X-Rays From Neutron Star Merger Still Persist 1,000 Days After Collision

KEY POINTS

  • In 2017, scientists detected X-rays following the collision of two neutron stars
  • It was the first time that X-rays were observed following a gamma ray burst
  • The X-rays were stil observable even 2 1/2 years after the collision
  • Scientists offer possible explanations for the X-ray emission’s strange behavior

A team of researchers can still detect lingering X-rays from a neutron star collision that happened 1,000 days prior. The prolonged X-ray emission continues to puzzle scientists.

It was on Aug. 17, 2017, when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo first detected gravitational waves from the  merger of two neutron stars. Dubbed GW 170817, the event was observed by various telescopes from all over the world within hours of the first detection.

The initial burst was followed by a short-duration gamma ray-burst (GRB) and a slower kilonova. Nine days later, scientists detected an afterglow that was visible

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Google’s merger with ITA helped it grow into the giant that the Justice Department is scrutinizing

Google critics and rivals have long warned the search engine is threatening countless industries from shopping to travel by consistently pointing people to its own products and services on the biggest search platform on the Web. And those competing against Google to win over consumers say that the search engine forces them to pay their biggest rival in advertising dollars just to show up.

Google’s dominance in search has drawn more regulatory scrutiny and criticism from rivals and lawmakers in recent months, something that is expected to culminate in the Department of Justice filing an antitrust suit against the company in the coming weeks. Lawmakers are also preparing new legislation to rein in tech’s power, following the publication last week of a congressional investigation that found Google engaged in anticompetitive tactics.

The case by the Justice Department would be its biggest swing yet to rein in the power of tech

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Faraday Future engaged in talks to go public through merger, CEO says

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future aims to close a deal soon to go public through a reverse merger with a special-purchase acquisition company (SPAC), its CEO said on Monday.

“We are working on such a deal … and will be able to announce something hopefully quite soon,” Carsten Breitfeld said of the possibility of a SPAC deal.

Breitfeld declined to say who Faraday is negotiating with or when a deal would close.

A SPAC is a shell company that raises money through an initial public offering to buy an operating entity, typically within two years.

SPACs have emerged as a quick route to the stock market for companies, particularly auto technology startups, and have proven popular with investors seeking to echo Tesla Inc.’s high stock valuation.

Breitfeld, who joined the Los Angeles-based company as CEO last year, also said the company would deliver its first electric luxury SUV, the

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EV startup Faraday Future in talks to go public through SPAC merger

By Ben Klayman

DETROIT (Reuters) – Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future aims to close a deal soon to go public through a reverse merger with a special-purchase acquisition company (SPAC), its chief executive said on Monday.

“We are working on such a deal … and will be able to announce something hopefully quite soon,” Carsten Breitfeld said of the possibility of a SPAC deal.

Breitfeld declined to say who Faraday is negotiating with or when a deal would close.

A SPAC is a shell company that raises money through an initial public offering to buy an operating entity, typically within two years.

SPACs have emerged as a quick route to the stock market for companies, particularly auto technology startups, and have proven popular with investors seeking to echo Tesla Inc’s <TSLA.O> high stock valuation.

Breitfeld, who joined the Los Angeles-based company as CEO last year, also said the company would

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Romeo Power Technology, Leading Provider of Battery Technology to the Commercial EV Market, to List on NYSE Through Merger With RMG Acquisition Corp.

  • Romeo Power has entered into a definitive merger agreement with RMG Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: RMG); upon closing, the combined company will remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “RMO”

  • Romeo Power raises $384 million through the business combination, including a $150 million fully committed PIPE anchored by institutional investors as well as strategic investors The Heritage Group and Republic Services

  • Funding provides for capacity expansion and R&D to further develop the next generation of battery system technologies for commercial vehicles

  • BorgWarner is a strategic investor and joint venture partner of Romeo Power

  • The Heritage Group is a strategic investor, PIPE participant and recycling partner of Romeo Power

  • Republic Services is a strategic investor in the PIPE and intends to enter into a strategic alliance with Romeo Power  

  • Pro forma equity value of the combined company is approximately $1.33 billion

  • Transaction is expected to close

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Aquiline Capital Partners To Lead The Merger Of CodeBlue And MADSKY

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aquiline Capital Partners today announced the signing of definitive agreements in which it will merge Insurance Claims Management, Inc., which operates under the CodeBlue brand, and FV Holdings, LLC dba MADSKY Managed Repair Program (MADSKY). The combination will bring together two industry-leading providers, offering a unique and unified interior and exterior emergency services and direct repair capability. Hunter Powell, currently CEO of MADSKY, will become CEO of the combined business.

CodeBlue is a rapidly growing provider of property claims outsourcing solutions for the insurance industry, using proven science and industry-leading technology to generate superior service and cost outcomes. The company was founded by Paul Gross with the introduction of a revolutionary water damage mitigation solution. It has since expanded to provide a “whole home” set of property claims outsourcing solutions, including First Notice of Loss, Water Mitigation, Direct Property Repair, Desk

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Newater Technology, Inc. Entering Into A Merger Agreement

YANTAI, China, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) (“NEWA“, or the “Company“), a developer, service provider and manufacturer of membrane filtration products and related hardware and engineered systems that are used in the treatment, recycling and discharge of wastewater, today announced that it has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement“) with Crouching Tiger Holding Limited, an exempted company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“Parent“), and Green Forest Holding Limited, a company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub“), pursuant to which Parent will acquire the Company for US$3.65 per common share of the Company.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the

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Benjamin Frankin Institute of Technology and Wentworth are talking merger — in secret

Aisha Francis was recently named CEO, making her one of the few African-American women running a college in this region.

In recent years, the school has dreamed big dreams: Its campus is under agreement to be sold for many millions of dollars (the price has never been disclosed) to a big-time developer, Related Beal. BFIT, as it is now branded, has announced plans to move to a building on Harrison Avenue in Nubian Square, the better to be close to the students it currently serves.

That’s where the public part of the story ends and the mystery begins.

According to multiple sources, Benjamin Franklin is engaged in secret talks to merge with Wentworth Institute of Technology. The negotiations are so hush-hush that board members are bound by nondisclosure agreements while the deal is being hammered out. What that would do to the pending sale and move to Roxbury is

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