internetIn the Age of Data, Your Online Privacy is Ground Zero

The privacy debate is mostly centered around government snooping especially after the stunning revelations about the sheer volume of raw data that governments and their agencies collect under the guise of protecting national security interests. The Domestic Surveillance Directorate of …

businessBoeing Financial, Engineering and Brand Recovery Will Take Many Years

Boeing now hopes to have permission to fly the 737 Max in mid-2020. Boeing will likely be losing about $1 billion every quarter until it the Max is permitted to fly and for Boeing to be allowed to sell the …

businessBoeing Cancels Spaceplane as Fourth Quarter Could See $1 Billion Loss

Boeing canceled a vertical takeoff, horizontal landing (VTHL) rocket called the Phantom Express. It was going to be 100 feet (30 m) tall and have a 62 foot (19 m) wingspan. The Phantom express would use an Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 …

medicineHigh Hand Hygiene Adoption Would Greatly Reduce Disease Spread

Only one in fifteen people wash their hands with soap. If people washed their hands with soap for about 24 seconds each time then this would greatly reduce the transmission of disease.

diseaseWhy is Coronavirus 2019 ncov More Dangerous Than SARS?

Information is Beautiful has a chart of how contagious and deadly many different diseases are. The chart has coronavirus 2019 ncov as slightly less deadly and spreadable than SARS. Spanish flu was ranked less deadly and less contagious than SARS. …

chinaEven More Draconian Quarantines Are Needed to Stop Coronavirus 2019 Ncov

The Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization reports that China currently premlimary calculation of human-to-human transmission (R0) of coronavirus 2019 ncov is 1.4-2.5. HKU Medicine has released new nowcasting and forecasting estimates for the 2019-nCoV outbreak. They estimate that …

diseaseMessenger RNA Treatment of Viruses Like Coronavirus

There has been 20 years of work on messenger RNA treatments against viruses. Technological advancements in RNA biology, chemistry, stability, and delivery systems have accelerated the development of fully synthetic mRNA vaccines. Molecular Therapy Journal (April 2019) reviewed mRNA as …

darpaDARPA Nucleic Technology Funded to Get Virus Response to 1-60 Days

DARPA launched the Pandemic Prevention Platform program (P3) to stop pandemic treatments within 60 days of detection. The P3 program, which began in 2017, seeks to halt the spread of any infectious disease outbreak before it can escalate into a …

DNA2020 Emergency Coronovirus Treatment Will Start in 3 Months Versus 2 Years for SARS in 2003

In 2003 it took 20 Months for the first experimental treatment for newly identified virus but in 2020 it appears it will take 3 months for the first treatments against the Wuhan Coronavirus. China has already published the genome sequence …

agricultureWorld Food Supply is Increasing Faster Than Population Growth for a Better World

The world population is growing at about 1.1% each year and world food production is increasing at a faster rate. FAO’s latest forecast for 2019 world cereal production is pegged at an all-time high of 2.7 billion tonnes, up some …