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Indonesian edtech CoLearn gets $10M Series A led by Alpha Wave Incubation and GSV Ventures

Indonesian startup CoLearn started as a chain of physical tutoring centers and was in the process of shifting to a hybrid offline-online model when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The team sensed that remote learning would permanently change how students.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchApr 20th, 2021

Chiral Faraday effect breakthrough, thanks to helices made of nickel

Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have for the first time been able to prove a long-predicted but as yet unconfirmed fundamental effect. In Faraday chiral anisotropy, the propagation characteristics of light wave.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 13 min. ago

14 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to Paper Girls, we've put together a preview of the next batch of science fiction TV series being adapted from books......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Scientists Create Record-Breaking Laser With Mind Blowing Power

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: For the Korean research team led by senior author Chang-hee Nam, a plasma physicist and professor at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, their breakthrough in laser science may be a physica.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 14 min. ago

WordPress Builds Design Assets Library, Plone Moves Toward Plone 6 and More News

WordPress builds a design assets library, Plone moves toward Plone 6, Drupal 9.2.0 enters Alpha Phase, and TYPO3 releases a maintenance update. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News14 hr. 14 min. ago

GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs

GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the vent.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 13 min. ago

Scientists discover how to trick cancer cells to consume toxic drugs

New research led by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) points to a promising strategy to boost tumors' intake of cancer drugs, thereby increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The group's findings are published in Nature N.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 14 min. ago

Netflix publishes chilling new Stranger Things 4 trailer

Netflix has published a new trailer for the fourth season of hit sci-fi series Stranger Things......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Multidisciplinary cooperation leads to catalysts that are up to 50 times more effective

A team of chemists and physicists at Utrecht University has succeeded in designing a new type of catalyst. By combining two metals with atomic precision they created a highly effective catalytic material. The team, led by Prof. Petra de Jongh (Chemis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

New study tracks large sharks during hurricanes

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Stylus: When Good Design Powers Tech

The conversation always seems to be how tech is powering the modern world. “Stylus” is a series that instead looks at how good design is powering tech – and our daily lives - forward. We take a glimpse into the lives of small creators, and the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Metafy adds $5.5M to its seed round as the market for games coaching grows

This morning Metafy, a distributed startup building a marketplace to match gamers with instructors, announced that it has closed an additional $5.5 million to its $3.15 million seed round. Call it a seed-2, seed-extension or merely a baby Series A; F.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Comprehensive genetic analyses confirm four different giraffe species and seven subspecies

Visually, they are hardly distinguishable, but genetic analyses show: There are four distinct species of giraffe and seven subspecies. This result was obtained by an international team led by Prof. Dr. Axel Janke from the LOEWE Center for Translation.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Personal skin problems leads founder to launch skincare startup Nøie, raises $12M Series A

Inspired by his own problems with skin ailments, tech founder Daniel Jensen decided there had to be a better way. So, using an in-house tech platform, his Copenhagen-based startup Nøie developed its own database of skin profiles, to better care for.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Turkey’s Ace Games raises $7M to develop casual and ‘hyper casual’ games

Ace Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company founded by a former Peak Games co-founder, has raised a $7 million Seed funding round led by Actera Group. Co-investment has come from San Francisco’s NFX. Former gaming entrepreneurs Kristian Segerstrale,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Sony goes all-in on mirrorless, discontinues its last DSLRs

Sony Alpha Rumors was the first to report that Sony’s website no longer shows any A-mount cameras. Similarly, retailer B&H lists the Sony Alpha a99 II DSLR as no longer available. A quick check of the Sony A-mount camera list over on Wikipedia reve.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Look out PiedPiper – iSIZE reduces power for video streaming, raises $6.3M in round led by Octopus

It’s widely known that video streaming boomed during the pandemic, as millions of people were faced by boredom during lockdowns. But an unintended consequence of this was the growing environmental impact of millions of video streams which meant ser.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

From bootstrapped to a $2.1B valuation, ReCharge raises $227M for subscription management platform

ReCharge, a provider of subscription management software for e-commerce, announced today that it has raised $227 million in a Series B growth round at a $2.1 billion valuation.  Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth and Bain Capital Ventures provided the c.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Kahoot acquires Clever, the US-based edtech portal, for up to $500M

Kahoot, the popular Oslo-based edtech company that has built a big business out of gamifiying education and creating a platform for users to build their own learning games, is making an acquisition to double down on K-12 education and its opportuniti.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Ice core chemistry study expands insight into sea ice variability in Southern Hemisphere

Sea ice cover in the Southern Hemisphere is extremely variable, from summer to winter and from millennium to millennium, according to a University of Maine-led study. Overall, sea ice has been on the rise for about 10,000 years, but with some excepti.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Design Without Borders launches vlog to showcase creative projects

Dezeen promotion: Budapest exhibition Design Without Borders is launching an online video series to present the work of artists and designers from the region and beyond, in lieu of an in-person event for 2021. Read more Dezeen promotion: B.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021