Daily Archives: 02.01.2021

SEC Approves NYSE Direct Listing Proposal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the New York Stock Exchange’s proposal to allow companies to raise capital in a direct listing. In a direct listing, a block of shares isn’t sold to investors at a set price, as it is with a traditional IPO (you can read more about the differences between the two methods of financing ...

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From Point to Space: 3D Moving Human Pose Estimation Using Commodity WiFi

Human pose estimation using commodity WiFi has been successfully achieved for both 2D and 3D pose reconstruction. However, existing approaches focus on people at a fixed point and are thus inconvenient for daily use, where people move continuously and freely. Image credit: Mohammed Hassan via Pxhere, CC0 Public Domain A recent study proposes a system that can capture fine-grained 3D ...

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Some of Hayabusa2’s Samples are as Big as a Centimeter

A fireball hurtled across the sky on December 5th – the sample return capsule from the Hayabusa2 asteroid mission by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). The capsule landed in Woomera, a remote location in the Australian Outback. Earlier this month, the capsule’s sample containers revealed fine grain topsoil from asteroid 162173 Ryugu. A second sample container has since been opened ...

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China launches secret military spy payload

A Long March 4C rocket took off Sunday with the Yaogan 33 satellite. Credit: Xinhua A secret Chinese military payload, believed to be a surveillance satellite, successfully flew into space Sunday aboard a Long March 4C rocket on China’s 39th and final scheduled orbital launch attempt of the year. The military satellite and a smaller secondary payload lifted off from ...

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The Briefing: Lalamove Lands $515M, Octopus Energy Raises $193M, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. Lalamove lands $515M Series E Lalamove, a provider of online logistics for on-demand deliveries, raised $515 million in a Series E round led by Sequoia Capital China. Founded in 2013, Lalamove initially operated ...

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International Team of Scientists Propose a Method to Power the Earth with 100% Sustainable Energy

A new paper recently published in the international journal Energies explores the energy-related, technological, and consumption patterns necessary to achieve a sustainable future on this planet in a way that benefits everyone – human and otherwise. Rather than portraying the current lack of sustainability as a function of the uptake of carbon emissions, the paper introduces a “Renewable Energy Equivalent ...

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