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Cleveland-Cliffs to Idle Weirton Tinplate Facility Following Unfavorable ITC Ruling

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced today that it will be indefinitely idling its tinplate production plant located in Weirton, West Virginia in April 2024.

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  • Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced today that it will be indefinitely idling its tinplate production plant located in Weirton, West Virginia in April 2024.
  • These employees will be provided relocation opportunities to work at other Cliffs’ facilities and/or severance packages.
  • Furthermore, Weirton recently concluded a successful run of Drawn & Ironed material that tested perfectly with zero defects.
  • This test proves that Weirton and its workers are able to manufacture all the products the market demands.

Contributing to Efficient Development of Metal Thin Film Materials by Using Chemicals Informatics and Materials Informatics

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Friday, February 9, 2024

CI is a Hitachi High-Tech's proprietary service that uses AI to analyze public data such as patents and select optimal materials for development.

Key Points: 
  • CI is a Hitachi High-Tech's proprietary service that uses AI to analyze public data such as patents and select optimal materials for development.
  • The PoC clarified that even new materials with no accumulated past experimental data can be developed more efficiently by combining Hitachi High-Tech's MI with CI.
  • This eliminates the document research and round-robin test with experimental designs(1), thereby improving the efficiency of developing new materials.
  • In the past, determining optimal conditions for materials used in development, including ideal combination ratios, volumes and temperatures, involved numerous repeated experiments.

Nexon Releases Earnings for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO), a global leader in Virtual Worlds, today announced the financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended on December 31, 2023.

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  • NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO), a global leader in Virtual Worlds, today announced the financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended on December 31, 2023.
  • “Despite unforeseen short-term challenges in Q4, Nexon delivered record-setting full-year revenue and operating income in 2023, growing revenue 20% and operating income 30%,” said Owen Mahoney, President and CEO of Nexon.
  • The biggest of these is Dungeon&Fighter Mobile in China, which we plan to launch as soon as possible in 2024.
  • Nexon is working with our local publishing partner Tencent to launch the game as soon as possible in 2024.

POSSIBLE Revolutionizes Hydration with the Launch of Whole Food Electrolyte Powder

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Unlike competitors relying on synthesized mineral salts and artificial ingredients, POSSIBLE takes a pioneering approach, offering a pure, whole-food-based solution for optimal hydration.

Key Points: 
  • Unlike competitors relying on synthesized mineral salts and artificial ingredients, POSSIBLE takes a pioneering approach, offering a pure, whole-food-based solution for optimal hydration.
  • POSSIBLE Whole Food Electrolyte delivers natural hydration, ensuring you stay at the top of your game.
  • POSSIBLE Whole Food Electrolyte revolutionizes hydration by delivering a balanced mix of essential electrolyte minerals, including Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium, carefully mirroring what the body loses through sweat.
  • POSSIBLE Whole Food Electrolyte is priced at $45.00 (SLP) and is available in a convenient powder format, packaged in a bag containing 20 stick packs.

10x Genomics Expands Leadership in Single Cell Analysis with Launch of GEM-X Technology

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- 10x Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TXG), a leader in single cell and spatial biology, announced today the launch of GEM-X, the next generation of the company's leading single cell technology. The first major overhaul to the Chromium architecture since the 2019 launch of Next GEM technology, GEM-X is built on a new and improved microfluidic chip design, featuring the latest technological advancements and optimized reagents for superior performance and high reliability.

Key Points: 
  • GEM-X, the next generation of the company's leading single cell technology architecture, enables higher performance at larger scale and lower cost
    Pre-orders now open for first two Chromium products powered by GEM-X; expected to ship in Q1
    PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- 10x Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TXG), a leader in single cell and spatial biology, announced today the launch of GEM-X , the next generation of the company's leading single cell technology.
  • "With GEM-X, we are advancing our leadership in single cell analysis, raising the bar on performance and setting a new standard for the field," said Michael Schnall-Levin, Founding Scientist and Chief Technology Officer of 10x Genomics.
  • "This is a game-changing technology that will help drive better, faster and more cost effective single cell research and enable more academic and translational researchers to routinely rely on these tools to help resolve biology's complexity."
  • The company is now accepting preorders for the first two product launches powered by the GEM-X technology architecture, Chromium Single Cell Gene Expression 3'v4 and Chromium Single Cell Immune Profiling 5'v3.

10x Genomics to Showcase New Cutting-Edge Technologies and Highlight Innovation Roadmap at 2024 AGBT General Meeting

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Monday, February 5, 2024

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- 10x Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TXG), a leader in single cell and spatial biology, announced today a series of new products and technology demonstrations that will be presented at the 2024 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) General Meeting this week in Orlando, Florida.

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  • "The new products we have planned for 2024 will take 10x to the next level, as we deliver game-changing new technologies that will redefine the Visium, Xenium and Chromium platforms," said Ben Hindson, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of 10x Genomics.
  • 10x Genomics will host a workshop at AGBT on Wednesday, February 7, at 1:10 p.m.
  • At AGBT, 10x Genomics will unveil new products, features and protocols designed to enable researchers with improved and more cost effective single cell workflows.
  • Throughout AGBT, 10x Genomics will demonstrate the use of its platforms to generate groundbreaking biological insights:
    Sponsor Workshop: Mind blowing science enabled by industry-leading single cell & spatial technologies (February 7, 2024).

MHI Completed manufacturing of Three Replacement Steam Generators for EDF's Nuclear Power Plant

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Monday, January 22, 2024

- MHI has been ordered a total of 9 replacement steam generators jointly with Onet Technologies, and plans to manufacture remaining 6 units sequentially

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  • - MHI has been ordered a total of 9 replacement steam generators jointly with Onet Technologies, and plans to manufacture remaining 6 units sequentially
    - Contributing to the stable operation of nuclear power through the manufacture of steam generators, which require safety and reliability
    TOKYO, Jan 22, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) held a ceremony for shop manufacturing completion of three replacement steam generators for "lectricit" de France S.A. (EDF)'s Nuclear Power Plant in France at MHI's Kobe facilities on the 19th.
  • MHI has been ordered a total of 9 replacement steam generators from EDF.
  • MHI has been working on business of nuclear equipment in nuclear power markets worldwide and has supplied a total of 31 replacement steam generators to several countries, France, Belgium and the U.S, 15 units out of 31 units were for EDF.
  • Through the manufacture of replacement steam generators, MHI will pass on to the next generation the technological expertise accumulated as a nuclear power plant supplier.

Perception Point Highlights Record ARR Year-End Results, Increasing Its Customer Base by 120%, Driven Significantly by Global Partnerships Expansion

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Perception Point, a leading provider of advanced threat prevention across digital communication channels, announced today record year-on-year ARR growth for 2023 as it expanded its customer base by 120%. This surge in clientele was boosted by strategic partnerships worldwide, underscoring Perception Point's commitment to global expansion and continuous innovation to deliver advanced protection against today's and tomorrow's cyber threats.

Key Points: 
  • This surge in clientele was boosted by strategic partnerships worldwide, underscoring Perception Point's commitment to global expansion and continuous innovation to deliver advanced protection against today's and tomorrow's cyber threats.
  • Perception Point is at the forefront of preventing modern and emerging threats as the user's workspace continues to evolve.
  • "Organizations' users are faced with increasingly advanced attacks, spanning the modern workspace and its expanding attack surface," said Yoram Salinger, CEO of Perception Point.
  • KuppingerCole ranked Perception Point as an overall leader in the email security market in its Leadership Compass Report for Email Security , highlighting the company's innovation and product leadership.

Kemin Research Leads to FDA Approval of Chromium Propionate for Use in Growing Turkey Diets

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, conducted extensive research that served as the basis for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine's approval of the use of chromium propionate as a source of chromium in growing turkey diets. With this approval, chromium propionate is now approved for use in swine, broiler chickens, cattle, horses, and growing turkey diets. KemTRACE® Chromium from Kemin is the only FDA-reviewed source of chromium propionate on the market today and has been fed to millions of animals around the globe.

Key Points: 
  • With this approval, chromium propionate is now approved for use in swine, broiler chickens, cattle, horses, and growing turkey diets.
  • KemTRACE® Chromium from Kemin is the only FDA-reviewed source of chromium propionate on the market today and has been fed to millions of animals around the globe.
  • KemTRACE Chromium is a highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium propionate that helps stabilize insulin receptors in animals, improving glucose utilization and reducing the negative impacts of stress.
  • With more than 25 years of research and countless peer-reviewed chromium research studies, Kemin paved the path to establish chromium propionate as safe and efficacious.

Where do all of James Bond's gadgets come from? A geologist tells the raw truth

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Saturday, December 30, 2023

Laser watches, fingerprint guns, explosives and, of course, over-equipped cars: the list of gadgets flaunted by James Bond is as bewildering as the mind of their inventor, Q.

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  • Laser watches, fingerprint guns, explosives and, of course, over-equipped cars: the list of gadgets flaunted by James Bond is as bewildering as the mind of their inventor, Q.
  • While some of these gadgets actually exist (laser, fingerprint recognition, back reactor), others, as we shall see, are more fanciful.

The fast, inconspicuous cars of the world’s most famous secret agent


In 1964’s Goldfinger, James Bond (Sean Connery) has to give up his Bentley for an Aston Martin DB5 modified by Q (the unforgettable Desmond Llewelyn). This is the first of eight appearances of a car that will go on to become inseparable from 007.
The auto is a good example of how products have become more complex and incorporated a greater diversity of raw materials over time.

  • The DB5 contains an array of minerals, starting with aluminium, a metal known to make cars lighter.
  • The body of the DB5 is made of aluminium and magnesium alloy plates resting on a tubular steel structure.
  • More recently, in Dying Can Wait (2021), the Aston Martin Valhalla is a plug-in hybrid, but James Bond has not yet gone all-electric.

Golden guns that would melt in real life

  • Another cult item is the Walther PPK, the German pistol used by 007 in many of the Bond films.
  • Limited to one shot, the pistol fires bullets of 4.2 mm calibre, weighs 30 g and is made of 23-carat gold with traces of nickel.
  • In jewellery, gold is often combined with silver, copper or zinc to make it wearable.
  • On 4 December 2023, one kilogram of gold was trading at around €66,000, an all-time record (World Gold Council).

James Bond and his high-tech enemies


The saga has also always been about surprising the general public with cutting-edge technology, which may be little known at the time of the film’s release. What better example than the laser, which, should we be reminded, stands short for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The saga likes to beam it as often as possible, alternatively adding it to pistols, watches, cars, and satellites.

  • In Goldfinger (1964), film director Guy Hamilton chooses to bypass Ian Fleming’s novel of the same name by threatening James Bond not with a chainsaw, but a laser.
  • For one, telemetry: from the Greek “tel” (“remote”) and “metros” (“to measure”), this practice consists in remotely measuring physical and electrical data.
  • Physicist Théodore Maiman introduced the first operational laser in the real world in May 1960 (American Physical Society), right before James Bond.


Crystalline lasers: made of silica glass (from very pure quartz) or synthetic ruby or sapphire crystals (aluminium oxide doped with titanium, chromium or rare earths : neodymium, ytterbium, praseodymium, erbium or thulium) ;
Fibre lasers : composed of optical fibres based on silica (derived from ultra-pure quartz) and doped with rare earths (metals extracted mainly from minerals such as bastnaesite, monazite or xenotime) ;
Gas lasers: using helium (extracted from natural gas deposits) and neon (extracted from atmospheric air gases) or CO2 ;
Organic dye lasers.
The red light beam in Goldfinger was emitted from a laser (probably ruby) whose brightness was amplified by special effects. However, the destructive nature of the laser is pure fiction. During filming, an operator used an acetylene torch under the pre-cut table even though Sean Connery was lying on it !

  • It’s a stainless and corrosion-resistant steel that limits the risk of allergic reactions when it comes into contact with the skin.
  • James Bond is like many other citizens, he consumes mineral raw materials on a daily basis.


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