Daily Archives: 23.07.2021

Karat Raises $26M Series A To Build Financial Infrastructure For Creators 

Karat Financial, known for its credit card for creators, raised $26 million in funding, the company announced Thursday. The fundraise includes $11 million in equity and $15 million in debt. The round was led by Union Square Ventures, with participation from GGV Capital, SignalFire, and more than 20 creators including TikTok star-turned-VC Josh Richards and actor Jared Leto. The idea ...

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DeepSocNav: Social Navigation by Imitating Human Behaviors

It is reasonable to expect that robots act in a way that does not hinder humans present in the environment. Previous attempts to solve the problem of social navigation either lack flexibility or needs a large volume of data. A recent paper suggests tackling current limitations. Image credit: Richard Greenhill and Hugo Elias/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 The researchers propose a virtual ...

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NASA clears Boeing Starliner for launch on second unpiloted test flight

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on July 17, 2021. Starliner will launch on the Atlas V for Boeing’s second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The ...

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Scientists Have a new way to Predict the Most Damaging Solar Storms

Space is full of hazards.  The Earth, and it’s atmosphere, does a great job of shielding us from most of them.  But sometimes those hazards are more powerful than even those protections can withstand, and potentially catastrophic events can result.  Some of the most commonly known potential catastrophic events are solar flares.  While normal solar activity can be deflected by ...

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