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Best Kids Tablets (2020): iPad Mini, Fire Tablets, 2020-03-30 09:00:00In this moment of need, let there be no judgments passed about screen time. Here are the tablets you should get your kids, and why.

Charge a Car Battery in 5 Minutes? That’s 2020-03-30 09:00:00Several companies have built lithium-ion batteries that can fully charge in a matter of minutes. Their next goal: getting these into electric vehicles

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work 2020-03-30 08:00:00Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

The Mathematics of Predicting the Course of the 2020-03-30 07:00:00Epidemiologists are using complex models to help policymakers get ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the leap from equations to decisions is a long o

Today's Cartoon: Watercooler Talk 2020-03-30 07:00:00The watercooler comes to you.

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need 2020-03-30 07:00:00Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and f

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge 2020-03-29 09:00:00Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More 2020-03-29 09:00:00The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front l

Collective Cabin Fever Tops This Week's Internet News 2020-03-29 09:00:00Now that folks are sheltering in place, they're spending a lot more time online—talking about being sheltered in place.

Where Did Plants Come From? This Ancient Algae 2020-03-29 08:00:00A tiny seaweed fossil from a billion years ago may help scientists understand how the first plants came ashore and evolved for life on land.

This Is the ‘Cozy Catastrophe’ Americans Have Always 2020-03-29 07:00:00No commitments\! No commutes\! No cares\! Admit it: The coronavirus apocalypse is actually kind of fun for you.

14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin 2020-03-29 07:00:00Millions of people are staying inside for the indefinite future. Here are a few apps to help you socialize, exercise, and meditate from your own home.

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GOOVIS VR Headset Changes the Game 2020-03-29 07:00:00Unlike other VR headsets, GOOVIS Young is not a head-mounted computer, but rather, it's a face-mounted display that's compatible with almost any dev

Shape-Shifting Lexus 2020-03-28 13:00:00The Lexus Hikari concept car has a shape-shifting exterior that can either let light into the vehicle or close it off into a comfortable cocoon.

Catching Hackers in the Act 2020-03-28 07:00:00Vulnerable infrastructure systems such as power generation and traffic control may have a new weapon in the war against malicious hackers.

How to Turn a Scuba Mask into a 2020-03-27 07:00:00With a simple 3D printed component, anyone can convert a common snorkeling mask into a makeshift ventilator.

Harvesting Renewable Energy with Graphene Solar Thermal Film 2020-03-26 13:00:00Researchers have developed a new graphene-based film that can absorb sunlight with an efficiency of over 90 percent.

Could a Breathalyzer Detect COVID-19? 2020-03-26 07:00:00Scientists are working on a device that could revolutionize the way we diagnose patients suspected of being infected with COVID-19.

Electric Avenue 2020-03-25 07:00:00London has completed its first "electric avenue" in partnership with Siemens and Ubitricity by installing charging points in streetlamps along the s

Oura Rings Help Detect Virus 2020-03-24 07:00:00The CODIV-19 virus can incubate in your body for as long as two weeks before you have any symptoms, potentially infecting people you are in contact wi

Open Source Face Shield 2020-03-23 07:00:00Although face masks protect you from particles coming into your lungs through your mouth and nose, your eyes and the rest of your face can also allow

Killing Germs on Your Toothbrush 2020-03-22 07:00:00This tiny sanitizer uses UV-C light to disinfect and destroy 99.9% of germs and bacteria on your toothbrush in less than 3 minutes.

Artificial Photosynthesis Promises Renewable Energy 2020-03-21 13:00:00Scientists are closing in on the goal of generating large sources of completely renewable energy using the surplus CO2 in our atmosphere.

Thermal Imaging Camera Detects Fever 2020-03-21 07:00:00An alternate method of screening large numbers of people as in airports could be Athena Security's AI camera which uses thermal imaging to detect peo

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9 ways I’m putting my mental health first 2020-03-30 06:50:32As someone who has lived with depression and anxiety for most of my life, here are some things I’ve been doing to stay well amid the Covid-19 pa

Dublin’s Code Institute raises €1.2m in funding 2020-03-30 06:26:38Kernel Capital and Infinity Capital lead a €1.2m investment round in Dublin's Code Institute, a start-up that delivers online coding education t

HSE announces coronavirus contact-tracing app, but privacy concerns 2020-03-30 06:00:23The HSE is set to launch a contact-tracing app in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but concerns have been raised over how it handles user data.

Human-centred thinking in a time of crisis 2020-03-30 06:00:00The importance of human workers to keep the world turning in a crisis has been shot into the spotlight. Remembering our humanity will get us through t

5 ways to maintain your workplace culture remotely 2020-03-30 05:10:29Hays’ James Milligan outlines five steps managers should take to ensure the company culture they have built doesn’t fall by the wayside wh

ComReg releases extra radio spectrum to ease strain 2020-03-30 04:40:08In the wake of unprecedented strain on mobile networks during the coronavirus pandemic, ComReg said it will be releasing extra radio spectrum. The po

Flipdish wants to deliver digital solutions to Irish 2020-03-30 03:00:32Our Start-up of the Week is Flipdish, a Dublin software company that provides restaurants and takeaways with digital ordering solutions. The post Flip

‘Wholesale telecoms is not about networks or technology 2020-03-27 11:26:59Enet’s John Gilvarry discusses connectivity, cloud-enabled services and how tech can change the future of commuting. The post ‘Wholesale t

Huawei’s P40 Pro: Incredible photos but few places 2020-03-27 11:22:46The P40 Pro may have a game-changing camera, but is that enough to draw in customers who are sceptical about the absence of Google apps? The post Hua

What we’re watching while physically distancing this weekend 2020-03-27 10:50:42Here’s what the team at Silicon Republic will be watching while maintaining social and physical distance this weekend. The post What we’re

Faster, better, stronger: The next stage of global 2020-03-27 09:17:16Prof Bogdan Staszewski from UCD’s IoE2 Lab looks at the future of global communications, from faster networks and more powerful computing to the

Microsoft will acquire Affirmed Networks to further its 2020-03-27 08:45:50Microsoft said that the acquisition creates an opportunity to deliver new opportunities such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities and virtual reality

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This Guy Took a Photo of the ISS New! 2020-03-30 17:00:33 A sharpshooter on Reddit posted a pretty incredible snapshot to the Space subreddit over the weekend: The International Space Station, as seen from h

Own a Piece of the Apollo 13 Moon New! 2020-03-30 16:54:14 Given the current state of the world, you probably won’t be stepping foot inside an actual museum any time soon. However, that does not mean yo

“Immunity Passports” Could Help Society Get Back to New! 2020-03-30 16:29:18 German researchers are planning to study the number of people who are already immune to COVID-19, The Guardian reports. “Immunity passports&rdq

Russia Quarantines Nuclear Sub Crew After Coronavirus Exposure New! 2020-03-30 15:47:52 The crew of a nuclear missile-equipped submarine belonging to the Russian Navy is in quarantine over concerns they have been exposed to the coronavir

Experts Say Putting Multiple Patients on One Ventilator New! 2020-03-30 14:17:59 In the areas hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals are facing a dire ventilator shortage. In Italy, doctors have already had to turn pat

Experts Say Childbirth During the Pandemic Can Be New! 2020-03-30 13:18:06 As the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms hospitals and health workers, expecting and new mothers around the world are facing a number of unexpected and

Nasty Images Show How Bacteria Colonize Your Tongue New! 2020-03-30 13:08:20 Your mouth is a zoo of bacteria, all fulfilling out different tasks. And in a new series of astonishing (ly disturbing) images assembled by a team of

Physicist Tries to Build Device to Prevent Coronavirus, New! 2020-03-30 11:01:33 Australian astrophycisist Daniel Reardon ended up at the hospital — and it wasn’t for a fever or a cough. His medical conundrum was quite

Astronomers Call on Quarantined Citizens to Hunt for New! 2020-03-30 10:59:21 Citizen Science So. Your friends have taken up new hobbies like baking or needlepoint while they self-isolate. If you’re looking for something

NASA Hires SpaceX to Supply Lunar Gateway Space New! 2020-03-30 10:34:55 Supplying the Gateway Elon Musk-led space company SpaceX signed a contract with NASA on Friday for supplying the Gateway, a space station orbiting th

DIY Face Masks Are Basically Useless Against the 2020-03-27 15:54:03 The simple fact is that home-sown cloth masks are nearly useless in protecting against the virus, as Wirecutter reports, and should only be a very la

Your Bosses Are Trying To Spy On You 2020-03-27 15:23:40 Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, more companies have to le their employees work remotely than ever before. But does that mean managers and busines

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