Rocket Report: Billionaire backs Scottish spaceport, Relativity bags a bundle

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Enlarge / Rocket Lab’s Catch of the Day recovery vessel nears the Electron rocket’s first stage.

Welcome to Edition 3.24 of the Rocket Report! It’s December, and we could see a number of big smallsat launches this month, including from Virgin Orbit and Astra. But in the immediate future, our eyes are on South Texas, where a Starship prototype is due to make a high leap early next week.

As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don’t want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

Aevum unveils its Ravn X launch system. Until now, Aevum has largely operated in the background. But now, it’s ready to show off

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New report spotlights ‘inadequate’ access to technology in English schools

Just 1% of primary state schools provide devices that their pupils can take home, compared to 38% of private primary schools according to new survey data from polling organisation Teacher Tapp, published today by Microsoft in association with think tank The Centre for Education and Youth.

As schools continue to flex and adjust to a second national lock down, this new data highlights the challenges faced in providing the connected learning that education increasingly depends upon. The findings, published in a new report, also highlight the benefits and opportunities that teachers believe access to technology can provide.

Microsoft commissioned the survey of more than 5,000 teachers across England, including more than 1,200 senior leaders, to better understand the value and benefits educators perceive from current education technologies and the barriers they foresee to future adoption, the so-called “digital divide” included. The results are eye opening:

  • In the state sector just
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Global soils underpin life but future looks ‘bleak’, warns UN report

Global soils are the source of all life on land but their future looks “bleak” without action to halt degradation, according to the authors of a UN report.



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A quarter of all the animal species on Earth live beneath our feet and provide the nutrients for all food. Soils also store as much carbon as all plants above ground and are therefore critical in tackling the climate emergency. But there also are major gaps in knowledge, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) report, which is the first on the global state of biodiversity in soils.

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The report was compiled by 300 scientists, who describe the worsening state of soils as at least as important as the climate crisis and destruction of the natural world above ground. Crucially, it takes thousands of years for soils to form, meaning

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Intravascular Temperature Management Market Research Report 2020, Key Players with Technology Overview, Future Trends, Regulations, Forecast

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Dec 03, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the Global market. Key players profiled in the report Zoll Medical Corporation (A Subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation), Stryker Corporation, Medtronic PLC, Smiths Medical, 3M Company, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Gentherm Corporation, The Surgical Company Group, Belmont Instrument Corporation and Biegler GmbH. Company profile includes assign such as company summary, financial summary, business strategy and planning, SWOT analysis and current developments.

The Global Intravascular Temperature Management Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 211.0 Billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 3.5% in the given forecast period.

Browse Full Report @: https://www.marketresearchengine.com/intravascular-temperature-management-market

The Global Intravascular Temperature Management Market is segmented on the lines of type, application, and regional. Based on type segmentation

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What’s killing killer whales? Orca report covering a decade of necropsies identifies threats — ScienceDaily

Pathology reports on more than 50 killer whales stranded over nearly a decade in the northeast Pacific and Hawaii show that orcas face a variety of mortal threats — many stemming from human interactions.

A study analyzing the reports was published today in the journal PLOS ONE. The study findings indicate that understanding and being aware of each threat is critical for managing and conserving killer whale populations. It also presents a baseline understanding of orca health.

The study was conducted by a team of marine mammal and orca specialists led by the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and coordinated through the SeaDoc Society, a Washington-based program of the University of California, Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine. The lead author, Dr Stephen Raverty, and coauthor, Dr John Ford, are adjunct professions at the University of British Columbia Institute of Oceans and Fisheries and Department of Zoology, respectively.

The whales

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Data warehouse firm Snowflake reports bigger loss in first post-IPO quarterly report

(Reuters) — Warren Buffett-backed data warehouse firm Snowflake reported a third-quarter loss on Wednesday in its first quarterly results, following a blockbuster market debut in September and sending its shares more than 5% lower after the bell.

The San Mateo, California-based company, which has 3,554 customers, raised $3.36 billion in its initial public offering after it was priced above the target range in the biggest U.S. listing so far this year.

Snowflake said product revenue, or sales from services on its platform, more than doubled to $148.5 million, accounting for 93% of total revenue in the quarter.

Founded in 2012 in San Francisco, Snowflake sells a cloud data platform that offers to consolidate a business’ data onto one platform. Cloud-based business services have seen rapid growth this year as offices around the world adapted to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Net loss for the quarter ended October

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Smartphone Audio Codecs Market Report 2020-2025: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast

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Dec 03, 2020 (SUPER MARKET RESEARCH via COMTEX) —
As per the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Smartphone Audio Codecs Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025,” the global smartphone audio codecs market experienced healthy growth during 2014-2019. A smartphone audio codec assists in the compression and decompression of a digital audio data stream. It can be both an electronic device that features analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) used in sound cards to support audio in and audio out functions, or computer-based software that compresses or decompresses digital audio data as per the media audio coding format. A smartphone audio codec minimizes the number of bits of an audio file while retaining its accuracy and quality. This helps to reduce the need for storage space and bandwidth for

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An $11 billion tech-focused hedge fund scored a 52% gain by betting on Tesla and against scandal-ridden Wirecard this year, a report said

  • Coatue Management scored a 52% gain this year by betting on Tesla and against German fintech Wirecard, the Financial Times reported.
  • The $11 billion tech-focused hedge fund is run by “Tiger cub” Philippe Laffont, who previously worked at billionaire Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management.
  • Coatue held 3.1 million Tesla shares at the end of the third quarter that are now worth $1.3 billion, the FT said.
  • The fund’s performance eclipses the average 17% return gained by tech-focused hedge funds this year.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

New York-based Coatue Management has been one of the best-performing big hedge funds in 2020, scoring a gain of 52% through November. 

Coatue made its notable gain by betting on Elon Musk’s fast-rising automaker Tesla and against scandal-plagued German payments processor Wirecard, according to the Financial Times. 

The tech-focused fund makes long-short investment strategies, meaning that it buys equities that

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Tea Tree Oil Market 2020 : Regional Analysis with Top Countries Data, Trends, Definition, Share, Market Size and Forecast Report By 2026

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Dec 02, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Tea Tree Oil Market” size is projected to reach USD 50 million by 2026, from USD 37 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 5.3% During 2020-2026.Â360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Tea Tree Oil Market by Types (Pharmaceutical Grade Oil, Premium Grade Oil), Applications (Medicine, Skincare Products, Other Use) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 146 Pages and in-depth TOC on Tea Tree Oil Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on

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Zscaler, Okta, and CrowdStrike Report: My Take on Each

John Vanbiesbrouck…

…. knows the meaning of protection. Some readers may recall the old “Volvo” television ads. Vanbiesbrouck for those who don’t know was a star goaltender who played in the National Hockey League from 1981 through 2002. At his peak, he was the best there was, winning the Vezina Trophy (Hockey’s Cy Young Award) for the New York Rangers back in 1986. The ads would show him in all of his padding. The implication was that drivers interested in protecting themselves and their families would choose Volvo for their next automobile purchase.

I thought of that ad last night, as a bevy of cybersecurity type names went to the tape with their quarterly financial performance. Though folks may be driving less in 2020 than they have in years, they are certainly interested in protecting themselves, as perhaps even to a greater degree, their employers as offices remain empty, and

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