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The Astounding Physics of N95 Masks

Head to https://brilliant.org/MinutePhysics to sign up for free and get 20% off a Premium subscription to Brilliant! This video was written in collaboration with Aatish Bhatia - https://aatishb.com To learn more about using & decontaminating N95 masks: https://www.n95decon.org Thanks to Manu Prakash for useful discussion and feedback (Manu is involved with the N95 decontamination project) Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ The physics & engineering of N95 mask design is pretty incredible. REFERENCES 10X efficiency of electrically charged fibers "The electrostatic charge of N95 masks is a major contributor to their filtration efficiency, improving it at…
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How To Tell If We’re Beating COVID-19

This video made possible with support of Brilliant - the first 200 subscribers to go to http://Brilliant.org/MinutePhysics get 20% off a Premium subscription to Brilliant. Go to http://aatishb.com/covidtrends to explore the graph from the video yourself! RESOURCES Grant's 3Blue1Brown Video: Exponential Growth and Epidemics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kas0tIxDvrg Aatish's Exponential/Logistic Curve-Fitting Site: https://github.com/aatishb/covid/blob/master/curvefit.ipynb Data Source: https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19 Our World in Data Page on Coronavirus: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus How many tests for COVID-19 are being performed around the world? https://ourworldindata.org/covid-testing Understanding logarithmic scales: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-data-logarithm-chart.html What we can learn from the countries winning the coronavirus fight: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-26/coronavirus-covid19-global-spread-data-explained/12089028 (Great explainer on log scales and growth curves explained in the…
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