Smell and Taste changes provide early indication of COVID-19 community spread

Smell and Taste changes are basic indication of COVID-19 Source:           Penn State Summary:       Self-reports of smell and taste changes provide earlier markers of the spread of infection of SARS-CoV-2 than current governmental indicators, according to an international team of researchers. The researchers also observed a decline in self-reports of smell and taste changes as early as …

Novel Corona virus 2019 (Guest blog)

Corona virus

Modeling study estimates spread of 2019 novel coronavirus Source:The Lancet New modelling research, published in The Lancet, estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan may have been infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of January 25, 2020. Senior author Professor Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong highlights: “Not …

World’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery

Summery: Researchers are on the brink of commercializing the world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery, which could outperform current market leaders by more than four times. Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without …

Solar power from ‘the dark side’ unlocked by a new formula:

Engineers calculate the ultimate potential of next-generation solar panels Date: December 18, 2019 Source: Purdue University Summary: Most of today’s solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity only from the side facing the sky. If the dark underside of a solar panel could also convert sunlight reflected off the ground, even more electricity might …