Man ‘asleep’ in speeding self-driving car charged in Canada – Science & Tech

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A driver who allegedly set his car to autopilot and then took a nap as it broke the speed limit on a rural Canadian highway has been charged with dangerous driving, police said.

The incident took place near the town of Ponoka in Alberta province, the local force said in a tweet on Thursday.

“The car appeared to be self-driving, travelling over 140 km/h with both front seats completely reclined & occupants appeared to be asleep,” it said.

According to Canadian public broadcaster CBC, the car was an electric Tesla model set to autopilot

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Gates Criticizes Fed Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bill Gates lambasted the US government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with STAT, a health news website.

“You know, this has been a mismanaged situation every step of the way,” Gates told STAT. “It’s shocking. It’s unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world.”

The Trump administration had made multiple mistakes in COVID-19 testing, mainly in the speed in which results are returned, the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist said.

During the early days of the pandemic, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wanted to be involved in setting up testing procedures. They insisted that commercial laboratories be paid for their work if they returned test results within 24 hours, Gates said.

But that time frame is rarely met. Test results returned after more than 24 hours do little to stop the spread of the virus.


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Pennsylvania nears launch of new health insurance website

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Pennsylvania nears launch of new health insurance website

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that’s one of the things they did was took a over 19 test. The results came back a few days later that it was negative, which meant a lot to me, not toe have the virus, and the diagnosis was that I had pneumonia. So this is an oximeter, which gives us an oxygen level. Your heart rate is 76 with the covert 19. I didn’t want to be involved with that without the patients in the hospital, and have to worry about coming down with that. Here we go, everything you can imagine that you would get in a hospital, a brick and mortar hospital we actually bring to your house, including all of the services you need, such as nurses or paramedics. IV’s lab tests weaken bring in X

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CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), testifies during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the plan to research, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, known as Operation Warp Speed, July 2, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people didn’t need to get tested if they didn’t feel sick. That change had set off a rash of criticism from health experts who couldn’t fathom why the nation’s top public health agency would say such

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Intel Tiger Lake And Xe Graphics Benchmarks: Laptops Will Roar

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Intel has been showcasing its forthcoming Tiger Lake mobile processor line-up since its public debut in January of this year at CES. However, more recently the company disclosed the architecture powering the 11th Gen Core series CPUs at its Architecture Day 2020 event and then followed-up quickly with a full product stack unveil. To say anticipation is high for this product would be an understatement. Intel has a lot riding on Tiger Lake, with its Willow Cove cores and more importantly perhaps, its 10nm SuperFin transistors and Xe Graphics technologies that will underpin a whole new family of products eventually, far beyond the company’s Tiger Lake mobile offering. We suppose you could say SuperFin and Tiger Lake is 10nm done right for Intel.

In fact, Intel claims its 10nm SuperFin offers the “largest intranode performance delta” in company history. These are bold claims to be sure, and Intel is also
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Namecheap review | TechRadar

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Namecheap is best known as a domain registrar, but its web hosting plans might catch your eye, too. A year of shared hosting for just $1.44 a month – really?

This ‘only’ gets you 20GB storage and 30 email accounts, but that’s enough for many sites, and there are plenty of other highlights: unmetered bandwidth, a free domain name with privacy protection, a free website builder, easy installation of WordPress and hundreds of other popular apps, free integration with Supersonic CDN, the industry-standard cPanel control panel, 24/7 support via live chat, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

All plans give you the choice of hosting in a UK or US data center. That’s an unusual plus, although the UK hosting will cost you $1 a month extra.

There’s even support for hosting up to three websites, a real surprise (most starter plans restrict you to one.)

There are a few catches.

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The best Wi-Fi range extender for almost everybody

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The continuing coronavirus pandemic has many of us working and learning from home, and a lot of us are pushing our home’s Wi-Fi network to the limit as a result. And, if you’ve tried to set up a home office that’s a little too far from your router, then you’ve probably learned the hard way that dead zones can be a real pain. Fortunately, a good Wi-Fi range extender can help. 

The best Wi-Fi range extenders give your network a boost by receiving the wireless signal from your router and re-amplifying it farther out into your home. They’re simple to operate: Just pick a good spot, plug it in and press the WPS button to sync it with your router. In most cases, your wireless range extender doesn’t have to be the same brand as your router’s in order to work. There are lots of options that are both

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Ohio State researches aim to find treatment for coronavirus patients in new clinical trial

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Researchers from The Ohio State University are starting another COVID-19 trial that’s part of ‘Operation Warp Speed.’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — People who have COVID-19 but not sick enough to be hospitalized may be able to help scientists searching for treatment options. 

Researchers from The Ohio State University are starting another COVID-19 trial that’s part of Operation Warp Speed — the federal push to speed up work on getting medications and a vaccine to treat and prevent COVID-19.  

They are part of a multicenter national effort called the ACTIV-2 trial which is aimed at finding a treatment for people who have mild to moderate coronavirus but are not hospitalized.

The clinical trial is open to candidates who are 18 or older with a positive COVID-19 test within the previous week.  They cannot have had symptoms for longer than 10 days.

OSU Wexner Medical Center infectious disease specialist Dr. Carlos Malvestutto said

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Sydney news: Woman critical in high speed car crash in Merrylands West, COVID-19 warning for beachgoers

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Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Two hospitalised after car crash

A woman is in a critical condition and a man is in a serious condition after two cars collided in what is believed to have been a “very high speed” crash in Sydney’s west overnight.

NSW Ambulance inspector Andrew McAlpine said emergency services found “a scene of carnage” when they arrived at the crash site in Merrylands West at 10:30pm last night.

A female driver, aged in her 20s, was rushed to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

It took an hour for emergency services to free the other driver, a male aged in his 30s, who was also taken to Westmead Hospital with serious injuries.

NSW is ‘gold standard’ for COVID

It’s being dubbed Australia’s coronavirus success story — open businesses, (mostly) open borders, and slow infection growth.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday described NSW’s test-and-trace

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ICMR-NIRT Chennai Recruitment 2020 for Consultant/UDC/MTS/DEO Posts

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ICMR – NIRT, Chennai has invited applications for the recruitment of the 05 posts of Consultant/UDC/MTS and DEO on its official website. Check details here.

ICMR NIRT Chennai Recruitment for DEO and other

ICMR–National Institute of for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR – NIRT), Chennai Jobs Notification: ICMR – NIRT, Chennai has invited applications for the recruitment of the 05 posts of Consultant/UDC/MTS and DEO. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for these posts on or before 08 September 2020 by 5.30 p.m. 

Notification details for ICMR–National Institute of for Research in Tuberculosis Jobs 2020 Notification:
No N I RT/PROJ/RECTT/2020-21

Important Dates for ICMR–National Institute of for Research in Tuberculosis Jobs 2020 Notification:
Last Date for Submission of Application: 08 September 2020 by 5.30 p.m.

Vacancy Details for ICMR–National Institute of for Research in Tuberculosis Jobs 2020 Notification:
Consultant (Non Medical)-01
Section Officer-01
UDC (Assistant)-01
Multi Tasking Staff-01
Data Entry Operator-01

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