JPL Engineers Develop COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy At left, doctors at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City give a thumbs up after testing a ventilator prototype developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. At right, JPL engineers are working on the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients. Credit: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City and NASA/JPL-CaltechA new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients passed a critical test Tuesday at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, an epicenter of COVID-19 in the United States.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>NASA is helping the medical community address the shortage of ventilators needed to treat coronavirus patients with a ventilator prototype.The device, called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), was developed by engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to free up the nation’s limited supply of traditional ventilators so they may be used on patients with the most severe COVID-19 symptoms.“We specialize in spacecraft, not medical-device manufacturing,” said JPL Director Michael Watkins. “But excellent engineering, rigorous testing and rapid prototyping are some of our specialties. When people at JPL realized they might have what it takes to support the medical community and the broader community, they felt it was their duty to share their ingenuity, expertise and drive.”NASA next is seeking expedited FDA approval for the device via an emergency use authorization, a fast-track approval process developed for crisis situations that takes just days rather than years. To get input from a gold-standard medical facility, JPL delivered a prototype of the device to the Human Simulation Lab in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Mount Sinai for additional testing.“We were very pleased with the results of the testing we performed in our high-fidelity human simulation lab,” said Dr. Matthew Levin, Director of Innovation for the Human Simulation Lab and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Preoperative and Pain Medicine, and Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine. “The NASA prototype performed as expected under a wide variety of simulated patient conditions. The team feels confident that the VITAL ventilator will be able to safely ventilate patients suffering from COVID-19 both here in the United States and throughout the world.”VITAL can be built faster and maintained more easily than a traditional ventilator, and is composed of far fewer parts, many of which are currently available to potential manufacturers through existing supply chains. Its flexible design means it also can be modified for use in field hospitals being set up in convention centers, hotels, and other high-capacity facilities across the country and around the globe.Like all ventilators, VITAL requires patients to be sedated and an oxygen tube inserted into their airway to breathe. The new device wouldn’t replace current hospital ventilators, which can last years and are built to address a broader range of medical issues. Instead, VITAL is intended to last three to four months and is specifically tailored for COVID-19 patients.“Intensive care units are seeing COVID-19 patients who require highly dynamic ventilators,” said Dr. J.D. Polk, NASA’s chief health and medical officer. “The intention with VITAL is to decrease the likelihood patients will get to that advanced stage of the disease and require more advanced ventilator assistance.”The Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships at Caltech, which manages JPL for NASA, will offer a free license for VITAL and currently is reaching out to the commercial medical industry to find manufacturers for the device.To learn more about how NASA is helping in the national response to COVID-19, visit Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment Science and Technology JPL Engineers Develop COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days A high-pressure ventilator designed by the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for rapid production is being tested for use in medical centers. 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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Open Up The Freaks Ball In Style [Review/Gallery]

first_imgLast night, March 24th, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead hit the stage for the start of the three night Freaks Ball, celebrating the web denizens of the NYC Freaks List. The completely sold out Brooklyn Bowl welcomed their hometown heroes with excitement and anticipation, and Almost Dead wasted no time getting into it.The opening jam had the whole band keenly listening and responding to each other. Each member has their own voice up there- Scott Metzger has a deep tone with a bit of twang; Tommy Hamilton’s guitar provides an elegant counterpoint with lighter notes a bit higher in register. Marco Benevento bolsters the music with some spry keyboard playing, dancing on top of the rhythm section. Dave Dreiwitz, playing his first shows with Almost Dead since the Ween reunion gigs held down the bass with a steady groove that never stopped- the notes were always next to each other instead of on top of each other. And holding it all down is Joe Russo on the drums, making more music with four limbs than any human being has a right to.Almost Dead jams have an element where you think you’re hearing something- you think you can tell where they’re going. Sometimes you may be right, sometimes you may be wrong, and sometimes they’re intentionally messing with you. After about ten minutes of a jam that had the whole Bowl moving, you knew where this jam was going- “Not Fade Away!”Nope. Such was the fake out that half the Bowl started singing, but the band took a left turn and dove into the “Reuben &Cherise,” that at no point slowed down to let the building energy dwindle. At one point of the jam leading out of the song all five of the members had their eyes closed, fully locked in with each other.Watch a pro-shot “Reuben & Cherise” below, courtesy of LazyLightning55a:Twenty-five minutes after they began, they eased their way into “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad” for the evening’s first sing-a-long. This eventually led to “Hell In A Bucket,” which contained a jam that got real dirty- the song structure was abandoned as the band again showed that they each play their instruments reacting to each other instead of on autopilot. Benevento laid down a plinking foundation that each person added a layer to. That jam dropped perfectly into “Shakedown Street.” It speaks to the intensity of the set when the shortest song of the set is one of the more historically jammed out songs in the Dead’s catalog. The outro jam got both spacey and spooky. And then those hints of familiarity appeared. It was one of those, “Hey, I think I know this,” moments which turned into, “Yeah, I know this, but they aren’t playing it,” moments which turned into, “They’re playing Liz Reed!”Based on the facial expressions on stage, the band was thinking the same thing. The moment felt spontaneous, and had a feeling of five friends on stage having fun and taking chances. Benevento nailed the organ solo that Gregg Allman made iconic on At the Fillmore East. Hamilton and Metzger both shredded, Dreiwitz thundered away on bass, and Joe Russo once again played the role of two drummers at the same time. After “Liz Reed” the set ended with an emotional rendition of “Mission in the Rain.” Hamilton emotes great passion in both his playing and singing on Garcia ballads, and that was in fine form this night.After a brief setbreak (seriously- under 30 minutes!), the band returned to the stage. The jam started off real slinky, letting the anticipation of the first song of the set build. The beat started shuffling and they went into “Truckin’,” which is a great way to start a set. This set had a lot of sing-a-long moments which kept the crowd rapt. During the jams Marco provided a funky groove while Metzger had a rocking solo with some country twang in it. The jam at the end slowed down for an a cappella ending that exploded into a final refrain for everyone to get back truckin’ on. “Bertha” then came up and just rocked- great vocals from Hamilton and two monster solos from Metzger.Then came the biggest surprise of the night, with Almost Dead debuting a cover of “I’m Writing a Novel” by Father John Misty, with Joe Russo on lead vocals. Those who knew the song were really excited, and the band nailed it. After a version that was both faithful and jammed, they patiently worked their way into “The Eleven.” It kept building and building until hitting its massive peak, but then they took somewhat of a left turn and finished the song (including vocals) in a very delicate and intricate manner, letting the nuances of the melody come through.This led to the set closing “Mississippi Half Step,” which again had everyone singing along at full tilt. The music was exploding off the stage and the crowd returned it back. Crossing that lazy river was a perfect coda to the set. The lone but thumping encore of “Not Fade Away “(for real this time) had the band leaving the stage, clapping out that familiar beat, and setting incredibly high expectations for the next two nights.Welcome back to the Bowl Almost Dead. Your music may belong to the world, but there’s nothing like being home.Images from the show provided by Scott Harris Photo. Check out the gallery below, as well as a full setlist with notes from Peter Costello [via Almost Dead’s Facebook Page].Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY – 3/24/16Set 1 8:43PM – 10:01PMJam ->Not Fade Away Jam @ ->Ruben & Cherise (TH) ->GDTRFB # (ALL) ->Hell In A Bucket (SM) ->Shakedown Street (TH) ->Space ->In Memory of Elizabeth Reed $Mission In The Rain (TH)Set 2 10:24PM – 11:43PM ishJam ->Truckin’ (SM) ->Born Cross-Eyed Jam >Bertha (TH) ->I’m Writing A Novel % (JR) >The Eleven (TH/JR) ->Mississippi Half Step (TH)E: Not Fade Away ^ (ALL)@ – First Time Played, no lyrics# – With an unknown tease (MB) & without the “WBYGN” ending, Segued directly into Bucket$ – First Time Played, Allman Brothers Band Cover. Bustle in Your Hedgerow covered it during the “Bustle Plays Other Shit” show on 2013-08-31% – First Time Played, Father John Misty Cover^ – With a “I’m Writing A Novel” (Father John Misty) tease (TH) and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson on turntables. Not Fade Away ended traditionally with the crowd clapping the beat & singing lyrics back to the band as they walked off stage. Then ?uestlove joined in, starting his DJ set by scratching the Not Fade Away beat on the turntables, in time with the crowd clapping & singing. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Joshua vs Ruiz time, date, location, live streaming details for ‘Clash on the Dunes’

first_img Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua (Main Event) Alexander Povetkin vs. Michael Hunter Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz Wach Filip Hrgovic vs. Eric Molina Magomedrasul Majidov vs. Tom Little Written By First Published: 6th December, 2019 17:13 IST Danish Ansari LIVE TV Also Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2: Fans Fear For Joshua As Ruiz Looks Scary In VideoJoshua vs Ruiz time: Everything you need to know about how and where to watch the fightJoshua vs Ruiz time, date, scheduleThe event takes place on Saturday, December 7, 2019. With the fight being the main event of the night, it is difficult to be precise about the timing as the match will have four fights preceding the main event.  However, the two fighters are advertised to make their way to the ring at around 3:45 pm ET.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Handpicks Neutral Judging Panel And Referee For Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch Joshua vs Ruiz live streamingThe match can only be live-streamed through DAZN, a global over-the-top subscription sports streaming service. Fans can also download the DAZN application on their smart TVs or other internet-compatible devices. The fight can also be accessed through their website – The platform charges $19.99 for a monthly subscription, whereas an annual pass comes at $99.99.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Handpicks Neutral Judging Panel And Referee For Andy Ruiz Jr RematchJoshua vs Ruiz 2 fight card COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 17:13 IST Joshua Vs Ruiz Time, Date, Location, Live Streaming Details For ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Joshua vs Ruiz time, date, location, live stream info: The ‘Clash on the Dunes’ offers Joshua an opportunity at redemption after his defeat last June. Also Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: The Staggering Amount Of Money The Two Fighters Are Making FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US The highly anticipated heavyweight showdown between reigning champion Andy Ruiz Jr and former champion Anthony Joshua is a must-see event for every boxing fan across the world. Andy Ruiz Jr had been an underdog going into the original fight against Anthony Joshua and won the battle in remarkable fashion before becoming the unified heavyweight champion of the world. Will Anthony Joshua be able to reclaim his unified heavyweight titles and re-assert his dominance over the heavyweight division, or will Andy Ruiz Jr prove his credibility to the world with yet another stoppage victory?last_img read more