Daily Archives: 12.06.2021

Get Out Of Sleep Debt: Rise Science Secures $15.5M For App To Boost Energy Levels

Rise Science is turning sleep technology on its head. Rather than just give you data on your sleep, the RISE app shows you the peaks and valleys of your energy levels throughout the day, as well as how to improve sleeping habits to boost energy. The Chicago-based company, which focuses on energy management backed by sleep and circadian science research, ...

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Speeding up clinical trials by making drug production local

The Boston area has long been home to innovation that leads to impactful new drugs. But manufacturing those drugs for clinical trials often involves international partners and supply chains. The vulnerabilities of that system have become all too apparent during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now Snapdragon Chemistry, co-founded by MIT Professor and Associate Provost Tim Jamison, is helping pharmaceutical companies manufacture ...

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White Dwarf Measured Before it Exploded as a Supernova

Type Ia supernovae are an important tool for modern astronomy. They are thought to occur when a white dwarf star captures mass beyond the Chandrasekhar limit, triggering a cataclysmic explosion. Because that limit is the same for all white dwarfs, Type Ia supernovae all have about the same maximum brightness. Thus, they can be used as standard candles to determine ...

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Ground teams begin process to hoist SLS core stage onto its launch platform

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated at 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT) Friday, June 11, after core stage was rotated vertical. The SLS core stage was raised vertical in the Vehicle Assembly Building transfer aisle around 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) Friday. Credit: NASA/Cory Huston Technicians inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center began a delicate, multi-day task Thursday to lift ...

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Facebook says remote working move may slow jobs growth

By the end of this year there will be 3,000 staff at Facebook’s Dublin base, the head of Facebook Ireland Gareth Lambe said Facebook still plans to “aggressively” grow staff numbers in its European headquarters in Ireland but a company-wide policy allowing permanent remote work from other countries could slow that growth over time, its Irish chief has said. However, ...

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