Keys to Victory: Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has been one of the more impressive teams in the country this year, and the Hokies (2-0) come into the game ranked 19 in the AP poll. They have a team with their backs against the walls and have fought hard to be 2-0. Injuries and COVID-19 positives have made it difficult for the Hokies, with 21 players missing their game against Duke.

The No. 8 ranked Tar Heels (2-0) have everything to play for coming in. With no ACC divisions this year, every game is huge. Especially top-25 matchups. With UNC dropping the 6OT thriller in Blacksburg last year, the team in blue will be hunting for revenge. 

Stopping the ground game

The Hokies’ rushing attack has by far been the strength of their team in the first two games. They are running at an incredible rate of seven yards per attempt and 319 yards per game.

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Future MacBook Pro could use deformable touchscreen keyboard instead of mechanical keys

A future MacBook Pro may do away with mechanical keyboard mechanisms entirely to eliminate issues with debris, by using a force-sensitive surface on a flexible area of the MacBook’s casing to mimic the pressing of keys.

Over the years, Apple has received complaints about its MacBook Pro keyboards, especially for the butterfly mechanism, with key death being an issue among users. The ability for the mechanism to be jammed up with debris led to Apple introducing a membrane in 2018, but even that inclusion wasn’t enough for it to rethink its key mechanism usage.

The main issue is that it is practically impossible for Apple to create a keyboard that can be protected from the elements using conventional keyboard design techniques. Even if Apple internalizes most of the mechanism, there still has to be a protrusion to allow the externally-facing key to actuate, with the required holes being

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VMworld 2020: 3 Keys to a Future-Ready Workforce

The transition to remote work may be behind us, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about what work will look like in the future. 

How long will employees work remotely? What will new offices look like? How will workers stay connected in a hybrid world?

Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager for end-user computing at VMware, said that many employees don’t plan on returning. 

“The remote work revolution is already producing many, many positive benefits,” said Iyer at VMworld 2020. “While we can talk about cost savings and the ability of employees to live wherever they want, here’s another interesting effect: Three-quarters of employees say that since the wave of remote work began, employees outside of corporate headquarters feel far more empowered to make decisions.”

While there are other benefits, such as more flexibility for employees and a larger recruiting pool for businesses, many organizations weren’t set up

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Keys to controlling a COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term care facility — ScienceDaily

Widespread COVID-19 testing may be an obvious way to control an outbreak in a long-term care facility. But communication among the facility’s staff, its residents and the residents’ family members is crucial, too.

A new study led by Carl Shrader, a physician and researcher in the Department of Family Medicine in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, revealed the role that communication played in quashing a COVID-19 outbreak at Sundale, a long-term care facility in Morgantown.

“Timely communication was challenging and made more difficult by a lack of evidence-based information and widely circulating misinformation,” said Shrader, who directs WVU’s residency program. “There is a delicate balance between rapid dissemination of accurate information with the need for personal individual discussion in an unknown situation.”

Shrader is also the medical director at Sundale, which was the epicenter of West Virginia’s COVID-19 pandemic. From the first diagnosis of COVID-19 in a Sundale

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