How Tech And Blockchain Innovators Can Come Together To Survive The Coronavirus

Technology entrepreneur, angel investor and Founder of InQube.

With a second wave of the coronavirus, the crypto and tech industries are experiencing a significant boom. According to KPMG’s Enterprise Reboot report, nearly two-thirds of executives see potential in emerging technologies when they are used together.

Many companies already started using completely different combinations to improve performance. The most popular is the use of AI and blockchain. Such adoption can help streamline public health processes and provide information for screening people with Covid-19 symptoms and recommend them whether they need to be diagnosed. 

Blockchain is being used as a point of trust to track medical supplies or medications, according to joint research conducted by medical institutes and developers. Whether you work at a hospital or as a first responder, having a single point of reference that organizes and assesses the relevant data can help in the efforts to combat 

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Ancient people relied on coastal environments to survive the Last Glacial Maximum — ScienceDaily

Humans have a longstanding relationship with the sea that spans nearly 200,000 years. Researchers have long hypothesized that places like coastlines helped people mediate global shifts between glacial and interglacial conditions and the impact that these changes had on local environments and resources needed for their survival. Coastlines were so important to early humans that they may have even provided key routes for the dispersal of people out of Africa and across the world.

Two new multidisciplinary studies published in the journals Quaternary Science Reviews and Quaternary Research document persistent human occupation along the South African eastern seaboard from 35,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago. In this remote, and largely unstudied, location — known as the “Wild Coast” — researchers have used a suite of cutting-edge techniques to reconstruct what life was like during this inclement time and how people survived it.

The research is being conducted by an

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COVID-19 patients survive in-hospital cardiac arrest at pre-pandemic rates — ScienceDaily

It isn’t a death sentence if a COVID-19 patient suffers a cardiac arrest while getting treatment for the virus in the hospital, according to new research that contradicts reports from early on in the pandemic. The new insight from a researcher in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania still shows that such events remain deadly, but can be survived at a rate likely near what it was among other hospital inpatients before the pandemic broke out. This analysis was presented during the American Heart Association’s annual scientific meeting this month.

“Early studies showed extremely low rates of COVID-19 patients who were resuscitated successfully and went on to survive after suffering from cardiac arrest. The first study from Wuhan demonstrated just a 2.9 percent 30-day survival rate and a second small cohort from New York City showed absolutely no survival,” said Oscar Mitchell, MD, a fellow in

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Can shopping malls survive? How technology and the pandemic are radically reshaping retail

2025: Tomorrow, Today podcast co-hosts John Cook of GeekWire, left, and Jordon Voss of Northern Trust at Seattle’s upscale University Village. (GeekWire photo / Kevin Lisota)

Walk through Seattle’s trend-setting University Village shopping center near the University of Washington, and you’ll see Apple, Crate & Barrel, Allbirds and other top retail brands still booming. But drive just a few miles to one of Seattle’s older indoor shopping malls, and it’s a far different story.  Formerly crowded department stores like JC Penny are shuttered. Parking lots are empty.

Shopping malls have long served as important epicenters of commerce and community. But will the one-two punch of online commerce and the pandemic deal a fatal blow to these brick-and-mortar institutions?

The answer is yes, and no. While many second-tier malls won’t survive, experts say, others will benefit from a different trend: experiences that can’t be replicated online.

We explore this issue

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How extremophilic bacteria survive in space for one year — ScienceDaily

Galactic cosmic and solar UV radiation, extreme vacuum, temperature fluctuations: how can microbes exposed to these challenges in space survive? Scientists investigated how the space-surviving microbes could physically survive the transfer from one celestial body to another.

Since the dawn of space exploration, humankind has been fascinated by survival of terrestrial life in outer space. Outer space is a hostile environment for any form of life, but some extraordinarily resistant microorganisms can survive. Such extremophiles may migrate between planets and distribute life across the Universe, underlying the panspermia hypothesis or interplanetary transfer of life.

The extremophilic bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans withstands the drastic influence of outer space: galactic cosmic and solar UV radiation, extreme vacuum, temperature fluctuations, desiccation, freezing, and microgravity. A recent study examined the influence of outer space on this unique microbe on a molecular level. After 1 year of exposure to low Earth orbit (LEO) outside the International

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To survive asteroid impact, algae learned to hunt — ScienceDaily

Tiny, seemingly harmless ocean plants survived the darkness of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs by learning a ghoulish behavior — eating other living creatures.

Vast amounts of debris, soot, and aerosols shot into the atmosphere when an asteroid slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, plunging the planet into darkness, cooling the climate, and acidifying the oceans. Along with the dinosaurs on the land and giant reptiles in the ocean, the dominant species of marine algae were instantly wiped out — except for one rare type.

A team of scientists, including researchers at UC Riverside, wanted to understand how these algae managed to thrive while the mass extinction rippled throughout the rest of the global food chain.

“This event came closest to wiping out all multicellular life on this planet, at least in the ocean,” said UCR geologist and study co-author Andrew Ridgwell. “If you remove algae, which

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Malaria parasites adapt to survive the dry season — ScienceDaily

The main parasite that causes malaria can alter its gene expression to survive undetected in the human blood stream, new research has shown.

A team of international researchers, including Dr Mario Recker from the University of Exeter, has studied how the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, can lie seemingly dormant during unfavourable conditions.

The study explains how the parasite can remain in a person without showing observable symptoms, before allowing malaria to re-emerge when mosquito populations resurge during the rainy season.

The study is published in leading journal Nature Medicine. Malaria is a still a major cause of death in Africa, killing hundreds of thousand people each year, most of whom are children under the age of 5 years.

Although the majority of cases occur during the rainy season, due to the abundance of mosquitoes that spread P. falciparum, the ability of the parasite to persist in the human host for

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This super-beetle can survive being run over by a car — and help with engineering problems

Scientists developing new materials are studying an unlikely source of strength: a beetle that can withstand being run over by a car.

a close up of a rock: Researchers have discovered that the diabolical ironclad beetle can take on a load of at least 39,000 times its body weight before its exoskeleton begins to fracture. Kisailus Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab, University of California, Irvine

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Researchers have discovered that the diabolical ironclad beetle can take on a load of at least 39,000 times its body weight before its exoskeleton begins to fracture. Kisailus Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab, University of California, Irvine

Researchers from Purdue University and the University of California, Irvine, studied the aptly named diabolical ironclad beetle — Phloeodes diabolicus — to understand the secret behind its strength.


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“If you take any beetle, and you want to collapse it with your finger, you can probably kill it,” he told CNN.

But not the diabolical ironclad beetle. “This beetle is so tough that the energy or the force that you can do with your hand, it’s not enough — it’s like a piece of rock,”

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Beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to move — ScienceDaily

An international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world’s beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st century.

The claim was made by European researchers in a paper published in Nature Climate Change in March 2020 (Sandy coastlines under threat of erosion by Vousdoukas et al).

See ‘World’s sandy beaches under threat from climate change’ at

However, academics from the UK, France, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA have re-examined the data and methodology that underpinned the original study and say they strongly disagree with its conclusion.

They have now published a rebuttal to the article in the same journal, and concluded that with the global data and numerical methods available today it is impossible to make such global and wide-reaching predictions.

Critical to their disagreement with the original paper’s conclusions is the fact that they say there is potential

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Check out the beetle that can survive being run over by a car

Check out the beetle that can survive being run over by a car
Check out the beetle that can survive being run over by a car

The diabolical ironclad beetle is an insect that lives up to its name. With one of the strongest and most crush-resistant exoskeletons in the known animal kingdom, it can survive being run over by a car.

In a new paper in Nature, researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), in partnership with other institutions, set out to better understand the beetle’s strong exoskeleton in hopes that the findings could be used to improve existing technologies.

The ironclad beetle’s strength gives it an advantage in the wild because its thick shell helps to fend off the birds, reptiles, and rodents that try to make a meal out of it. When that doesn’t work, it has another trick: It is convincingly good at playing dead.

diabolical ironclad beetle - uci
diabolical ironclad beetle – uci

Native to desert habitats in Southern California, the

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