Daily Archives: 16.11.2020

There are Planets So Close to Their Stars That They Have Magma Oceans 100km Deep and Winds that Go 8000 km/h

200 light years away, “super earth” exoplanet K2-141b orbits a star so closely that its “year” is only 7 hours long. Not its day…its YEAR! K2-141b orbits a mere million kilometers from the fiery surface of its star. Earth is 150 million km from our Sun. Even Mercury, the planet closest to our Sun, is never less than 47 million ...

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Response to Ray Dalio: Banning Bitcoin Is a ‘Game of Whack-a-Mole’

Source: Adobe/Kevin McGovern Following a statement by Ray Dalio, American billionaire investor, founder of major global investment firm Bridgewater Associates, that governments would outlaw bitcoin (BTC) should it get too big, multiple responses came out from the Cryptoverse on why this is impossible, or at the very least, highly unlikely. If bitcoin becomes “material, the governments won’t allow it, I ...

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Menlo Security CEO Says $100M Series E Could Be Last Funding Before IPO

Menlo Security said Thursday that it has raised $100 million in a Series E round of funding. Vista Equity Partners led the round, which included participation from Neuberger Berman funds, JP Morgan, General Catalyst and additional existing investors. Menlo Security most recently raised a $75 million Series D funding round in July 2019. The new round brings its total funding ...

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Societe Generale Cuts Deal With Blockchain Behemoth ConsenSys To Back Its Central Bank Digital Currency Experiments With Technology, Expertise and Strategy

Societe Generale – Forge, the digital capital markets platform of the Societe Generale Group, has chosen one of Blockchain leading companies ConsenSys to provide technology and services as part of its ongoing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot activities. Jean-Marc Stenger, CEO of Societe Generale – Forge, noted: “We are pleased to partner with ConsenSys, a company who is a key player ...

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Grocery sales soar as lockdowns set in – Kantar

October marked the biggest month for grocery sales since the height of the previous lockdown in June, new figures show Consumers spent over €1 billion on groceries in October, €161.6m more than last year, as families made more meals to eat at home, new figures show today. October marked the biggest month for grocery sales since the height of the ...

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Researchers engineer tiny, shape-changing machines that deliver medicine to the GI tract

Inspired by a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host’s intestines, Johns Hopkins University researchers have designed tiny, star-shaped microdevices that latch onto intestinal mucosa and release drugs into the body. Made of metal and thin, shape-changing film and coated in heat-sensitive paraffin wax, “theragrippers,” each roughly the size of a dust speck, can carry a drug and release ...

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Astronauts fly with SpaceX in landmark launch for commercial spaceflight

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday (0027 GMT Monday) with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now A Crew Dragon capsule ferried four astronauts into space Sunday night after a rumbling departure from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, setting off on a 27-hour ...

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SpaceX’s Resilience Spacecraft has Lifted Off and is Headed for the ISS!

Earlier this evening (Sunday, November 15th, 2020), NASA and SpaceX achieved another historical milestone. Six months after successfully sending astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the ISS with the Cargo-2 mission, the US demonstrated the restoration of domestic launch capability by sending the fully-crewed Crew Dragon spacecraft (Resilience) on an operational mission to the ISS. The spacecraft launched at ...

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Liquidity Solution For Ethereum 2.0 Validators Launched + More News

Source: Adobe/Виктор Рак Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Ethereum news Crypto trading firm Darma Capital launched LiquidStake, a liquidity solution for Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 validators. It allows validators take out a USDC loan against their staked ETH, allowing participants to remain liquid while their ETH is locked on the ETH ...

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SpaceX, NASA Launch Crew-1; First U.S. Crewed Night Launch in 10 Years

Crew-1 Launching to the ISS. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com The 100th team of humans bound for the International Space Station (ISS) are safely in low-Earth orbit tonight, chasing down the sprawling orbital outpost as they aim for a docking around 11 p.m. EST Monday. Crew-1 Commander Mike Hopkins and Pilot Victor Glover, accompanied by Mission Specialists Shannon Walker and ...

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