DermaScan Continues to Drive Safety Technology in the United States Market During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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DENVER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / December 4, 2020 / DermaScan’s temperature screening technology in the US has become an essential and effective tool for government and businesses relying on in-person operations during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

With experts recognizing fever being one of the indicating symptoms of the virus, temperature checks are becoming a standard in proactive measures in minimizing risk exposure. In early 2020, DermaScan’s focus changed towards temperature screening hardware and software that, through unique infrared technology, can operate independently or integrate with other devices, such as security doors, which has been a proactive measure in states where ordinances are consistently changing officials say.

“Consistent temperature screenings are as reliable as oral thermometer readings, yet quicker in results and more sanitary to keep traffic in motion while safe,”

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Amid Pandemic, Orders Soar for Brazil Robot That Feeds Pigs Playing Classical Music | Technology News

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Orders for a Brazilian pig-feeding robot, which plays classical music while dispensing meals, soared this year as farmers strove to cut costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roboagro, the privately-owned company that sells the robot, said in a statement sent to Reuters on Thursday that orders rose by an average of 400% to 60 units per month.

The machine uses linear feeders allowing the animals, which are divided in pens, to receive the exact amount of feed needed for each meal. As it works, it plays classical music, which the company claims mitigates animal stress.

Roboagro Director Giovani Molin said in the statement the robot reduces the presence of humans on the pig farms, and generates data that helps improve overall herd management.

Feed accounts for up to 75% of pig production costs, and every cent counts amid a steep rise in grain prices due to heated

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Bright Spots for Digital Technologies in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic persisting, countries around the world are scrambling to implement preventive measures to flatten the curve of their outbreaks and keep their public health systems from being overwhelmed. Terms like ‘social distancing,’ ‘lockdown,’ and ‘contact tracing’ have now become part of daily conversation as people come to grips with life under a new normal.

How technology is helping to contain the spread of COVID-19

Like South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Singapore has a simple but effective approach to COVID-19: identify, quarantine, and treat patients as quickly as possible. But it is the innovative application of tech-driven strategies that has proven to be the difference-maker in these nations thus far. 

The increased isolation stemming from social distancing measures have forced governments, businesses, and public health organizations to expand the use of technologies to improve testing and contact tracing.

For example, in South Korea, the government rolled out

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Pfizer CEO Is ‘Confident’ In Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout And Looking Beyond The Pandemic


At the 2020 Forbes Healthcare Summit, Albert Bourla is already looking beyond his company’s vaccine success and into a post-pandemic world.


Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has accomplished in 11 months what usually takes years, with the company’s Covid-19 vaccine ready to hit the market in record time. Bourla told the 2020 Forbes Healthcare Summit he’s “confident” in the upcoming rollout and already looking towards future ways to apply the vaccine’s underlying technology. 

“We knew that the world needs this. We knew that we had to deliver. And we didn’t let any obstacles—and I can assure you there were many in our way—to stop us doing it,” Bourla told moderator Moira Forbes, president and publisher of ForbesWomen. His remarks came one day after Pfizer, along with its partner BioNTech, became the first companies in the world to get authorization for a Covid-19

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Corrections Departments Manage Pandemic in Prisons With Free COVID Tool From Vant4ge, a Leader in Criminal Justice Technology

SALT LAKE CITY – December 3, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

​​​​​The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a disproportionately adverse effect on the United States’ prison population. According to The Marshall Project, there have been nearly 200,000 cases among inmates and more than 1,400 deaths, resulting in corrections agencies being overwhelmed. A 20-year leader in criminal justice technology, Vant4ge is contributing to the mitigation effort by offering a free COVID-19 tool to help corrections departments manage the crisis and determine which inmates are the safest to release early. The comprehensive Vant4gePoint software platform that allows agencies to efficiently coordinate care and rehabilitation for inmates and parolees also consists of the most predictive assessments ever developed. In response to the pandemic, Vant4ge is making the risk assessment tool that features evidence-based, data-driven assessment instruments with automated scoring and reporting available to corrections administrators and case managers.  

“As a tech company

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The Pandemic Widened The Skills Gap And The Tech Industry Must Step Up

Sarah Franklin is EVP & GM, Platform, Trailhead, & AppExchange at Salesforce.

Even before the pandemic reshaped the way we work, a major skills gap plagued the labor market. Technological innovation has proceeded at an incredible pace, and traditional educational institutions haven’t been able to keep up. The skyrocketing price of higher education has made learning inaccessible to a greater swath of the population. As a result, there’s a growing chasm between the skills employees and job seekers have and those that companies are hiring for, with low-income groups hit the hardest. In fact, the number of jobs for the top 25% of earners is now higher than it was before the pandemic (subscription required), while for the bottom quarter — especially in low-wage service sector work — jobs are down by more than 20%.

The Skills Gap Is Widening

Over the past six months, the move to remote

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6 Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic Changed Science

This article appeared in Discover’s annual state of science issue as “The Virus That Changed Science.” Support our science journalism by becoming a subscriber.


In March, labs around the world went dark. Experiments stopped, specimens were frozen and research timelines shifted into the unknown. By the time labs began reopening, a new mode of science had emerged. It only took a microscopic virus to bring macro-level changes — some good, some bad and many with no signs of turning back.

1. Faster

The technology of the 21st century has allowed science to move forward virtually — and rapidly. The latest COVID-19 findings are shared online at warp speed, and media reports are delivered straight to smartphones in the palm of our hands. While this barrage of research fosters speedy discoveries, some scientists are concerned about the consequences of too much haste. In May, Jonathan Kimmelman, a bioethicist at McGill

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Automotive Human Machine Interface Market 2021 Growth in Technology Sector after Coronavirus Pandemic Provides Huge Opportunities 2030

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Dec 02, 2020 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
The latest research report provides a complete assessment of the Global Automotive Human Machine Interface market for the forecast year 2021-2030, which is beneficial for companies regardless of their size and revenue. This Survey report covering the major market insights and industry approach towards COVID-19 in the upcoming years. The Automotive Human Machine Interface Market Report presents data and information on the development of the investment structure, technological improvements, market trends and developments, capabilities, and comprehensive information on the key players of the Automotive Human Machine Interface Market. The market strategies undertaken, with respect to the current and future scenario of the industry, have also been listed in the study.

The report begins with a brief presentation and overview of the Automotive Human Machine Interface market, about the current market

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Emerging Tech Gets Off the Ground Amid Pandemic Response

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and rarely has the gov tech industry seen greater need for technical solutions to new problems than it did in 2020. COVID-19 presented an all-hands-on-deck challenge for gov tech, and the crisis turned out to be more of a catalyst for change than an obstacle to it. Telework became the norm, network capacity and security became paramount, and state and local governments that had already invested in some emerging technologies of the last decade, such as cloud, digital service delivery and higher network speeds, found themselves more prepared than those that did not. Disaster notwithstanding, a spirit of innovation permeated both private and public sides of the industry, and several technological advances offered a glimpse of what’s to come.

Cellphone location data didn’t become any less controversial in 2020, but it did become more important. For many governments, including those in Hong

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A Pandemic Pivot in Earth Science Outreach and Education

In classrooms around the world, rapid shifts to fully online learning necessitated by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged educators and students from preschool to graduate school. In many cases the hasty switch revealed frailties in educational systems, especially as instructors faced increased workloads and potentially reduced budgets, whereas in other cases, it brought the value of existing strengths to the fore. The inherent flexibility of the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program at the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), which operates the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience, resulted in an experience that differed from those in many educational programs.

Our pandemic pivot began with a rapid assessment of needs within the communities we serve—K–12 teachers and

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