Homebound scientists were looking for ways to help battle the pandemic. I put out a call on Twitter, and the Covid-19 Dispersed Volunteer Network was born.
Source: Coronavirus Researchers Are Dismantling Science’s Ivory Tower—One Study at a Time
Unqork, designed to let organizations build web apps without code, has helped the two cities quickly build websites and databases for coronavirus aid.
Source: Unqork helped D.C. and NYC build COVID-19 websites within days
Superforecasters, a new type of expert network, is radically improving executive judgment.
Source: New Expert Networks Like Superforecasters Dramatically Improve Executive Decision Making
A business bigger than Big Tech needs to adapt as student numbers drop and learning from home exposes poor value for money.
Source: College Inc. Faces a Sticker-Price Reckoning
Fed up with the rising cost and declining quality of Apple laptops, I migrated to Microsoft. It has been both a total joy and a complete pain in the neck.
Source: What Happened When I Switched From Macs to Windows
Companies are racing to build surveillance systems that can monitor indoor spaces for excessive crowds and unmasked people.
Source: AI surveillance cameras for social distancing are coming
Need masks and face shields? You got it. A network of tinkerers comes in handy when lives are on the line and the authorities are asleep at the wheel.
Source: When Government Fails, Makers Come to the Rescue | WIRED
It’s the result of years of missed opportunities and a technology blitz that modernized big parts of American medicine but left public health agencies behind.
Source: Virus hunters rely on faxes, paper records as more states reopen – POLITICO
Health agencies are looking for thousands of people to help beat the coronavirus — medical experience not required.
Source: Lost your job? Consider becoming a “contact tracer” – CBS News
We tested 30 common household materials for homemade masks. Using breathability and virus-size particle capture, we identified the top 5 DIY mask materials.
Source: The Ultimate Guide to Homemade Face Masks for Coronavirus – Smart Air Filters