New study proposes a low cost, high efficiency mask design

A new paper in Oxford Open Materials Science, published by Oxford University Press, presents low cost modifications to existing N95 masks that prolongs their effectiveness and improves their reusability post disinfectants. The COVID-19 crisis has increased demand for respiratory masks, with various models of DIY masks becoming popular alongside the commercially available N95. The utility…

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This Cheese Is Made for Aging

Meadow Creek, a dairy in Galax, Va., called its very first cheese Appalachian, a nod to home in the hilly southwest corner of the state. Normally aged for three months, the raw cow’s milk cheese now comes in this extra-aged version, after eight months in the cellar, yielding a toasty, haystack aroma, a semisoft texture…

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New Meal Kit Options Beckon

Food delivery platforms for restaurants cover a wide spectrum of cuisines and prices. The new service WEAT offers meal packages from small independent restaurants trying to hang on during the pandemic. The boxes, from an array of cuisines, contain the components for dishes to prepare. A dumpling kit with a bamboo steamer from 456 New…

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