How Van-Lifers Are Adapting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

When city life paused full stop in March, many headed outdoors. Bishop, California, a climbing mecca, attracted droves from Los Angeles and the Bay Area. National parks encouraged visitors, as long as they practiced social distancing. But as crowds gathered, officials decided to padlock facilities and cease operations altogether. The van-lifers who live for destinations […]

Elon Musk Offers to Manufacture Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients

In a call to action yesterday on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk chimed in with his usual, well-meaning braggadocio: “Tesla makes cars with sophisticated HVAC systems. SpaceX makes spacecraft with life-support systems. Ventilators are not difficult, but cannot be...

Could Copper Combat the Coronavirus?

The humble doorknob has become a symbol of danger in recent weeks, as we’ve learned exactly how long viruses can live on surfaces—Covid-19 can survive for two to three days on stainless steel, according to unpublished studies. This discovery has also led to renewed...