Daily Archives: 11.02.2021

Scope Lands $2.25M Seed To Tech-Enable SMBs 

Scope closed a $2.25 million seed round as the company looks to help small and medium-sized businesses become more tech enabled. The round comes less than a year after the San Francisco-based company announced a $1.1 million pre-seed round and includes investments from Craft Ventures and Indicator Ventures, as well as individual investors. Scope’s platform is designed to solve the ...

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Irish economy set to grow by 3.4% in 2021 – Commission

The European Commission said the Government's extended income subsidy schemes continue to cushion the economic impact of Covid-19 Ireland's overall GDP growth is projected to come in at 3.4% in 2021 and is set to reach 3.5% in 2022 on the back of strong private consumption, exports and a recovery in investment. This is according to the European Commission's Winter 2021 ...

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Biden backs Artemis moon program; watchdog says it’ll cost $86 billion

This infographic released Wednesday by the NASA Office of Inspector General includes cost figures for key elements of NASA’s Artemis program through fiscal year 2025, including the Space Launch System, Orion spacecraft, ground systems, the Gateway, and the Human Landing System. Credit: NASA OIG The Biden administration supports continuing NASA’s Artemis program to return astronauts back to the moon, the ...

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Firefly Aerospace and Exolaunch announce Launch Services Agreement

(10 February 2021 – Firefly Aerospace) Firefly Aerospace today announced a Launch Services Agreement with Exolaunch to integrate and launch multi-satellite clusters aboard Firefly’s Alpha launch vehicle beginning in 2022. Just weeks away from the maiden launch of its Alpha rocket, Firefly plans to swiftly accelerate the frequency of Alpha flights through collaborative partnerships, including this strategic partnership with Exolaunch, ...

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Super-Earth Conditions Simulated in the Lab to Discover if They’re Habitable

Deep inside planet Earth, there is a liquid outer core and a solid inner core that counter-rotate with each other. This creates the dynamo effect that is responsible for generating Earth’s planetary magnetic field. Also known as a magnetosphere, this field keeps our climate stable by preventing Earth’s atmosphere from being lost to space. So when studying rocky exoplanets, scientists ...

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New piezoelectric generators will make self-powered pacemakers possible

Various wearable electronic devices need regular charging of their batteries – you already know that. However, some devices in people’s bodies are not that good with their batteries. For example, pacemakers require maintenance and batteries need to be changed. But what if they could be powered by the heartbeat itself? With the new flexible and printable piezoelectric material, developed by ...

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For What It’s Worth, Hot Recently Public Tech Companies Are Still Really Unprofitable

Here are some things to consider if you’re eyeing shares of a hot tech company that recently went public. Today’s buzziest offerings are much more highly valued than cohorts that went public a couple years ago. But not only that—they’re often losing more money relative to revenue, too. That’s one broad finding from our latest examination of reported losses at ...

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