Daily Archives: 19.04.2021

Exclusive: Encamp Enlists $12M Series B To Help Businesses And The Environment

Encamp has closed a $12 million Series B after coming off a 2020 in which the Indianapolis-based compliance software developer grew 800 percent. The new round was led by OpenView, with participation from High Alpha Capital, Allos Ventures and IU Ventures. Founded in 2017, the company now has raised $17.2 million. Encamp’s software platform helps its customers — from small ...

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NASA celebrates first historic helicopter flight on Mars

A navigation camera on NASA’s Perseverance rover captured this view of the Ingenuity helicopter’s historic flight Monday. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech An automated mini-helicopter driven by two fast-spinning, counter-rotating rotors took off from the surface of Mars, hovered for 30 seconds, then successfully landed Monday to complete the historic first powered flight of an aircraft on another planet. NASA officials received telemetry ...

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SpaceX Static-Fires Falcon 9 for Crew-2, As Boeing OFT-2 Mission Aims for Aug-Sept Launch

The second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is currently targeted for launch in August-September. Photo Credit: NASA SpaceX successfully conducted a Static Fire Test of a once-before-flown Falcon 9 booster on Saturday, ahead of next week’s scheduled launch of Dragon Endeavour and NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, together with Japan’s Aki Hoshide and Frenchman Thomas ...

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Bitcoin Miners Might Solve Ukraine’s Energy Spending Woes

Cooling towers at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station. Source: npp.zp.ua A financial expert has explained the logic behind the Ukrainian state’s recent nuclear-powered crypto mining push – claiming that the nature of the mining industry makes it an ideal partner to use up surplus power from the country’s nuclear reactors. Inshe quoted Alexei Mushak, an economic advisor to the former Prime ...

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SpaceChain introduces programmable hardware board for developing blockchain applications that can be deployed in space

(14 April 2021 – SpaceChain) SpaceChain today introduced SpaceChain Callisto — its first open-source demo hardware board designed for developing blockchain applications that can be used and deployed in space. SpaceChain Callisto is pre-installed with and runs on Linux and SpaceChain Operating System (SPC OS), to help accelerate space technology development, and serves as the backbone for SpaceChain’s payload launches ...

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The Market Minute: Want To Take Your Company Public? Here Are Your Options 

For startups making an exit onto the public markets, traditional IPOs were king until about 2019, when direct listings became the popular alternative, thanks to companies like Spotify and Slack. Then, SPACs stole the limelight in 2020 and these special purpose acquisition companies became the other alternative that more startups began to consider. Those three routes to the public market ...

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