Daily Archives: 05.11.2020

COVID-19 will encourage automation in retail sector

Industrial automation is an ongoing trend. Most of the things you use in your everyday life have been manufactured by robots. But what about retail? Is it possible to automate these services? Scientists from the University of Waterloo say that COVID-19 pandemic may actually encourage automation in the retail sector as well. How about this kind of a retail worker? ...

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NROL-101 Moves to NET Friday, Weekend Weather Outlook Looks Iffy

Nicknamed “The Thunderer”, the 531 variant is one of the Atlas V fleet’s most infrequently-used vehicles. This will be the fourth launch in its career. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace It is turning into a “Groundhog Day” of sorts at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 pad surface at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., following Wednesday night’s scrubbed launch attempt of United ...

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SEC Changes Crowdfunding Regulation

Companies raising money through regulation crowdfunding can now raise up to $5 million, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday. Previously, entrepreneurs had a limit of $1.07 million for regulation crowdfunding. Regulation crowdfunding provides entrepreneurs with an exemption from the SEC’s registration requirements for securities-based crowdfunding, according to the SEC website.  This means that entrepreneurs can raise up ...

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Euro zone rebound muted by second Covid-19 wave

The European Commission has cut the euro zone growth forecast for next year to 4.2% from 6.1% predicted in July The euro zone will rebound in 2021 from its unprecedented coronavirus recession this year. But the recovery will be smaller than previously expected because of the second wave of infections, the European Commission forecast today.  In its regular economic forecasts ...

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Scientists figured out how robots could see transparent things

Robots can’t see transparent objects very well. This is a big problem, because many of our everyday objects are actually transparent. Scientists were thinking how to solve this issue and researchers at Carnegie Mellon University finally came to a good solution. Problem. Many robots use IR sensors to locate various objects. For the most part, this technology works very well. ...

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From The Editor’s Desk: New Reporters, Beats at Crunchbase News

I’m very excited to announce that Crunchbase News welcomes a new reporter to our newsroom today. Chris Metinko joins our staff as a senior reporter based in San Francisco and will help lead our coverage of startups, innovation and the venture capital world. He joins Crunchbase News from Mergermarket, where he covered M&A, funding and the equity capital markets, involving ...

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AP News publishes US presidential election results on blockchain for first time

As votes continue to be counted for the US presidential election – and some parties fear voting fraud – the Associated Press (AP) news agency has been publishing the results on blockchain for the first time. The publisher is distributing race calls to Wiki-based online encyclopedia Everipedia, which has been using the EOS blockchain to generate edits and store information. ...

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Crypto Curry Club Report With Shocking Statistics: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industries Severely Lack Representation of Women

The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency sectors are notorious for being some of the world’s most terrible industries for female representation. If you think a mere five per cent of people working in blockchain are women in the UK is bad, in Canada it drops to three per cent. Globally, statistics pick up slightly with women making up nine per cent of ...

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