What other measures do we need? Beyond handwashing and distancing where possible, wearing face masks and ensuring venues are well ventilated will all help. Bauld says there is a case for bar and restaurant staff wearing masks to prevent them unwittingly spreading infections. And when people are in proximity for some time, such as in the queue for the toilets, the more cautious 2-metre distancing rule is preferable to standing closer. Another important move is to improve air circulation by opening doors and windows, which will be easier in the UK over the summer than later in the year. … [Read more...] about What is the science behind the UK’s coronavirus distancing rules?
Ford Motors and Michigan Science Center (MiSci) have partnered to create MiSci’s first autonomous vehicle exhibit.Built in partnership, one of the exhibits shows a vehicle of the future that guests can engage with and explore inside to learn about autonomous vehicles through interactive displays and a simulation. The exhibit will allow guests to learn how autonomous vehicles operate and make decisions without a human driver using data that is collected through 3D maps, cameras, sensors, and LiDAR. It also includes an interactive LiDAR simulation to show how an autonomous vehicle sees the environment around it, such as pedestrians and other cars, as it drives. The guests will even be able to take a photo of their experience to keep and share digitally. Ford is working closely with its self-driving technology partner Argo AI to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Metro Detroit, including the Corktown neighbourhood, among other US cities.John Rich, Director of Autonomous … [Read more...] about Ford, Michigan Science Centre join hands to develop interactive autonomous driving experience
It spells out 18 ways nature helps keep people alive. Those include food, energy, medicine, water, protection from storms and floods, and slowing climate change. The report said 14 of those are on long-term declining trends. … [Read more...] about Science Says: Why Biodiversity Matters to You
At 17, Aristotle was sent away for his education – to Athens, and the Academy of Plato. He stayed for 20 years, and became part of the Academic furniture. This makes his sudden flight from Athens in 348 or 347BC all the more mysterious. It could have been because he had fallen out with Plato (a tendency towards empiricism, perhaps, which irked the strictly anti-empirical stance of his ageing mentor). That Aristotle was passed over for the headship when Plato died might have been, in Aristotelian terms, the proximate cause. His association with Macedon had also put him at risk, given that Philip II, son of Amyntas III, had razed Olynthus, an ally of Athens, selling its citizens into slavery, along with a garrison of Athenian soldiers. With Demosthenes rousing Athenians to frothing xenophobia, Aristotle packed his bags. … [Read more...] about The Lagoon: How Aristotle invented science by Armand Marie Leroi – review
Best practices in the areas of women in science, technology deployment, diversity in science, and STEM at schools could be shared between them, besides exploring new research in Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Sciences, and Electric Mobility, a statement quoting Sharma said. … [Read more...] about India, Canada discuss ways to strengthen collaboration in science and technology
"I had developed an interest in data science, and realised I wanted to pursue a career in this field," she says. She bagged a seat at IIIT Bangalore for a Master's in data science. After graduating in 2015, she interned with Intel, where she was later offered a full-time position. She instead took up a job as a data scientist at a startup in Mumbai, and later moved to another startup. "I knew the kind of experience I craved for was only possible at a startup." In February last year, Divya moved to Bengaluru after getting married and joined Gojek as a data scientist, where she has been working on building data science solutions for the payment gateway GoPay. Divya says she's most proud that she has set an example for young girls back home. … [Read more...] about Divya’s journey from Hindi medium to data science