Month: June 2021

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched 88 satellites on a Falcon 9 June 30 on the company’s second dedicated smallsat rideshare mission. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 3:31 p.m. Eastern, more than halfway into a nearly hourlong launch window because of weather. A launch attempt
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A detector that measures photons without altering them includes two mirrors (white cones in round aperture) inside a vacuum chamber (silver enclosure). Credit: Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics Optics and photonics 30 June 2021 Tracking a photon without leaving a trace Conventional detectors often obliterate photons, but the particles can escape a vacuum-based device
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By Allison Kubo Hutchison USGS: Pyroclastic flow at Mount Saint Helens on August 7, 1980. The volcano erupts. The immense pressure within the volcano due to the build-up of gases causes fragmentation. The thicker and more viscous the magma the more fragmentation occurs (Read more about that here). The fragmented magma cools into sharp, glasslike
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Geoffrey Moore Contributor Known for his seminal book “Crossing the Chasm,” Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker and adviser who splits his consulting time between startup companies in the Wildcat Venture Partners portfolio and established high-tech enterprises — including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google and Splunk. Jeff Bussgang, a co-founder and general partner at
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NATURE INDEX 30 June 2021 Materials science shows strength Stuff of hope in the search for solutions to intractable problems. Catherine Armitage 0 Catherine Armitage Catherine Armitage is chief editor of Nature Index. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on
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There’s a huge amount of variety among exoplanets – planets outside our solar system. There are water worlds, lava planets, egg-shaped worlds, planets with multiple suns, and even planets with no sun at all! What can we learn from all this weird, wondrous variety? What does it tell us about both the exoplanets themselves and
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WASHINGTON — On the eve of its second revenue-generating launch, Virgin Orbit is looking to 2022 to ramp up its launch activity and operate from several airports in the United States and Great Britain. In a call with reporters June 209, Virgin Orbit Chief Executive Dan Hart confirmed that the company was “green for launch”
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 June 2021 Notice who the science system honours, and how Jason R. Dwyer 0 Jason R. Dwyer University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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Duolingo filed to go public yesterday, giving the world a deep look inside its business results and how the pandemic impacted the edtech unicorn’s performance. TechCrunch’s initial read of the company’s filing was generally positive, noting that its growth was impressive and its losses modest; Duolingo recently began making money on an adjusted basis. While
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 June 2021 Cameroon: doubt could mean vaccine doses expire Amani Adidja 0 , Yap Boum 1 & Pierre Ongolo-Zogo 2 Amani Adidja University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Yap Boum University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. View author publications
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Biodiversity provides humanity and our economies with the resources needed to thrive. However, the planet is experiencing a great loss of biodiversity due to overfishing, deforestation and pollution. Humans and our planet’s ecosystem are inextricably linked and as our planet warms, the threat to ecosystems is a threat to us. It’s crucial for corporations to
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WASHINGTON — A bumper crop of applications for the European Space Agency’s astronaut corps is providing a boost to proposals for Europe to develop its own human spaceflight capability. ESA announced June 23 that it received 22,589 applications in a solicitation that ended June 18. That’s far more than the 8,413 applications it received in
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A Harvard astrophysics professor has suggested the mysterious interstellar object “Oumuamua” could be linked to the dozens of UAVs reported by US military planes over the years. Oumuamua is considered as the first known interstellar visitor to our solar system. Avi Loeb claimed that Oumuamua, first discovered in 2017, could be a listening device designed
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg greets members of congress after testifying at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Erin Scott | Reuters A federal court on Monday dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint against Facebook, dealing a major setback for the agency’s complaint that could have
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Week in Review (2:55) Net zero meets green finance (14:25) Investors, banks and other members of the global financial community are aligning around net-zero investment priorities, but what does it mean in the short term? The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero seeks bring more clarity to the details, especially in the short term. Richard Mattison, CEO
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Wilmington Trust’s Meghan Shue is opening her playbook for the year’s second half — which starts Thursday. Her strategy includes an overexposure to cyclicals, and she favors financials, energy, commodities, materials and industrials. “We see the economic recovery continuing and being a tailwind for stocks,” the firm’s head of investment strategy told CNBC’s “Trading Nation”
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Voyager Innovations, the Manila-based owner of PayMaya, one of the Philippines’ most popular payment and financial services apps, announced today it has raised $167 million in new funding to launch more financial services, including a digital bank. The raise includes $121 million in new funding, and $46 million from previously committed funds. Voyager announced in
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OUTLOOK 24 June 2021 The Spinoff Prize 2021 Start-up companies spawned at universities are transforming research findings into commercial offerings for biomedicine and technology. Herb Brody 0 Herb Brody Chief supplements editor View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shut down during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, May 11, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy is asking Congress for $201 million in its budget request for the fiscal year 2022 to address digital vulnerabilities
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