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HoneyBook Raises $250M For SMB Customer Management Platform In Tiger Global-led Round

HoneyBook, a startup that helps freelancers and independent business owners manage their customers, closed on a $250 million Series E funding led by Tiger Global Management with participation from Durable Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Citi Ventures and OurCrowd.  Its first institutional investor, UpWest, invested $25,000 in the company in 2013, which brought HoneyBook to Silicon Valley. In total the ...

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Scientists create artificial neural networks that detect symmetry and patterns

A research team at Lehigh University, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, developed and effectively taught an artificial neural network to sense symmetry and structural similarities in materials and to create similarity projections. The researchers published their findings in the journal npj Computational Materials. Image credit: Pixabay via Wikimedia The team developed an artificial neural network and used machine learning to train ...

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Fungi Were Able to Absorb Radiation on the ISS. Could Astronauts Grow Their own Radiation Shields in Space?

A lack of effective radiation shielding is one of the biggest challenges still to be overcome if humans are to embark on long-term voyages into deep space. On Earth, the planet’s powerful magnetosphere protects us from the deadliest forms of radiation – those produced by solar flares, and galactic cosmic rays arriving from afar – that stream through the Solar ...

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