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ELEKTRO 8-9/2020 was released on September 3th 2020. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Topic: Electrical engineering in industry; Industrial automation elements

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SVĚTLO (Light) 4-5/2020 was released on September 18th 2020. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Optical radiation effects and use
Plants and light in biofil interior – Part 12
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FOR INTERIOR 2020: Inspiration for habitation and trends of furniture and interiors world

Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking

13. 4. 2020 | Tech Xplore | www.techxplore.com

Apple and Google fueled hopes for digital technology's promise against a fast-moving, invisible killer, announcing a joint effort to help public health agencies worldwide leverage smartphones to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

New software the companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless technology to track down people who may have been infected by coronavirus carriers. The idea is to help national, state and local governments roll out apps for so-called "contact tracing" that will run on iPhones and Android phones alike.

Tracking COVID-19

The technology works by harnessing short-range Bluetooth signals. Using the Apple-Google technology, contact-tracing apps would gather a record of other phones with which they came into close proximity. Such data can be used to alert others who might have been infected by known carriers of the novel coronavirus, typically when the phones' owners have installed the apps and agreed to share data with public-health authorities.

Read more at Tech Xplore

Image Credit: Apple

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