Monday, April 26, 2021

Using CRISPR to treat cancer

 Don't miss this MIT news story about how CRISPR is being used by KSQ Therapeutics to treat cancer: 

The approach was developed at MIT by co-founder Tim Wang PhD ’17 in the labs of professors Eric Lander and David Sabatini. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Smart Devices and How They Help You With Your Busy Life

Smart devices are becoming something that are more commonly found in homes all around the globe. While they might seem like something that are a bit more expensive than the version that you would usually buy, getting the smarter device is a decision that you should always make because of how much easier it will make your life.

While you might not think that you need a robot going around your home cleaning up your floors, this saves you so much time when you have guests coming over. You might not think that you need security cameras that link to your phone and record important moments automatically so that you don't have to search through data yourself, but it's useful. Here are a few ways technology and smart devices have helped people at home.

Control Lights

When you find the perfect mattress at one of the mattress stores near me, you can be in your bed and be able to control the lighting. Getting out of bed to turn off the lights is a problem that everyone with a comfortable bed has. With smart lights, you don't have to get out of bed at all to fix your lighting. If you left a light on in the kitchen, you can just pick up your phone and turn it off. No leaving the bed for forgetful light switches ever again.

Monday, April 19, 2021

edX course: learn the physics of COVID transmission

 As a lifelong learner, I enjoy taking courses on edX and coursera. To learn more about the science of COVID transmission, take a look at the MITx course titled, "Physics of COVID-19 Transmission." Learn about the scientific principles behind the airborne transmission of COVID-19, and how quantitative safety guideline may be derived to assess the risk of transmission. You will explore factors such as the occupancy, the time spent in the space, the dimensions of the room, the use of face masks, ventilation, air filtration, humidity, the respiratory activities involved, etc. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Google and Apple: Exposure Notifications

Google and Apple jointly created the Exposure Notifications System out of a shared sense of responsibility to help governments and our global community fight the COVID-19 pandemic through contact tracing. 

Public health authorities around the world are building apps that use the Exposure Notifications System to help their contact tracing efforts. For example, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has developed the COVID Alert PA mobile app. 

  • You control whether you receive Exposure Notifications
  • The Exposure Notifications System doesn’t track your location
  • Neither Google, Apple, nor other users can see your identity
  • Only public health authorities can use this system