Science and Technology

Typing on computer
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Mark Abrams
May 20, 2020 - 4:10 pm
A Villanova University engineering and computer science professor believes a specialized, secure database technology can play a critical role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.
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Dogs train to sniff out COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine
John McDevitt
May 15, 2020 - 3:58 pm
The University of Pennsylvania launched a pilot study to see if dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in people, even if they’re asymptomatic. Read more here.
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Online instruction
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Mike DeNardo
May 15, 2020 - 11:19 am
Philadelphia teachers have been taking online attendance for two weeks now, but so far, only about half of students are logging on, according to the School District of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Working from home
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CNN
May 13, 2020 - 1:24 pm
While working remotely can provide more flexibility and spare people a long commute, it could also come with a notable risk: leaving workers — and by extension their companies — more vulnerable to cyberattacks without the added security of an office network. Read more here.
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Overworked nurse
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Kim Glovas
May 12, 2020 - 4:15 am
Villanova University’s College of Nursing kicks off a national study Tuesday to track the effects of stress on front-line workers for the next 20 years. Read more here.
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Extraction of coronavirus at Exton lab
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Lynne Adkins
May 11, 2020 - 11:49 am
Scientists are researching if a drug being tested to treat a skin condition can also help COVID-19 patients. Read more here.
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Telehealth
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Lynne Adkins
May 07, 2020 - 11:47 am
For seniors, technology can be daunting. A visit to the doctor has always been in person, but not anymore. Read more here on navigating telehealth appointments.
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RADIO.COM Staff
May 06, 2020 - 9:57 am
Tom Cruise is going where no actor has gone before. The 56-year-old star, who famously performs his own stunts, will be working with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA on a project that will be filmed in outer space.
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Therapy dog
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John McDevitt
May 01, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Therapy dog Jackson is still able to meet with people and provide some comfort during the coronavirus pandemic — just virtually. Read more here.
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video gamer
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Justin Udo
April 29, 2020 - 1:37 pm
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping most of us confined to the great indoors, and many have turned to video games as a way to keep themselves occupied. But experts say too much gaming can become an unhealthy habit. Read more here.
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