Month: June 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Data analytics company HydroSat has raised $5 million in seed funding for a satellite constellation to produce a global thermal infrared map. The Washington-based startup also announced that Lori Garver, former NASA deputy administrator and Earthrise Alliance CEO, would join its board of directors. Cultivation Capital led HydroSat’s seed round. Freeflow Ventures,
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An enormous star’s drastic dimming might have been caused by a yet-undetected object that blocked its light (artist’s impression). Credit: Amanda Smith, University of Cambridge Astronomy and astrophysics 16 June 2021 Why a gargantuan star blinked Astronomers watch as a star is nearly totally blotted out, perhaps by a disk of material surrounding another star.
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Small businesses have traditionally been underserved when it comes to IT — they are too big and have too many requirements that can’t be met by consumer products, yet are much too small to afford, implement or thoroughly need apps and other IT build for larger enterprises. But when it comes to neobanks, it feels
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Smith: “While it is encouraging to see an increase in research and development across the portfolio, much of the request is for systems that have been called ‘big juicy targets'” WASHINGTON — U.S. Space Force technology investments was one of the topics discussed June 16 at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, which
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Many communities in Iran depend on wells for water, and are threatened by the rapid fall in the nation’s groundwater table. Credit: Mohsen Maghrebi Water resources 16 June 2021 Iran is draining its aquifers dry Wells are proliferating, but data from across the country show that groundwater extraction is falling. Share on Twitter Share on
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In this article MSFT Satya Nadella speaking at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. David A. Grogan | CNBC Microsoft said Wednesday that CEO Satya Nadella is becoming the chair of the company’s board, replacing independent director John Thompson, following a unanimous vote of the software company’s board. The change reflects the success
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TAMPA, Fla. — British maritime surveillance venture Horizon Technologies has ordered two more cubesats from AAC Clyde Space, which will operate them after securing their launches next year. The satellites will listen for signals from ships operating clandestinely, helping customers that include the U.K.’s National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC) tackle piracy and other illegal activities. They will
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The Earth has finally achieved famous recognition for its fifth ocean, with a decision by the National Geographic Society to include the Southern Ocean around Antarctica to the four it already acknowledges: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic oceans. (Photo : Getty Images) Identifying the Southern Ocean as the Fifth Ocean  Although the designation of
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Centre for Human Genetics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda Leon Mutesa, Yvan Butera, Jacob Souopgui, Annette Uwineza & Robert Rutayisire Rwanda Joint Task Force COVID-19, Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda Leon Mutesa, Pacifique Ndishimye, Yvan Butera, Jacob Souopgui, Annette Uwineza, Robert Rutayisire, Ella Larissa Ndoricimpaye, Emile Musoni, Nadine Rujeni, Thierry Nyatanyi, Edouard Ntagwabira, Muhammed Semakula, Clarisse Musanabaganwa, Daniel Nyamwasa, Maurice Ndashimye, Ivan Emile Mwikarago, Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Jean
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The Fund Australia’s team (l to r): Elicia McDonald, Adrian Petersen, Georgia Vidler, Ed Taylor and Todd Deacon The Fund, the early-stage investment firm focused on pre-seed and seed startups, is going Down Under for its latest expansion. The Fund was founded in New York in 2018, before launching in Los Angeles, London, the Rockies
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G2 Venture Partners, a firm that spun out of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has raised $500 million to support entrepreneurs that aim to make existing industries more efficient, environmentally friendly and socially responsible.   With Fund II, G2 is most bullish about technologies in transportation, logistics, manufacturing, agriculture and energy, with an increasing focus on
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Arizona, Nevada, California, and Utah experience extreme heat, worsening drought, and increased risk of wildfires. (Photo : Getty Images) Temperatures Across the US South-west   Dangerously hot temperatures across the US south-west will keep increasing this week, getting to higher than 49C (120F) in some regions, aggravating the area’s already-dire drought conditions and boosting the risk
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WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Bill Nelson asked Senate appropriators to provide additional funding so NASA can support a second lunar lander developer, warning that the agency needed to stay ahead of a “very aggressive” Chinese space program. Nelson, testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science subcommittee June 15 about NASA’s fiscal year
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CORRESPONDENCE 15 June 2021 ISSCR guidelines fudge heritable human-genome editing Françoise Baylis  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2961-5802 0 Françoise Baylis Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. WHO Expert Advisory Committee on the Governance of Human Genome Editing. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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CORRESPONDENCE 15 June 2021 Concern over use of the term Z-DNA Alan Herbert  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0093-1572 0 , Andrew H.-J. Wang  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0016-5337 1 , Thomas M. Jovin  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7293-5081 2 , Edward S. Mocarski  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8362-9490 3 , Manolis Pasparakis  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9870-0966 4 & Karen M. Vasquez  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6958-5073 5 Alan Herbert InsideOutBio, Charlestown, Massachusetts,
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Google today announced that it is making Workspace, the service formerly known as G Suite (and with a number of new capabilities), available to everyone, including consumers on free Google accounts. The core philosophy behind Workspace is to enable deeper collaboration between users. You can think of it as the same Google productivity apps you’re
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SAN FRANCISCO – SkyWatch Space Applications raised 20.9 million Canadian dollars ($17.2 ) in a Series B funding round, less than 17 months after welcoming investors to its Series A round. The rapid pace of fundraising was not in the Canadian startup’s original plan but necessitated by demand for TerraStream, a data management and distribution
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CORRESPONDENCE 15 June 2021 Don’t abandon 14-day limit on embryo research, it makes sense Ronald M. Green  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2844-6007 0 , Michael D. West  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4842-5468 1 & Leonard Hayflick  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1831-844X 2 Ronald M. Green Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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In this article GOOGL AAPL Maurice Levy, chair of French multinational advertising and public relations company Publicis Groupe Dominique Charriau | Getty Images Digital privacy moves from Apple and Google are forcing the advertising industry to reconsider the way it works, Publicis Groupe’s Maurice Levy told CNBC. The chairman of the world’s third-biggest advertising company
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Date/Time: July 13, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) As the need for climate action grows, decarbonization is becoming a major goal for more organizations. Procuring clean energy is a crucial strategy in this effort.  Yet the most common tool for corporate procurements, power purchase agreements (PPAs), is complex. Corporations and organizations often do not
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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has taken yet another step toward having a domestic satellite industry that is driven by the private sector. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), a state-funded university that has developed several satellites, has agreed to share its spacecraft-manufacturing technologies and know-how with three major South Korean aerospace
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General Electric‘s aviation unit and its joint-venture partner Safran of France on Monday said they are developing new airplane engines that aim to cut emissions by more than a fifth of today’s levels. GE Aviation and France’s Safran together produce some of the most commonly used aircraft engines under their CFM joint venture. Together they
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