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A Biden presidency doesn’t need a Green New Deal to make progress on climate change

A Biden presidency doesn’t need a Green New Deal to make progress on climate change Even without a Green New Deal, the sweeping set of climate-related initiatives many Democrats are pushing for, President-elect Joe Biden will have plenty of opportunities to move ahead with much of the ambitious energy transformation plan as […]

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John Legend and Natalie Portman want you to try wearing fungus instead of leather

John Legend and Natalie Portman want you to try wearing fungus instead of leather Natalie Portman and John Legend are joining a group of venture capitalists and unnamed fashion brands backing MycoWorks, a company that just raised $45 million to commercialize its technology that makes a fungal-based biomaterial that can replace leather. […]

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Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world

Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world Bill Zhang lowered himself into lunges on a squishy mat as he explained to me the benefits of the full-body training suit he was wearing. We were in his small, modest office in Xili, a university area in Shenzhen that’s […]

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After historic OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample collection, Lockheed Martin VP Lisa Callahan will join us at TC Sessions: Space

After historic OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample collection, Lockheed Martin VP Lisa Callahan will join us at TC Sessions: Space This December 16 and 17, we’re hosting our very first TC Sessions: Space event. It’ll be a virtual, live-streamed two-day show, including conversations with some of the best and brightest in the space industry. […]

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Enhanced computer vision, sensors raise manufacturing stakes for robots as a service

Enhanced computer vision, sensors raise manufacturing stakes for robots as a service Kyle S. Gibson Contributor Share on Twitter Kyle S. Gibson is a writer and videographer in Boston, currently focused on robotics and industrial internet of things. Kyle has worked for publishers AmericanInno and MIT Technology Review, sales automation developer Pegasystems, […]

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European Space Agency awards $153 million contract for its first planetary defense mission

European Space Agency awards 3 million contract for its first planetary defense mission The European Space Agency (ESA) is doing its part to help protect the Earth from any errant asteroids that may threaten terrestrial life, awarding a €129.4 million ($153 million) contract to an industry consortium led by German space company […]

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Researchers ready world-first vision restoration device for human clinical trials

Researchers ready world-first vision restoration device for human clinical trials Over a decade’s worth of work by scientists working at Melbourne, Australia’s Monash University has produced a first-of-its-kind device that can restore vision to the blind, using a combination of smartphone-style electronics and brain-implanted micro electrodes. The system has already been shown […]

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Tarform unveils Luna e-moto for folks who may not like motorcycles

Tarform unveils Luna e-moto for folks who may not like motorcycles Brooklyn-based EV startup Taform unveiled its Luna electric motorcycle in New York last week—a model designed for an audience that may not actually like motorcycles. Tarform’s first street legal entrant, the Luna, starts at $24,000, does 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, […]

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Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace

Xometry raises M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace When companies need to find manufacturers to build custom parts, it’s not always an easy process, especially during a pandemic. Xometry, a 7-year old startup based in Maryland has built an online marketplace where companies can find manufacturers across the world with […]

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Why a startup with $10M in annual revenue took 18 months to get VC funding

Why a startup with M in annual revenue took 18 months to get VC funding Back in 2006, Joseph Heller went to China where he spent the next decade learning about the manufacturing business. Based on that experience he eventually built a startup called The Studio. The idea was to help connect […]

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