Daily Archives: 24.07.2021

As Venture Capital Grows in Europe, So Could Founders’ Appetites For Different Financing Tools

In the first quarter this year, European startups received more than $21.4 billion in funding — twice the amount invested in the same quarter last year. While that number points to a thriving venture equity ecosystem, there also are signs of founders across the pond being more open to alternative methods to finance their startups. “For a long time, especially ...

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Contact-aware robot design

Adequate biomimicry in robotics necessitates a delicate balance between design and control, an integral part of making our machines more like us. Advanced dexterity in humans is wrapped up in a long evolutionary tale of how our fists of fury evolved to accomplish complex tasks. With machines, designing a new robotic manipulator could mean long, manual iteration cycles of designing, ...

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Mars rover gearing up for first sample collection work

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION A light-colored “paver stone” like the ones seen in this mosaic will be the likely target for first sampling by the Perseverance rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS Five months after landing on Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover is gearing up to collect its first core sample next month, mission managers said Wednesday, drilling out a lipstick-size bit ...

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Falcon Heavy to Launch NASA Mission to Explore Jupiter’s Moon Europa in 2024

NASA has selected SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the first-ever mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa on the Europa Clipper mission, slated to launch in October 2024 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Photo left: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com. Image right credit NASA NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch Earth’s first-ever ...

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The Moon has Been Mildly Preventing Coastal Erosion, in the 2030s, That Protection Ends

Planet Earth is currently experiencing an unprecedented warming trend. Average global temperatures are rising at an accelerated rate in response to greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. These rising temperatures, in turn, result in the release of additional greenhouse gases (like methane), leading to positive feedback loops that threaten to compound the problem further. This scientific consensus is based ...

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Permanent TSB in potential deal for Ulster Bank loans

PTSB said it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Ulster Bank Shares in Permanent TSB soared over 16% today after it announced a potential deal worth about €7.6 billion to buy some elements of Ulster Bank’s business here. The lender said it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Ulster Bank owner NatWest regarding a ...

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European Commission Clarifies What It Means By ‘Anonymous Crypto Wallets’

Source: Adobe/VanderWolf Images The European Commission (EC) confirmed that their planned new set of legislative proposals concerns cryptoasset accounts provided by Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs), such as exchanges, but not non-custodial privacy wallets, such as Wasabi or Samourai. “Indeed, open-source, non-custodial wallets, will not be covered by the prohibition,” a spokesperson at the EC told Cryptonews.com. This is because ...

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