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Aujourd’hui — 8 avril 2020Wired

iPads Are Crucial Health Care Tools in Combating Covid-19

Hospitals are deploying tablets and smartphones to protect staff, preserve protective equipment, and help patients connect with loved ones.

After 50 Years of Effort, Researchers Made Silicon Emit Light

We’re approaching the speed limit for electronic computer chips. If we want to go faster, we’ll need data-carrying photons—and some tiny lasers.

We Need a Covid-19 Vaccine—Let’s Get It Right the First Time

The flu shot campaigns of 1976 and 2009 offer key lessons for how (and how not) to distribute, monitor, and communicate about vaccines. But will anyone listen?

To Beat Covid-19, Scientists Try to 'See' the Invisible Enemy

Using beams of X-rays and electrons, researchers are creating a moving model of the coronavirus in order to discover its weaknesses.
Hier — 7 avril 2020Wired

Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA

Consumer genomics company 23andMe wants to mine its database of millions of customers for clues to why the virus hits some people harder than others.

Turns Out, Traffic Spreads Like the Coronavirus

Par : Matt Simon
Researchers use models meant for infectious diseases to show how congestion proliferates. That may mean a vaccine for traffic jams is on the horizon.

The Power Plant of the Future Is Right in Your Home

If we want more renewable energy, our grids will have to manage themselves. A small experiment in Colorado is lighting the way.

One Way to Potentially Track Covid-19? Sewage Surveillance

How many people have been infected with the new coronavirus? A group of Bay Area researchers aims to find out—by tracking what's in the local wastewater.

Obama’s Ebola Czar on What Strong Federal Response Looks Like

Ron Klain explains why government needs to speak with one voice—and what he’d do if he were in charge.
À partir d’avant-hierWired

The Deliciously Surprising Science of Taste

Par : Matt Simon
That famous map of the tongue, with the different sections for bitter, sweet, salty, and sour? Way wrong. Here’s the fascinating truth.

The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again

Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan had flattened the curve. Then travelers from the US and Europe began reimporting the virus.

Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes?

Nobel Prize–winning physicist Steven Weinberg's new paper tackles the mystery of why the laws of nature appear to have been composed in triplicate.

2019 Was 'Probably the Worst Year in a Century' for Australia

A new report weighs the damage from record heat and raging bushfires, and concludes that the environmental damage is on an “unprecedented scale.”

We Are in the Midst of This Coronavirus Outbreak—Now What?

WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson and senior correspondent Adam Rogers answer reader questions about the scientific and social consequences of the pandemic.

Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

Earth aside, all the planets in our solar system were named after Greek and Roman gods.

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

What could be better than sailing 30 feet through the air for a two-hand jam? Staying home and analyzing it\!

Trials of Plasma From Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have Begun

US Food and Drug Administration officials approved nationwide tests of two treatments, both derived from the blood of people who have survived the disease.

Google Reveals Location Data to Help the Coronavirus Response

The search giant is disclosing trends in visits to broad categories of places, as a tool for public health officials.

The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

Par : Matt Simon
No, drinking water won’t flush the virus out of your mouth. Here’s how to inoculate yourself against bad Covid-19 information.

Covid-19 Is Killing More Men Than Women—Here Are Some Theories

Scientists can’t say for certain why the current pandemic is discriminating by sex, but it likely comes down to biology, lifestyle, and behavior. 

How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

To swap out the spent uranium rods, hundreds of technicians from around the country must work in close quarters for weeks. That’s a challenge during a quarantine.

How a Real Dog Taught a Robot Dog to Walk

Par : Matt Simon
Instead of coding a mechanical quadruped's movements line by line, Google researchers fed it videos of real-life pups. Now it can even chase its tail.

The High-Stakes Race to Build More Ventilators

The US is short of ventilators to help Covid-19 patients breathe. Ford, GM, and satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit are trying to fill the gap.

For Homeless People, Covid-19 Is Horror on Top of Horror

As the coronavirus spreads, unhoused people are among the most vulnerable to infection.

The (Political) Science Behind Trump's Coronavirus Approval Ratings

The president is presiding over a public health nightmare and a mounting economic crisis. So why are voters warming up to him?

How a Crispr Lab Became a Pop-Up Covid Testing Center

As the government fumbled Covid-19 testing, researchers at UC Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute stepped up—with their own time and funding.

The Coronavirus Lockdown Is a Threat for Many Animals, Not a Blessing

Par : Matt Simon
You may have seen recent videos of goats roaming an empty town. But for more vulnerable species, like rhinos, this shutdown poses a great danger.

The State of Coronavirus Testing in the US

Many Americans who may need a Covid-19 test still can't easily get one. What's going on?

The US Army's Virus Research Lab Gears Up to Fight Covid-19

The Pentagon's Institute of Infectious Diseases has been handling the world’s most dangerous organisms for decades. Now they're researching the new coronavirus.

Concrete Is Awful for the Planet. Clever Chemistry Can Help

Without it, our civilization would be nowhere. With it, the Earth is suffering. But what if concrete could be used to store climate-warming carbon?