Ime Archibong is Facebook’s lone Black vice president running a product division and one of very few across the tech industry. Courtesy of Facebook Ime Archibong plays a unique role in Mark Zuckerberg’s orbit. For nearly a decade, Zuckerberg has turned to Archibong any time he’s come up with ideas for special projects at Facebook.
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HELSINKI — Launch of a new Chinese Kuaizhou-11 commercial solid rocket ended in failure Friday resulting in the loss of two satellites. The Kuaizhou-11 lifted off at 12:17 a.m. Eastern from a transporter erector launcher at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, northwest China. Video footage of the launch taken from a delayed stream indicates the
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Tooth cracks that are not detected in X-ray CT scans (left) can be seen using indocyanine green near‐infrared fluorescence (ICG-NIRF) imaging. (Courtesy: Jian Xu and Zhongqiang Li) Cracked teeth can be identified in their early stages using near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging, researchers in the US have demonstrated. The approach – which can distinguish between
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pedrosala | iStock | Getty Images Danish energy firm Orsted and TSMC, a Taiwan-headquartered semiconductor company which supplies businesses such as Apple, have signed a deal described as “the world’s largest renewables corporate power purchase agreement.” Announced Wednesday, the 20-year deal will see TSMC – also known as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – purchase all
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We look at Rackspace’s finances, a Facebook code change causes numerous app issues and electric vehicle company Rivian raises $2.5 billion. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 10, 2020. The big story: Rackspace is going public again The cloud computing company first went public in 2008, before accepting a $4.3 billion offer to go private
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Kazakhs may have been accompanied by cats similar to the domestic cats common today. They served as pets to pastoralists more than 1,000 years ago. New international research analyses have determined this after an almost-complete cat skeleton was recovered during an excavation in Southern Kazakhstan along the former Silk Road. Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Tubingen and
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Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth’s nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings. Now three space exploration projects are gearing up to launch some of the most ambitious bids yet to find an answer. Scientists believe
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Volunteers in Barcelona, Spain, prepare food packages for vulnerable people.Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Shutterstock Last month, Spain launched a website offering monthly payments of up to €1,015 (US$1,145) to its citizens to spend however they choose. Economists
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New research published last April in the journal Crop Science conducted by scientists from the Texas Tech University looked into the possibility of producing forage pearl millet and foraged sorghum as alternative forage crops to corn for feeding Texas livestock, as the Ogallala Aquifer declines. The study investigated the effects of deficient irrigation on the forage
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Volunteers in Barcelona prepare food packages for vulnerable people.Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Shutterstock Spain’s government has started what might just be remembered as the world’s biggest economics experiment. On 15 June, spurred by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout, it launched a website offering monthly payments of up to €1,015 (US$1,145) to the nation’s poorest
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If you’re an angel who invested in a startup that was meant to go public in 2014, you might be getting a little bit impatient. High-risk, high-reward investing has lost its shine in this environment: the stock market is a mess these days, and you want your cash back. Enter recapitalization events, where startups restructure
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WASHINGTON — Program delays have forced Eumetsat to reserve a pair of Ariane 6 rockets for two European weather satellites originally anticipated to launch on Ariane 5 rockets.  Eumetsat had signed a contract with Arianespace in 2015 to launch two or three Meteosat Third Generation satellites on Ariane 5 rockets between 2019 and 2023. Of
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[embedded content] As well as floating balloons and making your voice sound funny, helium plays a crucial role in science and medicine – thanks to its cryogenic properties. Although the second most abundant element in the universe, helium is rare on Earth because it is much lighter than air. Helium is produced deep underground by
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WASHINGTON — Cost overruns on three instruments for NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft led NASA to consider dropping them from the mission and ultimately requiring significant changes to some of them. At a July 9 briefing to the Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences of the National Academies, NASA officials said they recently conducted “continuation/termination reviews”
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With record high unemployment, a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages, the world as we know it is changing. But even as these shifts expose inequities in the health and food systems, many experts hope that the current moment offers an opportunity to build a new, more sustainable food system. To understand what
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Launched three decades ago, the Hubble Space Telescope is a triumph of the modern scientific era. In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we hear from David Leckrone, who began working on Hubble before it launched and was the mission’s senior project scientist in 1992-2009. Leckrone, whose new book Life with Hubble is
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No lab? Don’t let that stop you — you can still do science in unexpected places, such as your balcony.Credit: Florencia A. Yannelli We are a researcher couple who work in invasion ecology. The coronavirus outbreak and lockdown have been a challenge for us not only as a family (we have an eight-month-old baby), but
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Docker and AWS today announced a new collaboration that introduces a deep integration between Docker’s Compose and Desktop developer tools and AWS’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) and ECS on AWS Fargate. Previously, the two companies note, the workflow to take Compose files and run them on ECS was often challenging for developers. Now, the two
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WASHINGTON — Europe’s Ariane 6 rocket won’t launch until the second half of 2021, a delay of at least six months if not more, the European Space Agency confirmed July 9.  “We know that the maiden flight will take place in the second semester of 2021,” Daniel Neuenschwander, ESA’s director of space transportation, told SpaceNews
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Author Sarah Stewart Johnson hunts for microbial traces on Earth that could inform the search for life on other planets.Credit: David Goerlitz The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World Sarah Stewart Johnson Crown (2020) Once every 26 months, planetary orbits align in a way that makes it favourable to launch spacecraft from
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Andy Hinton, former chief compliance officer for Google. Courtesy Andy Hinton Google‘s chief compliance officer for more than a decade, Andy Hinton, has departed the company, following a wave of executive departures that started in December. Hinton left the company in late March, he told CNBC in an interview. He’s becoming an advisor to a
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