Driscoll’s and Plenty Agree to Grow Strawberries Indoors


Driscoll’s, the leading consumer brand in fresh berries, and indoor vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc., today announced a joint development agreement to grow Driscoll’s proprietary flavorful strawberries year-round in Plenty’s vertical indoor farms. Driscoll’s 100 years of farming heritage and focus on delivering Only the Finest Berries™ is the ideal complement to Plenty’s industry-leading, sustainable, indoor farming technology and commitment to growing the best tasting produce. Together, the two companies will work to bring flavorful strawberry varieties to market, leveraging the benefits of a controlled growing environment while also creating opportunity for berry expansion into regions that have historically been difficult to serve.

“It’s clear that Plenty’s vision and capabilities of pioneering the potential of indoor farming technology makes them the leader in this space,” said J. Miles Reiter, Driscoll’s Chairman and CEO. “As one of the few

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Female moles grow testicles to fight through their brutal underground existence

If any animal understands the horrors of trench warfare, it has to be the mole. Faced with an enemy, there’s no time for pleasantries. No place to hide. Aggression is all that matters.

To help them fight in this brutal world, evolution has granted the female mole a generous dose of ‘roid rage’ by tacking some testicles onto her ovaries – resulting in a unique bit of anatomy called an ovotestis.

Now, researchers have a better understanding of how this fascinating biological change came about.

“The sexual development of mammals is complex, although we have a reasonably good idea on how this process takes place,” says geneticist Darío Lupiáñez from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.

“At a certain point, sexual development usually progresses in one direction or another, male or female. We wanted to know how evolution modulates this sequence of developmental events, enabling the intersexual features that

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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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Humidifiers Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5.1% through 2028, HVAC Integrated Devices to Witness Growth, says Future Market Insights

Humidifiers adoption continues to surge as healthcare, residential and automotive industries refocus on healthy environment and air quality.

DUBAI, UAE / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2020 / The humidifiers market is showing considerable amount of growth in healthcare sector due to inclination towards healthier environment and awareness regarding indoor air quality. According to new research market for humidifiers, this market is set to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period (2018-2028).Adoption of ultrasonic and HVAC integrated humidifiers is projected to grow with an impressive growth rate of over the forecast period with installation of system in automotive or healthcare industries.

“A significant growth with increasing demand for budget-friendly yet efficient management solutions in the healthcare and residential sector will be noticed to automatize the orders based on the percentage of usage, quality and portability,” says the FMI Analyst.

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Data center spending to grow 6% in 2021 as enterprises rebound from cash flow restrictions

Data center infrastructure spending is expected to grow 6% globally next year as businesses rebound from cash flow restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gartner. 

The research firm released its latest data center infrastructure forecast Wednesday, projecting that end-user spending on global data center infrastructure products will reach $200 billion in 2021. 

Spending has declined more than 10% so far in 2020, as lockdowns from COVID-19 prevented around 60% of new facilities construction. Nonetheless, Gartner is optimistic about growth over the next few years. The firm still expects the data center market to grow year-over-year through 2024.

“The priority for most companies in 2020 is keeping the lights on, so data center growth is generally being pushed back until the market enters the recovery period,” said Naveen Mishra , senior research director at Gartner. “Gartner expects larger enterprise data centers sites to hit pause temporarily and then

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5G’s Arrival Tees Up Patent Fights in Market Set to Grow 12,000%


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Battles unfolding on several continents over who profits from connected cars, smarthomes, and robotic surgery may dwarf the size and scope of the tech industry’s first worldwide patent war — the one over smartphones.

Automakers are now in court fighting some of the same companies that phonemakers such as Apple Inc. had to pay billions of dollars for use of their wireless standards technology. Those companies — Qualcomm Inc., Nokia Oyj, and other telecommunications developers — may reap 5G royalties not only from “talking cars” but from products that will communicate wirelessly being planned in agriculture, medicine, appliances and other sectors.

“So many different types of companies have to find a way to get these deals done,” said Joe Siino, president of Dolby Laboratories Inc.’s patent licensing arm, which works with audio, wireless, broadcast and automotive industries. “It’s

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Demand for talent in emerging technologies to grow 20X by 2024: NASSCOM

Demand for talent in emerging technologies to grow 20X by 2024: NASSCOM

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Demand for talent in emerging technologies to grow 20X by 2024: NASSCOM

There is a huge gap in demand and supply of talent in the emerging technologies in India, as companies fast-track their digital transformation journey in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report.

The report – Trends Impacting demand and supply of digital talent in India – by the IT industry body NASSCOM revealed that India’s demand for Digital talent jobs in the areas of cloud computing, big data analytics, and cybersecurity is approximately 8x larger than the size of its fresh talent pool currently.

“By 2024, this demand is expected to become 20x the available fresh talent pool,” the report said.

“Growing investment by global MNCs is expected to amplify the rising demand for talent, thereby further widening the demand-supply gap,” the report added.

NASSCOM has divided the talent pool into

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Container Technology Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 20.32% and Forecast to 2025

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Sep 28, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Global Container Technology Market is valued at USD 867.89 Million in 2018 and expected to reach USD 3168.33 Million by 2025 with CAGR of 20.32% over the forecast period.

Global Container Technology Market 2019 Industry research report is a proficient and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific). It covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key Vendors operating in this Global market.

Container technology is now being adopted widely because of it serving as a reliable and emerging way of packaging, deploying and running the application workloads not needing to move the hardware or the systems of operations physically. Moreover, it is helping the organizations

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Light-loving algae grow under ice during the dark Arctic winter

Each winter, Baffin Bay freezes over as polar darkness descends over the top of the world.

Come spring, phytoplankton will bloom in these cold waters between Greenland and Canada, bolstering a bustling ecosystem of beluga whales and narwhals (SN: 4/8/20). But scientists have long assumed that the photosynthetic algae remain largely dormant in winter, blocked off from light by thick sea ice and snow.

New research challenges that assumption, however, finding that phytoplankton under the bay’s ice start growing as early as February, when the sun barely blips above the Arctic’s horizon.

Achim Randelhoff, an oceanographer at Université Laval in Quebec City, and colleagues deployed autonomous submersible floats in Baffin Bay that can measure photosynthetic activity and algae concentrations underwater.

In February, when light was barely detectable

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EMERGING MARKETS-Asian stocks slump as recovery fears grow

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    * Indonesia stocks hit 2-week low
    * Thai baht at one-month low

    By Anushka Trivedi
    Sept 24 (Reuters) - Stock markets across Asia's emerging economies sank on
Thursday as concerns about rising coronavirus cases in the developed world
hammered investors' risk appetite, driving capital into the dollar and other
traditional safe havens. 
    With the tone set by a drop on Wall Street overnight, Singapore's Strait
Times index was also caught up in the action, losing almost 1% as early
falls in China sparked losses of as much as 2.5% across the region. 
    India, South Korea and Taiwan, among the strongest
performers in recent weeks thanks to their appeal to technology investors, were
the worst hit, falling 1.9%, 2.6% and 2.5%, respectively.
    In Indonesia, hit by concerns over rising domestic COVID-19 cases and moves
to involve the 
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