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Eight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator

Eight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator

The eight manufacturers selected to produce VITAL stretch from Connecticut to California and from Minnesota to Texas. JPL did not say when the device might be ready for use.  NASA/JPL-Caltech Next, JPL is evaluating international manufacturers from countries including Brazil, India, Malaysia and Mexico. Those manufactures will also receive free …

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Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to ‘special cases’

Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to 'special cases'

Officials initially wanted to track the location of virtually every infected person with the technology, which was originally intended to fight terrorism. It theoretically helped Israel determine if people were isolating properly, and would help determine who might have been exposed. Privacy advocates quickly objected, though, and the Israeli parliament …

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Recommended Reading: COVID-19 and AI health care

Recommended Reading: COVID-19 and AI health care

COVID-19 will accelerate the AI health care revolution Kai-Fu Lee, Wired The coronavirus pandemic will cause us to rethink major aspects of everyday life around the world, but it may also expedite the use of artificial intelligence in health care. Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee explains how the revolution has …

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Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing tech is ready

Apple and Google's COVID-19 contact tracing tech is ready

Apple and Google are providing the API, but PHAs will have to develop their own contact tracing apps. In an attempt to promote adoption and avoid fragmentation, use of the API will be restricted to one app per country — though there may be some exception if a country has …

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Apple rolls out iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 features

Apple rolls out iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 features

Medical ID, a feature that allows you to list some of your medical information for emergency use, has also received a timely tweak. You can now set up your device to automatically share your Medical ID with 911 call operators. If you’re calling from an area with Enhanced Emergency Data, …

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Jaguar ends I-Pace electric race series due to COVID-19

Jaguar ends I-Pace electric race series due to COVID-19

Jaguar maintained that the series had hit “many of the targets” the company set for itself. It translated racing knowledge to I-Pace upgrades, for instance. As Inside Electric observed, though, there were problems well before the pandemic put racing on hold. The eTrophy never managed to get a full grid …

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