Non-science stories tangentially related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. eg. how society is dealing with the virus, making working from home better etc.
With millions of people now self-isolating in their homes worldwide, the world's internet infrastructure is being pushed to its limits. In order to ease the strain, major streaming services are finding ways to reduce bandwidth.
The coronavirus situation in Europe has forced ESA to temporarily suspend a number of its deep-space missions. To reduce risk to personnel, ESOC is reducing on-site crews and shutting down instruments on eight spacecraft.
With auto production at a virtual standstill throughout North America, Ford is partnering up to rapidly increase production of vital respiratory equipment, creating new designs with 3D printing and off-the-shelf auto components.
In a COVID-19-ravaged business environment that's seen China's auto industry experience record drops, Geely Auto has launched an online purchase program that now includes drone delivery in select areas.