Sensor takes guesswork out of N95 decontamination

A new wireless system can sense when N95 facemasks are properly decontaminated in moist heat. For moist-heat decontamination to properly sanitize N95 facemasks, the conditions have to be perfect. If the temperature or humidity are even the slightest bit too low, then dangerous pathogens can survive the process, putting mask-wearers at risk for infection. Researchers at the University of Michigan, […]

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Dubai rolls out vaccines to public transport workers

Dubai has begun the mass vaccination of public transport workers, with the Gulf emirate aiming to remain open to international tourism despite a surge in cases. The United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai and six other emirates and has a population of nearly 10 million, has administered 4.4 million doses —one of the best vaccination rates per capita in the […]

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WWE Star Gabbi Tuft Has Come Out as a Trans Woman

Retired professional wrestler Gabbi Tuft came out as a transgender woman this week, sharing her identity with the world in a moving open letter to her fans on social media on Thursday. “This is me. Unashamed, unabashedly me,” Tuft wrote in her announcement on Instagram on Friday. “This is the side of me that has hidden in the shadows, afraid […]

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How Dogs Might Help Sniff Out Coronavirus Infections at Miami Heat Games

Like everything else, sporting events have been thrown into turmoil by the COVID-19 pandemic. Games have been cancelled and postponed, and fans haven't been allowed in many stadiums for several months. (Fan attendance across the country depends on a number of factors, including local coronavirus guidelines, which vary by state.) In Florida, the Miami Heat have announced they'll use coronavirus-sniffing […]

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