Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect — ScienceDaily

There are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments for COVID-19, the pandemic infection caused by a novel coronavirus. While several therapies are being tested in clinical trials, current standard of care involves providing patients with fluids and fever-reducing medications. To speed the search for new COVID-19 therapies, researchers are testing repurposed drugs — medicines already known to be safe for human use because they are FDA-approved for other conditions — for their abilities to mitigate the virus.

UC San Diego Health researchers recently reported that statins — widely used cholesterol-lowering medications — are associated with reduced risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease, as well as faster recovery times. A second research team at UC San Diego School of Medicine has uncovered evidence that helps explains why: In short, removing cholesterol from cell membranes prevents the coronavirus from getting in.

The clinical study, published September 15, 2020 in American Journal

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PlayStation 5 pre-orders will restart tomorrow

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  • Sony and specific retailers have confirmed that PlayStation 5 pre-orders will start again tomorrow.
  • Unfortunately, there are no details on exactly when pre-orders will begin.
  • You might have better luck making an in-person pre-order in the US.

It was inevitable that the initial launch of the next-gen gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft would be chaotic. However, the initial launch of Sony PlayStation 5 pre-orders was a total disaster, with pretty much everything going wrong. This resulted in many buyers coming up empty.

Related: Sony PlayStation 5 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

Luckily, it looks like we’ll get a second shot at buying the PS5 tomorrow, September 25. Sony itself said that more pre-orders would be available this week, and US retailer Game Stop has confirmed it will have more in stock tomorrow. Several other retailers have confirmed the same, which leads us to believe most

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Energy Companies, Others Use Expanding Range Of Tools To Detect, Control Methane

As energy companies strive to get their emissions of methane under control, they’re being joined in the fight by a loose coalition of academic institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) employing a suite of tools that combine technological innovations, such as drones and satellite-based detection equipment, with advanced data analysis.

While past efforts to regulate the emissions of the potent greenhouse gas have focused on identifying the smaller leaks spewing from equipment at oil and gas operations sites, advanced methane-detection equipment, carried aloft by airplanes and satellites, is giving researchers as well as oil and gas operators the ability to track large plumes of methane across vast geographic areas.

In the meantime, the development of sophisticated continuous monitoring equipment, and the resultant decrease in cost of that equipment, is giving operators the ability to survey the air quality across entire oil fields, pinpointing the locations of any leaks that do occur.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market Technology Advancements, Current Trends and Growth Opportunities 2020 to 2026

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Sep 23, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles, and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Remote Patient Monitoring Devices investments from 2020 till 2026.

The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in the Global Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Market: Philips Healthcare, Biotronik SE & Co. KG, GE Healthcare, Mindray Medical, Dragerwerk, Nihon Kohden, Guangdong Biolight Meditech, CAS Medical Systems, Spacelabs Healthcare, Medtronic, Inc, St. Jude Medical, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, CONTEC MEDICAL

Remote Patient Monitoring Devices is devices to enable monitoring of patients outside

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Mystery of giant proton pump solved

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Complex I in the membrane, with resolved water molecules shown as red spheres, Quinone in black and NADH in gray. Credit: IST Austria

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, generating energy that supports life. A giant molecular proton pump, called complex I, is crucial: It sets in motion a chain of reactions, creating a proton gradient that powers the generation of ATP, the cell’s fuel. Despite complex I’s central role, the mechanism by which it transports protons across the membrane has so far been unknown. Now, Leonid Sazanov and his group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) have solved the mystery of how complex I works: Conformational changes in the protein combined with electrostatic waves move protons into the mitochondrial matrix. This is the result of a study published today in Science.

Complex I is the first enzyme in the respiratory chain, a series

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Amazon Luna, new Echo speakers, Fire TV, a flying Ring camera and more: All the new products just announced


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Amazon surprised us at Thursday’s event with its new Luna cloud-gaming service as well as the expected updates to its line of Echo, Fire TV and Ring products. The event helps Amazon generate buzz as we roll into the holiday shopping season, and for the first time, Prime Day. (The annual sale is usually held in July, but this year is slated to start on Oct. 13.) That means Alexa everywhere and addressing privacy concerns, which were a big storyline in 2019 for both Ring and Alexa. In a life-at-home existence, with millions of us hunkered down for the long haul, the connected house concepts that Amazon has been developing for years have become more critical than ever. 

The company’s Echo and Fire TV products will be its first to earn sustainability badges and it’s working on reducing power consumption across devices with a new

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Move over, Google Stadia. There’s a new cloud gaming service in town

Amazon is getting into gaming. During Amazon’s big device announcement event on Thursday, the internet giant unveiled Luna, its cloud-based video game streaming service for Fire TV , phones, tablets and computers that rivals Microsoft’s xCloud and Google’s Stadia.

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Amazon is getting into game streaming with Luna. Amazon

A “Luna Plus” subscription will cost $5.99 per month as part of an invite-only early access program. A controller designed for the service will also be sold, with “early access” pricing of $50, though gamers will also be able to use an Xbox One or PlayStation DualShock 4 controller, as well as a mouse and keyboard to play. 


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Running on Amazon’s AWS servers, games will stream at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second at launch (with 4K support teased as “coming soon”), though a full list of

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Amazon launches flying drone camera for the home

Amazon is expanding its line of Ring home-security products to include a flying indoor camera, as well as a car camera and alarm.

The indoor drone, called the “Ring Always Home Cam,” is designed to let customers see inside their homes when they’re not in—perhaps to check if the stove is on, or if someone has broken in. The Seattle technology company giant unveiled its new products at a pre-recorded event on Thursday.

The $249 camere can fly only along pre-set flight paths, according to Amazon. The drone can also be set to detect motion and to automatically fly toward it.

Amazon’s flying camera can detect motion and flies along pre-set flight paths, according to Amazon.

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A demonstration video of the flying camera in action depicts a would-be thief breaking into a house, only to be scared off when the absent homeowner sends the drone in the thief’s

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Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) | Article

By PEO AviationSeptember 24, 2020

One of the Army’s greatest strengths is the capability to project combat power across a battlespace and deliver lethal effects at a time and place where the enemy least expects it. However, our Nation’s adversaries have modernized their capabilities to chip away at the Army’s overmatch and hope to deny our forces access to key terrain or objectives in the next conflict.Army Aviation’s vision for multi-domain operations (MDO) requires next generation vertical lift capabilities that can deter, fight, and win as part of the Joint Force in increasingly dangerous and complex environments. Future Vertical Lift (FVL) has been a DoD initiative since 2009 to develop strategic vertical lift capabilities for our warfighters. FVL is a Family of Systems (FoS) comprised of five capability sets spanning light, medium, and heavy categories.The Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) is a pre-Major Defense Acquisition Program (ACAT 1C)

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Ambani emerging as gatekeeper to Big Tech’s India ambitions | India News

The world’s biggest tech companies are clamoring for a larger piece of India’s booming internet space, but that increasingly seems to mean going through the country’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.

Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. is said to be offering to sell a stake of about $20 billion in its retail business to Inc., Bloomberg News reported last week. If Ambani succeeds in pulling off such a deal, it would mark another victory for the billionaire, who in recent months has secured $20 billion of investment in his digital unit from marquee names including Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.

The mere possibility of an Amazon investment reveals not only Ambani’s market clout, but also how India’s business climate is changing as Prime Minister Narendra Modi cranks up nationalist rhetoric while the nation hurtles toward the first annual economic contraction in 40 years. Having seen multiple regulatory roadblocks thrown in their

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