Adm. Brett Giroir to Newsmax TV: Gates Has ‘Nothing to Do With’ US Vaccine

Americans “can be assured” any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. will be safe, and no Bill Gates, nor the Gates Foundation, will not have anything to do with it, according to Assistant Health Secretary, Adm. Brett Giroir, to Newsmax TV. “Last I saw, I hadn’t seen President [Donald] Trump appoint Bill Gates to any position within the administration, and I don’t think he’s ever been Senate-confirmed for anything,” Giroir, the coronavirus task force testing czar, told Thursday’s “The Chris Salcedo Show.” “So, Bill Gates is not part of the…

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SeeDevice Announces Licensing Agreement With MegaChips Corporation Integrating Smart Vision Sensor Technology

Founded in 2017 in La Palma, California, SeeDevice is a leader in the development of smart vision sensors using quantum tunneling technology to see further, sense faster, and deliver higher quality images in more lighting conditions than current CMOS sensors. PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: AUG 19, 2020 21:58 PDT SeeDevice Logo LOS ANGELES, August 19, 2020 (Newswire.com) – SeeDevice, a pioneer in quantum image sensing technology, announced a landmark licensing agreement with MegaChips Corporation, a global fabless LSI Company. The agreement allows MegaChips to integrate SeeDevice’s Photon Assisted Tunneling – Photo…

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White House Lays Out Plan to Reconfigure Pentagon Airwaves for 5G Networks

The Trump Administration laid out its strategy on Monday to commercialize a group of military radio frequencies to use for next-generation 5G networks. Beginning in December 2021, the Federal Communications Commission would auction 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum. AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. could bid on licenses. Telecom companies have pursued the long-coveted mid-band spectrum due to the extensive bandwidth and reach, which they expect will work well with new 5G wireless signals. “Under this administration’s approach, the American private sector will continue to build the next 5G networks,”…

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NIH Demands NY Nonprofit’s Wuhan Lab Info to Keep Funding

The National Institutes of Health told a New York-based nonprofit it needs to turn over information from a research partner in Wuhan, China, if it wants to keep its grant funding, The Wall Street Journal reports. The nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance must comply in order to win back a multimillion-dollar research grant, according to the Journal. The nonprofit searches for warning signs of animal viruses that could cause human outbreaks. The group has worked with the Wuhan lab since 2004. According to a July 8 letter from NIH, obtained by The…

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Notre Dame Pauses Football Practice Amid COVID-19 Rise

Notre Dame’s football team has reported two positive cases out of 117 members tested since August 10 and has elected to shut down practice at least temporarily. Tuesday, the campus put a hold on students on-campus learning and Wednesday, the football team halted practicing. According to reports, there was an off-campus party last weekend that resulted in over 80 positive COVID-19 cases. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said he is taking proper precautions to handle the latest outbreak among the student body. According to ABC News, Notre Dame has had 222…

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ProSymmetry Adds Former Gartner Research Vice President Donna Fitzgerald as Chief Product Evangelist

CLEVELAND, August 19, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Former Gartner Research Vice President Donna Fitzgerald will join ProSymmetry this month in the role of Chief Evangelist. With over 30 years of experience in Resource Management, her previous roles include Program Manager at Oracle, Agile PPM Analyst at Cutter Consortium, Dev Center Manager at Resolute, and co-founder of the Resource Management consultancy firm NimblePM. Prior to these positions, Fitzgerald was a Silicon Valley-trained CFO, technical writer, co-author of the Agile Declaration of Interdependence, and board member of the Agile Project Leadership Network. Despite…

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SpaceX’s Moon/Mars Starship Flies in Successful Test Flight

SpaceX has successfully tested its Starship reusable launch vehicle, sending it to an altitude of about 150 meters and flying it sideways for less than a minute before it landed on a nearby pad at its operational site in Boca Chica, Texas. The prototype SN5 vehicle, which is to be launched from Earth atop SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket, is projected to land astronauts for NASA on the moon and Mars. Tuesday’s test flight came two days after SpaceX returned two astronauts to the Gulf of Mexico in a dramatic splashdown…

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Don’t Drink Hand Sanitizer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a warning against drinking hand sanitizers containing methanol, which can cause blindness and death, following a series of incidents, Fox News reports. “Swallowing hand sanitizers that contain methanol can cause permanent blindness or death, if not treated. People should immediately discontinue use of hand sanitizers recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the CDC said on Wednesday. The FDA has banned methanol-based hand sanitizers, “but some products imported into the United States have been found to contain” the chemical. The…

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Cancer Diagnoses Drop By Nearly Half During Coronavirus Outbreak

Doctors diagnosed 46% fewer cases of six common types of cancer during the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the United States, which could lead to nearly 34,000 more deaths, according a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s monthly open access journal. “While residents have taken to social distancing, cancer does not pause,” the letter in JAMA Network Open said. “The delay in diagnosis will likely lead to presentation at more advanced stages and poorer clinical outcomes.” The research was conducted by Quest Diagnostics,…

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