• Science

    The UK’s science success shows why its government is getting COVID wrong

    Boris Johnson’s government has made an utter mess of COVID: this must have hit home to millions of people as the pandemic passed the official 100,000 death toll this week, with the highest rate in the world of death by population size. There is one good thing that the UK has led the world on, though: sequencing the genome of the coronavirus. The insights that work has given us show the world’s governments the way forward. What are the chances they will take it? Whatever they do, there is no early end in sight. The UK may well reach its 15 million target for people vaccinated by mid-February, although a…

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    Professor Avi Loeb: ‘It would be arrogant to think we’re alone in the universe’ | Alien life

    By the time humanity noticed the object, it was already leaving the galaxy. 19 October 2017. Astronomers at the University of Hawaii notice an odd shape tumbling away from Earth, a bright speck hurtling through the deep dark. Informally, they name it ‘Oumuamua, from the Hawaiian for “scout”, and classify it an interstellar asteroid, the first known to visit our solar system. Really, nobody could be sure what it was. Asteroids are rocky and dull and commonly round, but ‘Oumuamua was shiny and elongated. Astronomers had first thought it a comet, but comets have bright gassy tails, and here there wasn’t one. The more data was collected, the more mysterious…

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    This One Exercise Melts Fat Faster Than Any Other, Says Science

    The workout that melts fat fastest is also one of the quickest, typically taking less than 20 minutes from start to finish. Known as high-intensity interval training or HIIT, it requires you to move fast, very fast for a very short period of time. One researcher goes as far as calling it the “one-minute workout,” because one version of this training method amounts to just 60 seconds of intensely strenuous exertion, 20-second bouts broken up by periods of rest, a sequence that’s repeated multiple times. You probably recognize this exercise technique as it has been written about here and elsewhere many times. But have you tried it? And, if so, have…

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  • Education

    Funding and education recommended to help combat lead in homes and water

    Lead is hazardous to humans, and exposure can lead to health problems. Lead paint was banned in residential settings in 1978, according to the report. But as many as two-thirds of Ohio homes were built before 1980, and more than a quarter were built before 1950. More than half of homes in some Ohio’s cities largest cities, including Dayton, Toledo, Akron, and Cleveland, were built before 1950. Lead poisoning can also come through water from old pipes. In 2019, more than 3,500 Ohio children were found with elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to the report, including 20 children with levels high enough to require medical intervention to…

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  • Jobs

    New 3D printing jobs at NanoAl, appointments at EOS, Sigma Labs, Azul 3D, ROBOZE, Addition, and more

    Welcome to the latest edition of our 3D printing jobs and career moves update for the additive manufacturing sector.  If you are looking for a new position in the industry, we keep our 3D Printing job board updated with the latest positions. You can easily apply to any of the posted jobs after creating a free profile. If you are just about to enter the sector, we offer a guide on how to get a job in the 3D printing industry. The 3D Printing Industry jobs board is also free to use for employers to find 3D printing experts for their businesses.  Read on for job opportunities from NanoAl and…

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    What do COVID-19 vaccines mean for daily life in the months ahead?

    As more COVID-19 vaccines show signs of being able to protect people from getting really sick, they’re fueling hopes that some sense of normalcy is within reach. Two vaccines have been authorized for emergency use in the United States and are slowly getting into arms across the country. And two more vaccine makers have just reported fairly positive results — a crucial step on the path toward adding tools to quell the pandemic. As a result, people are looking forward to finally being able to safely hug loved ones, travel and go to work, school or the store without fear of falling ill. But the rocky vaccine rollout across the…

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