In contrast, as more people gain immunity, either through natural infection or vaccine, the R0 "is expected to drop substantially, making the virus more prone to seasonal fluctuations," such as spikes in wintertime and dips in summertime, the authors concluded. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 may become a seasonal virus
The 165-foot-tall (50 m) Starship will launch from Earth atop a gigantic rocket known as Super Heavy, which will be powered by about 30 Raptors of its own. The Starship vehicle will be powerful enough to blast itself off the moon and Mars, whose gravitational pulls are much weaker than that of our planet, Musk has said. … [Read more...] about SpaceX gearing up for 12-mile-high test flight with prototype of Mars-colonizing Starship
Putting so many satellites into orbit raises a number of potential concerns, including the proliferation of "space junk." While SpaceX's Starlink satellites are designed to fall out of orbit and burn up in Earth's atmosphere over time, the presence of so many spacecraft in orbit at once increases the possibility of collisions, which would generate huge swarms of debris. These swarms would then pose a potential threat to other satellites in orbit. … [Read more...] about Countries around the world want a Space Force — but why?
Disgust has long been considered a universal human emotion. But while the emotion may be universal, opinions vary widely about what qualifies as "disgusting," depending on customs, cultures and personal tastes, the museum website says. "What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another. Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn't edible," according to the website. … [Read more...] about Squirrel beer, ant gin and poop wine are served up in Disgusting Food Museum’s new exhibit
AMD didn’t reveal any specs, though the card on show—likely the series flagship—is of the triple-fan variety, much like the Radeon VII, so it’ll be big. It uses 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors; combined with the PCIe slot, that means this Radeon 6000 (Radeon RX 6900X?) can consume 375W. Exactly how much power it will require is unknown. … [Read more...] about AMD reveals Radeon 6000 “Big Navi” design