Bitcoin scam, and were able to see “personal information” including phone numbers and email addresses for every account they targeted.

    That’s because Twitter has confirmed that attackers attempted to download the entire “Your Twitter Data” archive for those 8 individuals, which contains DMs among other info.

  • Nationwide Institute Of Requirements And Technology

    My previous article checked out how expertise has advanced to the extent that we are now simply contactable no matter where we are. Infrastructure in the society has grown with the assistance of science and technology. Modes of transport like electronic railway strains had been realized and these actually benefited the society by offering them a better means of transport. In the past, nearly all the things was analog but thanks to the science and expertise we are actually being digitalized by the day. cape peninsula university of technology The invention of the telephone and radio companies has broadened human communication. Politics, culture, business, science, know-how, well being, training, global affairs, and more.

    Neil Postman also sees technology as undermining human processes as well. That technology creates ‘a tradition with out ethical foundation’ and undermines social relations between humans. This could at the moment be seen with the argument over …