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Always Be Curious🔎 #13

This week, we learned quite a bit more about the coronavirus, as a global scientific effort got into

Always Be Curious🔎

March 22 · Issue #13 · View online
Always Be Curious is your weekly shot of sci-tech coverage. Bringing you the now, the how and the wow of science and technology with a special focus on the chip industry.

This week, we learned quite a bit more about the coronavirus, as a global scientific effort got into gear. 💪 And while it is clear that the virus will take its toll, we should be so thankful to live in 2020: the virus genome was sequenced within weeks of its discovery, scientists around the world are racing to medication and a vaccine in a multitude of ways, engineers are coming up with creative ways to support the health effort, and technology is enabling communities around the world to help one another.
Stay strong, stay fit,

👨‍💻The round-up in sci-tech💡
Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” (The Washington Post)
World's most powerful supercomputer fights coronavirus (Tom's Hardware)
Kids can get COVID-19. They just don't get that sick (WIRED)
Covert coronavirus infections could be seeding new outbreaks (Nature)
China’s first confirmed COVID-19 case traced back to November 17 (South China Morning Post)
Could Crispr be humanity's next virus killer? (WIRED)
The doctor who helped defeat smallpox explains what's coming (WIRED)
“If you’re not worried, you’re not paying attention. But I’m not scared. I firmly believe that the steps that we’re taking will extend the time that it takes for the virus to make the rounds.”
Antibodies from COVID-19 survivors could be used to treat patients, protect those at risk (Johns Hopkins)
The animal origins of coronavirus and flu (Quanta Magazine)
Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough (University of New South Wales)
“Performing magnetic resonance is like trying to move a particular ball on a billiard table by lifting and shaking the whole table. We’ll move the intended ball, but we’ll also move all the others. The breakthrough of electric resonance is like being handed an actual billiards stick to hit the ball exactly where you want it.”
🤓This week in chips⚠️
How China's chip industry defied the coronavirus lockdown (Nikkei Asian Review)
Samsung vows to overcome COVID-19 crisis with semiconductors and 5G smartphones (Business Korea)
A new computer chip mimics the neurocircuitry of our noses to smell (MIT Technology Review)
📈By the numbers📉
2020 Tech Trends Report (Future Today Institute)
COVID-19 Smart Graph (Quant Base)
❤️For the love of tech❤️
Grabbing a drink with colleagues on Friday is a great way to close the work week. So with coronavirus keeping us indoors, millions of colleagues around the world said cheers on their web conferencing tools of choice!
Always Be Curious is curated by Sander Hofman, Corporate Communications Manager at ASML. My company provides chipmakers with everything they need (machines, software and services) to mass produce integrated circuits on silicon. Opinions expressed in this newsletter are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.
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