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New NASA Mission will Study Ultraviolet Sky, Stars, Stellar Explosions

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The space telescope, called UVEX (UltraViolet EXplorer), is targeted to launch in 2030 as NASA's next Astrophysics Medium-Class Explorer mission.

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  • The space telescope, called UVEX (UltraViolet EXplorer), is targeted to launch in 2030 as NASA's next Astrophysics Medium-Class Explorer mission.
  • This will enable it to capture the explosions that follow bursts of gravitational waves caused by merging neutron stars.
  • The telescope also will carry an ultraviolet spectrograph to study stellar explosions and massive stars.
  • The UVEX mission was selected for a two-year mission and will cost approximately $300 million, not including launch costs.

MHI Contributes to Successful Acquisition of First Observation Images by JAXA's "XRISM" X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission Satellite

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Friday, February 9, 2024

MHI technology supported the data acquisition of the distribution and chemical composition of high-temperature plasma weaving through the galaxies by the XRISM satellite's onboard soft X-ray imager (Xtend) and soft X-ray spectrometer (Resolve).

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  • MHI technology supported the data acquisition of the distribution and chemical composition of high-temperature plasma weaving through the galaxies by the XRISM satellite's onboard soft X-ray imager (Xtend) and soft X-ray spectrometer (Resolve).
  • XRISM's mission is to document, in unprecedented detail, the formation of stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters.
  • MHI, which serves as manufacturer of the mission instruments, is responsible for designing and manufacturing Xtend's X-ray charge coupled devices (CCD) (Note2) detector and the data processors for Xtend and Resolve.
  • The mission data processors employed on both Xtend and Resolve are "SOI-SOC2" satellite-mounted microprocessor units (MPUs) jointly developed by JAXA and MHI.

Research Solutions Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2024 Results

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

HENDERSON, Nev., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ --Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS), a trusted partner providing cloud-based workflow solutions to accelerate research for R&D-driven organizations, reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2023.

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  • HENDERSON, Nev., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS), a trusted partner providing cloud-based workflow solutions to accelerate research for R&D-driven organizations, reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2023.
  • "Our second quarter results reflect the continued execution of our plan and with the acquisition of Scite our ARR is now approximately $15.6 million.
  • Transaction revenue was $7.2 million, compared to $6.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • Fiscal Second Quarter Financial and Operational Summary Tables vs. Prior-Year Quarter
    Fiscal Year Ended December 31,

Baxter Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Results

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global medtech leader, today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2023, and provided its financial guidance for full-year and first-quarter 2024.

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  • Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global medtech leader, today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2023, and provided its financial guidance for full-year and first-quarter 2024.
  • For full-year 2023, net income attributable to Baxter on a U.S. GAAP basis totaled $2.66 billion, or $5.25 per diluted share.
  • In 2023, the company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, which has included Baxter each year since it launched in 2005.
  • For full-year 2024: Baxter expects sales growth of approximately 2% on both a reported and constant currency basis.

TikTok’s mob wife aesthetic is far from the harsh reality of women in Italy’s world of organised crime

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

She has dedicated her life to him, keeping her family together while he was serving time in different prisons across Italy.

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  • She has dedicated her life to him, keeping her family together while he was serving time in different prisons across Italy.
  • Signora Anna is someone who might be called a “mob wife”, but her world and look are galaxies away from the mob wife aesthetic that has become popular on TikTok.
  • It is a commercial product rather than a reflection of the gritty reality of Italian mafias and organised crime.
  • From my experience of real mob wives, this lies in direct contradiction of the very essence of mafias.

The real mafia women dress code

  • Italian mafia wives are different from American mafia wives because a structured Italo-American mafia developed during the 1930s within a different historical context of capitalism and the American dream.
  • These are glamorous women who appear as trophies on the arms of their men without a care in the world, rather than normal women with daily concerns.
  • These films also inspired many different images of mafia women that confuse and overlap our understanding of them.
  • In this way, Italian mafia women have always been portrayed as passive and ignorant bystanders, not visible and loud mob wives.
  • Important Italian mafia women may like branded clothes, luxury and exotic holidays but they will never show off.

TikTok glorifying the criminal underworld

  • The use of Instagram and TikTok have exploded among the young.
  • Naples is a particular hub of TikTok production with many focusing on mafia images, symbols and messages as well as neomelodica music (Italian pop music).
  • Women are part of this showing off of social status in posts flaunting their latest clothes, their plastic surgery and holiday destinations.
  • The TikTok trend is fundamentally a distraction from addressing the real hardships that girls and women deal with within organised crime spaces on a daily basis.


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Felia Allum is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Lunar science is entering a new active phase, with commercial launches of landers that will study solar wind and peer into the universe’s dark ages

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

And thanks to new technologies and public-private partnerships, these projects will open up new realms of scientific possibility.

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  • And thanks to new technologies and public-private partnerships, these projects will open up new realms of scientific possibility.
  • NASA’s commercial lunar payload services program, or CLPS, will use uncrewed landers to conduct NASA’s first science experiments from the Moon in over 50 years.
  • Rather than NASA building the landers and operating the program, commercial companies will do so in a public-private partnership.

CLPS launches

  • The first two CLPS payloads are scheduled to launch during the first two months of 2024.
  • There’s the Astrobotics payload, which launched Jan. 8 before experiencing a fuel issue that cut its journey to the Moon short.
  • Next, there’s the Intuitive Machines payload, with a launch scheduled for mid-February.

Radio telescopes on the Moon

  • The Moon – particularly the far side of the Moon – is an ideal place to do radio astronomy and study signals from extraterrestrial objects such as the Sun and the Milky Way galaxy.
  • On Earth, the ionosphere, which contains Earth’s magnetic field, distorts and absorbs radio signals below the FM band.
  • The Moon has no ionosphere, and with about 2,000 miles of rock between the Earth and the far side of the Moon, there’s no interference.
  • The same kind of discharge happens on the Moon from the charged gas, but it’s potentially more harmful to astronauts.

Solar and exoplanet radio emissions

  • The Sun’s surface releases shock waves that send out highly energetic particles and low radio frequency emissions.
  • We’ll use the radio telescopes to measure these emissions and to see bursts of low-frequency radio waves from shock waves within the solar wind.
  • If we detect the same kind of radio emissions that come from Earth, this will tell us that the planet has a magnetic field.

Cosmology on the Moon

  • The Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Experiment at Night, or LuSEE-Night, will fly in early 2026 to the far side of the Moon.
  • LuSEE-Night marks scientists’ first attempt to do cosmology on the Moon.
  • Since the far side of the Moon is uniquely radio quiet, it’s the best place to do cosmological observations.
  • That process is going to start in 2026 with the LuSEE-Night mission, which is both a fundamental physics experiment and a cosmology experiment.


Jack Burns receives funding from NASA.

Galaxy Gaming Welcomes Michael Ratner as Executive Vice President of Product

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Monday, February 5, 2024

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTC: GLXZ), the world’s largest independent developer and distributor of casino table games and technology, announced the appointment of Michael Ratner as the company's new Executive Vice President of Product.

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  • LAS VEGAS, Feb. 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTC: GLXZ), the world’s largest independent developer and distributor of casino table games and technology, announced the appointment of Michael Ratner as the company's new Executive Vice President of Product.
  • Born and raised in South Africa, Ratner began his gaming career with Sun International, where he held various technical and managerial roles.
  • "We are thrilled to welcome Michael as the latest casino gaming expert to join the Galaxy Gaming team.
  • Ratner expressed his enthusiasm about joining Galaxy Gaming, stating, “I am honored and excited to join Galaxy Gaming at this pivotal moment.

Central California’s Community Regional Medical Center is the First in the State to Offer Next Generation Robotic Bronchoscopy for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Community Regional is the first hospital in California to use this new technology.

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  • Community Regional is the first hospital in California to use this new technology.
  • Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country.
  • But today, it can be difficult for physicians to properly find and biopsy lung nodules, delaying diagnosis and complicating treatment.
  • “Lung cancer can be a particularly lethal killer in the periphery of the lung, where it’s difficult to locate and remove,” said Dr. Hegde.

Flexible Electronics Market to Reach $57.2 Billion, Globally, by 2032 at 8.21% CAGR: Allied Market Research

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Friday, February 2, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Flexible Electronics Market by Component (Flexible Display, Flexible Battery, Flexible Sensors, Flexible Memory, Flexible Photovoltaics), Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Medical and Healthcare, Energy and Power, Aerospace and Defense, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023–2032". According to the report, the global flexible electronics industry generated $26.2 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $57.2 billion by 2032, registering a CAGR of 8.21% from 2023 to 2032.

Key Points: 
  • The report provides a detailed analysis of these key players in the global flexible electronics market.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and flexible electronics market opportunity with a detailed impact analysis.
  • In order to measure financial competence, flexible electronics market forecasts shall be quantitatively analyzed from 2022 until 2032.
  • The Porter five forces analysis shows that buyers and suppliers are more powerful in the flexible electronics market.

Flexible Electronics Market to Reach $57.2 Billion, Globally, by 2032 at 8.21% CAGR: Allied Market Research

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Friday, February 2, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Flexible Electronics Market by Component (Flexible Display, Flexible Battery, Flexible Sensors, Flexible Memory, Flexible Photovoltaics), Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Medical and Healthcare, Energy and Power, Aerospace and Defense, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023–2032". According to the report, the global flexible electronics industry generated $26.2 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $57.2 billion by 2032, registering a CAGR of 8.21% from 2023 to 2032.

Key Points: 
  • The report provides a detailed analysis of these key players in the global flexible electronics market.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and flexible electronics market opportunity with a detailed impact analysis.
  • In order to measure financial competence, flexible electronics market forecasts shall be quantitatively analyzed from 2022 until 2032.
  • The Porter five forces analysis shows that buyers and suppliers are more powerful in the flexible electronics market.