Daily Archives: 28.02.2021

BIS and SWIFT Intensify Race With Crypto For Cross-Border Payments

Source: iStock/ShariffC Major players of the traditional financial industry are looking for new ways how to keep their positions, threatened by the emerging cryptoasset and decentralized finance (DeFi) industries. The Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub (BISIH) and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Communication (SWIFT) have teamed up to host a hackathon to highlight the potential of the new ...

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Dynetics Completes Preliminary Design Review, as NASA Approaches HLS Down-Select

The unusual design of Dynetics’ Human Landing System (HLS), with its characteristic deployable solar arrays and “low-slung” cabin, which provides safer and easier access to the surface of the Moon for astronauts. Image Credit: Dynetics With the newly-inaugurated Biden Administration having signaled its tentative support for the Artemis Program—the effort to return humans to the Moon for the first time ...

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Access To Mental Health: Startups Tackle Sector’s Complexities As Investors Go All-in

Access to mental health treatment is getting easier, and oddly enough, we have the global pandemic to thank for that. Despite improvements to mental health access, the society-altering effects of the COVID-19 response have wreaked havoc on our psychological wellness: Research shows 80 percent of young Americans report depressive feelings of loneliness as a result of the global pandemic. Still, ...

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Healing with hydrogels

In November, mechanical engineering PhD candidate Hyunwoo Yuk earned the top prize at the Collegiate Inventors Competition hosted by the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame. Yuk was named the graduate winner for his invention SanaHeal, a bioadhesive tape that can easily bind to tissues or organs. The tape could one day be used in place of sutures to promote healing and ...

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Inmarsat announces appointment of Rajeev Suri as CEO

(24 February 2021 – Inmarsat) Inmarsat has announces that Rajeev Suri, former Nokia CEO, will join the business and assume the role of CEO and become a director of Connect Bidco Limited, the holding company for Inmarsat, from 1 March 2021. Rupert Pearce will step down as CEO from 28 February 2021. Rajeev Suri (courtesy: Inmarsat) Rajeev’s most recent role ...

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Aer Lingus calls for air travel resumption plan

Aer Lingus has weekly engagement with the Government on Covid-related issues The interim chief executive of Aer Lingus has said the Government and the airline sector needs to start the planning for the resumption of air travel in a meaningful way once the pandemic subsides.  Donal Moriarty said aviation is a critical driver of the Irish economy and will be ...

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Some Earth Life Could Already Survive on Mars

Mars’ surface is a harsh environment for life.  But life on Earth is notoriously resilient as well.  No one is quite sure yet how microbes from Earth would fare on the Martian surface.  However, the impact of a potential transmigration of microbes to the red planet could be immense.  Not only could it skew any findings of potential real Martian ...

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