Multilateral call for solutions for COVID-19 echo period – life without a vaccine

Multilateral call for solutions for COVID-19 echo period – life without a vaccine

This call for solutions for the COVID-19 Echo Period is for organisations in the following countries (based on mutual consent between participating national funding bodies): Austria (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft – FFG)Canada (National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program – NRC IRAP)Denmark (Innovation Fund Denmark – IFD).

Eastgate development Harare

Eastgate development Harare

I was the lead designer and architect for this 55 000m² mixed-use city centre development using innovative passive environmental systems. Modelled on the way that termites construct their nest to ventilate, cool and heat it entirely through natural means.

Noctua PPC2000 and redux series: color us impressed

Noctua PPC2000 and redux series: color us impressed

As much as I try to ignore the looks of a component and stay with what actually performs, I am sometimes guilty of letting aesthetics win out. It rarely happened just a few years ago when there was no window on the side of my case. But, the fact is, more cases have windows, more builds have themes and color schemes, and more people want the looks to match the performance.

LTSER Platform Neusiedlersee — Seewinkel (Emerging)

LTSER Platform Neusiedlersee — Seewinkel (Emerging)

The proposed Neusiedler See-Seewinkel LTSER site consists of the Neusiedler See lake itself, the Seewinkel located in the eastern part of the lake and the adjacent Austrian part of the Hansag. Due to its central location within the site, it will be managed by the Biologische Station Neusiedler See, Illmitz, with its current head Thomas Zechmeister.

Haiti earthquake: The Red Cross Red Crescent social media response

Haiti earthquake: The Red Cross Red Crescent social media response

To say that the last days were“intense” would be an understatement. From the minute the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement pulled out all stops to help the people on the ground.

Roderick Bloem

Roderick Bloem

Roderick Bloem received an MS in computer science from Leiden University in the Netherlands (1996) and a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2001). His thesis work, under the supervision of Fabio Somenzi, was on formal verification using Linear Temporal Logic.

Weekly deaths declined in NZ’s lockdown – but we still don’t know exactly why

Weekly deaths declined in NZ’s lockdown – but we still don’t know exactly why

The pandemic-related lockdown is possibly the most dramatic public health intervention in NZ history. It helped achieve the elimination of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus in NZ. But it was also associated with 548 fewer total deaths than for the same period in 2019. Death rates (per 100,000 population) were also lower in 2020 than the three preceding years.

Homogenous monthly data

Homogenous monthly data

Long-time homogenous series of monthly temperature averages and the total amount of precipitation are available from different measuring stations of the Swiss national basic climatological network (Swiss NBCN). The stations cover all major climatic regions of Switzerland and provide information about the development of the measured quantities over the past 150 years.

“You see suicide rates are skyrocketing now…”

“You see suicide rates are skyrocketing now…”

Are COVID-19 business restrictions causing U.S. suicides to soar? Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, made that claim during a May 26 interview on Newsradio WRVA in Richmond.

Ostrava days 2011

Ostrava days 2011

Ostrava Days is a working environment, not a school. With two resident orchestras Janáček Philharmonic and Ostravská banda, the focus is on, but not limited to, working with large-scale ensembles. It features seminars by lecturers as well as presentations by guests and resident-students.