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Education: an influencing factor for intergenerational mobility in Canada

Education: an influencing factor for intergenerational mobility in Canada

Quebec and Montreal, September 25, 2020 - The relationship between the income levels of parents and their children once they reach adulthood is complex, but education could be one of the factors that influence Canadian intergenerational mobility. This according to a study recently published by INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique) professor Xavier St-Denis…
Pair of massive baby stars swaddled in salty water vapor

Pair of massive baby stars swaddled in salty water vapor

IMAGE: Different colors show the different distributions of dust particles (yellow), methyl cyanide (CH3CN, red), salt (NaCl, green), and hot water vapor (H2O, blue). Bottom insets are the close-up views of... view more  Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Tanaka et al. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers spotted a pair of massive baby stars growing in…
RAP tag: A new protein purification approach

RAP tag: A new protein purification approach

Tskuba, Japan - Whether it's our diets, building strength, or as part of medical advancements, it is no secret that proteins form an important part of our lives. Tracking how proteins work and move in cells, and purifying engineered proteins, are important tools for researchers. Traditional approaches to label proteins of interest, called "tagging," have…
A clearer view of what makes glass rigid

A clearer view of what makes glass rigid

IMAGE: A team of scientists led by the University of Tokyo uses computer simulations to study the rigidity of amorphous solids like glass view more  Credit: Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan - Researchers led by The University of Tokyo employed a new computer model to simulate the networks of force-carrying particles…
Chinese Space Tech Company LandSpace Raises $172 Million in C+ Round of Financing

Chinese Space Tech Company LandSpace Raises $172 Million in C+ Round...

A Beijing-based private space launch company, LandSpace, announced on Sept. 9 that it completed its C+ round of financing worth nearly 1.2 billion yuan ($172 million), with an accumulated financing amount of more than 1.8 billion yuan since the past year. The company continues to use the new capital injection towards the development and launch…
Markets are expected to be choppy, but dip buyers could be looking at tech favorites in week ahead

Markets are expected to be choppy, but dip buyers could be...

A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAfter another week of losses, tech could be at the heart of a tug of war as dip buyers look for…
NanoAvionics enters India’s space market through partnership with Ananth Technologies

NanoAvionics enters India’s space market through partnership with Ananth Technologies

NanoAvionics, a multinational nanosatellite mission integrator, has signed a partnership agreement with Ananth Technologies Ltd (ATL) which marks NanoAvionics' entry into India's growing NewSpace industry. The agreement makes Ananth Technologies the official distributor of NanoAvionics' products and services in India, giving companies one stop access to cost effective small, micro and nano satellites including subsystems.…
This fintech is now more valuable than Robinhood

This fintech is now more valuable than Robinhood

© 2020 Fortune Media IP Limited. All Rights Reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy | CA Notice at Collection and Privacy Notice | Do Not Sell My Info | Ad Choices  FORTUNE is a trademark of Fortune Media IP Limited, registered in the U.S. and other countries. FORTUNE…

Facebook’s new benchmarking system asks humans to interrogate AIs

The idea is simple: if an NLP model is designed to converse with humans then what better way to see how well it performs than by talking to it? Dubbed the Dynabench (as in “dynamic benchmarking”), this system relies on people to ask a series of NLP algorithms probing and linguistically challenging questions in an…

Moog Matriarch and Grandmother synths get retro ‘Dark’ makeovers

The Grandmother and Matriarch quickly became staples of the modern Moog era when they were released. Their designs are undeniably retro, but the color scheme didn’t really fit in with any of the company’s legacy products. So today the two flagship semi-modular synths are getting old-school “dark” redesigns that hearken back to the early days…

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Accused members call for Civic Party’s dissolution

Four former Civic Party politicians facing national security charges over their involvement in last year’s Legco primaries have made a public call for the dissolution of the pro-democracy party – saying it has already completed its historic mission. Former lawmakers Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki, Jeremy Tam – who are all on remand – and district…
Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics.

Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics.

If you’ve ever been in a conversation about politics, you’ve probably heard someone say, “I don’t like either party” or “Politics is just so ugly these days.” That person also may have claimed not to identify as a Democrat or a Republican but as an independent instead. Today, that person is pretty representative of how…
Are Ambitious Parts Of Democrats’ Agenda Good For Democracy … Or Just The Democratic Party?

Are Ambitious Parts Of Democrats’ Agenda Good For Democracy … Or Just The Democratic...

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): With unified control of the White House and Congress, Democrats are pushing a number of sweeping legislative priorities, from an expansive voting-reform bill to weakening the filibuster to now possibly adding (or at least studying the possibility of…
CEOs Speak Out on Politics and the Future of Digital Currencies

CEOs Speak Out on Politics and the Future of Digital Currencies

Rawi, Rebecca, and Mihir discuss how and why CEOs are speaking out on politics and what China’s digital renminbi means for economics and politics.
Is Stagflation Coming?

Is Stagflation Coming?

Lost in the debate over whether today's ultra-loose fiscal and monetary policies will trigger painful inflation is the broader risk posed by potential negative supply shocks. From trade wars and de-globalization to aging populations and populist politics, there is no shortage of inflationary threats on the horizon.