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Common bacteria modified to make designer sugar-based drug

Envisioning an animal-free drug supply, scientists have—for the first time—reprogrammed a common bacterium to make a designer polysaccharide molecule used in pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Published today in Nature Communications, the resear.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

CHPT cuts into supply chain for TV SoCs with new probe cards

Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) with its latest in-house developed probe cards has obtained new orders demanding circuit probing for TV SoC chips, according to the Taiwan-based company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 min. ago

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms to post profit gains in 2Q21

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers have already notified their customers about price hikes of 10-20% or more for their TDDI and other DDI chips starting April, and are poised to post significant profit gains in the second quarter, according to indu.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 min. ago

China LFP battery makers not hiking prices despite rising material cost

China-based LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery makers, despite increases in material cost, are willing to maintain quotes at current levels by absorbing such increases themselves, according to China-based media reports......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 min. ago

Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $67M

A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its business. Lingoda, which connects student.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News33 min. ago

Cloud kitchen startup JustKitchen to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange

JustKitchen, a cloud kitchen startup, will start trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture Exchange on Thursday morning. It is doing a direct listing of its common shares, having already raised $8 million at a $30 million valuation. The com.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News33 min. ago

Matchbox cars get green makeover in eco drive

The toymaker is launching new toy cars based on electric models and making some from recycled materials......»»

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ICs play bigger role in Taiwan exports

ICs accounted for a record-high 35.5% of Taiwan's total exports in 2020, indicating Taiwan-based chipmakers are increasingly critical to the country's economy, according to Digitimes Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News4 hr. 33 min. ago

Atrium, which help sales managers more easily see who is (or isn’t) crushing it, just raised $13.5 million

There’s no shortage of data-driven sales management tools in the market. Naturally, Atrium, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based company cofounded by serial entrepreneur Pete Kazanjy, says it does a far better job of empowering sales managers t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

Ford delays return-to-work plans until October

The automaker had previously planned to bring back salaried employees in July as part of a new hybrid work model but modified its plans after Michigan officials extended a ban on non-essential office work......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 33 min. ago

Comparing the actual US grid to the one predicted 15 years ago

Demand and carbon emissions are way down, renewables far more common than expected. Enlarge (credit: VCG / Getty Images) On Monday, the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Lab released a report entitled "Halfway to Zero," referring to.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 1 min. ago

Epic Games" photorealistic character creator Metahuman released in early access

Back in February, Epic Games unveiled a cloud-based Unreal Engine tool called "Metahuman Creator" that allows graphic designers to quickly create CG 3D human models for use in video games or movies. Words alone can barely do justice to the realism of.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 32 min. ago

RNA holds the reins in bacteria: Researchers observe RNA controlling protein synthesis

To better understand how RNA in bacteria gives rise to protein—and along the way, target these processes in the design of new antibiotics—researchers are turning their attention to the unique way this process happens in bacteria......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 32 min. ago

Reliably measuring whether rivers or lakes run out of air

Wastewater carries large quantities of organic substances into the rivers and lakes, leading to heavy growth of bacteria and oxygen deficiency. Measurement methods have so far been incapable of measuring this organic pollution precisely. A new method.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 32 min. ago

Roadside invader: The higher the traffic, the easier the invasive common ragweed disperses

Common ragweed is an annual plant native to parts of the United States and southern Canada. It's an invasive species that has spread to Europe. An important agricultural weed, this plant is particularly well-adapted to living at roadsides, and there.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 32 min. ago

Parallels 16.5 Can Virtualize ARM Windows Natively on M1 Macs With Up to 30% Faster Performance

Parallels today announced the release of Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac with full support for M1 Macs, allowing for the Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview and ARM-based Linux distributions to be run in a virtual machine at native speeds on M1 Macs. From.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 0 min. ago

The very common vaccine ingredient at the center of J&J, AstraZeneca drama

Adenoviruses are an obvious link, but a puzzling suspect in the dangerous cases. Enlarge / Adenoviruses seen via transmission electron microscopy. (credit: Getty | BSIP) Out of an abundance of caution, US officials on Tuesday recommended paus.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Triller owner gets a new CEO with acquisition of Amplify.AI; also acquires livestreaming service FITE TV

Would be TikTok competitor Triller, operated by parent company TrillerNet, is gaining a new CEO, the company announced today. The short-form video app said it’s acquiring an A.I.-based customer engagement platform, Amplify.AI, whose co-founder.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 0 min. ago

Indian fintech Zeta turns unicorn with SoftBank-led funding

Bangalore-based fintech startup Zeta has clinched the much sought-after unicorn status after finalizing a new financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has led a ~$250 mill.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 0 min. ago

PlexTrac raises $10M Series A round for its collaboration-centric security platform

PlexTrac, a Boise, ID-based security service that aims to provide a unified workflow automation platform for red and blue teams, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Noro-Moseley Partners and Madrona Venture.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News17 hr. 0 min. ago

The ocean urgently needs truly collaborative science between partners, scientists say

The ocean is at the heart of our planet. It provides many resources for those who live along its coasts and to the world as whole. To ensure a prosperous ocean now and in the future, marine research must offer clear recommendations based on represent.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 0 min. ago