Tag Archives: airborne

Eclipse Global Connectivity, Smiths Interconnect and ST Engineering iDirect Collaborate to deliver a new Airborne ISR SATCOM capability for Mil/Gov Operators

Aircraft SATCOM system interoperable with current and future commercial and military satellites PARIS / TAMPA, FL / HERNDON, VA —19 January 2022 — Eclipse Global Connectivity, Smiths Interconnect and ST Engineering iDirect (iDirect) today announced their collaboration to deliver an integrated airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (A-ISR) satellite communications (SATCOM) capability for military and government… Read More »

‘Why we must do everything we can to guard against airborne particles of Covid’

As time goes on we are learning more and more about the transmission of coronavirus, especially in airborne particles – basically by breathing in the virus from the air. When we do that we’re inhaling “aerosols”. Distance is important here and inhalation of virus particles is most likely to happen when we’re close to someone… Read More »

Indoors, outdoors, 6 feet apart? Transmission risk of airborne viruses can be quantified

In the 1995 movie “Outbreak,” Dustin Hoffman’s character realizes, with appropriately dramatic horror, that an infectious virus is “airborne” because it’s found to be spreading through hospital vents. The issue of whether our real-life pandemic virus, SARS-CoV-2, is “airborne” is predictably more complex. The current body of evidence suggests that COVID-19 primarily spreads through respiratory… Read More »

Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published today in the Journal… Read More »