• Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’

    “If you are lucky enough to work in a large health care system that has a sophisticated electronic medical record, then possibly you can push one button and have all the data flow up to NHSN,” says Angela Vassallo, an epidemiologist who formerly worked at HHS and is now chief clinical adviser to the infection-prevention firm Covid Smart. “But that’s a rare experience. Most hospitals have an infection preventionist, usually an entire team, responsible for transferring that data by hand.”

    There lies the core problem. Despite big efforts back during the Obama administration to funnel all US health care data into one large-bore pipeline, what exists now resembles what you’d find behind the walls of an old house: pipes going everywhere, patched at improbable angles, some of them leaky, and some of them dead ends. To take some examples from the coronavirus response: Covid-19 hospital admissions were measured by

  • Twitter reveals exactly how bitcoin scammers hacked Elon Musk’s, Kim Kardashian’s accounts

    Twitter just released an update on the massive hack that prompted the Great Blue Tick Silence of 2020, letting us know exactly how many accounts were actually impacted.

    On July 15, hackers posted tweets from several prominent, verified Twitter users’ accounts, falsely claiming that any bitcoin sent to a certain address would be paid back in double. The scam netted the hackers 400 payments with a total value of US$121,000 — a tidy sum for a handful of tweets.

    Now, Twitter has revealed what it’s learned about how this hack took place, stating that it “relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to [Twitter’s] internal systems.”

    “The social engineering that occurred on July 15, 2020, targeted a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack,” wrote Twitter in a blog post on Thursday. “A successful

  • Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and up to 120fps, leaks reveal

    An Irish retailer has revealed that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode will be free-to-play and support up to 120fps. Smyths Toys Superstores briefly posted details (Google Cache) about Halo Infinite multiplayer on a promotional page this week before quickly removing them once the internet discovered the references.

    “The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience,” read the listing. “Enjoy up to 120 FPS and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay with Xbox Series X.”

    The listing on Smyths Toys Superstores.

    Klobrille, an Xbox leaker that accurately revealed previous Halo Infinite details, backed up the claims that the multiplayer mode will be free-to-play. The leaker also claims the arena mode will aim for up to 120fps, and that multiplayer Halo Infinite will include a battle pass system and new customization options.

    343 Industries hasn’t revealed much about

  • Results Of Technology And High

    In in the present day’s enterprise climate, technology is advancing extra rapidly than many organizations can sustain with. Genetic engineering often is carried out on cells and protoplasts cultured in vitro, which have to be regenerated to whole plants. As well as, it often is fascinating to propagate en mass new genotypes generated by conventional breeding and selection strategies. Hence, there was substantial effort directed toward developing means of multiplying plant materials vegetatively for distribution. Such methods could also be associated with traditional methods resembling rooting of cuttings or in vitro culture techniques. Many woody crops, resembling willows and poplars, are simply propagated by rooted cuttings. In other cases rooting isn’t so readily obtained; nonetheless, there was ample progress in rooting important bushes, similar to Monterey pine and Norway spruce, that business availability of superior genotypes of these species from cuttings is a reality.

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  • How to Watch NASA Launch Its New Perseverance Mars Rover

    Hitting the atmosphere will also put an enormous amount of strain on the heat shield; it will experience pressures equivalent to being sat on by a jumbo jet. To keep it from cracking, engineers at Lockheed reinforced the heat shield with 2.5 inches of honeycombed aluminum that is stiff enough to handle the stress. The atmospheric drag created by the shield serves a braking function and will slow Perseverance to a few hundred miles an hour. Once the craft is about 7 miles above the surface—the cruising altitude of a passenger jet on Earth—it will use a small explosive charge to deploy its parachute. Shortly after, the rover will jettison its heat shield. That’s when things start to get truly wild.

    When the heat shield clears the spacecraft, the rover will detach itself from the parachute and experience a few seconds of freefall about a mile above the surface. It’s

  • Thai villa with a 2-storey slide is perfect for those who love jumping into pools

    Do you love swimming pools and slides?

    I’ve got news for you. This villa in Hua Hin, Thailand lets you slide from the second level right into the swimming pool below.

    It’s called Dragon Pool Villa and it’s a four bedroom property. But the main feature of the building is its 3 metre-high slide which allows you to splash your way into the 13 metre long outdoor pool.

    IMAGE: Dragon Pool Villa / Facebook.
    IMAGE: Dragon Pool Villa / Facebook.
    IMAGE: Dragon Pool Villa / Facebook.

    According to the villa’s facebook page, the property is ideal for 10 to 15 people who wish to get away from the business of life and simply relax while having some fun.

    If sliding is not your thing, the Dragon Pool Villa also comes with a sitting area fitted with a karaoke console, a 7 metre indoor dipping pool located close by a