WASHINGTON — The upcoming uncrewed test flight of the Orion spacecraft will include a payload to see how a voice recognition technology widely available to consumers today could be used to assist astronauts on future missions. Lockheed Martin announced Jan. 5 that it has been working with Amazon and Cisco on a project called Callisto
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Travel, conferences, hotels, they all have something in common: Everything is designed to be used once, and then discarded. Of course, it would be delightful if everyone was able to not use single-use plastics for their cups, razors, toothbrushes and everything else, but unless consumers rebel, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. It ain’t just
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Download PDF In this picture taken in September, I’m using a confocal microscope at the Pasteur Institute of Montevideo, one of the Pasteur Network’s three South American centres. My team focuses on understanding and combating infectious agents, specifically single-celled protozoan parasites belonging to a diverse group called Apicomplexa. Here, I’m looking at a colour-coded -3D
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Brankas, an open banking startup for Southeast Asian markets, is entering the new year with a $20 million Series B. The funding was led by Insignia Ventures Partners, with participation from returning investors Beenext and Integra Partners. Other backers included Visa (Brankas was a member of its 2021 Accelerator Program), AFG Partners and Treasury International,
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WASHINGTON — Controllers completed the deployment of the sunshield of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Jan. 4, allowing the mission to move ahead to setting up the telescope itself. Spacecraft controllers finished the tensioning of the final two layers of the five-layer sunshield just before noon Eastern Jan. 4 after tensioning the first three layers
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The skeletons of two women who lived some 3,000 years ago in what is now Armenia suggest that they were involved in military battles — probably as horse-riding, arrow-shooting warriors1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90
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An amalgamation of the coronavirus with other diseases is causing previously unheard of disorders. Delmicron was the first, a disease caused by simultaneous infections with the Omicron and Delta Covid-19 strains. And now, in Israel, a new ailment known as “Florona” appears to have emerged. (Photo : Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash) Attracting Florona
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As the Biden administration prepares to make the biggest investment in U.S. infrastructure in more than a decade, there’s much discussion about how systems like roads, bridges and electric power grids affect people’s daily lives. Here’s an angle that’s received less attention: Wildlife depends on infrastructure too. I’m studying how human-made structures affect salmon migration
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TAMPA, Fla. — Starlink’s lead executive in India said he resigned Friday for personal reasons, a month after the country’s government ordered SpaceX to stop preselling the satellite broadband service until it gives regulatory approval. “I have stepped down as Country Director and Chairman of the Board of Starlink India for personal reasons,” Sanjay Bhargava
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Aventon is highly-regarded in the electric bicycle industry for its quality manufacturing. With the newly launched Aventon Soltera electric bike, the brand is now bringing its expertise to the more affordable end of the spectrum. The lower cost model still features the company’s high quality manufacturing and looks like it may edge out other competitors
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CORRESPONDENCE 04 January 2022 COVID-19: boost mental-health resilience Lola Kola 0 Lola Kola WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Neurosciences and Drug and Alcohol Abuse, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email The social and economic effects
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Exotel said on Tuesday it has raised $40 million in a financing round, just three months after securing $35 million in funding, as the Bangalore-based startup demonstrates growth for its full-stack customer engagement platform in emerging markets. Steadview Capital led the startup’s Series D round. Exotel, which counts Blume Ventures and IIFL Asset Management among its
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WASHINGTON — Spacecraft controllers started the final steps in the deployment of the sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope Jan. 3 after fixing two minor issues with the spacecraft. NASA announced late Jan. 3 that it had completed the tensioning of three of the five layers of aluminum-coated Kapton that comprise the sunshield, which
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This is breaking news, check back for updates. SAN JOSE, Calif. — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time billionaire and darling of Silicon Valley who promised a revolutionary blood-testing technology, has been found guilty of four charges in her criminal fraud trial. The jury of eight men and four women were handed the case in mid-December after
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As the next wave of non-geostationary satellite constellations seeks U.S. Federal Communications Commission permission to operate in V-band, antenna makers are racing to make business cases viable in this Extremely High Frequency (EHF) area of radio spectrum. A variety of companies, some already operating spacecraft in other frequencies, filed for nearly 38,000 V-band satellites by
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Putting solar panels on the roof is increasingly realistic for the average homeowner, but they tend to be specialized, aftermarket affairs or else whole-roof replacements. GAF Energy, a division of the roofing giant, claims its new solar shingles are simple enough to install that no special equipment or knowledge is required, making home renewable energy
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Indigdo Technologies promises “a new class” of purpose-built electric vehicles that it says are smooth, spacious, sustainable, and aimed at the meaty middle of the rideshare and delivery markets. They’re also promising in-wheel electric motors, active suspension systems, wireless high-speed charging, and revolutionary battery management software at a competitive price. Is the Indigo too good
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WORLD VIEW 03 January 2022 Molecular biologists: let’s reconnect with nature A New Year’s resolution for bench scientists is to step out of the lab to study how life really works. Edith Heard 0 Edith Heard Edith Heard is director-general of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. View author publications You can also
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Truly there is nothing new under the sun if, when one learns that a goldfish can drive, the immediate response is “again?” But while today’s icthyological innovation may bear superficial, scale-deep if you will, similarity to fish-driven vehicles of yesteryear, there is an important new aspect: in this case, the goldfish has actually learned to
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Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj commands a healthy share of the vast local scooter and motorcycle market. Now the company is building a massive new factory for the production of electric two-wheelers, and that could mean big news for Europe’s electric scooters and motorcycles as well. Bajaj announced that its new production facility would be solely
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Organizing information from providers, insurers and patients not only takes a lot of time, but increases private healthcare costs. Smarter Health, a Singaporean-based startup, develops technology that allows smoother exchange of data between different parties in the healthcare system, improving patient care and reducing administrative costs. The company announced today it has raised a $5.15
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Happy 2022 and welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable, restful — and healthy! — holiday and are raring to face the next 52 weeks. We certainly are. Over the past year, GreenBiz Group has continued to grow, even amid the challenging climes, adding new events, reports and other offerings, and expanding our terrific
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A bottlenose dolphin identifies itself with its signature whistle. This unique call is used to communicate their, identity, location and even emotional state. A new study published in journal ScienceDirect suggests that there could be more to this signature whistles. Communication among dolphins also vary with frequency and volume. According to scientists, they alter their
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Twitter has permanently suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) “for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” according to the company. Her official government account remains active. Rep. Greene has been prolific in the posting of articles and statistics supposedly pertaining to the pandemic but often are misleading or flat-out wrong. This
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There is often a mistaken impression that covering the enterprise is kind of dull when compared to the consumer side of the house, but having followed the space for a couple of decades now, I can tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. For one thing, there’s big money in the enterprise,
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