Soteria Battery Innovation Group Signs Exclusive License and Option for a Battery Safety Technology by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate thermal runaway in lithium ion batteries due to mechanical damage. The technology complements Soteria’s existing battery safety technology.

The licensed technology is for electrodes and foils for lithium ion batteries that are designed to break in a pre-defined geometry when the battery is physically damaged, effectively isolating the damaged part. This can minimize the associated generated heat and avoid thermal runaway, or uncontrolled increasing temperature, thus rendering the battery safe.

“This technology can dramatically improve battery safety upon mechanical, thermal and electrical damage,” said ORNL’s Jianlin Li, a principle investigator of the technology. “This can simplify battery design and lead to higher energy density and lower cost.”

Combining the technology with Soteria’s own current collector technology was selected

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Stalled Talks Over Covid-19 Stimulus in the U.S. Show Signs of Life

Released just as Britain is imposing new restrictions in response to a surge of cases, the app, called “NHS Covid-19,” uses technology created by Apple and Google to anonymously log when a person comes into close contact with another user of the app. If a person tests positive for the coronavirus, the app sends an alert to those they have come into contact with to get tested and quarantine.

The app, now available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store, also has a way for people to “check in” at restaurants, bars and other locations they visit by scanning a bar code, another measure to help track down individuals who have been exposed to the virus.

The release of the app follows various delays and challenges. The government had initially vowed to build an app without help from Apple or Google, saying it would offer more flexibility to track

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NASA signs agreement with Italy to cooperate on Artemis

WASHINGTON — Italy is the latest country to sign an agreement to cooperate with NASA on the Artemis human lunar exploration program, although the details of Italy’s participation have yet to be worked out.

In a Sept. 25 ceremony held by videoconference, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Riccardo Fraccaro, undersecretary to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with responsibility for space, signed a joint declaration of intent to cooperate on Artemis.

“With a long history of successful collaboration in human spaceflight, as well as in Earth and space science, the Italian government’s strong support for Artemis assures this partnership will extend to cooperation in the next phase of exploration on the lunar surface,” Bridenstine said in a statement.

Neither NASA nor the Italian space agency ASI announced any specific projects that are part of that cooperative effort. In an Italian-language statement, Giorgio Saccoccia, president of ASI, said subsequent “implementation agreements” would

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Trump administration signs AI research and development agreement with the UK

The Trump administration on Friday announced that it had signed an artificial intelligence (AI) research and development agreement with the United Kingdom.



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Trump administration signs AI research and development agreement with the UK

The U.S. and the U.K. formally committed to the Declaration on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development, which is meant to promote cooperation between the two nations on AI development along with recommending priorities for AI planning and programming, including student and researcher collaboration.

According to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the agreement is the result of a meeting between President Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year, during which a U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship Economic Working Group was established to promote collaboration on economic growth.

“America and our allies must lead the world in shaping the development of cutting edge AI technologies and protecting

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Wall Street closes up on tech rally despite mixed signs on economic rebound

(Reuters) – Wall Street rallied in a rocky session on Thursday as beaten-down technology shares gained favor after data showing a surge in the sale of new homes revived faith in the economic recovery even as U.S. jobless claims rose unexpectedly.

FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Stocks also reacted positively to news of efforts to enact further stimulus in Washington, helping lift the S&P to a session high, although the index then turned negative before retracing some gains.

Apple Inc AAPL.O, Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O, Nvidia Corp NVDA.O and Facebook Inc .FB.O, stocks that have outperformed at a time of increased economic uncertainty, all rose.

The wild session indicated caution was in store, said Dennis Dick, a trader at Bright Trading

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Mobileye signs driver-assistance deal with Geely, one of China’s largest privately-held auto makers

Mobileye’s computer vision technology will be used in a new premium electric vehicle called Zero Concept from Geely Auto Group, one of China’s largest privately-held automobile manufacturers. Mobileye’s owner Intel made the announcement today at the Beijing Auto Show. Zero Concept is produced by Lynk & Co., the brand formed as a joint venture between Geely Auto and Volvo Car Group, and uses Mobileye’s SuperVision driving-assistance system.

Intel also announced that Mobileye and Geely Auto have signed a long-term, high-volume agreement for advanced driver-assistance systems that means more Geely Auto vehicles will be equipped with Mobileye’s computer vision technology.

In a post, Mobileye chief executive officer and Intel senior vice president Amnon Shashua wrote that the deal is the first time “Mobileye will be responsible for the full solution stack, including hardware and software, driving policy and control.”

He added “it also marks the first time that an OEM has

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ATIF Holdings Limited Signs Strategic Collaboration with Zhuhai Boxin Technology, Targeting Hi-Tech Corporate Clients

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, the “Company”), a company providing business consulting and multimedia services in Asia, announced that through its viable interest entity, Qianhai Asia Times (Shenzhen) International Finance Services Co. Ltd., it has reached strategic cooperation with Zhuhai Boxin Technology Limited Co. (“Boxin Tech”), to target explicitly at Zhuhai-based hi-tech enterprises as potential clients for the Company’s online financial consulting services platform IPOEX.com (“IPOEX”). This is the third partnership aiming at in-depth collaborations reached between the Company and its invaluable partners within this month, following Dexin Dahua and Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce in Shenyang City.

Based on the partnership, Boxin Tech will serve as one of IPOEX’s corporate client channels, making fullest use of its rich experience in catering the needs of government-sponsored projects. Boxin Tech, together with IPOEX, will apply to Zhuhai City’s relevant authorities to

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