1080p webcam for Zoom for $40

Fact 1:In the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re all on Zoom et al quite a lot. Fact 2: Apple webcams are 720p resolution and quite low quality. Fact 3: Nerds want to be helpful. Consequence one: Good webcams are sold out universally. Consequence two: The people behind the cheap and awesome WiFi webcam brand Wyze have written […]

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Six feet is the wrong model

A friend sent me this paper on Arxiv.org – “A physicist view of the airborne infection” by Luis A. Anchordoqui and Eugene M. Chudnovsky. They used SimScale to model airflow in an office and included a couple of nice visualizations: The paper is quite concise and worth your time, just under 2.5 pages. Short version? […]

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Chloroquine, Past and Present | In the Pipeline

The antimalarials are much in the news due to Covid-19, so here’s an actual expert who knows them well and can explain. TL;DR – they’re unlikely to be much help as treatment. The author is Derek Lowe, long a favorite of mine for his “Things I won’t work with” series and I recommend him highly.

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