Daily Archives: 19.02.2021

Half of COVID-19 patients with raised levels of one protein experience heart damage

COVID-19 is a dangerous respiratory infection, which can lead to severe complications. One of such complications is heart damage. Scientists at UCL found that more than 50% of patients hospitalised with COVID-19, who had raised levels of a protein called troponin, have some heart damage. Having in mind that troponin levels are raised in 10-40 % of hospitalised COVID-19 patients ...

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Touchdown! NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Begin Search for Past Life

The first low-rez raw image sent back by Perseverance from the ancient lakebed in Jezero Crater, showing many small rocks. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech After a journey of 292.5 million miles (470.8 million kilometers), NASA’s Perseverance rover has finally reached its destination – an ancient lakebed in Jezero Crater on Mars. The rover, the most complex machine ever sent to the ...

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NASA rover reaches Mars on mission in search for signs of past life

Ground controllers examine the first images of Jezero Crater taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover moments after landing Thursday. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover set down on an ancient lakebed after a flawless plunge into the Martian atmosphere Thursday, achieving an unprecedented pinpoint landing while delivering the most sophisticated suite of science payloads ever flown to another planet. The ...

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We Could Find Extraterrestrial Civilizations by Their Air Pollution

Upcoming telescopes will give us more power to search for biosignatures on all the exoplanets we’ve found. Much of the biosignature conversation is centred on biogenic chemistry, such as atmospheric gases produced by simple, single-celled creatures. But what if we want to search for technological civilizations that might be out there? Could we find them by searching for their air ...

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Strata Identity Raises $11M Series A For Multicloud Identity Management

Multicloud identity management platform Strata Identity has raised $11 million in a Series A round, the company said Tuesday. Strata helps companies using multiple clouds manage identity and security policies across the different cloud services. There’s no question that companies are moving to the cloud, CEO Eric Olden said, but the challenge with multiple clouds is managing who has access ...

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AIB and PTSB eye Ulster Bank loans ahead of decision

An update on the Ulster Bank strategic review is due in the morning AIB and Permanent TSB are both understood to be preparing to publicly declare an interest in portions of Ulster Bank’s loan book, if NatWest gives the go-ahead for the wind down of the lender. Sources confirmed tonight that AIB is considering an offer for Ulster Bank’s corporate ...

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Less-wasteful laser-cutting

Fabricaide, developed at MIT CSAIL, provides live design feedback to help users reduce leftover material. Laser-cutting is an essential part of many industries, from car manufacturing to construction. However, the process isn’t always easy or efficient: Cutting huge sheets of metal requires time and expertise, and even the most careful users can still produce huge amounts of leftover material that ...

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Elder Research partners with Smarter Contracts in blockchain and AI play

Elder Research, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science technologies, has signed a strategic partnership with Smarter Contracts, a UK based fintech company focused on data privacy. The two businesses are preparing to launch the first of its kind data privacy platform, by combining the unique features of blockchain technology with artificial intelligence. Together they plan to incorporate ...

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