99.9% of Coronaviruses in Air Killed When Exposed to a Light That Is Safe to Use Around Humans – This Week in Tech

99.9% of Coronaviruses in Air Killed When Exposed to a Light That Is Safe to Use Around Humans

More than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans, a new study at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found…


Apple Gives In: iPhone and iPad Users Can Finally Change Their Default Mail App and Web Browser This Fall

Apple is finally giving in: The next version of iOS, the iPhone operating system, will allow iPhone users to change their default web browser and email apps…


U.S. Army Awards Pocket-Sized Drones $20.6 Million Contract

Nano drones have become a major military tool over the past few years, and the most recent announcement of FLIR Systems being awarded an additional $20.6 million contract for their Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) by the U.S. Army is one big example of that…


California Set to Ban All Heavy Diesel Trucks and Vans by 2045

The days of diesel delivery trucks and vans in California are numbered. On Thursday, the state’s Air Resources Board adopted a new rule that will phase out these most polluting of vehicles from the state over the next quarter-century. Beginning in 2024, OEMs that want to sell medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the state will have to ensure that some of those trucks are zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs). Over time, the percentage of those ZEV trucks has to increase, so that by 2045, any new truck sold in the state will be emission-free. Currently, CARB estimates that 2 million diesel trucks and vans are the cause of 70 percent of smog-causing pollution in the state…


Apple Announces Mac Architecture Transition From Intel to Its Own ARM Chips, Offers Emulation Path

Apple has just announced its plans to switch from Intel CPUs in Macs to silicon of its own design, based on the ARM architecture. This means that Apple is now designing its own chips for iOS devices and its Mac desktop and laptops. Apple said it will ship its first ARM Mac before the end of the year, and complete the Intel -> ARM transition within two years…


Segway Will Stop Making Its Iconic Self-Balancing Scooter

It’s the end of an unusual era in transportation. Fast Company has learned that the Segway brand will stop producing the Segway PT (Personal Transporter) at its Bedford, New Hampshire plant, where most production has taken place, on July 15th. The move will result in 25 people being laid off, and reflects the long-term struggles of a product that was supposed to revolutionize transportation, but never really took off…


Olympus Quits Camera Business After 84 Years

Olympus, once one of the world’s biggest camera brands, is selling off that part of its business after 84 years…

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