Daily Archives: 05.05.2021

Researchers develop microrobots to conduct minimally invasive brain surgery

Researchers at the University of Toronto are developing microrobots, precisely controlled by magnetic fields, that could one day be used to perform minimally invasive brain surgery on children. The research team – co-led by Eric Diller, an associate professor of mechanical engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and James Drake, a professor in the department of surgery in the Temerty Faculty of ...

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SafetyCulture’s Valuation Hits $1.6B After $73M Raise

Australia-based SafetyCulture raised a $73 million funding round at a valuation of $1.6 billion, doubling the company’s valuation from its $35.5 million raise a year ago. The funding was led by Insight Partners and included existing investors Tiger Global, Index Ventures and Blackbird. The company has now raised a total of approximately $180 million. SafetyCulture’s platform helps its more than ...

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Beautiful View: Remembering America’s First Astronaut, 60 Years On

Al Shepard is hoisted to safety from his Freedom 7 capsule on 5 May 1961. Photo Credit: NASA “A damn fine month,” actor Morgan Freeman’s character Ellis “Red” Redding remarked in the movie Shawshank Redemption and, indeed, for America’s space program, the month of May—newly dawned—has long been a historic one for off-the-planet U.S. achievements. Sixty years ago today, on 5 May ...

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Weekly NFT roundup April 28-May 4: Collectibles market shrinks as use cases continue to grow

Despite a recent lull in NFT prices and volume of sales, the technology’s potential use cases are steadily increasing. This week saw NFTs being considered by eBay as well as promising signs for advanced real-world applications from IoTeX and a Cardano-based partnership. eBay sees potential for NFTs on its platform CEO Jamie Iannone has said the eCommerce giant is “exploring ...

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185 new jobs in eight IDA Ireland high growth companies

IDA Ireland has announced 185 new jobs in Shannon, Galway, Dundalk, Cork and Dublin across eight high growth companies IDA Ireland has today announced the creation of 185 jobs in Shannon, Galway, Dundalk, Cork and Dublin across eight high growth companies from Europe and the US. The new jobs will be spread across the technology and business service sectors with ...

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“Ain’t like Dusting Crops!” How We’ll Actually Navigate Interstellar Space

May the 4th be With You! Blasting out of Mos Eisley Space Port, the Millennium Falcon carries our adventurers off Tatooine bringing Luke Skywalker across the threshold into space. With Imperial Star Destroyers closing, Luke bemoans Han Solo’s delay in jumping to Hyperspace. It takes time to make these calculations through the Falcon’s “Navicomputer.” Han explains that otherwise they could ...

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Untangle your hair with help from robots

With rapidly growing demands on health care systems, nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time performing direct patient care tasks, oftentimes for many patients and with little time to spare. Personal care robots that brush your hair could provide substantial help and relief. This may seem like a truly radical form of “self-care,” but crafty robots for things ...

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