The U.S. State Department overruled the advice of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), choosing to bring 14 Americans who were infected with the new coronavirus back from Japan, according to the Washington Post. The new report raises serious questions about the U.S. government’s decisions at a time when the coronavirus, which causes an illness called Covid-19, threatens to become a global pandemic.
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You may sometimes have felt like you “have come down with a virus,” meaning that you became sick from being exposed to something that could have been a virus. In fact, you have a virus – actually, many – all the time. Some viruses cause the common cold, and some are crucial to human survival. New viruses can also emerge, and they typically create illness in humans when they have very recently jumped from another species to humans. As world health leaders try to determine how to respond to the new coronavirus, virus expert Marilyn J. Roossinck answers a few questions.
Before we start talking about the fight, we first need to think about why these two snakes got into the dust-up. Despite what many people think, snakes are generally very shy and cautious animals that will do their very best to avoid trouble. This is sensible – why take the risk of getting hurt if you can avoid it?
The connection between your next flight and climate change is likely clear in your head. More aeroplanes emitting greenhouse gases means more global warming. Simple enough, but there’s an opposite side that you probably hadn’t thought of.
As Tesla's have become increasingly popular in Australia over the last few years, the need for more chargers and superchargers around the country has increased. But you may not know they're there unless you know where to look. We can help with that.
Here is every Tesla charger currently up and running in Australia, broken down by state.
When Nvidia launched their RTX GPUs, the cards shipped with a wealth of potential to leverage AI in different scenarios. One of those was deep learning super sampling (DLSS), an AI-powered anti-aliasing technique that was designed to improve frame rates at higher resolutions by using neural network upscaling. The technique worked in practice, but the hit to image quality varied from game to game. And there were other limitations, like only being able to use DLSS at certain resolutions. It all made up for a feature that sounded nice but was super limited, because Nvidia had to individually train their neural networks for every single game they wanted to support.
It wasn't efficient, and not many games supported DLSS as a result. But Nvidia has completely redone how their AI-powered anti-aliasing technique works, implementing a new system that will be applicable for all games going forward without the need to train networks individually.
The government is renewing calls to increase powers for Australia's spy agencies in order for them to hunt down paedophile rings among other threats within the country, the ABC has revealed.
HBO’s new comedy series, Avenue 5, is about a luxury spaceliner that goes off-course, and the many and terrible people trapped inside it. There’s a lot of interesting, if deeply cynical, predictions about society and technology to come (triple-marriages will be accepted by the mainstream, artificial gravity is possible, and Daniel Radcliffe shat himself very publicly at a future Super Bowl) but I think the most interesting one has to do with the autonomous taxis shown in the show, which are interesting for one key thing they have inside them: a person.
Ever since The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+ back in November, people have been wondering why Lego never bothered to make a version of the bounty hunter's ship. Well, at least I did. Thankfully Lego hasn't forgotten, and it'll be released as a proper Lego set in September - and Baby Yoda is getting his own little minifig.
Cameo is a delightful app. You can pay D-list celebrities—the tier of folks you’d watch on The Masked Singer or some other ridiculous reality show—to record personalised videos for you and your friends. Prices per video depend on each celeb’s rates, but paying a Real Housewife to send a surprise birthday greeting to a Bravo-obsessed loved one is almost priceless.
Hasbro’s Baby Yoda animatronic plush wasn’t the only star of Disney’s Toy Fair event Thursday, especially if Lego or Clone Wars is your jam. Watch our video tour of the event above, and see below for additional details and photos.
Following the Iowa caucus app mishap which fried the votes on computer and left us all confused about the official results, the Nevada State Democratic Party has planned for all eventualities and unleashed a 143-slide instruction manual for caucus volunteers. The party has ditched the Shadow app that spectacularly imploded in Iowa and pivoted to using Google Forms–the instructions for which read as a holy testament to Murphy’s Law—hysterical anticipation that everything will go absolutely fucking off the rails—beginning with the assumption that caucus volunteers may not know how to use an iPad.