No nanoparticle risks to humans found in field tests of spray sunscreens — ScienceDaily

People can continue using mineral-based aerosol sunscreens without fear of exposure to dangerous levels of nanoparticles or other respirable particulates, according to Penn State research published in the journal Aerosol Science and Engineering.

The findings, reported by a research team led by Jeremy Gernand, associate professor of industrial health and safety, are a result of experiments conducted using three aerosol sunscreens commonly found on store shelves.

Gernand’s team simulated the application process for someone using the recommended amount of sunscreen and analyzed the released aerosols. They chose mineral-based sunscreens with silicon dioxide, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the active ingredient over chemical-based sunscreens because those are more commonly recommended for children and the ingredients are deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“We simulated what we considered to be a worst-case scenario for someone being exposed to aerosolized nanoparticles while applying sunscreen, and that scenario is

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Paradigm Shift in the Future of Field Service Delivery

TechSee explores the reasons for the shift towards remote support in the field service industry
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Field service delivery is undergoing a transformation. This paradigm shift has effectively taken the “field” out of field services, with the industry focused on servicing customers in the most efficient way possible. The result of this shift is an explosion of remote service delivery. Gone is the traditional model of technicians dispatched to a customer’s location, toolbox in hand. Instead, technicians can now be found in their homes, cars or back offices, smartphones in hand, providing customers with remote support from a safe distance. Instead of waiting for a technician to arrive on site, customers have their issues resolved faster as a technician can now be “on site” with a click of the mouse. 

5 drivers for remote support in field services 

Here are five key drivers that are steering field service organizations towards introducing and building on their remote support offerings:

  1. Pandemic-driven need for safety
  2. Growing focus
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Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood — ScienceDaily

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago — a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to data collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover and analyzed in joint project by scientists from Jackson State University, Cornell University, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Hawaii.

The research, “Deposits from Giant Floods in Gale Crater and Their Implications for the Climate of Early Mars,” was published Nov. 5 in Scientific Reports.

The raging megaflood — likely touched off by the heat of a meteoritic impact, which unleashed ice stored on the Martian surface — set up gigantic ripples that are tell-tale geologic structures familiar to scientists on Earth.

“We identified megafloods for the first time using detailed sedimentological data observed by the rover Curiosity,” said co-author Alberto G. Fairén, a visiting astrobiologist in the

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Pitt and Virginia Tech players will not be required to wear face coverings in the field of play in Week 12

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Face coverings have been a part of college football sidelines this fall … sort of … but to this point they have not been present on the field during play. After a few days of miscommunication and confusion, it would appear that teams playing in the state of Pennsylvania will not have to take an additional step by wearing face coverings while on the field. 

The clarity came Friday afternoon after Pitt received word from the governor’s office that it and Virginia Tech would not have to force players to wear face coverings during Saturday’s game. 

According to a previous Pitt release, players were going to have to wear face coverings while on the field and sidelines “in alignment with recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate.” The statement also said that those rules extend to Virginia Tech as well. 

The office of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom

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Two Entrepreneurs Are Levelling The Playing Field For Small Business

Technology continues to play an enormous role in the speed of business. Transforming industry and its players is a function of adoption. Adoption, in turn, is highly dependent on resource and capital. Small businesses have been and continue to be the casualties in a dynamic market that tends to favour the larger players with money and influence. Steve Lau and Rameez Ansari, co-CEOs of AutoLeap fully intend to change the game for small business.

In both Canada and the United States, small business (by definition, 500 employees or under) make up 99.9 % of the business population. In Canada, similar stats show a small business penetration of 99.7%. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, approximately 33% of business will fail after 2 years. The survival rate after 5 years: US: 50% and Canada: 42.9%.

In 2015 Ansari and Lau acquired

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Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh players required to wear masks on field

With the recent spike in coronavirus cases across the country, Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh will be the first two college football programs to require players to wear face coverings in the field of play, according to ESPN. In addition, all members of the two teams will have to wear them on the sideline.

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, Pitt said “In alignment with the recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate, Pitt’s football team will be appropriately outfitted for Saturday’s game with face coverings to use on the field and sideline. This is being communicated to Virginia Tech’s sports medicine staff as well.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a new order for face coverings this week that went into effect on Nov. 17. The order states that “coaches, athletes, and spectators must wear face coverings while actively engaged in workouts and competition as

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Pittsburgh Panthers, Virginia Tech Hokies to wear masks on field as part of mandate

Pitt and Virginia Tech will be outfitted with face coverings on the field as well as on the sideline Saturday, in accordance with Pennsylvania’s new coronavirus safety guidelines.

In a statement issued Friday, Pitt said, “In alignment with the recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate, Pitt’s football team will be appropriately outfitted for Saturday’s game with face coverings to use on the field and sideline. This is being communicated to Virginia Tech’s sports medicine staff as well.”

A Virginia Tech official confirmed that the school’s medical team has been made aware of the appropriate guidelines.

The Pennsylvania secretary of health issued the new order earlier this week. It states: “Coaches, athletes, and spectators must wear face coverings while

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Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood

Field geology at Mars' equator points to ancient megaflood
This composite, false-color image of Mount Sharp inside Gale crater on Mars shows geologists a changing planetary environment. On Mars, the sky is not blue, but the image was made to resemble Earth so that scientists could distinguish stratification layers. Credit: NASA/JPL

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago—a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to data collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover and analyzed in joint project by scientists from Jackson State University, Cornell University, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Hawaii.


The research, “Deposits from Giant Floods in Gale Crater and Their Implications for the Climate of Early Mars,” was published Nov. 5 in Scientific Reports.

The raging megaflood—likely touched off by the heat of a meteoritic impact, which unleashed ice stored on the Martian surface—set up gigantic ripples

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‘Smart’ Insulin Pen With CGM First to Launch in Emerging Field

Medtronic’s launch of a new version of its smart insulin pen with integrated continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is the first such “connected” device for use by people with diabetes who use multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin.

Initially launched by Companion Medical in 2017, the InPen system is a reusable insulin injector pen combined with a smartphone app that provides insulin dose calculation information and tracking.

Medtronic acquired Companion in September 2020 and now the new version, the InPen with Real-Time Guardian Connect CGM Data, allows users to view glucose readings and insulin dose information in the same app.

The InPen, a so-called “connected delivery device,” also provides reports that aggregate insulin, glucose, and carbohydrate information into graphical displays. As with other current CGM systems, the information can be sent wirelessly to a clinician. And as with insulin pumps, the pens are programmed with target blood glucose levels, insulin-to-carb ratios,

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How years of embracing new technology prepared Empower Field at Mile High for 2020 and beyond

For Empower Field at Mile High’s general manager, Jay Roberts, the Broncos’ first home game of the season felt like the biggest game since the 2015 AFC Championship.

It wasn’t just that it was a big game, a “Monday Night Football” clash between the Broncos and the 2019 AFC finalist Titans.

The biggest thing that day was that how the venue handled about 500 guests — friends and family members of Broncos players, coaches and staff members — could decide the venue’s feasibility in hosting more people at home games as the Broncos looked to launch a plan to safely host fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Prepping for our first game with 500 friends and family felt like we were prepping for the AFC Championship Game,” Roberts said during a panel as part of a virtual SportTechie conference on Tuesday. “It was insane. My entire staff was just working incredible

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