Daily Archives: 13.06.2021

Monthly Funding Recap: Funding, New Unicorns And Exits Continue At A Strong Pace In May 2021

May 2021 marked the third-highest funding month for global venture funding in the past decade, with venture investors spending  $43.7 billion last month, up 50 percent year over year. That ranks May behind only two other months that saw greater amounts of venture funding: April 2021, and March 2021, which holds the high-water mark with $54 billion spent by venture ...

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Foldable, organic and easily broken down: Why DNA is the material of choice for nanorobots

Only in cancer medicine do we aim to attack and kill legions of our own cells. But healthy bystander cells often get caught in deadly crossfire, which is why cancer treatments can cause severe side effects in patients. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) Doctors know that we need smarter medicines to target the bad guys only. One hope is ...

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It’s Time for Perseverance to get to Work

Given all of the news surrounding the landing and first few months of operation of the Perseverance rover on Mars, it might be surprising that its actual science mission hasn’t even started yet.  That changed on June 1st when the rover officially kicked off its first science mission by leaving its landing site. UT has reported on a variety of ...

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Pegasus rocket successful in responsive launch demonstration

Northrop Grumman’s Pegasus XL rocket is mated to its L-1011 carrier aircraft before the TacRL-2 launch. Credit: U.S. Space Force A Northrop Grumman Pegasus rocket dropped from the belly of a carrier jet over the Pacific Ocean early Sunday and streaked into orbit with a small U.S. military space surveillance satellite named Odyssey, completing a successful rapid launch exercise in ...

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Falcon 9 Completes Static Fire Test, Targets Thursday Launch of GPS III-05

The fifth Block III Global Positioning System (GPS III-05) satellite undergoes a deployment of one of its twin solar array “paddles” during final checkout at Lockheed Martin’s customized facility, near Denver, Colo., in March 2021. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin SpaceX is gearing up for its third mission of June, following Saturday’s successful Static Fire Test of the once-flown B1062 core ...

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Some Aer Lingus Regional flights to resume tomorrow

Aer Lingus said Stobart Air informed them last night it was terminating its franchise agreement Aer Lingus said it has developed plans to replace some of the Aer Lingus Regional schedule disrupted by the decision of Stobart Air to terminate its contract to run the service. Stobart Air’s sudden announcement led to the cancellation of several flights today. Aer Lingus ...

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Employee Found Mining Ethereum Beneath Seoul’s Premier Opera House

Seoul Arts Center, Source: Wikipedia/Oskar Alexanderson An employee at South Korea’s most prestigious arts center and opera house – the Seoul Arts Center, in the affluent south-central part of the capital – has been found secretly mining Ethereum (ETH) in a basement room, using the center’s electricity. Per Hangook Ilbo and YTN, the unnamed member of the center’s staff, presumably ...

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