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Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket suffers in-flight failure in Britain’s first orbital flight

Virgin Orbit launched nine small satellites atop a rocket dropped from a 747 jumbo jet south of Ireland on Monday, but the booster suffered a failure during the climb to space and the payloads were lost, the company said.The 747 "Cosmic Girl" jet took off from Cornwall Airport Newquay near Britain's southwest coast in what had been billed as the first orbital launch from the United Kingdom and western Europe.The repurposed Virgin Atlantic passenger jet, with the 70-foot-long 57,000-pound LauncherOne rocket tucked under its left wing, took off just after 5 p.m. EST, cheered on by airport workers, area residents and government officials as it slowly climbed away to the west and disappeared from view over the Atlantic Ocean. Virgin Orbit's "Cosmic Girl" 747 jumbo jet u...
Technology developed at The University of Tulsa and licensed by FortySix Venture Capital could advance cancer testing and targeted therapeutics
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Technology developed at The University of Tulsa and licensed by FortySix Venture Capital could advance cancer testing and targeted therapeutics

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- FortySix Venture Capital LLC (46VC) and The University of Tulsa (TU) announced today that technology developed by TU researchers has been licensed by 46VC for commercialization efforts. Researchers at The University of Tulsa have developed a novel process for synthesizing and using sulfonamides and testing their efficacy and selectivity against human cancer cells, which could ultimately aid targeting therapeutic treatments for individualized patient applications. Angus Lamar, Ph.D., and Robert Sheaff, Ph.D., who are both associate professors of chemistry and biochemistry, have been researching cancer at TU for several years funded by a grant from the Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). Together with their teams – w...
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Meta says it is removing Facebook posts that back Brazil riots

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian Congress Supporters of Brazil's Bolsonaro storm Congress, other buildings 00:50 Facebook-parent Meta said it is removing posts from the platform that praise or support anti-democratic demonstrators in Brazil who over the weekend stormed the country's Congress, Supreme Court and presidential palace.The rioters are supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his ele...
Get Hands-On with the Latest Products and Get a Celebrity-Approved Makeover!
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Get Hands-On with the Latest Products and Get a Celebrity-Approved Makeover!

HONG KONG, Jan. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention tech enthusiasts! Laifen, a leading technology company, is excited to announce its participation in CES 2023. Taking place from January 5th to January 8th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Laifen's booth (located in the Venetian at 54743) will provide attendees with the opportunity to get hands-on with the company's latest and greatest products. Laifen's Booth (Venetian 54743) with Elegant Technology-themed Design Influencer Justin(left one) Is Invited to Style Hair On-site Laifen is attending CES 2023 to allow global customers to have offline access to its products, giving them the full experience of the strength and technology of the Laifen brand. The company's theme for the event is customer-orientation, w...
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How a Hong Kong startup is using 3D-printed tiles to help restore coral reefs

A startup in Hong Kong is trying to help coral adapt to the problems humans have caused — with its innovative use of 3D printing and terracotta. More coral species live in part of Hong Kong's subtropical water than in the Caribbean, but the swath of the South China Sea used to boast even more natural beauty."We believe that this area was a coral paradise," David Baker, a coral ecologist at the University of Hong Kong, told CBS News. "Those who are still with us from the World War II generation, these people tell you the water was crystal clear, that there were coral everywhere." But as Hong Kong industrialized, runoff and pollution bled into the waters.So Baker co-founded Archireef, an eco-engineering startup, to rebuild the "paradise lost."  ...
Which technologies will help us fight climate change?
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Which technologies will help us fight climate change?

Clarified: Which technologies will help us fight climate change? With global warming already disrupting ecosystems and human life, technology has the potential to slow climate change and even save our changing planet Updated: 1:17 PM EST Jan 6, 2023 Climate change poses an ever-apparent challenge for life on our planet as we know it, but technology offers an exciting new opportunity to combat the global problem and create solutions to help us protect the planet. Which technologies will be the most important and most broadly used in the future remains to be seen.What is climate change?The burning of fossil fuels, like oil and coal, t...
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Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty to charges he defrauded FTX customers

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges that he defrauded customers out of millions of dollars worth of digital assets.Wearing a backpack, Bankman-Fried made his way through a sea of cameras as he entered the Manhattan courthouse on a rainy day to stand before U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan. Bankman-Fried sat silent in the court room while attorney Mark Cohen announced his client's plea."He pleads not guilty to all counts," Cohen said.  Judge Kaplan set a tentative trial date of Oct. 2.The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York has charged Bankman-Fried with eight counts of fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes. Bankman-Fried, who stepped...
Collaboration with Battery, EV, and EV Controller Manufacturers Bolstering Growth Opportunities
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Collaboration with Battery, EV, and EV Controller Manufacturers Bolstering Growth Opportunities

DUBLIN, Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Technology Breakthroughs Enabling Battery Management Systems" report has been added to  ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.Research and Markets LogoThe research describes major technology trends, growth drivers, and restraints in the BMS industry.It also offers a detailed technology and growth opportunity analysis. It covers key stakeholders involved in the development of innovative solutions for modern BMS controllers, an analysis of the global patent landscape for modern BMS technologies, the key patent owners/applicants, and the major areas of research.Battery manufacturers are under constant pressure to reduce battery costs and increase energy density. To do so, they are experimenting with and commercializing batteries that have altered chemistr...
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Could robots do the work of master marble sculptors? This one is “99%” there, according to its creator.

Carrara, Italy — A remarkable innovation is changing the way timeless art is created. For centuries, Italy's world-famous Carrara marble has been used to make some of the most iconic sculptures in history. It was the marble that iconic artists include Michelangelo and Canova spent hundreds of hours turning into masterpieces. Now, it is also the marble wrought into sculptures by "1L." The 13-foot zinc alloy robot is doing the work of an army of Renaissance sculptors, according to Giacomo Massari, the owner of Robotor, the company behind the invention. We watched as his creation worked to create another: a Venus sculpture. "I think it's going to take about four days," Massari told CBS News. The ROBOTOR company's 1L robot sculpts a ...
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BeyonC selected to join Chevron Technology Ventures’ Catalyst Program

(WO) — BeyonC announced that it has been selected to join Chevron Technology Ventures' (CTV) Catalyst Program, an initiative to help early-stage companies mature their technologies with the aim of benefiting the energy industry around the world. BeyonC mini-ROV in operation The program incentivizes BeyonC to further develop proprietary technology that is designed to improve the safety of performing subsea inspections while reducing carbon emissions, potentially improving asset reliability and reducing cost. BeyonC has patent-pending technology that provides mini-ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) with cost-effective, on-demand asset integrity data. The BeyonC technology platform has been shown to provide a dramatic reduction in CO2 footprint compared to s...