Science and Technology   Mon 27 Jan 19:36 GMT

VerifyMe secures series a financing from Consonance Investment Managers

VerifyMe secures series a financing from Consonance Investment Managers

VerifyMe Nigeria, an ID verification and KYC technology company, announced today it has secured a Series A financing for an undisclosed amount from Consonance Investment Managers. The funds will be used to expand strategic partnerships and bring new digital I…

techpoint.africa - an hour ago

SpaceX to launch more Starlink internet relay satellites from Cape Canaveral — watch live stream

SpaceX to launch more Starlink internet relay satellites from Cape Canaveral — watch live stream

The latest batch of Starlink internet relay satellites will push SpaceX's total to 240 orbiting relay stations.

CBS News - 2 hours ago

Oceanographers Predict Phytoplankton Increase by 2100, Contrary to Common Belief in Environmental Science Community

Oceanographers Predict Phytoplankton Increase by 2100, Contrary to Common Belief in Environmental Science Community

Machine learning Earth system model projects higher numbers in low-latitude regions. A neural network-driven Earth system model has led University of California, Irvine (UCI) oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in lo…

scitechdaily.com - 2 hours ago

SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellite fleet due to bad weather

SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellite fleet due to bad weather

Liftoff is now set for Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 9:28 a.m. EST (1428 GMT).

space.com - 2 hours ago

How Earth climate models help picture life on unimaginable worlds

How Earth climate models help picture life on unimaginable worlds

In a generic brick building on the northwestern edge of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center campus in Greenbelt, Maryland, thousands of computers packed in racks the size of vending machines hum in a deafening chorus of data crunching. Day and night, they spit…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

The Great E-Scooter Hack: New Research Exposes Security Risk for E-Scooters and Riders

The Great E-Scooter Hack: New Research Exposes Security Risk for E-Scooters and Riders

Micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters, zip in and out of traffic. In San Antonio alone, over 12,000 scooters are on the road. For this reason, micromobility is seen as an alleviating trend to help tackle traffic congestion. However, new research out of U…

scitechdaily.com - 4 hours ago

Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes

Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes

In the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, seismologists were stunned by the unprecedented 50 meters of shallow displacement along the fault, which ruptured all the way to the surface of the sea…

phys.org - 5 hours ago

SpaceX scrubs Monday launch attempt due to winds

SpaceX scrubs Monday launch attempt due to winds

SpaceX has postponed a Monday morning launch due to high upper level winds.

wesh.com - 5 hours ago

Oil prices fall further as China's coronavirus crisis worsens

Oil prices fall further as China's coronavirus crisis worsens

Oil prices have slumped further over concerns that the risk of the new deadly coronavirus in China could drive reduction in demand.

offshore-technology.com - 5 hours ago

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

The government is expected to make a decision about the Chinese technology giant on Tuesday.

BBC News - 5 hours ago

A Meteor That Lit Up Ontario Skies This Week Came All The Way From Beyond Mars (VIDEO)

A Meteor That Lit Up Ontario Skies This Week Came All The Way From Beyond Mars (VIDEO)

It even changed colours as it streaked across the sky.

narcity.com - 6 hours ago

OANDA appoints Emmanuel Coulon as Chief Technology Officer

OANDA appoints Emmanuel Coulon as Chief Technology Officer

Mr Coulon joins OANDA from ADSS where he served as Global Head of Technology, having previously worked at leading firms such as ICAP, Grupo CIMD and Effix Systems / Reuters.

financefeeds.com - 10 hours ago

These are the climate tipping points we simply can't cross

These are the climate tipping points we simply can't cross

Without action, it isn't just the climate crisis that will bring about the destruction of the only place we can call home

wired.co.uk - 12 hours ago

Ocean Acidification Is Literally Dissolving The Shells Of Dungeness Crabs

Ocean Acidification Is Literally Dissolving The Shells Of Dungeness Crabs

San Franciscans fawn over Dungeness crab. Cracking their carapaces and dunking the retrieved meat into melted butter, consuming these crustaceans is a local right of passage. But if our oceans continue to acidify, that bit of ceremony could go the way of Frid…

sfist.com - 12 hours ago

Rocket Lab's 1st launch of 2020 is for the National Reconnaissance Office, the US spysat agency

Rocket Lab's 1st launch of 2020 is for the National Reconnaissance Office, the US spysat agency

The company's also building a new launchpad and expanding its headquarters.

space.com - 15 hours ago

Portland-based Fintech WEX Confirms Two Acquisitions Worth $1.7 Billion

Portland-based Fintech WEX Confirms Two Acquisitions Worth $1.7 Billion

Portland-based WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), an established financial technology (Fintech) service provider, confirmed on January 24 that it’s planning to make two new acquisitions worth an estimated $1.7 billion. The Fintech firm has reportedly finalized an agreemen…

crowdfundinsider.com - 16 hours ago

SpaceX Is About to Launch a Historic Mission With Actual People on Board Crew Dragon

SpaceX Is About to Launch a Historic Mission With Actual People on Board Crew Dragon

The Crew Dragon is expected to launch a new era of US spaceflight. NASA will then stop relying on Russia to launch its astronauts.

Business Insider - 16 hours ago

Poker Flat partners with NASA to launch rocket

Poker Flat partners with NASA to launch rocket

A partnership with NASA will see a rocket light up the sky over Poker Flat Research Range next week.

newsminer.com - 16 hours ago

BDO launches digital advisory business

BDO launches digital advisory business

BDO USA LLP has united several of its technology consulting practices under a new BDO Digital business.

accountingtoday.com - 20 hours ago

New species of meat-eating allosaurus announced by Utah scientists

New species of meat-eating allosaurus announced by Utah scientists

Another first in the Utah paleontology world was announced by scientists with the exciting discovery of a new species of the meat eating dinosaur allosaurus that roamed northeastern Utah 155 million years ago. The species was unveiled at the Natural History M…

deseret.com - 20 hours ago

After FASTag, Fastlane Technology For Petrol Pumps Gains Momentum

After FASTag, Fastlane Technology For Petrol Pumps Gains Momentum

Even as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is in the process of digitising all state highways, a FASTag-like

inc42.com - 21 hours ago

Rochester native to be inducted into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Rochester native to be inducted into Astronaut Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) – Rochester native Pamela Melroy will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Melroy, who was born in California but raised in Rochester is …

localsyr.com - a day ago

T.Pumpy Estates: Buy and monitor your land or building from any part of the World with just a click (See d ...

T.Pumpy Estates: Buy and monitor your land or building from any part of the World with just a click (See d ...

T.Pumpy Concept Limited, developers of Abuja-based T.Pumpy Estates has continued to set the pace for others to follow in the real estate business. This is just as the fast-rising development company has introduced digital technology to enhance its operations …

dailypost.ng - a day ago

Spacewalking astronauts close to fixing cosmic ray detector

Spacewalking astronauts close to fixing cosmic ray detector

Spacewalking astronauts worked to complete repairs to a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday and give it new life.

phys.org - a day ago

Justin Sun Aims To Make Tron As Great As Apple

Justin Sun Aims To Make Tron As Great As Apple

Tron blockchain technology founder Justin Sun has publicly admitted to have been counselled by Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak on how to make Tron as successful as apple. The Tron CEO made the public admission in a tweet praising Wozniak’s guidance. Justin S…

coinrevolution.com - a day ago

NASA prepares to launch rocket from Alaska's Poker Flat range

NASA prepares to launch rocket from Alaska's Poker Flat range

The launch window for the annual winter experiment north of Fairbanks opens Sunday and runs for nearly two weeks.

adn.com - a day ago

Researchers In US & China Use Machine Learning To Make Better Solar Panels

Researchers In US & China Use Machine Learning To Make Better Solar Panels

Machine learning is helping researchers find the highest probability combinations for more efficient and cheaper solar technology, benefiting everyone.

cleantechnica.com - a day ago

New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

heritagedaily.com - a day ago

How SpaceX and Boeing became NASA's best shot to revive US spaceflight

How SpaceX and Boeing became NASA's best shot to revive US spaceflight

SpaceX and Boeing are the two companies in NASA's Commercial Crew program, but SpaceX is on track to launch astronauts first.

Business Insider - a day ago

Fireball ‘as bright as the moon’ lands in Lake Huron

Fireball ‘as bright as the moon’ lands in Lake Huron

Some people on the Canadian side of Lake Huron got a good, quick view of this phenomenon before it disappeared.

mlive.com - 2 days ago

NASA's resilient Curiosity Rover bounces back once more after attitude issue

NASA's resilient Curiosity Rover bounces back once more after attitude issue

NASA’s Curiosity rover had a little attitude problem earlier this week. The issue sidelined the rover for a brief time, but the golf cart-sized robot is back to roaming the red planet. In rover speak, “attitude” doesn’t mean Curiosity is being sassy, but rath…

teslarati.com - 2 days ago

Global food giant Nestlé forges long-term partnership with Centreport protein plant

Global food giant Nestlé forges long-term partnership with Centreport protein plant

With construction of its pea and canola protein production facility still in the early stages, Merit Functional Foods and its technology partner Burcon NutraScience have entered into a joint development agreement with global food giant Nestlé. Merit and Burco…

winnipegfreepress.com - 2 days ago

Asteroid that struck Australia may have caused climate change: ScientistsRepublic World

Asteroid that struck Australia may have caused climate change: ScientistsRepublic World

Asteroid strike in Australia over 2 billion years ago could have been responsible for global warming and the thawing of 'snow ball' Earth that facilitated life

republicworld.com - 2 days ago

The most complete brain map ever is here: A fly’s “connectome“

The most complete brain map ever is here: A fly’s “connectome“

It took 12 years and at least $40 million to chart a region about 250 micrometers across—about the thickness of two strands of hair.

Wired - 2 days ago

Dark Matter Detector Gets Life Extending Fix During Space Walk

Dark Matter Detector Gets Life Extending Fix During Space Walk

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station make their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.

npr.org - 2 days ago

NASA scientists planning Mars 2020 mission say this planet could hold answers about Earth

NASA scientists planning Mars 2020 mission say this planet could hold answers about Earth

Venus' heat-trapping atmosphere – 97% carbon dioxide – and 900-degree average surface temperature present both a challenge and an opportunity for learning about Earth's formation.

CBS News - 2 days ago

Space Photos of the Week: An Ode to Infrared

Space Photos of the Week: An Ode to Infrared

The Spitzer Space Telescope wasn’t big, but its view of the universe was certainly mighty.

Wired - 2 days ago

The Wuhan outbreak: Science Weekly podcast | Science

The Wuhan outbreak: Science Weekly podcast | Science

A new virus, never before seen in humans, has emerged from the city of Wuhan in China. This week Hannah Devlin finds out what the virus is, and how we can potentially mitigate its spread.

theguardian.com - 2 days ago

Scientists Can Produce Snake Venoms That Can Be Used In Medicine In The Laboratory

Scientists Can Produce Snake Venoms That Can Be Used In Medicine In The Laboratory

Scientists aim to create poison cells in a controlled environment in order to make it easier and more effective than “milking” snakes by hand. Poison pouches that can be used for medical purposes were created from the cells produced for this purpose. Througho…

somagnews.com - 2 days ago

Peter Diamandis: ‘In the next 10 years, we’ll reinvent every industry’

Peter Diamandis: ‘In the next 10 years, we’ll reinvent every industry’

The entrepreneur and futurologist says the rapid pace of technology should fill us with optimism not fear

theguardian.com - 2 days ago

What do Chinese opera masks and spiders have in common? A lot, as it turns out.

What do Chinese opera masks and spiders have in common? A lot, as it turns out.

To better understand how animals like spiders communicate with pattern and color, a University of Cincinnati biology student is turning to ancient dramatic art.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Alabama student is finalist to name next Mars rover

Alabama student is finalist to name next Mars rover

Vaneeza Rupani's name suggestion was Ingenuity.

waff.com - 2 days ago

Has physicist's gravity theory solved 'impossible' dark energy riddle?

Has physicist's gravity theory solved 'impossible' dark energy riddle?

Prof Claudia de Rham’s ‘massive gravity’ theory could explain why universe expansion is accelerating

theguardian.com - 2 days ago

Some sharks have begun to walk to feed atop coral reefs

Some sharks have begun to walk to feed atop coral reefs

The relatively quick evolution of nine unusual shark species has scientists intrigued.

bigthink.com - 2 days ago

15,000-year-old viruses found in Tibetan glacier

15,000-year-old viruses found in Tibetan glacier

A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found a host of ancient virus groups in ice cores taken from a Tibetan glacier. They have written a paper about their discovery and uploaded it to the bioRxiv p…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Astronomers worry think SpaceX's darkened Starlink satellites will workBusiness Insider

Astronomers worry think SpaceX's darkened Starlink satellites will workBusiness Insider

Elon Musk has promised SpaceX satellites won't interfere with scientific discoveries — but scientists aren't so sure.

Business Insider - 2 days ago

The skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists

The skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists

Pac-Man, the open-mouthed face of the most successful arcade game ever, is much more well-known than any of the one-celled organisms called protists, at least among people over 30. But the first study to characterize protists in soils from around the world—co…

phys.org - 2 days ago