Amazon's COVID-19 plans under pressure, Dyson combats ventilator shortages

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This has seen it and hear the stories the matter of right now. A group of 14 US lawmakers have urged online retail giant Amazon to boost efforts to protect its employees during the covert 19 pandemic. The lawmakers led by Bernie Sanders wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Friday requesting additional information on the company's pandemic response plan. The number of warehouses affected by over 19 in the US has reached 14. Amazon vice president of public policy Brian Hughes Minh responded to the letter stating any accusation that we are not properly protecting our employees are simply unfounded. In the fight against coronavirus, one of the most critical pieces of biotech is the ventilator a device which helps sick patients breathe. Across the world hospitals are dealing with ventilated shortages as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. But British tech firm Dyson is stepping in to manufacture 10,000 cutting edge devices Has to be deployed in the UK and 5000 abroad. A number of huge companies and institutions, including General Motors and MIT are currently scaling up production on ventilators hoping to fill the urgent need created by the ongoing crisis. And finally, could astronauts build moon shelters Out of their own urine. A team of scientists from the European Space Agency believe it can be done. Their proposal is to mix urea a component of urine with moon material to create a type of concrete and they've shown in a lab on Earth, it might just work. 3D printed tubes of the mixture were able to support heavyweights and remain stable in almost any shape. The next step is to test how well it would hold up under the harsh conditions on the moon surface. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.

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