Ventilator Makers Race to Prevent a Possible Shortage

Eric Gjerde, CEO of Airon Corporation, a small ventilator maker in Gainesville, Florida, has been getting far more business than he’d like in recent weeks. An Italian company asked him for 2,000 machines. His distributor…

Sheriff Tells Tesla Its Not as ‘Essential’ as…

Before dawn on Tuesday, workers coming off a shift at Tesla’s factory in the Silicon Valley city of Fremont boarded buses to return to the offsite lots where they’d parked their cars. Nearby, more workers…

Taiwan Is Beating the Coronavirus. Can the US…

As of Wednesday, the nation of Taiwan had recorded 100 cases of Covid-19, a remarkably low number given the island’s proximity to China. Some 2.71 million mainland Chinese visited Taiwan in 2019 and as recently…

TV and Movies to Watch While Stuck at…

Whether you’re officially quarantined or simply self-isolating, you’re likely stuck at home with a fair amount of time on your hands—and desperate to be entertained. Let’s face it: Working from home means you need to…

The Oculus Rift S Puts High-End VR Within…

I used to love virtual reality. Back in 2015, the hype train for VR was tearing down the tracks full steam ahead, and I had a first-class seat. Buckling on a bulky, janky developer headset…

Mass Panic Is Unlikely, Even During a Pandemic

There’s an old trope that when faced with disaster, human beings lose all rationality, running around panicking, looting and trampling one another. But that, as it turns out, is an exceedingly rare response in real…

Todays Cartoon: Skydiving

Wednesday, March 18, 2020. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com. Lots of apps tout ephemeral features, but it's hard to make things disappear from the internet. Tuesday, March 17, 2020. By Jeremy Nguyen, with cartooncollections.com. These…

Could Crispr Be Humanitys Next Virus Killer?

On February 19, Tim Abbott, a PhD candidate at Stanford University’s bioengineering department, checked the results of an experiment that he was running as a part of a team using the gene-manipulating Crispr technology to…

Pixar Pioneers Win the Computing Industrys Nobel Prize

When Edwin Catmull arrived at the University of Utah’s graphics lab as a grad student in 1970, its state-of-the-art monochrome monitors showed only blocky shapes made from polygons. He spent the next few years inventing…