Daily Archives: 21.04.2021

Mid-Atlantic, Massachusetts and Colorado Lead As US Early-Stage Funding Surges

Among today’s early-stage startups, it’s pretty safe to assume that at least a few will go on to become tomorrow’s industry leaders. Which ones, we cannot tell. What we can do a better job of predicting, however, is where those future leaders will be based. That’s because most U.S. startup funding goes to a few well-established tech hubs. While not ...

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Crew-2 Primed for Earth Day Launch, Six-Month ISS Stay

Crew-2 astronauts (from left) Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet and Aki Hoshide pause for a moment in the Crew Access Arm during their suited demonstration at Pad 39A on Sunday. Photo Credit: NASA Four astronauts from three nations, with a combined year-and-a-half of spaceflight experience and a cumulative three days’ worth of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) in 11 spacewalks between ...

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Deutsche Telekom invests in Celo mobile blockchain

Telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom has invested in the mobile decentralised finance (DeFi) platform Celo. Celo is an open-source blockchain project used in more than 100 countries focused on bringing DeFi systems and tools to smartphones. It allows users to send and receive money with Celo’s native coin (CELO) through their mobile device. Deutsche Telekom is the first telecommunications company to ...

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DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

New software will allow creation of more complex devices. Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics. Researchers took a big step toward that future by developing a new tool that can design much more complex DNA robots and nanodevices than ...

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After successful first flight, NASA wants to push Mars helicopter to its limits

 The work isn’t over for NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter. Engineers hope to fly the rotorcraft four more times in the next two weeks before calling it quits on the pioneering technology experiment, which accomplished the first powered flight of an aircraft on another planet Monday. As officials celebrated the helicopter’s historic flight, teams were already looking forward to a ...

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