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TEAM's T-Force XTREEM ARGB DDR4 16GB dual-channel RAM kit rated at 3600MHz gets put through its paces.
TEAM's T-Force XTREEM ARGB DDR4 16GB dual-channel RAM kit rated at 3600MHz gets put through its paces.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is running rampant in the United States right now, and with the spread becoming worse and worse each day, the number of deaths is piling up as well.
Now, the virus has claimed more lives than the horrific September 11 attacks that happened in 2001. On 9/11, the terrorist attack shook the world, 2,977 people died, and now the novel coronavirus has claimed over 3,000 people. New York has seen the brute of the outbreak, as the state has more than 67,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 1,200 deaths.
At the time of writing this post, Johns Hopkins University's interactive COVID-19 spread map states that there are over 189,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States. Unfortunately, that number isn't going to slow down anytime soon, either. According to Researchers from the University of Washington's Health Metrics, who released this website, the United States is expected to hit its peak in infections around mid-April. The website also predicts that by the time 2020 reaches August 4, there will be over 80,000 coronavirus related deaths in the US.
As the global coronavirus COVID-19 confirmed case number closes in on the one million mark, some have wondered how China, the place the virus originated, has managed to flatten its curve.
At the time of writing this, Johns Hopkin's University interactive coronavirus tracker says that China has 82,294 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but is that true? Back in 2003, the Chinese government was pressured into admitting they had been lying about the total number of SARS outbreak cases. The lie was so big that it was discovered that the true amount of SARS cases in Beijing was more than seven times what was being officially reported.
Now, British scientists are claiming that the Chinese government is doing it again, but this time with COVID-19. British Prime minister, Boris Johnson has been warned by scientific advisers that China is downplaying the total number of confirmed COVID-19 case by 15 - 40 times. If that is true, and China's true number for confirmed cases of COVID-19 is actually fifteen times higher than what is being reported, that would put China's total number of COVID-19 cases at a staggering 1,234,410.
As the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, data is, unfortunately, indicating that the total confirmed cases globally will soon reach one million.
This information has been sourced from the reputable Johns Hopkins University interactive coronavirus tracker (link can be found here). Looking at the tracker, we can see that there are 858,785 confirmed cases globally, at the time of writing this. When looking at the graph that shows a comparison between the daily increases in confirmed cases, we can see that the growth is exponential, and overall isn't slowing down at all. The graph's data indicates that since the 26th of March, there have been over 50,000+ confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally each day.
Following this kind of trend, global COVID-19 cases will reach the one million mark by the end of this week, perhaps sooner if there is another massive spike in confirmations like we saw on the 31st of March (75,100 confirmed cases in a day). Leaving room for some days having less confirmed cases and others having more, it can be assumed that global coronavirus cases will reach one million sometime on the weekend.
It has finally happened, Adult Swim has released the launch date for the last five episodes of Rick and Morty Season 4.
The trailer was released onto the official Rick and Morty YouTube Channel and teased the release of the highly-anticipated final five episodes of season 4. If you didn't know, Adult Swim decided to cut Rick and Morty Season 4 into two parts, and after the announcement of the division, the news went quiet on when we would be getting the final five episodes.
In the above trailer, we see multiple never-before-seen scenes of the final five episodes of season 4, and it seems that the end-half of season 4 will be extremely similar to the first half of season 4. What I mean by 'similar' is that the back half of season 4 will have all that fun, random, scientific hilarious stuff that we saw throughout the first half. So, basically, everything you want with Rick and Morty will be there in the final five episodes of season 4.
There are multiple ways you can help support the new global fight against the coronavirus COVID-19, but if you are a gamer, then this might just be the best way you can help.
Humble has announced a new bundle, and this bundle is dedicated to battling the coronavirus pandemic while also giving gamers a slew of fantastic titles to enjoy while they are staying indoors. The bundle is called Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle, and usually, Humble allows buyers to choose what they want to pay, but this time it's different. Humble is asking for a flat fee of $30 for this bundle, and buyers will get a ridiculous 45 games valued at $1,071 if they decide to purchase it.
All of the proceeds made from this bundle will be donated to organizations that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of where the proceeds will be going are; delivering protective gear to healthcare workers, and providing medical care to those who need it. On top of the games, Humble is also giving buyers 26 eBooks. If you are interested in checking out what games are included in the bundle, Destructoid has provided dot points that can be found in the entirety of this post. If you want to help the fight against COVID-19, a link to the bundle can be found here.
Astronomers have released a paper revealing that they have discovered the exact diameter of the Milky Way galaxy.
The paper has been released by astronomers from Durham University in England, and more specifically, astrophysicist Alis Deason and her colleagues released the paper on arXiv.org. According to the paper, the Milky Way's exact diameter is 1.9 million light-years, with a margin of error of 0.4 million light-years. Rosemary Wyze, a fellow astronomer at Johns Hopkins University, spoke to ScienceNews in regards to the Milky Way's new diameter measurement.
Here's what was said, "help astronomers tease out other galactic properties." The new measurement of the Milky Way should help astronomers gain a much more precise understanding of how many more galaxies are revolving around the Milky Way. At the moment, there are about 60 known galaxies surrounding the Milky Way, but since this new measurement has been made, that number is likely to grow. If you are interested in reading more on this discovery, check out this link here.
As the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, there's a couple questions on everyone's mind - 'Are we at the peak of the outbreak yet? and how many people are going to die?'
Firstly, this post is designed to inform readers and not install fear into them. Please view these scientifically backed estimations at your own discretion, as some of the numbers are quite hard to read. Researchers from the University of Washington's Health Metrics have released a website that estimates when each state will experience the peak of the outbreak. This website answers questions such as when state hospitals will be under the most strain, infection peak and total death expectancy.
The website can be viewed here, and simply clicking that link will reveal the country-wide statistics. According to the site, the United States will be at peak outbreak sometime in the middle of April, most likely between the dates of April 10th - April 20th. The website also provides the unsettling statistic of how many people are estimated to due before the clock ticks over to August.
The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak that is sweeping the globe has been devastating, but through that devastation, some fields of science are benefiting due to the quiet on the streets.
One of these scientific fields is the study of how Earth moves. This field is seismology, which is the study of earthquakes and seismic waves that move throughout Earth. Since the whole globe has basically been asked to stay indoors and only leave for essential items, many forms of transportation have been reduced considerably, this allows for seismologists such as Thomas Lecocq from the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Brussels to get more accurate readings on his measuring instruments.
Lecocq reported that due to the global lockdown, there had been a drop in the seismic noise, which is the hum of the planet's crust. This reduction in seismic noise could be attributed to the decline in overall transportation vehicles in motion and other general human activities being put on hold. Transportation doesn't cause that much seismic noise but does create some background noise that makes it difficult for seismologists to measure smaller earthquakes.
Valve has been extremely quick at updating Half-Life: Alyx considering it was released just a week ago, with the first patch (v1.1) adding in Continuous Turn as an option -- and now, v1.2 has been released.
The new 1.2 update for Half-Life: Alyx lets you switch movement controls between the left and right hand -- no matter what hand is being used to hold your weapon. You'll need to visit the in-game menu, then the SteamVR controller setup to choose which hand you'd like as your default for a weapon.
Half-Life: Alyx also gets the usual bug fixes and less crashes in the new 1.2 update, while performance has been improved just a bit with "better detection of low-memory situations". Half-Life: Alyx will update automatically through Steam.
Pokemon GO developer Niantic has just acquired 3D mapping startup 6D.ai, where the acquisition will see them building out "planet-scale" augmented reality, or AR.
6D.ai will infuse into Niantic and use its 3D environment reconstruction and persistent AR objects that will advance AR-based games and apps in a big way. Niantic burst onto the scene with Pokemon GO, but imagine planet-scale Pokemon GO where you see dragons and other creations flying around and landing on buildings, right in front of you -- in augmented reality.
Niantic said it knows "better than anyone" about this type of AR, while 6D.ai boss Matt Miesnieks said there "couldn't be a better team" for 6D.ai to join. Niantic is ramping into the future of AR, when everyone is allowed back outside after the global COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns lift.