Month: April 2020

Affiliations Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142, USA Nada Y. Kalaany  & David M. Sabatini Department of Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA Nada Y. Kalaany  & David M. Sabatini Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA
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Amazon reported its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, revealing the pandemic’s impact on the business that has been a rare bright spot on the stock market. The stock fell about 5% after hours after missing estimates on earnings while beating revenue expectations. Here’s what Amazon reported: Earnings per share (EPS): $5.01 Revenue: $75.45 billion
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Inhofe: “Given that the FCC has made its decision, it’s critical our members understand the national security implications.” WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced the committee has scheduled a May 6 hearing on the impact on national security of the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of Ligado’s
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In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we chat about how a serendipitous collaboration involving the co-founder of the Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Florida and an evolutionary biologist in California has shed light on how structural colour evolves in the buckeye butterfly. We also report back from an online event in which
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[embedded content] A new fossil suggests that Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was a swimming predator powered by a fin-like tail, making it potentially unique amongst non-avian dinosaurs. The find comes after decades of debate on how much of its life Spinosaurus would have spent in the water, and how reliant they might have been on aquatic prey.
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Samsung Electronics announced today that its blood pressure monitoring app for Galaxy Watches has been approved by South Korean regulators. Called the Samsung Health Monitor, the app will be available for the Galaxy Watch Active2 during the third quarter, at least in South Korea, and added to upcoming Galaxy Watch devices. TechCrunch has contacted Samsung
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LONDON (Reuters) – One of the world’s largest lunar meteorites goes on private sale at Christie’s on Thursday, valued at 2 million pounds ($2.49 million). The moon rock, weighing over 13.5 kg, was probably struck off the surface of the moon by a collision with an asteroid or comet and then showered down on the
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1. Rowley, M. J. & Corces, V. G. Organizational principles of 3D genome architecture. Nat. Rev. Genet. 19, 789–800 (2018). 2. Ng, T. M., Waples, W. G., Lavoie, B. D. & Biggins, S. Pericentromeric sister chromatid cohesion promotes kinetochore biorientation. Mol. Biol. Cell 20, 3818–3827 (2009). 3. Weber, S. A. et al. The kinetochore is
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Edtech was long defined by stodgy sales cycles, sluggish adoption and splashy pitches to K-12 districts with tight budgets, but the COVID-19 pandemic turned that reputation on its head in short order. Now, companies in the space are entering Q2 — traditionally a slower time reserved for product development, not closing sales — busier than
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If Canada’s political climate concern sounds like a sham to you, be assured that it often does to many Canadians, also. The irony was not lost on us when, in July, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that we were officially in a “climate emergency” just one day before approving a massive new fossil fuel
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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation and the SmallSat Alliance have asked the SBA to change how it defines a small business. WASHINGTON — Industry groups representing space and other technology sectors are asking the U.S. government to change rules that make many startups ineligible to receive Small Business Administration loans to help pay workers during the
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TikTok, the widely popular video sharing app developed by one of the world’s most valued startups (ByteDance), continues to grow rapidly despite suspicion from the U.S. as more people look for ways to keep themselves entertained amid the coronavirus pandemic. The global app and its Chinese version, called Douyin, have amassed over 2 billion downloads
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One of Orsted’s offshore wind farms, located off the coast of north-west England. Alan Morris | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Orsted reported Wednesday that its operating profit for the first quarter rose 33% compared to the same period in 2019, adding that it has “no indication” the coronavirus will significantly impact its earnings this
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Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify an underlying genomic signature for 29 different DNA sequences of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, providing an important tool for vaccine and drug developers. This new data discovery tool will allow researchers to quickly and easily classify a deadly virus like SARS-CoV-2 in just minutes, according
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Do you constantly look for your gadget accessories? Are you bothered by the way your charger keeps on tangling with your other wires? Worry no more.  Amazon.com offers a variety of gadget organizers designed to organize your gadgets and its accessories in place while keeping it safe from spills and shock from constant traveling.  (Photo:
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MT LAUREL, New Jersey — Europe’s spaceport will resume launch activity May 11 when France lifts a nation-wide lockdown that included the Guiana Space Center.  Located in the South American territory of French Guiana, the spaceport has been closed since March 16 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by
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Strawberry plant: nanosensors have been used to monitor chemical communications in strawberry and other plants. (Courtesy: Betty Cai/CC BY-SA 4.0) Light-emitting nanosensors have been used to measure chemical signals that propagate through living plants in response to damage. Tedrick Lew and Michael Strano at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an international team created the
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How to read these graphics The top 10 global institutions in the Nature Index 2020 Annual Tables are listed here with circles representing each institution’s overall Share in 2019 and the Share for each subject. Each circle’s area is sized proportionally to Share. Overall and subject ranks are also shown. See the 2020 Annual Tables
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Puppet, the Portland-based infrastructure automation company, today announced that it has named former Cloud Foundry Foundation executive director Abby Kearns as its new CTO. She’s replacing Deepak Giridharagopal, who became CTO in 2016. Kearns stepped down from her role at the Cloud Foundry Foundation earlier this month after holding that position since 2016. At the
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When Alphabet reported its first quarter earnings of 2020 Tuesday, investors expected the worst, given Covid-19’s grim ripple effect on the advertising and travel industries as well as the company’s own budget cuts. What they got, however, were some assurances that the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic may not be as bad as they feared.
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Contrasting colours: The blue colour in the scales of a female Junonia rhadama butterfly is due to the scales’ nanoscale structure, not their chemical pigmentation. (Courtesy: Rachel Thayer) The shimmering wings of certain butterfly species are well-known examples of “structural” colour – that is, colour produced by light-scattering nanostructures rather than by reflection from coloured
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Gen. Raymond: “The COVID crisis must not undermine critical space industries.” WASHINGTON — The Space Acquisition Council, a senior level group created by Congress to oversee space procurements across the Defense Department, held an emergency meeting April 27 to discuss ways to support the space industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic. Will
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Leaked videos taken by pilots from the U. S. Navy have been declassified and released by the Pentagon last Monday. The pilots encountered what seemed as unidentified flying objects, and the grainy footages depict what the Pentagon described UAPs or “unexplained aerial phenomena.” According to the Pentagon, it released the videos in order to dispel
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