In hospitals, the geometry of the room, shadowing, timing and the type of material or object being disinfected are all accounted for when experts determine the right dosage of UVC needed to kill pathogens. But that kind of "quality assurance is really hard out in the world, out in the wild," Scott said. At-home devices don't offer that kind of precision, so using them could offer a false assurance that SARS-CoV-2 has been eliminated when it hasn't, he noted. "Having something you think is clean, but it's not, is worse than something that you know is dirty" because it affects your behavior toward that object, he said. … [Read more...] about Does UV light kill the new coronavirus?
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Facebook launched an “avatar” feature in the US recently, which allows its users to create a cartoon version of themselves and use it as a replacement to the standard smiley stickers. You can use your custom emojis in Facebook posts, as your profile picture and even when you use Facebook Messenger. Now, this feature will eventually find its way to more regions, but you don’t have to wait for it because there are apps that already let you do the same thing and even allow you to use them in other messengers like WhatsApp, Snapchat and Telegram... Bitmoji This is one of the most popular apps—now owned by the creators of Snapchat messenger—that allows you to create a personalised caricature yourself to use on your social networks and messaging apps. First, you need to register via the app. This allows you to save your creations online and access them even when you change handsets. Bitmoji lets you choose between three cartoon styles: Classic, Bitstrips and … [Read more...] about Make your avatars with these cool emoji apps
Carbon footprints are essentially a convenient way for scientists and environmental advocates to provide you with a number—typically in tons—of the C02 emissions you produce each year. Calculated based on a number of factors including where you live, what you eat, and how you get around, the size of each person’s C02 footprint varies widely. Things are especially different between city slickers and suburbanites, as urban living lowers carbon emissions by 20 percent. Still, the average American clocks in at 16.4 metric tons, or some 36,00 pounds, of carbon dioxide and its greenhouse gas equivalents each year, according to the World Bank. That made for a shared national footprint of about 5,300 million metric tons in 2015, which continues to contribute to the acceleration of global climate change. … [Read more...] about Emissions, eschmissions: How to (simply) reduce your carbon footprint in 2017