Science and Technology

APM tablets
Courtesy of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha
Mike DeNardo
March 30, 2020 - 3:21 pm
Staffers from the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) dropped off tablets to the homes of more than 600 3- to 5-year-olds, who would normally be at one of the nonprofit's four preschool centers, but the schools are closed due to coronavirus. Read more here.
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3D-printed face shield
Courtesy of Trans "RJ" Lualhati
Kim Glovas
March 30, 2020 - 1:44 pm
A La Salle University grad asked his alma mater if he could utilize the school’s 3D printers to make face shields for health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Kohelet Yeshiva makes face masks amid coronavirus
Courtesy of Rabbi Gil Perl
Andrew Kramer
March 25, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Kohelet Yeshiva uses the school’s 3D printer to make face shields for area health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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 Large crowds of students walk through the campus of UC Berkeley
Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images
Suzanne Monaghan
March 19, 2020 - 4:22 pm
Although college tours are canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, some universities have expanded their virtual tours online. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly nymphs resting on a tree branch.
Courtesy Penn State Extension
Mark Abrams
March 15, 2020 - 8:38 pm
The mild winter and early spring-like temperatures could mean an early appearance of the spotted lanternfly in the region. Read more here.
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La Colombe self-heating can
Rachel Kurland/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
March 09, 2020 - 10:30 am
A Philadelphia-based coffee roaster is testing out a new way to get a cup of joe on the go without having to stop at a shop. Read more here.
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The Twitter app icon is shown on a mobile phone in Philadelphia, April 26, 2017.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
AP News
March 04, 2020 - 12:39 pm
Twitter is starting to test tweets that disappear after 24 hours, although initially only in Brazil. The company says the ephemeral tweets, which it calls "fleets" because of their fleeting nature, are designed to allay the concerns of new users who might be turned off by the public and permanent...
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Dr. Jason Comander, inherited retinal disorder specialist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston points to a model of an eye during an interview on Jan. 8, 2020.
Rodrique Ngowi/AP Photo
AP News
March 04, 2020 - 8:39 am
Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone's body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. Read more here.
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Indego e-bike
City of Philadelphia
Kim Glovas
February 24, 2020 - 12:55 pm
A new study suggests Philadelphia residents are not relying on cars as much as they used to, and other forms of transportation are picking up the slack. Read more here.
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Betelgeuse star
ESA/Herschel/PACS/L. Decin et al.
Mark Abrams
February 24, 2020 - 8:40 am
A Villanova University astronomer says an unusual dimming of a star in the constellation Orion could be a warning that it's about to "go supernova." Read more here.
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