Month: January 2022

The Nigerian government has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations more than six months after it first declared a crackdown on the social media giant in the country. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the director-general of Nigeria’s tech agency, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), made this announcement via a statement today. He was put in charge,
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TAMPA, Fla. — Denver-based startup Atomos Space announced Jan. 12 it has raised the $5 million it had first sought in 2020 to develop its space-tug business, following an investment from early-stage investor Cantos Ventures. Cantos joined an undisclosed aerospace investor in the funding round, which the startup said paves the way for launching its
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NATURE PODCAST 12 January 2022 Webb Space Telescope makes history after tense launch We highlight some recent stories from the Nature Briefing, including the latest on the James Webb Space Telescope, an ichthyosaur fossil find, and more. Benjamin Thompson , Noah Baker & Flora Graham Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for
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API transformation company Jitterbit today announced that it has acquired PrimeApps, a Turkey-based low-code application development service. Jitterbit plans to combine its API platform with PrimeApps to build an end-to-end platform that will make it easier for non-technical users to build business apps, something that — almost by default — includes integrating different data sources.
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This article was adapted from Climate Tech Weekly, a free newsletter focused on climate technologies. The second most-read story on GreenBiz.com last year was one that was actually published almost four years ago: An investigative report about what happens to solar panels when they’ve clocked their time as energy-producing members of society and are ready to
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An animal rights group claims that “MasterChef Ecuador” aired an episode on the 3rd of January where participants were told to make dishes using meat from endangered species. (Photo : Getty Images) MAN Demands For an Explanation  An animal rights group called the National Animal Movement of Ecuador or MAN, accused the reality culinary competition
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Raymond: ‘The largest impact in the procurement account would be in the National Security Space Launch program’ WASHINGTON — U.S. military satellite procurements and contracts for launch services have been put on hold and cannot move forward until Congress passes a full-year defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John
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Cooling towers at the Tricastin Evolutionary Power Reactor nuclear power plant in France. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A controversial EU plan to include nuclear and natural gas in its ranking of sustainable investments is confusing and could lead to further greenwashing, investors told CNBC. The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU,
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SEOUL, South Korea — U.S.-based startup Mangata Networks has raised $33 million from an international mix of investors for its multi-orbit connectivity constellation plans. The Series A funding round was led by Playground Global, the U.S. venture capital firm which previously led Relativity Space’s $35 million Series B round in 2018.  Other participants include U.S.-based early-stage
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According to an investigation on a large expansion treasure of remains discovered in the Australian landscape, the territory was previously habitat to a tropical rainforest bustling with wildlife. An overseas group of experts was informed to the location in New South Wales, when a resident landowner claimed to have unearthed antique leaf remains in one
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A space smash-up that happened more than 4 billion years ago could explain one of the Moon’s biggest mysteries — why its nearside and far side look so different from one another1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 €
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This article is sponsored by Shell Energy. Large organizations in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector might allocate millions of dollars to their annual energy budgets. Many also struggle with disruptive outages, and there is also mounting pressure to reduce emissions from regulatory bodies, investors, customers and internal stakeholders alike. As a result, C&I leadership
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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biology, Cambridge, MA, USA Naama Kanarek, Heather R. Keys, Jason R. Cantor, Caroline A. Lewis, Sze Ham Chan, Tenzin Kunchok, Monther Abu-Remaileh, Elizaveta Freinkman & David M. Sabatini Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA Naama Kanarek, Jason R. Cantor, Monther Abu-Remaileh & David M. Sabatini Koch Institute for
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A year after the FTC blocked Harry’s from getting acquired by Edgewell Personal Care, the direct-to-consumer razor startup raised $155 million in Series E financing to give it a $1.7 billion valuation. Now, months later, Harry’s filed paperwork indicating that it has raised another nine-figure cash tranche. SEC filings show that Harry’s has raised $139.9
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Bloomberg | Getty Images Investments related to cryptocurrencies and digital assets are the top threat to investors “by far,” according to new data from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). “Stories of ‘crypto millionaires’ attracted some investors to try their hand at investing in cryptocurrencies or crypto-related investments this year, and with them, many
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Fossil remains discovered in Romania have helped scientists identify a new species of pangolin. Scientists believes it is Europe’s youngest pangolin fossil. (Photo : Getty Images) Discovery of New Pangolin Fossils Pangolin fossil record is “sparse,” as per authors of a research documenting the discovery, which was published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Since
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WASHINGTON — Astroscale U.S., a provider of on-orbit services to extend the life of satellites, has signed an agreement to use Orbit Fab’s in-space refueling tankers, the companies announced Jan. 11. Orbit Fab, a startup offering “gas stations in space,” will refuel Astroscale’s geostationary satellite servicing spacecraft known as LEXI, short for Life Extension In-Orbit.
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CORRESPONDENCE 11 January 2022 Wind power versus wildlife: root mitigation in evidence Tim Schmoll 0 & Frank M. Schurr 1 Tim Schmoll Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Frank M. Schurr University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. View author publications You can also search
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SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded HawkEye 360 a $15.5 million contract to provide radio frequency analytics research and development, and to help the government test and evaluate its hybrid space intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance architecture. “This agreement is a tremendous opportunity for HawkEye 360 to showcase the whole spectrum
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OBITUARY 10 January 2022 Edward O. Wilson (1929–2021) Naturalist, conservationist and synthesizer who founded sociobiology. Bert Hölldobler 0 Bert Hölldobler Bert Hölldobler holds the Robert A. Johnson Chair in Social Insect Research and is Regent’s Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, Tempe. He began working with Wilson in 1970. View
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials with a NASA airborne observatory responded to a stinging rebuke in the latest astrophysics decadal survey by arguing that the facility, targeted for termination, is essential to the agency’s broader science program. In a virtual town hall meeting Jan. 10, Margaret Meixner, director of science mission operations for the Stratospheric Observatory
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NASA’s new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory’s dramatic unfurling. The last portion of the 21-foot (6.5-meter) mirror swung into place at flight controllers’ command, completing the unfolding of the James Webb Space Telescope. #NASAWebb is fully deployed! ???? With the successful deployment & latching of
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Ideally, governments should reduce emissions with carbon taxes and efficient regulations. But most governments are reluctant to regulate or tax all emitters, such as power plants, electric companies, or forest managers. That means some low-cost mitigation opportunities — such as replacing coal-fired power plants with natural gas facilities, funding transmission lines to renewable energy sites,
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