Daily Archives: 06.05.2021

Ultraviolet light could make common disinfectants safer for people and the environment

During the COVID-19 pandemic we started using more disinfectants. That is a good precautionary measure that definitely helps to avoid surface contaminants. However, a lot of commercial disinfectants can be harsh for people and the environment. Now scientists from the University of Waterloo found that ultraviolet light can make common disinfectants safer to use, even in higher concentrations. Over 400 ...

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Covid jobless rate falls to 22.4% ahead of reopening

The CSO’s Covid-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment indicates a jobless rate as high as 22.4% if all claimants of the PUP were classified as unemployed New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the Covid -19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on the labour market here in April. The CSO said that the standard measure of Monthly ...

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Crayon Draws Up $22M Series B To Help Companies Get That Competitive Edge

Boston-based competitive intelligence platform Crayon closed a $22 million Series B as the company looks to grow its customer base and double its team. The round was led by Baird Capital with participation from Baseline Ventures, Bedrock Capital, C&B Capital, Oyster Funds and Gaingels. Founded in 2015, the company has raised a total of $38 million to date. With every ...

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Bitcoin Association touts cost-effectiveness of Bitcoin SV in yearly roundup

The annual report (pdf, direct download) from Bitcoin Association, a Switzerland-based organisation working to advance business on the Bitcoin SV blockchain, has argued that Bitcoin SV had higher daily transaction volumes and higher block sizes than other Bitcoin networks whilst still remaining the most cost-effective. The organisation’s report highlights the achievements and the technical progress of the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision ...

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Record-Tying Falcon 9 Veteran Lofts 25th Batch of Starlink Satellites

Tuesday’s mission marked the 13th Falcon 9 launch of 2021 and the record-tying ninth flight for B1049. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace It may be an unlucky number for some—having visibly impacted America’s third manned lunar landing mission in 1970 and having purportedly been avoided by NASA leadership early in the Space Shuttle Program—but No. 13 proved charmed on Tuesday, as ...

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Upgraded Starship prototype makes soft landing after test flight

 SpaceX launched and landed an upgraded prototype for the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle in South Texas on Wednesday, the company’s first Starship test flight since winning a $2.9 billion NASA contract to use the craft to land astronauts on the Moon. Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder and CEO tweeted: “Starship landing nominal!” The 164-foot-tall (50-meter) stainless steel rocket flew to ...

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