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US Confirms Nation"s First Case of Omicron Covid Variant In California

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: U.S. health officials have confirmed the country's first case of the new, heavily mutated coronavirus variant called omicron in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotDec 1st, 2021

Leaked slide confirms Intel Arc Alchemist memory configurations

The leaked slide titled "DG2 Graphics Memory configuration" has found its way onto the Internet through HXL, a known leaker with a good track record. The slide has a table briefly detailing the specifications of five DG2 NB (notebook) SKUs, which may.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News13 hr. 51 min. ago

Study shows urban Britain"s potential as a "grow your own" nation

Britain's towns and cities have the potential to support an urban agricultural revolution that would help meet the dietary needs of a growing population, boost the nation's health and wellbeing, as well as reduce reliance on imports, a new study reve.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 51 min. ago

Restoring peace in family systems in communities of color

As a therapist of 13 years with a private practice serving primarily people of color, I became aware of a third, unspoken, pandemic that swept across our community during the COVID-19 lockdown; the conflict pandemic among families. With many families.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News19 hr. 51 min. ago

Urban bacteria are a diverse group

More than half the world's population lives in urban areas. In the United States, more than 8 in 10 people are urbanites. Urban ecosystems often have less diverse animal and plant life compared to natural areas. But that's not necessarily the case wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News19 hr. 51 min. ago

Google warns that defamation case ruling will force it to "censor" the internet

The Guardian reports that the case revolves around George Defteros, a Victoria defense lawyer who previously represented Melbourne gangland figures. He sued Google over claims that its publication of search results showing a 2004 article defamed him......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News22 hr. 24 min. ago

Israel Says Fourth Vaccine Dose Brings 2X Protection Against Omicron Infection, 3X Against Serious Illness - For Those Over 60

Friday the results of several large studies showed that getting a third Covid vaccine "booster shot" dramatically decreased infections from the Omicron variant. And now the Times of Israel reports that the country's Health Ministry "said on Sunday.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 24th, 2022

Scientists scrutinise characteristics of new Omicron sub-variant

 Image Credit:CIPhotos via Getty ImagesStudies are underway to find out the precise characteristics of the latest Covid-19 variant ‘BA.2’. It already accounts for the majority of most recent cases in a number of countries, including India, D.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2022

People with this certain gene version less likely to develop severe COVID-19

The new results show that people with a specific version of a gene are less likely to develop severe COVID-19. Earlier research had identified a specific group of genes, called the OAS1/2/3 gene cluster, as being involved in the risk for severe COVID.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2022

Retired FBI agent has new theory about who betrayed Anne Frank’s family to Nazis

Vincent Pankoke ID'd Jewish Council member Arnold van den Bergh as most likely culprit Enlarge / Anne Frank in 1940. A new book, The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation, by Rosemary Sullivan, claims that a retired FBI spe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2022

Wearable Helmet for Non-Invasive Optical Brain Imaging

Kernel, a medtech company based in California, has developed the Kernel Flow, a wearable helmet that can perform time domain functional near-infrared spectroscopy (TD-fNIRS) imaging of the brain. The system has a smaller footprint, is less expensive.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Sources: AirPods Case Could Soon Wirelessly Charge Your Phone

According to the Nikkei, the incoming AirPods will be powered by a high-tech case that could wirelessly charge itself, your earbuds, and your iPhone. AirPods fans are eagerly waiting for a new model of their favorite premium wireless earbuds next ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Gene Variant May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive Starvation

When there’s no food, it pays to be small -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

COVID Quickly, Episode 21: Colds Build COVID Immunity, and the Omicron Vaccine Delay

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

COVID Threatens to Bring a Wave of Hikikomori to America

We should work to protect others from falling into long-term social withdrawal -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Our Best Bets against COVID

Early studies show that to fight new variants like Omicron boosters are necessary -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

These Are the Latest COVID Treatments

But shortages mean that new antivirals and other drugs may be hard to come by -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Stealthy firmware bootkit leveraged by APT in targeted attacks

Kaspersky researchers have uncovered the third known case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. Dubbed MoonBounce, this malicious implant is hidden within Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, an essential part of computers, in the SPI.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Three Large Studies Show COVID Vaccines Fight Omicron - With Booster Shots

"Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots," reports the Associated Press: They are the first large U.S. studies to look at vac.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Verizon and AT&T Are Rolling Out New 5G Networks—But Not Near Major Airports. Here’s Why

AT&T and Verizon will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. The companies said.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Handle household projects with these compact tool kits

A compact tool kit stores neatly in a closet, drawer, or trunk. It has what you need for everyday household tasks like hanging pictures, putting up a shelf, or fixing a toilet. The tools are assembled in a space-saving manner inside their case, preve.....»»

Category: topSource:  technobuffaloRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022