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QuaRAD method quantifies efficacy across thousands of scenarios; rating system anticipated
Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new smart sensor called FaceBit, which is a quarter-sized sensor that uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.
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An antigen-based COVID-19 detection method developed in a Northwestern University laboratory demonstrated 100% accuracy in a blind test in five or fewer minutes from swab to signal.
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Researchers from UW-Madison are working on commercialization of a faster, simpler and less expensive alternative to PCR tests for detecting COVID-19, which could be adapted to other infectious diseases.
MIT engineers have designed a nanotube-based sensor that can detect COVID-19 without any antibody and could be used for other pandemic, improving worker health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a marked effect on the speed of digitalization across the industrial and manufacturing sectors.
A specific ultraviolet (UV) wavelength was found to be effective in killing the COVID-19 virus as well as other respiratory viruses while still being safe for public use.
Capacity and supply-chain strategies help manufactures remain competitive
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Manufacturing supply chains continue to adapt to COVID-19
Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a small tabletop device that can detect COVID-19 from a saliva sample in about an hour.
Overall airport logistics automation sales only fell by 5% in 2020, from $4.3 billion in 2019 to $4.1 billion in 2021, and is expected to have a gradual rebound in the next few years, according to Interact Analysis.
Manufacturing has changed a lot due to the COVID-19 pandemic as technologies thought to be happening down the road are happening now. Five key drivers are highlighted.
A practical solution for limited staffing adds assurance at the edge.
Interact Analysis said in June that good performances by the US, South Korea and China are offset by Europe and Japan, expected to make swift recoveries, and India and Brazil, where slow recoveries are expected. The semiconductor sector is holding back some manufacturing, and some inflation is expected.
Manufacturers remain resilient and strong in the wake of the pandemic, but there are steps they can take to be better prepared for the latest anomalous event.
Process engineers enabled with advanced analytics can have better operational control.
Despite advances, operational technology network cybersecurity still lags information technology cybersecurity.
High-noise manufacturing environments are already difficult places to communicate, but COVID-19 and social distancing make it even harder. Learn how to overcome this challenge.
Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.
The manufacturing industry output (MIO) tracker from Interact Analysis reveals a stronger than expected overall global manufacturing performance in 2020.
Food manufacturers may have to adapt their packaging to meet the requirements of grocery delivery due to COVID-19.
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Global manufacturing economic forecasts in the wake of COVID-19 have improved thanks to stronger than expected recoveries from the U.S. and China, but there is a long road to recovery, particularly for some key industries.
COVID-19's impact on manufacturing for the short- and long-term depends on the particular industry and the region, though recovery is eventually expected to reach 2019 levels according to Interact Analysis.
While we are still embroiled in the battle to contain and defeat COVID-19, nobody truly knows the eventual outcomes, but we can begin to assess the impacts and respond positively to change.
A study from the University of Birmingham says manufacturers need to redesign and reform their supply chains or global production networks (GPN) if they want to prosper in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the economy grows after the COVID-19 pandemic slowdown, manufacturers face challenges and opportunities including industrial disaster recovery, manufacturing supply chains, manufacturer staffing, transparency, and manufacturing investments.
COVID-19 is negatively affecting manufacturing in China and causing series supply chain challenges according to a Control Engineering China April survey. More automation with faster digitalization is the most-expected result in a ranked list.
Recent results of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus displayed a shift towards more positive expectations and minimal impact to the electronic components industry.
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