NASA set to announce new space technology public-private partnerships

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will announce new space technology public-private partnerships on Wednesday.

Bridenstine will make the announcement at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting. The event is co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Arizona State University.

“Bridenstine will discuss NASA’s Artemis program and announce the agency’s latest Tipping Point selections and their potential impact on sustainable lunar exploration” explained NASA in a statement. “NASA released the opportunity in January 2020, seeking U.S. industry-developed space technologies to foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future missions.”

NASA GENERATED MORE THAN $64B IN TOTAL ECONOMIC OUTPUT IN FISCAL 2019, REPORT SAYS

On its website, NASA explains “a technology is considered at a tipping point if an investment in a demonstration will significantly mature

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What Will Apple Announce At Tuesday’s Massive Launch Event? Predictions On The New iPhone 12 And iPhone 12 Pro

This year’s major iPhone event is like no other. Like pretty much event manufacturer, it has moved to a virtual launch. The extensive virtual Worldwide Developer Conference has given Tim Cook’s Apple experience in this style of event, but the iPhone 12 family is the keystone product launch of the year. Without a hand-picked adoring crowd to cover the stage, will the missing features of the iPhone 12 stand out? 

Since the launch of the iPhone 11 family, the Android-powered competition has pushed ahead with innovative features such as fast refreshing screens, 5G connectivity, and fast charging. What can the new iPhones deliver to match this challenge? And will Apple’s second-line products help deliver success?

If you want a checklist to follow, I’d expect Apple to lean into a triplet of messages… these will be the fastest iPhones ever; these will be the iPhones with the longest battery

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Will Apple announce a new HomePod on Oct. 13? Here’s what we know

Apple’s HomePod debuted in 2018. It had a $349 price tag, great sound and the risk of putting white rings on your tabletop. Since then, despite some nice iterations on the HomePod’s features via periodic software updates, Apple hasn’t made much progress in the smart home, even as Amazon and Google continue to expand their audiences for Alexa and Google Assistant products across the board.



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Apple's HomePod prices are down.


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Apple’s HomePod prices are down.


But according to a Bloomberg report earlier this year, Apple isn’t giving up on the HomePod. According to “people familiar with the plans,” Apple is planning to release a smaller and cheaper HomePod. Details are few, but sources say that the new HomePod will be approximately half the size of the original. It will keep the same design, just on a smaller scale.

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Samsung Expected To Announce A Rollable Smartphone, But Not Anytime Soon

Samsung will, allegedly, announce a rollable smartphone at some point in the future, but not anytime soon. This information comes from NOT DJ Koh, who is not exactly a regular source for such information, so take it with a grain of salt.

Samsung may announce a rollable smartphone, but not in 2020 or 2021

He mentioned, on Twitter, that the company is working on a rollable display. However, that display is not coming in 2020 or 2021, he notes. That basically means we won’t see a smartphone with such a display in the next year either.

He also added that the company is developing a multifold display, and that it will launch before a rollable one. That means that we may get a multifold foldable smartphone at some point in the future as well.

Multifold displays could open up various new possibilities for smartphones. A regular-sized smartphone could expand into

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NASA Administrator to Announce New Space Tech Public-Private Partnerships

NASA Administrator to Announce New Space Tech Public-Private Partnerships

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will give a keynote address at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting at 11:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event, co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Arizona State University, will stream live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Bridenstine will discuss NASA’s Artemis program and announce the agency’s latest Tipping Point selections and their potential impact on sustainable lunar exploration. NASA released the opportunity in January 2020, seeking U.S. industry-developed space technologies to foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future missions.

Following Bridenstine’s remarks, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) Jim Reuter will give a short update on the agency’s Lunar Surface Innovation

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Astellas and LabCentral Announce Golden Ticket Winners

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Astellas Venture Management LLC (President: Kazunori Maruyama, Ph.D., “AVM”), a wholly-owned venture capital subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc., and LabCentral, a launchpad for early-stage life-sciences startups, today announced AXONIS Therapeutics, Inc. and Tenza as the winners of the Astellas-sponsored “Golden Ticket Competition”. A Golden Ticket award offers entrepreneurial scientists or emerging biotechnology startups one-year usage of LabCentral’s state-of-the-art lab facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as access to Astellas’ research and development (R&D) capabilities and business leaders.

AXONIS and Tenza were chosen for the strength of the innovation in their approach, the therapeutic potential of their research and alignment of their novel technological platforms with Astellas’ research and development (R&D) Focus Areas.

“In awarding these Golden Tickets, we are reinforcing Astellas’ ongoing commitment to discovering and advancing innovative science for the potential future benefit of patients worldwide,” said Maruyama, President, AVM. “We applaud

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Jamestown Invest And AltoIRA Announce New Partnership | News

ATLANTA, Oct, 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jamestown Invest, a Reg A+ online real estate investment vehicle sponsored by Jamestown, a leading global real estate investment and management company, today announced a partnership with AltoIRA, a technology platform that simplifies and streamlines the process for investors to add alternative assets to their IRAs. The partnership gives retail investors a unique opportunity to diversify their portfolios by accessing and investing in private equity real estate with their tax-advantaged IRAs.

Jamestown Invest’s approach to real estate investing is centered on mixed or single-use properties incorporating office, retail, multifamily, for-sale residential, parking, unimproved land, warehouse/flex, or hotels. Since its launch in December 2019, Jamestown Invest has acquired a majority stake in Southern Dairies, a historic five-building, 79,000+ square foot creative office campus in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Located just steps away from Jamestown’s Ponce City Market and the BeltLine Eastside

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Supersapiens and the INEOS Grenadiers Announce Innovation Partnership

The seven-time Tour de France winning cycling team is using the first direct-to-consumer energy management system powered by the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor

Supersapiens and the INEOS Grenadiers announce innovation partnership that will allow their athletes to have real-time glucose visibility

Supersapiens and the INEOS Grenadiers announce innovation partnership that will allow their athletes to have real-time glucose visibility

Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Supersapiens, a sports technology company empowering energy management to sustain peak athletic performance, is partnering with the INEOS Grenadiers as part of a cutting-edge initiative that will allow their athletes to have real-time glucose visibility through the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor.

Supersapiens is built for athletes by athletes with a combined 30+ years of experience at the toughest level of sports. In a partnership with global healthcare leader Abbott, Supersapiens is bringing glucose monitoring technology to Europe designed

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Apple to Announce Q4 2020 Earnings on October 29

Apple today updated its investor relations page to announce that it will share its earnings results for the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) of 2020 on Thursday, October 29.


Fourth quarter earnings calls typically provide some insight into the early sales of new iPhones, but since this year’s iPhones have been delayed until October, initial iPhone sales data will not factor into fourth quarter revenue.

Apple will perhaps provide detail on sales of the Apple Watch Series 6 and the new Apple Watch SE, which did launch during the September quarter.

Apple declined to provide guidance for the fourth quarter of 2020 during its third quarter earnings call due to the ongoing global health crisis, which continues to affect Apple’s product launch timelines and sales.

Apple in the third quarter brought in $59.7 billion in revenue, marking a record June quarter bolstered by products and services growth and a

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Rackspace Technology and Cloud Security Leader, Armor, Announce The New Cybersecurity Landscape Solve Strategy Series Webinar

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology™ (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, will co-sponsor The New Cybersecurity Landscape virtual event with Armor® on October 7th at 10:00 am CT as part of the company’s Solve Strategy Series. From Zoom bombing to account takeovers, through access mining and phishing, the event will shed light on emerging security threats and empower viewers with practical ideas on how to build a safer future.

Keren Elazari, TED speaker, security analyst, and friendly hacker, will deliver a keynote on how security challenges have changed in the age of COVID-19. She will then be joined by cybersecurity experts from Plus500™, Armor, and Rackspace Technology for a panel discussion on what has changed in the cybersecurity landscape and what businesses must do to adapt.

“This pandemic has been a renaissance for bad actors in the cybersecurity space,” said

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