Science and Technology

This March 19, 2018 file photo shows a Google app in Baltimore. Apple and Google launched a major joint effort, Friday, April 10, 2020, to leverage smartphone technology contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AP News
April 10, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Apple and Google launched a major joint effort to leverage smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Superintendent William Hite on Facebook Live
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Mike DeNardo
April 08, 2020 - 6:27 pm
There's still no word on when Philadelphia schools may reopen. Until then, the School District of Philadelphia is getting ready to start online instruction later this month. Read more here.
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Coronavirus blood test
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Andrew Kramer
April 06, 2020 - 7:20 pm
It’s a first in Pennsylvania: Coronavirus antibody testing will begin in Chester County this week. But how does that work? Read more here.
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Samples of COVID-19
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Mike DeNardo
April 06, 2020 - 3:41 pm
Clinical trials are underway at the University of Pennsylvania for a potential coronavirus vaccine. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Zoo
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo
Mike Dougherty
April 03, 2020 - 5:00 am
Hey there, mandatory homebodies. We find ourselves in an unusual situation, but there are still things to do in and around Philadelphia — from a distance. If you’ve already binged “Tiger King” on Netflix and need something to do, The KYW To-Do List has your back.
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A man plays a video game at home to pass the time during coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
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Dave Uram
April 01, 2020 - 12:44 pm
Sporting events are on pause while the coronavirus pandemic progresses, but video games are one way for some sports entertainment, including live charitable tournaments by your favorite players. Read more here.
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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
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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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