Earth Movements Impacted by COVID-19

Earth Vibrating Substantially Less

Global Commerce and Life Profoundly Charged The coronavirus has had a profound impact on the planet  Earth.  Schools and universities are closed.  Businesses  are shuttered.  Retails malls, libraries, movie theaters, beaches, parks, professional sports and Broadway are all in pause. The world is in a shelter at home mode to stop the spread of the virus. Fewer trains are running and  flights are grounded.  Rush hour is no more. The result on planet Earth is unprecedented. The dramatic shutdown of global economic activity has resulted in the Earth vibrating a great deal less.
Standing Still According to seismologists the planet Earth is virtually standing still.  Researchers in London, Brussels and Los

New Smartwatch That's Really Smart

VOIXATCH with Bluetooth Headset Built-In

Watch with Artificial Intelligence and a Voice The VOIXATCH smartwatch's capabilities seem endless.  It has all the functionalityof a smartphone on a cellular enabled smartwatch with a built-in Bluetooth headset.  You can detach the headset from the watch with the press of a button and place it around your ear.  It enables you to answer calls coming in over your smartwatch. You can also listen to music, other audio sources and send voice texts.  And, that's not all.
Multitasking Smartwatch VOIXATCH has a heartbeat sensor, a gyroscope, GPS, LTE, Google Voice Assistant and its own Google voice assistant. It also has its own SIM Card.
Lots of Battery Time The system has a battery life of 48 hours. And, the headset can be instantly recharged by anchoring it back inside the watch.  You can even provide voice commands through the watch's artificial intelligence.  It's available on Kickstarter for $179.00

Fighting the Flu with Non-infectious Viruses

Novel Flu Prevention Method

German Scientific Discovery Scientists in Germany have invented a novel means of defeating the flu.  They've created non-infectious virus shells that the flu virus latches onto.  This essentially traps the flu virus and prevents it from causing infection.
Highly Effective The virus shells, created by the scientists, are called bacteriophages or simply phages.  They act as a trap for the flu virus by mimicking lung cells, which is the normal target of the flu virus.  The shells encapsulate the flu virus, thereby rendering it ineffective.  Mathematical models show the non-infectious phages to work effectively against a number of flu strains, including the deadly Avian flu virus.  Tests in animal models and cell cultures showed the phages neutralizing the flu in human lung tissue, preventing the flu from taking hold and spreading infection.
Next Steps This is a very promising new approach, just published in the journal Nature.  Scientists still need to determ…

1400 Year Old Mystery in Space Solved

Red Fan Skies Over Japan

Mystery Dating Back to 620 AD More than 1400 years ago, a dazzling red fan spread out across the skies over Japan, according to historical records.  The phenomenon has been documented by modern day astronomers and has baffled them ever since. For the inhabitants of Japan in the year 620, the red skies were frightening.  They called it a "strange red sign" in the sky.  Astronomers and space weather experts, working at the National Institute of Polar Research in Japan, have just determined that the red skies were an ethereal sky phenomenon.
Pheasant Tail heasant Tail The scarlet fan-like light over Japan happened on December 30, 620.  Those in Japan who saw it said it looked like a pheasant tail and many considered it a bad omen.  For years, modern astronomers have considered it to have been a comet or an aurora.  But, neither seemed to fit until now.
Space Weather Japanese astronomers have now solved the mystery.  The explanation is space weather an…

COVID-19 Treatment Discovery

Chinese Scientists Developing Promising Treatment

"Extremely Effective" Antibodies Discovered to Fight the Disease A team of Chinese scientists at Tsinghau University in Beijing have isolated several antibodies that are "extremely effective" at blocking the coronavirus from entering cells.  They believe they may be on the right track for treating and even preventing the disease.  Globally, more than 850,000 have been infected by COVID-19 and 42,000 have died.  To date, there is no known, effective and proven treatment for the disease which originated in Wuhan, China
Next Steps to Mass Production The team analyzed blood from patients who recovered from the coronavirus.  They pinpointed 206  antibodies with a strong  ability to bind with the virus' protein. Of that group 4 antibodies blocked the virus from entering cells and two are exceedingly effective at doing that.  The Chinese scientists are now working on combining the most powerful antibodies. The scientists…

Asics Goes Virtual for Innovation Summit

3 Top Performance Shoes Being Introduced in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Innovation Summit Athletic shoe manufacturer ASICS is going to Virtual Reality to announce its three most advanced running shoes yet.  During the global coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese athletic shoe manufacturer is holding its annual Innovation Summit in VR from the virtual innovation lab of the ASICS Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan.  Athletes and consumers around the world can experience the new shoes upfront and personal in virtual reality.  The company is turning to the innovation of VR to showcase its most advanced footwear and avoid the dangers of spreading the highly contagious coronavirus by bringing global crowds together for the ASICS Innovation Summit.
Distance Running Jumping and Track The new shoes are METARACER, which the company calls its most advanced long distance racing shoe; METASPRINT, a spikeless track shoe; and METARISE, an indoor track shoe that gives athletes a 3% lift for hi…

Origami Folding Canoe

Canoe Folds and Fits in a Suitcase

Summer Water Sports Innovation My Canoe POP is a foldable, floating piece of innovation that you can paddle down a stream this summer.  It's an Origami folding canoe that goes down  to a small enough size to fit into a suitcase.  In less than five minutes, it can be assembled into a 14.5 foot canoe.  It's an award winning invention and it is safety certified.
Two Seater that Patented The canoe is patented, safety certified and lightweight. It's designed for two people on board.   If you want to adventure into rough water or go fishing, a stabilizer kit is available.  There is enough storage space onboard for camping gear and a cooler. The product is currently priced at $850 and is available for pre-order on Kickstarter.  It's the invention of MYCANOE which specializes in origami folding canoes and kayaks.