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The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception. The latest effort to secure a significant financing round is The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service. Consumer-focused investor VMG Partners has led its $51 million Series B, with participation from new investors GV and ACME Capital (formerly known as Sherpa Capital), and existing investors Base10 Partners and Shasta ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Hollywood, Funding, Digital, Tech, Healthcare, Oscar, Venture Capital, Contraception, Reproductive Health, Republican, Donald Trump, Birth Control, Telemedicine, Shasta Ventures


Chang'e-4: Can anyone 'own' the Moon?

Companies and countries are looking at mining the surface of the Moon for precious materials.
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Nasa to work with China's space agency on Chang'e-4 lunar research

Nasa has announced it is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart on a  lunar mission, amid US warnings against sharing technology with the country.  The US space agency has been in discussions with the China National Space  Administration (CNSA) to collaborate on lunar landing research after  gaining approval from Congress.  The collaboration requires Nasa to navigate a strict legal framework in the  US aimed at preventing a technology transfer to China and comes during a  period of strained ...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, US, Nasa, Austria, United Nations, Cctv, Donald Trump, Huawei, Chang, Wu Weiren, Chinese State Media, China National Space Administration CNSA, AP NASA, Wu Yanhua


Seeds on the moon started to sprout for the first time but quickly died

China has taken a major step toward long-term space exploration. Earlier this month, the Chinese moon probe Chang’e 4 carried a container with cotton, mustard and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs to the moon’s far side (facing away from Earth), and early this week, the China National Space Administration said that those seeds started to sprout. Unfortunately, temperatures dropped and killed the plants. According to the BBC, the project was designed by 28 Chinese universities, and the expe...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, China, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Agriculture, Plants, Watson, Mars, Seeds, FAO, Chang, China National Space Administration


NASA and China collaborate on Moon mission

The space agencies of the United States and China are in touch and coordinating efforts on Moon exploration, NASA said Friday as it navigates a strict legal framework aimed at preventing technology transfer to China. "With the required approval from Congress, NASA has been in discussions with China to explore the possibility of observing a signature of the landing plume of their lunar lander, Chang'e 4, using our @NASAMoon spacecraft's instrument," NASA's associate administrator for the science...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, United States, Congress Nasa, Chang, Thomas Zurbuchen, Zurbuchen


That first plant grown on the moon? Already dead.

On Monday, we reported that for the first time, a plant seed had germinated on the moon, an early experiment to test whether food could someday be grown on the moon to feed residents of a lunar base. The cotton sprout was inside a canister on China's Chang’e 4 lander that touched down on the far side of the moon earlier this month. Now, word that the first lunar plant has died. The little seedling froze to death during the lunar night. From GBTimes: Liu Hanlong, head of the experiment at Ch...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Biology, China, Agriculture, Chongqing, Chang, Liu, Chongqing University, Liu Hanlong, Xie Genxin


Nike’s auto-laced future

Why does the world need a self-lacing shoe? Haven’t you heard of Velcro? How will you tie your shoes when the Wi-Fi is down? That’s the gist of the instant response I got when I mentioned the new Adapt BB, a shoe from Nike with, yes, powered laces that tighten to a wearer’s foot automatically. The shoe is an evolution of the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, which is itself a commercialization of the Air Mag — a self-lacing vanity project that realized the self-lacing shoes mocked up for Back to the F...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Hardware, Shoes, Tech, Nike, Adidas, Nba, Silicon Valley, Jordan, Rice, Chang, Kobe, Bill Bowerman, Self-lacing Shoes


China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said. The Chinese space agency announced earlier this week that the seed had germinated inside a special canister aboard the Chang'e-4 probe, after the spacecraft on January 3 made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon. The mini biosphere -- which operated for over 212 hours -- was shut down as p...
Tags: News, China, Chang, Chongqing University


China's Moon Plants Are Dead

The moon is a lifeless world once again. The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night, GBTimes reported today (Jan. 16). These photosynthesizing pioneers were part of Chang'e 4's biological experiment, which also included seeds of potato, rapeseed and Arabidopsis plants, as well as fruit-fly eggs and yeast. These organisms were encased in a 5.7-lb. (2.6 kilograms) canis...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Earth, Chongqing, Chang, Xinhua, Mir, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, Andrew Jones, Tiangong, Von Karman, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater, Karl Tate


Lunar Biosphere Bucket Frozen as Planned and Plants are Dead

The plants on the moon are now dead. The Chang’e-4 probe entered a sleep mode on Sunday as the first lunar night after the probe’s landing started. The temperature could drop as low as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet

Cotton plant shoots and leaves lunar far side after sprouting onboard China’s Chang’e 4 landerThe appearance of a single green leaf hinted at a future in which astronauts would grow their own food in space, potentially setting up residence at outposts on the moon or other planets. Now, barely after it had sprouted, the cotton plant onboard China’s lunar rover has died.The plant relied on sunlight at the moon’s surface, but as night arrived at the lunar far side and temperatures plunged as low as...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Moon, The moon, Chang


China wants to launch to Mars next year — part of an ambitious plan to bring the first Martian soil samples back to Earth

China recently landed the first spacecraft on the far side of the moon and plans to launch a lunar sample-return mission at the end of the year. The China National Space Administration is also working on a robotic Mars mission that is scheduled to launch in mid-2020 and arrive in early 2021. If successful, that mission could enable future Mars missions to bring pristine samples of the red planet's soil and rocks back to Earth by 2030. China just landed a robotic mission on the far side of the...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Tennessee, Mars, Chang, Schiaparelli, China National Space Administration, Mars Read, Mars China, Wu Yanhua, International Space Exploration Coordination Group, Fobos Grunt


China and NASA Shared Data About Historic Moon Landing

hackingbear writes: "China exchanged data with NASA on its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency said Monday, in what was reportedly the first such collaboration since a Cold-War-era-like American law banned joint space projects with China that do not have prior congressional approval," reports New York Post. "The Chinese space agency's deputy director, Wu Yanhua, said NASA shared information about its lunar orbiter satellite in hopes o...
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A cotton seed sprouted – and died – on China’s Lunar Lander

On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that one of the cotton seeds aboard the Chang’e 4 lunar lander sprouted, marking the first time that any biological matter has ever grown on the moon. Unfortunately, the sprout died after nine days upon the beginning of the lander’s first lunar night on Sunday. That’s because temperatures drop to -150 degress Celsius during lunar nights on the moon, and according to Xie Gengxin, chief designer of the experiment, life inside the canister would simply not survive...
Tags: Startups, Science, China, Insider, Chang, Xie Gengxin


My 12 Favorite Hostels in Bangkok in 2019

Posted: 1/10/2019 | January 10th, 2019 Bangkok is a wonderful city full of history, gorgeous temples, and excitement. It’s an excellent place for travelers, as there is a lot to do and see here. It is one of my favorite cities in the entire world, and I can never get enough of it! Stick me in a Thai market surrounded by food stalls and I’m a happy man! Bangkok is the hub for travel in Southeast Asia, and chances are you’re likely to pass through it on your travels around the region. The city ha...
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Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander

A mini biosphere was sent up in China's Chang'e-4, which landed on the far side of the moon in early January. Photos show the small, green shoot of a cotton plant in a container aboard the spacecraft.(Image credit: China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency/AP)
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In a first for humankind, China successfully sprouts a seed on the Moon

China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements. None A plant has sprouted on the moon in a Chinese probe, marking the first time a plant has grown on the lunar surface, according to an image and statements released the Ch...
Tags: Space, China, Nasa, Moon, Innovation, Mars, Chang, Gioia Massa, South China Morning Post, Kennedy Space Center, China National Space Administration CNSA, Liu Hanlong, Hanlong


This is the first plant grown on the moon

A cotton seed has germinated on the moon. The sprout is inside a canister on China's Chang’e 4 lander that touched down on the far side of the moon earlier this month. From The Guardian: Plants have been grown previously on the International Space Station, but this is the first time a seed has sprouted on the moon. The ability to grow plants in space is seen as crucial for long-term space missions and establishing human outposts elsewhere in the solar system, such as Mars. Harvesting food...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Biology, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, Plants, Chang, Chongqing University


Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth -- things like enjoying an ozone layer, for example, or opting out of rearing genetically engineered Martian babies. Fortunately, one essential earthly amenity these hardscrabble colonists may not have to give up is wine. Georgia, a country with an 8,000-year-old viticulture tradition, is putting its top space and wine scientists to work figuring out how to grow grapes on Mars. The project, named IX Mil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington Post, China, Georgia, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Iss, The Washington Post, Tbilisi, Chang, Ardmore, International Space Station ISS, Red Planet


Cotton Seed Sprouts on the Moon's Far Side in Historic First by China's Chang'e 4

Before China finished packing up its Chang'e 4 lunar lander to be blasted off on a never-before-accomplished journey to the far side of the moon, scientists slipped in a small tank holding plant seeds. And now, the team announced, a cotton seed has sprouted. That makes it the first truly otherworldly plant in history. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station regularly tend plants to study how growth changes in microgravity (and to diversify astronaut diets in space), and plants an...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, International Space Station, Chang, Stuart Roosa, Meghan Bartels, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater, Facebook Original, Before China, Far Side China, Lunar Landing in Pictures


Plants grown on Moon for first time paving way for lunar base

Plants have sprouted on the Moon for the first time in a mini biosphere paving the way for bases which produce their own food and air. Pictures of the first tiny green shoots of cotton were released by researchers at the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University who are running the experiment on board the Chang'e-4 lunar lander. The Chinese space agency spacecraft became the first to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this month. Plants and flowers h...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, European Space Agency, Chang, International Space Station ISS, Christopher Jones, Sweden Germany, Yutu, Tiangong, China National Space Administration, People 's Daily, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater


Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday. The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister since the Chang'e-4 lander set down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University. "This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface," sai...
Tags: Science, Chang, Chongqing University, Advanced Technology Research Institute, Xie Gengxin


Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on board Chang’e-4 lunar lander, scientists confirm A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said.The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister after the Chang’e-4 lander set down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University. Continue reading...
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'You can't be too careful': crackdown fears haunt Xi'an's Muslim quarter

The next 15 megacities #5: Tourist flock to the city’s ancient Muslim area – but reports from elsewhere in China of crackdowns and re-education camps are setting nerves on edge‘If you enter a camp, you never come out’: inside China’s war on IslamThe streets of Xi’an’s Muslim quarter are bustling. Tourists from all over China and the rest of the world throng the small stalls and restaurants for delicacies such as yangrou paomo lamb stew, roujiamo lamb burgers, persimmon cakes and “smoked ice-crea...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, China, Religion, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Islam, Chang, Hui, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province


China's Muslims fear crackdown in ancient city of Xi'an

The next 15 megacities #5: Tourist flock to the Xi’an’s ancient Muslim area – but reports from elsewhere in China of crackdowns and re-education camps are setting nerves on edge‘If you enter a camp, you never come out’: inside China’s war on IslamThe streets of Xi’an’s Muslim quarter are bustling. Tourists from all over China and the rest of the world throng the small stalls and restaurants for delicacies such as yangrou paomo lamb stew, roujiamo lamb burgers, persimmon cakes and “smoked ice-cre...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, China, Religion, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Islam, Muslim, Chang, Hui, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province


In the 2020s, China aims to lay groundwork for a moon base — plus missions to Mars

Flush from the success of the world’s first rover mission to the moon’s far side, Chinese space officials said today that they’re planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The officials discussed future lunar exploration plans less than two weeks after the Chang’e-4 lander’s history-making touchdown, and only a few days after China’s space agency released video of the lander’s descent and lunar surface activities. Chang’e-4 and its solar-powered Yu...
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China to collect samples from moon this year

China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. The Chang'e-4 lunar probe landed on Jan. 3 and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the far side of the moon. China's National Space Administration applauded the event as a first that "lifted the mysterious veil" of the far side of the moon and claimed it as a major achievement for...
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Investing in China’s space dream

By Wayne Shiong, China Growth Capital On Jan. 3 China marked space history by landing the robotic spacecraft Chang’e-4 on the far side of the moon. With government support, China’s space industry has made remarkable achievements after 60 years of hard work. And China’s commercial space industry, particularly the commercial launch market, is an investment opportunity with extremely high growth and potential. The space industry carries humankind’s dream of going into space and exploiting the resou...
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Watch China's Chang'e-4 probe land on the far side of the moon

On Jan. 2, China stunned the world by landing its Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon. Now, you can watch its descent onto the lunar surface, with footage released by the China National Space Administration on Friday.  The video shows the probe finding its way to the Von Kármán Crater, where it will study the surface on the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. State media reports that the mission includes "low-frequency radio astronomical observation, surveying ...
Tags: Science, China, Chang, China National Space Administration, Von KArmAn Crater, Earth State


Watch China’s moon mission touch down on the far side

Video has been shared of a lander's-eye view of China's Chang'e 4 mission touching down in the Von Kármán Crater on the far side of the moon. The craft captured footage of the descent with a camera which was attached to the probe. The post Watch China’s moon mission touch down on the far side appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Trends, Moon, Landing, Emerging Tech, Chang, Far Side Of The Moon, Von KArmAn Crater, Chang'e 4