Zipline will bring its medical delivery drones to the U.S. to help fight the coronavirus

It’s successfully helping the medical system in Ghana and Rwanda. Now the drone company thinks it can help streamline U.S. medical deliveries while maintaining social distancing.
Zipline, a medical drone delivery company that launched in Rwanda, planned to come to the U

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Udemy is having a flash sale so you can learn something new while stuck at home

TL;DR: Udemy is having a flash sale through Monday, March 30, making many of its popular online classes as cheap as $10.99.

We’re now on Week 3 of social distancing due to the coronavirus outbreak, which means things are starting to look pretty dire on the boredom front. If you’ve already depleted your Netflix queue, deep-cleaned your house twice over, nailed down your sourdough recipe, attempted a TikTok dance, *and* paid off your tent loan to Tom Nook, what else is there to do while you’re stuck at home for the foreseeable future besides.

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TikTok love story documents next-level dating in the time of quarantine

Social distancing has made dating more complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s off the table entirely. 
Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen stepped up social-distancing dating and documented it all in a series of TikToks. Last week he noticed his neighbor, Tori Cignarella, dancing on her roof across the street from his apartment and took a chance. Flirting is “usually daunting” for him, he said in his TikTok, but the circumstances gave him a boost of confidence. 
“I think being confined to a box while being quarantined can inspire creativity,” Cohen told Mashable in an email, adding that he probably wouldn’t have tried if he wasn’t social distancing

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Hackaday Podcast 060: Counting Bees, DogBox Transmissions, and the Lowdown on Vents, BiPAP, and PCR

Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys recount the past week in hardware hacking. There’s a new king of supercomputing and it’s everyone! Have you ever tried to count bees? Precision is just a cleverly threaded bolt away. And we dig into some of the technical details of the coronavirus response with a close look at PCR testing for the virus, and why ventilators are so difficult to build.
Take a look at the links below if you want to follow along, and as always tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!

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Drone video shows deserted Chicago amid coronavirus outbreak | ABC News – ABC News

Drone video shows deserted Chicago amid coronavirus outbreak | ABC News  ABC NewsChicago threatens fines, arrests for coronavirus crackdown violators  New York Post Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Friday  Chicago TribuneEditorial: We don’t know how the coronavirus pandemic ends. Medical professionals are preparing for the worst.  Chicago TribuneLightfoot makes right call by shutting down “the lungs fo the city”  Chicago TribuneView Full Coverage on Google News

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Skyfire Acquires Viking UAS to Tackle COVID Drone Ops

Skyfire Consulting has acquired a majority stake in Viking UAS, a drone design and manufacturing company operating in the military research sector. A Skyfire press release says the Maine-based company will work on drone solutions for “sectors such as public safety, infrastructure and last-mile delivery for coronavirus-related medical supplies

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'Pandemic drone' could detect people with infectious symptoms to limit the spread of coronavirus

The ‘pandemic drone’ (stock) uses sensors and computer vision to monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates of people in a crowd, along with spotting those coughing and sneezing.

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This Reporter’s Reaction to a Bison Herd Is the Most Inevitably Intense Reaction Meme

This genuine instance of a human being in nature was made to be crystallized in the most enjoyable genre digital culture, the meme.
That’s because memes of reporters on-air are often popular and reflect very intense situations, it can’t just be engineered.
While it wasn’t captured on-camera, as Deion Broxton reported live from Yellowstone National Park for KTVM on Wednesday, he encountered a majestic bison herd and it was far too close for comfort.
“Oh my God. Oh my God,” Broxton said

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Get ready for drones that can detect Covid-19

Drone maker Draganfly has been working on technology that uses specialized onboard thermal sensors and a smart computer vision system to monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates from a distance. It can also detect people sneezing and coughing in large crowds or places where groups of people work or congregate.

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Coronavirus: Peak District drone police criticised for 'lockdown shaming'

Derbyshire Police is accused of “nanny policing” after sharing aerial shots of Peak District walkers.

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