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Tesla and other car manufacturers are building ventilators for the COVID-19 crisis. Ford is working with GE to build ventilators, respirators, and face shields, and GM is building ventilators and will soon be able to produce 50,000 face masks a day.
A four-minute video is available that shows how Tesla is building its ventilators.
Ventilators are being built using available car parts. Automotive companies stockpile parts in order to prevent shortages in their production lines, so they currently have a large supply of available materials.
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Spain is moving to permanently establish universal basic income in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic (4 minute read)
Spain is implementing a basic income to help its citizens deal with the economic effects of the coronavirus.
No date has been set yet for when basic income will be rolled out to the country.
The government hopes that the change will be permanent.
Spain will become the first nation in Europe to pass universal basic income.
Nearly 1,000 specialized technicians from around the US gather at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Phoenix, Arizona every spring in order to refuel one of the plant's three nuclear reactors.
Under normal circumstances, this process takes around a month. During the coronavirus pandemic, the plant operators have had to change their refueling plans.
The plant will begin the refueling process in early April. All processes will be designed to ensure that the plant will be able to run for the next 18 months, but no non-essential repairs or maintenance will be completed.
CS106A - Code in Place is the first half of CS106A, a popular course at Stanford University that teaches the fundamentals of computer programming through Python.
It assumes no previous background in programming and is open to everyone.The course will run for free (subject to availability) between April 13th and May 22nd.
Students should expect to spend around 15 to 20 hours per week on the course. There will be a videoconferencing component for students to meet up in small discussion groups once a week with someone on the teaching team.
There is no grade or university credit for completing the course.
Kubernetes handles the deployment of workloads across infrastructure using user-friendly APIs. Most of what it is doing is hidden from the user.
This article details what happens 'under the hood' in Kubernetes after you enter in the command to deploy nginx to a cluster. It aims to help readers understand what Kubernetes actually does in order to fully understand the value it offers.