The morning after – Engadget

Your phone, whether it’s an Apple Watch, Fitbit, or other fitness tracker, can offer a COVID-19 early detection system, depending on the variability of your heart rate (HRV). In a study from Mount Sinai, researchers followed a group of 297 healthcare workers for about six months and noted changes in heartbeat that could indicate a person had coronavirus, a full week before feeling sick. . This would be especially helpful for asymptomatic people who may spread the virus and not appear or feel sick.

A similar study by Stanford University of participants wearing trackers from Garmin, Fitbit, Apple and others found that 81% of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 also saw changes in their resting heart rate. up to nine and a half days before showing symptoms. Some companies are even planning dedicated wearable devices for clinical environments to help treat and monitor COVID-19.

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The IEA says the sector’s emissions must fall by more than 70% by 2030.

The morning after

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the industry enough to create a small reduction in methane emissions, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The organization mainly attributed a drop of about 10% in emissions from oil and gas companies to lower production due to reduced demand. However, he claimed that these operations still released more than 70 million tonnes (77 million tonnes) of methane into the atmosphere in 2020.

Agriculture remains the main source of human-made methane emissions (around a quarter), followed by energy. According to the IEA, leaks in the natural gas value chain are responsible for around 60% of industry emissions. It is these leaks that the agency wants to correct, suggesting that many could be corrected at no net cost after the sale of the preserved methane. Continue reading.

But the service is still not available.

Talk back online

A week since lost access to Amazon’s hosting servers, Parler’s website is back online, at least in a limited form. For now, it hosts a message from CEO John Matze, saying, “We will solve any challenges that come before us and we plan to welcome you again soon.”

According to CNN, Parler’s domain is currently registered with a DNS provider known to provide a safe haven for websites like 8chan and The Daily Stormer in the old days. Getting a site live is just one of the challenges Parler has to solve: Without access to the App Store and Google Play, Parler users will not have an easy way to install the software on their phones. . Continue reading.

It is lighter and better suited for modern music production.

The morning after

Last year, Korg announced a limited edition remake of the ARP 2600. Arguably the most iconic synth on the market, it weighed around 68 pounds and would essentially require its own table or desk. So Korg did his best to shrink the 2600 down, resulting in the ARP 2600 M. He’s about half the size and tips the scales at just 13 pounds, though he’s ditching the keyboard to help pick up. weight.

It’s not a 100% faithful recreation of the 70s modular synthesizer, but Korg has expanded the feature set to work best in a modern music creation environment. It also has USB host capabilities, so you can connect any USB MIDI controller if you need to pick up the keyboard. Continue reading.

The discovery of gravitational waves could help us understand the cosmos.

Scientists may have identified the gravitational waves that make up part of the universe’s background, not just those from unusual events such as black hole collisions. The NANOGrav research team has discovered a “strong signal” that could represent the background of gravitational waves. These are waves from supermassive mergers of black holes across the cosmos.

This is not yet a definitive result, but with further research it could help identify the sources of these waves and, perhaps, how these “hidden” forces are shaping the universe. Continue reading.

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