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The chemistry behind self-driving cars

Self-driving, electric cars have been touted as the next big thing in transportation. While this technology has progressed in recent years, experts caution that automakers will need the chemical industry to help make it a reality. A new article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, explains how chemistry can help develop the materials necessary ...

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Coronavirus Crisis Driving US Investors to Bitcoin, Survey Finds

Source: Adobe/Liliia The coronavirus pandemic appears to have had more of an effect on the American bitcoin (BTC)-buying community than first thought, per a new survey. According to a Grayscale-commissioned online survey of 1,000 USA-based general investors aged between 25 and 64 and conducted between June 26 and July 12 this year, 63% of respondents who “had invested in bitcoin ...

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You Mean the City? Remembering Challenger’s Last Successful Launch, OTD in 1985

Thirty-five years ago today, Challenger launched on her final successful mission. Photo Credit: NASA It is a dismaying fact of history that the name “Challenger”—when spoken in relation to the second spaceworthy vehicle of NASA’s shuttle fleet—is so often associated only with the dreadful catastrophe which snuffed out seven lives on the cold morning of 28 January 1986. However, Challenger had flown ...

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Corralling Apples: Kandji Raises $21M Series A For Device Management

Kandji, an Apple enterprise management tool, closed on $21 million in Series A funding. The San Diego-based company provides device management for businesses using Apple products, such as Apple TV, Macs, iPads and iPhones. Greycroft led the round with participation from Okta Ventures and B Capital Group. Existing investors,  including First Round Capital also participated. With this new funding, Kandji ...

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NASA releases new spooky space-themed posters about extreme places in the Universe

One of six new spooky posters from NASA’s Galaxy of Horrors. Credit NASA-JPL/Caltech While ghouls and goblins may provide the ghastly delights many of us associate with this time of year, NASA has just released a series of spooky space-themed posters that are more unearthly than any monsters or scary stories told around terrestrial campfires. This year for Halloween, the ...

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Asteroid samples sealed in OSIRIS-REx return capsule

A camera aboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft showed the mission’s sample return capsule closed its heat shield late Wednesday after a robotic arm placed asteroid samples inside for the trip back to Earth. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin A collection chamber that could contain more than 2 pounds of samples gathered from an asteroid in deep space last week has been ...

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AIB says Q3 performance more resilient than expected

AIB said it remains comfortable with its full year guidance AIB said its performance in the third quarter was more resilient than it had expected with positive momentum reported on a quarterly basis. In a trading update for the three months to the end of September, AIB said it remained comfortable with its full year guidance.  AIB said it granted ...

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Stanford path-planning algorithm enables autonomous multi-drone aerial surveys of Antarctic penguin colonies

Stanford University researcher Mac Schwager entered the world of penguin counting through a chance meeting at his sister-in-law’s wedding in June 2016. There, he learned that Annie Schmidt, a biologist at Point Blue Conservation Science, was seeking a better way to image a large penguin colony in Antarctica. Schwager, who is an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, saw an opportunity to ...

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Vitalik Buterin Not Sure ‘When ETH 2.0’ but Says Clients Can Launch it Alone

Source: Adobe/Kundra Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin does not know when the second iteration of the network might be going live, but said that, in theory, clients can launch it on their own. One of the most asked questions in the crypto space, particularly this year, has been "when ETH 2.0"? After being pushed back several times, the exact date ...

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Colorado’s Outrider Raises $65M Series B

Golden, Colorado-based Outrider has landed $65 million in a Series B round of funding.  The company focuses on making distribution yards–which face a number of issues–more efficient. Those issues include congestion of road trucks, lost trailers, and the right trailer not getting to the right loading dock at the correct time, according to Outrider CEO Andrew Smith. “Within these distribution ...

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