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Every Monday we’ll answer your questions on Covid-19 and health in a feature published online. You can submit a question here. This week, HuffPost UK reader Jo asked: As Covid-19 spreads through water droplets, how can swimming pools possibly be safe?Swimming pools are back open in parts of the UK – but some people are sceptical of whether it’s safe to use them. So, what’s the deal?During the peak of the virus, no cases were reported of Covid-19 spreading in swimming pools or through water. But that doesn’t mean it’s without risks. “The risk is not from the SARS-CoV-2 virus surviving and transmitting through the water per se,” says Dr Julian Tang, associate professor in respiratory sciences at the University of Leicester. “The water itself, with the standard bleach or other detergent-based disinfectants, will be effective in killing this virus – it is lipid-enveloped and fragile.”The risk really occurs above the water, he says, from swimmers chatting at the end of their lanes when they’re within typical conversational distances of 0.5m to 1m. This is because the main route the virus spreads is in droplets propelled into the air when a person speaks, coughs, sings, sneezes or laughs.Submit a coronavirus health question to HuffPost UK.Professor Vincenzo Romano Spica is an expert in public health from the University of Rome and one of the lead authors of a paper on swimming pool safety during Covid-19. He tells HuffPost UK he believes it’s safe to go swimming – and he would feel comfortable going swimming himself, in Italy, where he lives.Chlorinated pools are considered safest, as they’re maintained and regularly disinfected, which can help to deactivate the virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests “swimming in a well-maintained, properly chlorinated pool is safe”.That said, there are some other key risk factors to think about first. Are cases in your area rising?A key thing to consider before reaching for your goggles is how many people in your local area (or the area where you plan to swim) have Covid-19.In places where cases are rising and lockdowns are being enforced, swimming pools would be more risky to visit than areas where there are a handful of cases. You can find out how many cases are in your local area.In Italy and other European countries where incidence is low, Prof Romano Spica believes it’s safe to swim. But in parts of the USA, India and other areas where outbreaks are emerging or present, it’s a no-go.Related... Coronavirus Is A Minefield. We’ll Help You Understand It. How busy is the pool?WHO recommends people avoid crowded swimming pools and keep at least one metre away from people who sneeze or cough. Among epidemiologists, two metres is still considered to be the optimum distance. Crowding and personal distancing are key factors, more than water, says Prof Romano Spica, so the emptier the pool is, the better. Under UK government guidance, leisure facilities should ensure an appropriate number of people are allowed in the swimming pool at any one time.How close are you to other swimmers?“It’s possible that exposure may occur in adjacent lanes if swimmers are too close together,” says Dr Tang. He offers the example of an infected swimmer coming to the surface and exhaling strongly before taking their next breath, just as another swimmer comes the other way and passes them, inhaling strongly before their next stroke. There would be potential to breathe in the virus.“But the frequency of this type of encounter would be rare,” he points out, “and if the lanes are wider and each swimmer stays within the middle of their lane, this reduces the transmission risk further as this is effectively a form of social distancing.”Related... Here's Some Serious Pool Porn To Get You Through The Heatwave What is the pool used for?Find out what the pool is used for before you decide to visit. If, for instance, the pool is used for exercise and sport, there’s likely to be greater physical distancing (as there’ll hopefully be lanes in place) and not as many people using it. It’s also less likely there’ll be bodily fluids knocking around than, say, a pool on holiday. But on the other hand, pools that form part of residential complexes or are aimed at allowing people of different ages to sunbathe, refresh, play and socialise, can often result in overcrowded conditions, which would pose more of a risk. There’s also more of a chance that people will be shouting and laughing – both of which can spread the virus to people nearby.Indoor vs outdoor pools – which is best?HuffPost UK reader Brian asked whether it’s safe to go swimming in indoor pools. In the UK it’s deemed safe to swim in indoor pools, which opened at the end of July. But outdoor pools are considered safer.“Outdoor pools have the advantage of sunlight and wind to destroy the virus and/or blow it away before it reaches the other person,” says Dr Tang. Dr Tang adds that swimming indoors (or outdoors) wouldn’t be high risk if the lanes are wider, with only one swimmer per lane; and if swimmers don’t talk to each other at the end of their lanes, or before entering or after leaving the pool. He concludes: “Being antisocial is being safe!”If you’re worried about transmission in an indoor setting, arrive in your swimming gear, so you don’t have to use changing rooms, and take your own equipment/aids. This is advised by Swim England. Use hand sanitiser before entering and when leaving the pool, too. To protect others, in the event that you might be asymptomatic, you could consider wearing a face cover when you’re not using the pool.If you feel nervous about returning, phone your leisure centre beforehand to see what practices they have in place to keep people safe. You could also ask what the least busy times are to visit, for peace of mind. Related... 10 Of The UK's Best Outdoor Swimming Pools To Live The Lido Life How Likely Is A Second Wave – And Can It Be Prevented? The London Marathon Is Cancelled. Here's How Runners Feel.
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Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 10. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] A quick reminder that nominations for our upcoming list of marketing-tech executives are due by Friday.  Today's news: How TikTok influencers make money, AT&T's marketing cuts, and Amazon slashes marketing spend. TikTok influencers reveal how they're making money in 2020 despite the app's paltry monetization features Dan Whateley, Amanda Perelli, and Sydney Bradley looked at seven ways that TikTok influencers make money off of the short-form video app including brand deals, merchandising, and paid song integrations. Influencers like Tyler Bott, known as TyBott, has 2.5 million followers and charges $25 per video message sent through video-sharing app Cameo. Influencers can also earn money from affiliate marketing programs with commission rates that range between 1% and 20%.  Read the full story here. The third-largest advertiser in the US just laid off a chunk of its consumer marketing team Tanya Dua reported that AT&T recently laid off  54 New York-based employees in its consumer marketing division. The company said that the layoffs are part of an effort to focus on growth areas and address lower demand for legacy products.  The marketing cuts come as AT&T embarks on a multi-year strategy to cut as much as $6 billion in costs under new CEO John Stankey. AT&T's marketing department was recently reorganized where the consumer marketing team that was just cut was consolidated with the corporate brand team. Read the full story here. Amazon's record profits last quarter would've been impossible without an accounting change and a huge spending cut. That raises questions about future earnings growth. Eugene Kim reported that Amazon saved nearly $2.6 billion in net profits last quarter by cutting its marketing spend and through a previously announced estimate change for its server costs. In a call with analysts, Amazon's CFO Brian Olsavsky said that the company cut its marketing spend by "about a third" in the quarter to focus on its supply chain that has taken a hit during COVID-19. The cuts are equivalent to a $2.1 billion dip in marketing spend that Amazon would have normally spent during the quarter. Amazon's growth in higher-margin businesses like advertising and cloud helped offset a dip in retail profitability during the second-quarter. Read the full story here. More stories we're reading: PayPal parts with top advertising executive after shifting its marketing strategy during the pandemic (Business Insider) Tencent and its hyper-popular messaging app WeChat have become Trump's latest target. Here's how the company became a $69 billion behemoth that has a stake in everything from 'Fortnite' to Hollywood blockbusters. (Business Insider) Addison Rae is the world's top-earning TikTok star, according to Forbes. She shared the inside story of her rise to fame. (Business Insider) After taking a pandemic hit, billboard ad companies see signs of hope (New York Times) Nathan Young steps down as president of diversity advocacy group 600 & Rising (Adweek) How the alternative holding agency groups are hitting growth spurts even during the downturn (Digiday) Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow! You can reach me in the meantime at [email protected] and subscribe to this daily email here. — LaurenJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why YETI coolers are so expensive
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The heatwave sweeping parts of Britain is set to continue into the start of a new week, before “severe thunderstorms” roll in. The mercury looks set to reach 35C on Sunday – with Kent, Sussex and parts of London being the most likely to see the highest temperatures, according to Met Office forecaster Craig Snell.It comes as the Met Office warned that huge storms are likely in the coming days Southern and central England is set to enjoy temperatures in the high 20Cs, while cloud and breezes in some places may result in milder weather in the high teens.Snell said: “There is some contrast. For some of us the heatwave will continue on Sunday and beyond.”It comes after Friday saw the hottest August day in 17 years, with the mercury hitting 36.4C at Heathrow and Kew Gardens.Saturday’s top temperature was 34.5C – which was recorded at Frittenden in Kent, Wiggonholt in West Sussex, and Herstmonceux in East Sussex, the Met Office said.With some cloud drifting in across the North Sea many places saw a relatively grey start to Sunday, but lots of sunshine – perhaps giving way to isolated showers at points – is expected across much of the southern half of the UK throughout the day. Temperatures across England and Wales are expected to reach the high 20cs and low 30Cs, with Scotland and Northern Ireland having a few locations that may hit 24C.Snell said: “Overall Scotland and Northern Ireland are not tapping into the really hot air which parts of England will be experiencing on Sunday.”However, thunderstorms are forecast for next week.Yellow thunderstorm warnings for all parts of the UK have been issued for Monday through to Wednesday. The warning states: “Some places are likely to see severe thunderstorms early next week – but there is significant uncertainty in location and timing.”A yellow thunderstorm warning also remains place for England and Wales on Thursday. Dan Harris, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, said some places are likely to be hit with up to 80mm of rain in just a few hours.He said that “the ingredients are there” for them to strike, but “it’s just too early to pinpoint the details of exactly where and when thunderstorms will occur”.Saturday, for the second day in a row, saw crowds of people headed for the coast – with images showing packed out beaches.Thanet District Council said Ramsgate Main Sands beach in Kent was “extremely busy”, with high tide likely to make social distancing difficult.Blackpool Police also reported its beaches being busy and it had a “larger than usual” number of children going missing. In Norfolk, police recovered a body from the water at Bawsey Pits near King’s Lynn following reports of a man getting into difficulty in the water.South East Water urged its customers to put away their hose pipes, garden sprinklers and garden water toys as it said that a spike in demand had left some people with low water or no water.Related... In Pictures: Europe Swelters Through Heatwave Amid Pandemic 10 Of The UK's Best Outdoor Swimming Pools To Live The Lido Life
NASA last week launched its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to hunt for signs of ancient alien life. Once on Mars, Perseverance will be powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. The nuclear "battery" is fueled by a rare human-made material called plutonium-238. Perseverance is just the latest in a long line of groundbreaking, plutonium-powered spacecraft that have changed our understanding of the solar system. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA's latest car-size Mars rover, Perseverance, rocketed off Earth last week, kicking off a seven-month voyage through deep space to Mars. The robot is designed to spend three years exploring the red planet's surface, hunting for signatures of ancient alien microbes, stashing Martian soil samples for future return to Earth, deploying the first-ever interplanetary helicopter, and paving the way for human explorers with a variety of experiments. However, a device called a multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator, or MMRTG, could power Perseverance for more than 14 years thanks to a unique nuclear material called plutonium-238, or Pu-238. The material has powered NASA spacecraft for decades, including some for close to half a century. Pu-238 is a byproduct of nuclear weapons production. Unlike its sister chemical, plutonium-239 (which makes up the fissile cores of bombs), half of any amount decays within about 87 years. On a spacecraft, Pu-238's decay gives off lasting warmth that helps safeguard fragile electronics. Most importantly, wrapping Pu-238 with thermoelectric materials that convert heat to electricity, forms a bewilderingly long-lasting power source. The space agency used to have just only 37 lbs of Pu-238 left to put inside a spacecraft — enough for another two or three spacecraft. But NASA and the US Energy Department have resurrected Pu-238 production capabilities, helping provide enough material for Perseverance and future missions. To tide you over until the Perseverance reaches Mars and begins its alien hunt, here are the 16 greatest Pu-238-powered US space programs of the past and present — plus more that have yet to launch.SEE ALSO: NASA added 6 HD video cameras to its next Mars rover so we can all watch the first footage of a spacecraft landing on another planet DON'T MISS: A forgotten war technology could safely power Earth for millions of years. Here's why we aren't using it Transit satellite network Physicist Glenn Seaborg discovered plutonium in 1940. Just 20 years later, engineers used it to build nuclear batteries for spacecraft. In 1960 the US Navy took over an experimental plutonium-powered satellite program called TRANSIT to guide their submarines and missiles from space. The first satellite powered by plutonium, called Transit 4A (above), reached orbit on June 29, 1961.   Youtube Embed:http://www.youtube.com/embed/o9h2-TfaITo?rel=0Width: 800pxHeight: 450px By 1988, dozens of similar spacecraft — four of them using nuclear power sources — made up a rudimentary satellite navigation network. Each satellite beamed a unique radio signal. With multiple signals coming from different orbits, the Navy could easily track its submarines and other wartime hardware. But space scientists hit a snag early on: Their data suggested that spacecraft slowed down or sped up over certain parts of Earth. When researchers mapped the anomalies, they realized that some regions of the planet were far denser than they thought, and that the extra mass — and gravity — subtly affected spacecraft speed. The map of the anomalies (above) became the first of Earth's geoid, a representation of the planet's true gravitational shape. It's now essential to correcting the orbits of satellites. Apollo surface experiments Apollo 11 astronauts in July 1969 dropped off about 1.2 ounces of Pu-238 on the moon. The material sat inside a device called the Apollo Lunar Radioisotopic Heater. The device kept a seismic monitoring station warm during half-month-long lunar nights, when surface temperatures can dip to to -243 degrees Fahrenheit (-153 degrees Celsius). All subsequent Apollo missions used plutonium, but kept theirs inside of nuclear batteries to provide 70 watts of power. That's on par with an incandescent light bulb's energy use — and just enough to charge the electronics of surface experiments. Above, astronaut Alan Bean pulls a plutonium fuel cask from the lunar lander during Apollo 12's first extravehicular excursion. A similar nuclear battery from NASA's flubbed Apollo 13 mission survived reentry to Earth orbit. NASA suspects it landed somewhere in the bottom of the Tonga Trench in the South Pacific Ocean. To this day, no one has found it, or detected any release of the material. Nimbus B-1 satellite One of the most important space missions powered by Pu-238 began with a disaster. The Nimbus-B-1 satellite was supposed to use its nuclear battery to measure Earth's surface temperatures from space, through both day and night. But when it launched on May 18, 1968, a booster failed and mission control blew up the rocket and spread chunks of spacecraft all over the Pacific Ocean. All was not lost, though. A crew recovered the battery's fully intact fuel casks (above) between California's Jalama Beach and San Miguel Island, demonstrating their robust safety design. Nuclear engineers recycled the plutonium fuel into a new battery, which was used in the follow-up Nimbus III mission (one of the very first navigation satellites to aid search-and-rescue operations). The Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 probes NASA intended its Pioneer program of more than a dozen spacecraft to explore the moon, visit Venus, and monitor space weather. But most people remember Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 for their daring flybys of never-before-visited outer planets.  Pioneer 10 launched on March 2, 1972. NASA maintained contact with it until 2003, when, at a distance of 7.5 billion miles (12 billion kilometers), its radio signal became too weak to detect. Using a 155-watt nuclear battery, it became the first spacecraft to cross the Asteroid Belt, visit Jupiter, and beam back images of the gas giant. Pioneer 11, which launched on April 6, 1973, became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn. NASA lost contact with that probe more than 22 years after its launch, when it was billions of miles from Earth. Pioneer 10 lasted significantly longer, launching on March 2, 1972, and sending its last, feebly detectable signal on April 27, 2002 — more than three decades of continuous operation. Just in case the probes bump into intelligent aliens, each one carries a plaque to communicate basic information about the spacecraft's origin and creators. The Viking landers By the time sunlight reaches Mars, it's about 50% less intense than on Earth. Combined with a dusty and windblown environment, solar panels become a liability for surface spacecraft. To touch down on the Martian surface for the first time in 1976, NASA built two Viking orbiters and a Pu-238-powered lander for each one. Both landers carried stereoscopic cameras, a weather station, a shovel, and a soil-sampling chamber to sniff out signs of life 140 million miles (225 million kilometers) from Earth. Neither lander dug deep enough to find water ice, and the soil experiment failed to detect organic molecules, though they did sniff out carbon dioxide — a gas emitted by most active lifeforms — when it introduced a nutrient-rich liquid to the soil. Although non-biological soil chemistry likely caused the anomalous result, the Viking landers didn't labor in vain. In addition to returning stunning views of the red planet (above), the landers made the case for NASA to send a flotilla of spacecraft to visit Mars, including the Phoenix lander, which found both water ice and the chemicals that may have tricked Viking's life-detecting experiments. The Voyager probes The Voyager probes, launched in 1977, capitalized on years of improvements in electronics over their predecessors, Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11, to return stunning views of the solar system — including a view of the Earth from 4 billion miles away that Carl Sagan championed. At 13.9 billion miles (22.4 billion kilometers) and counting, Voyager 1 is the farthest human-made object from Earth. It left the planetary solar system and reached the interstellar medium, or space between star systems, in August 2012. Despite the vast distances and more than 40 years of operation, each of the Voyagers' three Pu-238-filled nuclear batteries allow the spacecraft to continue communicating with ground stations on Earth. NASA expects each spacecraft to go fully offline by 2025. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 also launched with a more advanced message for any intelligent life they encountered: a golden record full of images, audio and other information about Earth and its lifeforms. This time capsule of humanity is expected to last about 1 billion years. Ulysses solar orbiter To get into a peculiar orbit above and below the sun to study its poles, designers of the Ulysses spacecraft ran into a paradox: a sun-probing machine that couldn't rely on solar power. Achieving Ulysses' orbit required flying to Jupiter, then using the gas giant's gravity to slingshot the spacecraft into a proper trajectory. Sunlight is 25 times dimmer at Jupiter than at Earth, and solar panels would have doubled the spacecraft's weight — 2,500 lbs (1,130 kg) of arrays versus a 124-lb (56-kg) nuclear battery. Ulysses launched in 1990, pulled off the Jupiter gravity assist two years later, and began its mission in 1994. It lasted until 2009, when the decaying Pu-238's warmth faded enough that it couldn't keep Ulysses' hydrazine propellant from freezing. Before it perished after nearly 19 years of service, however, Ulysses flew through the tails of several comets, explored the sun's north and south poles, and probed the solar wind. Galileo Jupiter probe Launched from the payload bay of space shuttle Atlantis in 1995, the Galileo probe used two nuclear batteries to give it 570 watts of power. About enough to run a dorm room microwave, that initial output allowed Galileo to study Jupiter and its four large moons Io, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa. Space scientists operated Galileo for 14 years, eight of them spent around Jupiter. To safeguard potentially life-supporting Jovian moons from any stray Earthly bacteria stuck to the spacecraft, NASA plunged it into Jupiter's thick atmosphere at about 100,000 mph (161,ooo kph) in 2003. Cassini Saturn probe Carrying a whopping 72 lbs (33 kg) of nuclear material — the most Pu-238 of any spacecraft ever launched — Cassini faced heated public opposition before its 1997 launch toward Saturn. Some people were worried the material might spread during an accident in Earth's atmosphere during launch. They were also worried it might happen about two years after launch, when Cassini would make a speed-boosting gravity assist past Earth. However, an information campaign — which included details about the many safeguards built into nuclear batteries — plus additional safety tests eventually quelled most of the public's fears. Cassini's three nuclear batteries allowed it to beam back more data than any deep-space probe in history. Vimeo Embed:http://www.vimeo.com/video/24410924Width: 800pxHeight: 450px Cassini arrived at Saturn on Christmas Day in 2004, dropped a lander named Huygens on the moon Titan, discovered moonlets in the planet's rings, recorded Saturn's polar auroras, zoomed through and "sniffed" the icy jets of the moon Enceladus, found evidence of a global subsurface ocean, and more.   But like Galileo at Jupiter, Cassini was to meet its doom on Saturn. On September 15, 2017, NASA plunged the robot into the gas giant to prevent it contaminating any nearby moons that might harbor life. The above "yarn ball" animation depicts all of Cassini's orbits from 2004 through 2017, including its final one. New Horizons Pluto probe New Horizons became the first-ever Earth visitor to the dwarf planet Pluto and its ensemble of moons. It took nine years of travel — a journey it could not have survived without Pu-238. The spacecraft launched in 2006 toward Pluto at roughly 36,000 mph (58,000 kph). That was far too fast to dip into orbit around Pluto, but the spacecraft squeezed in a solid 6 months of observations around its flyby date of July 14, 2015. New Horizons' single nuclear battery enabled observations of the dwarf planet and its five known moons — Charon, Nix, Hydra, P1 and P2. From revealing the oceanic origins of Pluto's newly discovered heart to its giant tail in space, the spacecraft's photos and discoveries have proven remarkable at every turn. Since departing the Pluto system, New Horizons has carried on in the Kuiper Belt to visit other trans-Neptunian objects. On New Year's Day in 2019, the spacecraft flew by an object called 486958 Arrokoth — also known as 2014 MU69 or Ultima Thule. The two-lobed, red-hued, and seemingly pancake-like space rock is one of the most pristine and ancient in the solar system, a sort of "planetary embryo" that shows what rocky worlds were built by. NASA is still determining which strange new planetary objects in deep-freeze that New Horizons will fly by in the 2020s and 2030s — follow-on missions that would be impossible without Pu-238. Curiosity Mars rover (Mars Science Laboratory) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover landed safely on Mars on August 5, 2012 after surviving a harrowing descent known to engineers as the "7 minutes of terror." The robot is equipped with everything from a stereoscopic camera and a powerful microscope to a rock-zapping infrared laser and an X-ray spectrometer to perform advanced science on the red planet. Unlike previous wheeled rovers on Mars, which only used bits of Pu-238 to warm their circuit boards (and relied entirely on solar power), one 125-watt nuclear powers source feeds Curiosity. The power source should be strong enough to keep the rover rolling around Mars' mountainous Gale Crater for about 14 years. Curiosity harbors some of the last Pu-238 in NASA's old reserves. The spacecraft uses about 10.6 lbs (4.8 kg), leaving the space agency with roughly 37 lbs of usable plutonium. The DOE and NASA have worked to make new Pu-238 and refresh about 35 lbs (16 kg) of material that has decayed over the years. Mission managers say a new robot-automated process can help them make nearly one pound (400 grams) of new material a year, working toward 3.3 lbs (1.5 kilograms) per year starting in the mid-2020s. Though the price of Pu-238 is difficult to estimate due to shared infrastructure costs and varying output of the material, it likely costs thousands of dollars per gram, making it among the most expensive substances known by weight. Perseverance rover (Mars 2020) NASA used about one-third of what usable Pu-238 it had left to power the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission. The rover is almost identical to Curiosity, but it harbors a unique new tool set to explore Mars — and comes with the first interplanetary helicopter.   NASA will attempt to land the nuclear-powered rover on February 18, 2021, at this location in Jezero Crater, where the space agency will collect its first Martian soil samples for a future rocket launch to Earth. Dragonfly NASA's next Pu-238-powered mission will be the Dragonfly helicopter, which aims to explore the skies and surface of Saturn's moon Titan. Dragonfly is supposed to launch in 2026 and land in 2034. Once it lands, the drone will fly about five miles per excursion, racking up perhaps 100 miles total, to visually document the icy moon's features, sample its strange soils, and seek out possible signs of life on Titan's surface. Pu-238 will be essential not only to powering the vehicle, but also keeping its components functioning in the minus 290 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 179 degrees Celsius) cold.   Space scientists have dreamed up many more plutonium-powered missions, including a nuclear-powered boat for Saturn's moon Titan (which may have the ingredients for life) and a long-lived orbiter of Jupiter's moon Europa (which is thought to harbor an ocean bigger than all of Earth's watery territory). Though many have fallen by the wayside with technical, budgetary, and Pu-238 supply constraints, some may see resurrection as NASA and the DOE work together to reestablish American supplies of the unique nuclear material. This is an updated an expanded version of a story first published at Wired by Dave Mosher, the author and copyright holder.
The coronavirus outbreak will have long-lasting effects on US workers, particularly when it comes to the open office made popular by Silicon Valley companies like Facebook and Google.  Experts say that the open office was never very positive for employees, who reported feeling less productive and more distracted, got sick more easily, and felt pressured to work longer and harder because of their lack of privacy.  When offices begin reopening, whether that's this year or next summer, we're likely to see a shift away from the open floor plan.  "Open floor plans are most definitely going to disappear," Rhiannon Staples, chief marketing officer at human resources management company Hibob, told Business Insider. "I feel like it was already on its way out and this was the kick it needed to get it out the door." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the coronavirus continues its spread, unabated, in many parts of the US, it's becoming increasingly apparent that a return to "normal" is still far in the future. That's true for American office workers, many of whom have been working from their homes since March. But when workers are able to return to work en masse, whether that's this winter or a year from now, the office probably won't look as they left it.  Corporations nationwide are considering how to reopen spaces, from new ventilation systems systems to socially distanced elevators and closed-off kitchens. But the biggest change might be to the space as a whole.  Experts predict that the wide-open office, popularized by tech industry titans like Google and Facebook, will become a thing of the past. The fad, already becoming passé, has become almost dangerous in the face of the virus — employees often sit packed in large, open rooms, with desks placed close enough to reach out and touch your coworker.  But don't mourn the death of that open-office floor plan just yet: though it was once heralded as the key to employee collaboration and productivity, it was never all that great for workers anyway.  The rise of the open office Beginning in the early aughts, American tech workers began leaving cubicles behind in favor of an open-floor-plan office space.  It all started with Google, which revealed its new headquarters, the Googleplex, in 2005. Based in Mountain View, California, it was — and still is — unlike any office in America. It had a bowling alley! And sleep pods! And even sand volleyball courts!  The Googleplex, with its open design and flexible spaces, was heralded as the future.  "The attitude was: We're inventing a new world, why do we need the old world?" Clive Wilkinson, the architect who designed the Googleplex, told Fast Company last year.   Soon, companies started coming to Wilkinson and saying they wanted to by like Google, he told Fast Company. Not long after, Facebook followed suit, opening what it says is the biggest open-floor-plan office in the world: approximately 2,800 employees working in "one giant room," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said when it opened in 2015.  "We saw a big pendulum shift where everyone came out of private offices and big cubicles into the open office, and that was an epic fail, because one size does not fit all. The open office has gotten a really bad rap as a result of doing it really badly," Melissa Hanley, CEO of the design firm Blitz, which counts Microsoft and Instacart among its clients, told Business Insider. At the time, the idea was that if you broke down physical barriers between workers, it would break down metaphorical ones as well. Employees would be able to easily collaborate on projects and would be enticed to engage in a free-flow of ideas with their next-door neighbor. The company's CEO, once ensconced in a glass corner office, would now sit right out on the floor next to their employees, a person of the people.  But that's not exactly what happened.  Instead, employees put on headphones to shut out the noise that came along with wide-open spaces. They reported feeling stressed, anxious, and less likely to collaborate with those around them. In fact, a Harvard Business Review study from last year found that when a company switched to an open office, face-to-face interactions actually decreased by 70% — employees just communicated electronically instead.  And that wasn't the only problem. A prescient 2018 piece by Vice's Mark Hay argued that open offices are vectors for disease, with employees who work in them taking more sick days than those who work in enclosed offices.  "In the workplace, it only follows that if you're working in close proximity and handling objects and interacting closely with each other, it's a very easy route of transmission for germs, viruses, bacteria," Melissa Perry, a public-health researcher at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, told Business Insider earlier this year. Socializing productivity But beyond the prevalence of germs, there's another downside of the open office, at least for employees.  "The open-plan office has always been in some ways in the interest of the company rather than the worker, because it socializes productivity," Melissa Gregg, Intel's chief technologist for user experience, recently told The New York Times. "It forces workers to watch each other's work, and it creates very few spaces of privacy for individual workers."  Mentally, there's a pressure that comes with open offices. Workers don't want to look like they're not working hard, or like they're ducking out early. As Jeff Pochepan argued in Inc Magazine in 2018, this means that workers may work longer hours or feel undue pressure to be "on" and engaged 100% of the time, since everyone can see them.  "I definitely think there's a concept within agile workplaces about accountability and thinking that you set something out that you're going to do and then you have to report back, did you do it," Hanley said. "I do think that the visual access to each other is probably feeding into that."  Tracy Brower, a sociologist and principal in the Applied Research + Consulting Group at furniture manufacturer Steelcase, likened open offices to manufacturing, where workers generally kept an even, steady pace until a "rate-buster" came in — someone who worked harder and faster, thereby pushing the whole group too much. "There's hustle culture where, I may not actually be more productive, but by goodness, I'm going to stay later than my boss, no matter what," Brower told Business Insider. "I think we can get caught up in working for the sake of working and being busy for the sake of being busy."  'The kick it needed to get it out the door' In the short term, the office is already changing. Companies are considering density like never before, spacing out workstations, limiting large groups in conference rooms and elevators, and placing partitions in between desks, almost like the cubicles of yore.  But these cosmetic alterations are likely to be the precursor to a bigger change. Even though a full return to the office still appears to be a long way off, experts agree that when we do return — perhaps in summer 2021, as Google and Facebook expect — we should expect some permanent changes.  "Open floor plans are most definitely going to disappear," Rhiannon Staples, chief marketing officer at human resources management company Hibob, told Business Insider. "I feel like it was already on its way out and this was the kick it needed to get it out the door." But Brower said she doesn't think the open office is 100% dead — it's just going to feel different than it did in early 2020.  "The pendulum has really swung toward open, open, open, and lots of density," Brower said. "I think what has now happened is we're starting to swing that pendulum way to the other side — more barriers, more boundaries, less density." While that mentality is critical for the safety of employees in the near future, Brower said she doesn't expect things to stay that way.  "I think what we will end up seeing is that pendulum landing somewhere a little bit close to the middle," Brower said. "This is actually our opportunity to reimagine, reinvent, use the coronavirus almost as an accelerator to get to places that are maybe even better than it would have been." SEE ALSO: With no mandate to shut down even if employees get sick, one expert calls Silicon Valley's reopening 'a very easy route of transmission' Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How 'white savior' films like 'The Help' and 'Green Book' hurt Hollywood
Many employees at the top self-driving companies make six-figure salaries, according to data the companies have disclosed to the US government. Business Insider analyzed 2020 data from Argo AI, Aurora Innovation, Cruise, Waymo, and Zoox. The positions included in this story have salaries ranging from $115,040 to $234,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Building a self-driving car is an enormously difficult task that requires gifted engineers who are willing to spend years on projects that might never make their way to the public. And so the competition for talent is intense — as made clear by what the top companies in the space shell out.  Five major players in the industry — Argo AI, Aurora Innovation, Cruise, Waymo, and Zoox — tend to pay six-figure salaries, according to data from the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification. The agency requires companies to disclose the amount of money they offer permanent and temporary employees from outside the US to ensure the firms aren't paying them less than the average wage earned by their peers. The salary data Business Insider analyzed is from 2020. Aurora, Argo, and Zoox declined a request for comment, and Cruise did not respond to a request for comment. Here's what some of the autonomous-vehicle industry's leaders are paying their employees recruited from outside the US.SEE ALSO: Uber is hiring 140 engineers in India and offering a $500 allowance for employees to set up home offices Argo AI Argo AI has received investments from Ford and Volkswagen, the former of which plans to begin using Argo's technology for autonomous ride-hailing and delivery services in 2022. Hardware engineer II: $135,000 to $180,000 Senior hardware engineer: $162,000 to $225,500 Senior software engineer: $175,500 to $234,000 Software engineer II: $135,000 to $181,667 Aurora Innovation Founded by former members of Alphabet, Tesla, and Uber's autonomy programs, Aurora is working on an automated-driving system that could one day power semi-trucks and consumer vehicles. Software engineer: $123,055 to $172,875 Cruise Purchased by General Motors in 2016, Cruise plans to launch a robotaxi service in San Francisco, but has not disclosed a timeline after pushing back a planned 2019 launch date. Engineering manager: $193,187 to $231,113 Senior machine-learning engineer: $143,630 to $208,900 Senior network engineer: $140,987 to $198,600 Senior software engineer: $166,545 to $208,751 Senior systems test engineer: $140,133 to $175,533 Senior technical product manager: $176,667 to $215,000 Senior technical program manager: $161,900 to $206,600 Software engineer: $119,122 to $162,400 Waymo Seen by many experts as the autonomous-vehicle industry's leader, Waymo has been operating a robotaxi service in parts of Arizona since 2018. Business analyst: $117,000 Software engineer: $153,870 Data scientist: $149,000 Hardware engineer: $166,429 Manufacturing engineer: $150,000 to $156,000 Mechanical engineer: $144,500 Product manager: $170,167 Program manager: $165,667 Research scientist: $188,333 Systems engineer: $155,714 Technical program manager: $186,571 Test engineer: $121,667 A Waymo representative said the salary data shared with the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification is not reflective of the average compensation at the company since employees recruited from abroad tend to be less experienced than their coworkers. The representative also said the data doesn't account for the bonuses and equity awards Waymo employees receive. Zoox Amazon announced in June its plans to spend a reported $1.2 billion to acquire Zoox, which — unlike many of its peers — is developing a vehicle designed for autonomy from the ground-up. Electrical engineer: $115,040 to $135,000 Engineering manager: $171,933 to $192,500 Firmware engineer: $123,464 to $152,333 Mechanical engineer: $124,100 to $140,667 Senior software engineer: $156,582 to $203,333 Software engineer: $134,224 to $165,000 Read more: A top industry executive says there are 3 major players in autonomous vehicles, and Waymo, the most talked-about company in the business, isn't one of them 5 self-driving-car companies primed to survive the wave of consolidation slamming the industry Experts rank Tesla, Waymo and 16 other power players in the world of self-driving cars The CEO of the Amazon-backed self-driving car startup Aurora explains why testing its tech on a computer is better than testing it in the real world
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Scorching temperatures were felt across Britain and Europe once again, following a Friday that saw the hottest August in 17 years.The Met Office said temperatures had already reached 34.5C at in Kent early on Saturday afternoon, adding there was a chance it could reach up to 36C in the south east later in the day.On Friday thousands flocked to the UK’s beaches including in Brighton, Bournemouth and Southend, with pictures showing hundreds of people packed on the sand despite warnings that social distancing guidelines should be respected.Temperatures are expected to remain high until the middle of next week, but the Met Office has warned thunderstorms could be on the way for Monday and Tuesday.On Saturday it issued a level three heat-level warning for the south and south east, meaning the public should look out particularly for the elderly, children and people in poor health.Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, a public health consultant at Public Health England (PHE), said: “This summer, many of us are spending more time at home due to Covid-19.“A lot of homes can overheat, so it’s important we continue to check on older people and those with underlying health conditions, particularly if they’re living alone and may be socially isolated.” Studies have shown that the vast majority of Covid-19 transmissions occurred indoors, while outdoor transmission was scarce.The current record maximum temperature for the UK is 38.7C, set last year on July 25 in Cambridge Botanic Garden.The record for the hottest August day is 38.5C, set at Faversham on August 10 2003.Experts have warned record-breaking summers will “absolutely” keep happening unless we take “drastic” action against climate change.Michael Byrne, lecturer in earth and environmental sciences at the University of St Andrews, said two near-record temperatures so closely spaced is “unusual”.He told the PA news agency: “But it’s not surprising given climate change is happening and accelerating.“Breaking temperature records year-on-year will absolutely keep happening, unless we take drastic action against climate change that’s a certainty.“We think in 50-100 years we’ll see 2-3C of surface warming, with more over land and over the Arctic, which will present huge challenges and implications for people’s health.“Parts of the Middle East won’t be habitable, which I find quite terrifying,” he added.The 10 hottest years in the UK all occurred since 2002, according to the Met Office.Ilan Kelman, professor of disasters and health at University College London, said rising temperatures will make it “highly dangerous” for people to be outside.He said: “These temperatures are unfortunately in line with the expectations for heat under climate change, which is one of the most concerning health impacts.”“Without stopping human-caused climate change, these levels of summer heat and humidity will become regular, making it highly dangerous for us to be outdoors and even indoors without continual cooling.“Air pollution can also worsen under heat with its knock-on health effects, such as for cancer and asthma.”Elderly people are considered the most vulnerable to hot weather, and have been advised to try to stay indoors during the afternoon and to take a bottle of water when they are out.Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said: “We want older people to continue to enjoy the warm weather but, if it becomes uncomfortably hot, we advise some sensible precautions, particularly for anyone who has breathing problems or a heart condition.“It’s a good idea to remain indoors during the worst of the heat during the day. It’s also advised to wear thin, light clothing, drink plenty of fluids and to eat normally, but perhaps more cold food than usual, particularly salads and fruit which contain a lot of water and help us stay hydrated.“We know that extreme heat can aggravate lung and heart conditions so our advice is to take care and if you are breathless, even after you have rested, to seek medical advice.”Related... Why Is It So Hot? Brits Told To 'Behave' As UK Braces For Warmest Day The Heatwave Hacks You Need To Cool Down When It's Boiling Outside 10 Of The UK's Best Outdoor Swimming Pools To Live The Lido Life
In an interview with WIRED published Friday, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talked about the state of US coronavirus testing, vaccines, and Microsoft's potential TikTok deal. On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that banned TikTok's parent company – ByteDance, which is a Chinese firm – from operating business in the US. Regarding Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok, Gates, who now serves as the company's technology advisor, compared the deal to "a poison chalice." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates described Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok as a "poison chalice" in an interview with WIRED published on Friday. Gates, who now serves as the technology advisor of Microsoft after stepping down from the board of directors in March to focus on philanthropic efforts, shared his thoughts on coronavirus testing, vaccinations, and Microsoft's potential TikTok deal. Gates noted that "being big in the social media business is no simple game," telling the publication that Microsoft making the industry more competitive is "probably a good thing."  When asked about President Donald Trump's demand that TikTok be sold to an American company, with the federal government taking a cut, Gates described the move as "strange." "I agree that the principle this is proceeding on is singly strange. The cut thing, that's doubly strange. Anyway, Microsoft will have to deal with all of that," he said. Gates also deflected when he was asked whether he was "wary" about Microsoft jumping into the social media "game." "I mean, this may sound self-serving, but I think that the game being more competitive is probably a good thing. But having Trump kill off the only competitor, it's pretty bizarre," he said. Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated in July that the US was looking into a potential ban of the TikTok app. At the end of July, the New York Times reported Microsoft was in talks for acquiring TikTok. In August, Microsoft officially confirmed it has been in talks to acquire TikTok's operations in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and stated it will complete discussions by September 15th.  On Thursday, President Trump issued an executive order that banned TikTok's parent company ByteDance, a Chinese firm, from "any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States." President Trump mentioned in the order that the popular app could "allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans' personal and proprietary information."  On Sunday, NPR reported that "a person who was directly involved in the forthcoming suit but was not authorized to speak for the company" stated that TikTok planned to sue the Trump administration as early as Tuesday.  Read more: Trump just issued 2 executive orders aimed at Chinese-owned apps, barring US companies from doing business with TikTok parent company ByteDance and messaging app WeChat TikTok is at the heart of a wild geopolitical dogfight and it could result in Microsoft buying TikTok. Here's what's going on. Trump's attempt to ban TikTok and WeChat could face legal trouble for infringing on free speech, according to a First Amendment expert Microsoft could be "a great steward" of TikTok's US assets if reported sale talks succeed, says Josh Elman, an investor in the app's predecessor Musical.ly Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How 'white savior' films like 'The Help' and 'Green Book' hurt Hollywood
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