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With about 16% of the US population fully vaccinated and cases of Covid around five times less than it was at its peak in January, things are looking up when it comes to beating the pandemic. Right? Wait, no? Ah shit. On CNN today Dr. Michael Osterholm, epidemiologist and Covid advisor to the White House,… READ THE REST
On January 20, 2020, When Covid-19 was in its infancy stage, a Diamond Princess cruise ship carrying 3,711 people (2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew members) departed from Yokohama, Japan. The cruise, which was supposed to be a 16-day tour through Asia, turned into a disaster when the novel coronavirus began to spread throughout the ship.… READ THE REST
The CDC has just released a set of guidelines on what people who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 can do safely (after two weeks of receiving said shots) – and after a year of lockdowns and mask mandates, what a relief. The best bullet point in their press release says fully vaccinated people can… READ THE REST
Unlike the impact of vibration therapy which applies regular, consistent contact to sore areas that the body ultimately acclimates to quickly, percussive therapy oscillates around toward the most targeted areas, applying pressure to tense muscle tissue. For athletes, that means a massage gun used post-workout can help remove lactic acid buildup from the muscle, which… READ THE REST
Projection technology has advanced to the point where even a solid recent vintage projector can serve as a brilliant addition to your home viewing options. And now that we're all starting to get out of the house again, you can tech up with a portable or even pocket-sized projector and basically create your own theater… READ THE REST
When you think robots, your mind likely jumps to R2-D2 or Wall-E. But the reality is that robots are everywhere already, with the trusty functional robotic arm serving as a backbone of industrial manufacturing for decades. And they're that popular because they're ultra adaptable. You can teach a robot arm to do everything from popping open… READ THE REST