Spanish automaker SEAT has quickly developed a ventilator for the coronavirus fight that uses car parts and is being built on one of its automotive assembly lines near Barcelona. Working from an open-source design, The VW-owned company’s engineers repurposed a windshield wiper motor to operate the device’s pump. SEAT said...
As ventilator shortages continue to plague US hospitals, enterprising Maryland engineers have devised an unorthodox way to potentially supply coronavirus patients with oxygen: breast pumps. The idea was reportedly sparked after the “FDA actually approved the emergency use of medical devices including positive pressure devices,” software engineer Rachel Labatt...
Facebook announced it would start to ask some of its U.S.-based users about their health in an effort to give researchers more information about self-reported COVID-19 patients. In a blog post, the Mark Zuckerberg-led company said it will put a link at the top of some users’ News Feeds...
Netflix may not have a cure for the coronavirus, but it has a fix for roommates who screw up your “continue watching” queue. The streaming service this week introduced PIN-protected profiles, as millions of roommates and couples in the US approach their second month of quarantine. Putting a PIN on...
The closest ever image of a violent jet spewing out of a supermassive black hole has been revealed. The impressive picture has been brought to us by the same team who published the historic first image of a black hole last year. Jet streams shooting from black holes are thought...
The moon’s water ice and other natural resources can be mined and used by the United States, according to a new executive order signed by President Trump. The president on Monday signed the executive order, which has been in the works for about a year, titled Encouraging International Support...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday pledged $1 billion toward coronavirus relief efforts — representing 28 percent of his wealth. In a series of tweets, Dorsey said that the ten-figure sum would come out of his stake in Square, the payments processor he co-founded, rather than his Twitter shares. “I...
TOKYO – Spring graduation ceremonies in Japan have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but students at one school were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home. The robots, dubbed “Newme” by developer ANA Holdings, were dressed in graduation caps and gowns...
NASA released a stunning image of the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation this week. The newly revisited picture, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the pillars in infrared light. That type of light pierces through obscuring dust and gas and to provide viewers with a more unfamiliar view of...
SpaceX might be the biggest name in commercial spaceflight these days but it’s far from the only game in town. There are dozens of other companies crafting rockets of their own and for a variety of purposes. In China on April 1st, one of those rockets was sold...