North Capital Reveals First 3 Users Of Its Blockchain ATS

As much promise as native digital assets have for the economy, some believe that an even bigger opportunity lies within the world of tokenized or digitized securities. In fact, capital formation through tokenization could turn out to be one of the biggest advancements of financial engineering in our lifetimes. Through tokenization virtually anything could be securitized, from works of art to employment contracts. That said, despite this promise security tokens have failed to make the same impact in our collective mindshare or actual economic activity.

There are several reasons for these false starts and shortcomings, the biggest being the  continuing search for a product-market fit. After all, just because something is tokenized doesn’t mean that

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Guam’s most endangered tree species reveals universal biological concept

Guam's most endangered tree species reveals universal biological concept
University of Guam Research Associate Benjamin Deloso examines a bi-pinnately compound leaf of Guam’s flame tree. The endangered Serianthes nelsonii tree makes a leaf that uses this same design. Credit: University of Guam

Newly published research carried out at the University of Guam has used a critically endangered species to show how trees modify leaf function to best exploit prevailing light conditions. The findings revealed numerous leaf traits that change depending on the light levels during leaf construction.


“The list of ways a leaf can modify its shape and structure is lengthy, and past research has not adequately looked at that entire list,” said Benjamin Deloso, lead author of the study. The results appear in the October issue of the journal Biology.

Terrestrial plants are unable to move after they find their permanent home, so they employ methods to maximize their growth potential under prevailing conditions by modifying their

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Guam’s most endangered tree species reveals universal biological concept — ScienceDaily

Newly published research carried out at the University of Guam has used a critically endangered species to show how trees modify leaf function to best exploit prevailing light conditions. The findings revealed numerous leaf traits that change depending on the light levels during leaf construction.

“The list of ways a leaf can modify its shape and structure is lengthy, and past research has not adequately looked at that entire list,” said Benjamin Deloso, lead author of the study.

Terrestrial plants are unable to move after they find their permanent home, so they employ methods to maximize their growth potential under prevailing conditions by modifying their structure and behavior. The environmental factor that has been most studied in this line of botany research is the availability of light, as many trees begin their life in deep shade but eventually grow tall to position their leaves in full sun when they are

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Alligators can regrow their tails too, new study reveals — ScienceDaily

An interdisciplinary team of scientists using advanced imaging technology have answered the question of whether alligators share any of the same regenerative capabilities as much smaller reptiles. Many kinds of small reptiles, such as lizards, are known to regrow their tails. However, with a potential body length of 14 feet, little was known about whether alligators could possibly regrow their massive tails.

A team of researchers from Arizona State University and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have uncovered that young alligators have the ability to regrow their tails up to three-quarters of a foot — about 18% of their total body length. They speculate that regrowing their tails gives the alligators a functional advantage in their murky aquatic habitats.

The team combined advanced imaging techniques with demonstrated methods of studying anatomy and tissue organization to examine the structure of these regrown tails. They found that these new tails

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Bachelor Matt Agnew reveals why he stepped away from the spotlight



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Former Bachelor Dr Matt Agnew kept a low profile in the media following his split from Chelsie McLeod after just two months together, in November 2019.

And on Saturday, the 33-year-old revealed his reason for leaving the spotlight soon after announcing the end of the short-lived romance.

He told the Herald Sun that his silence was a calculated move on his part to help ‘put himself back together’ after his TV stint.  



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Life after The Bachelor: Former Bachelor Matt Agnew (pictured) has revealed the REAL reason he stepped away from the spotlight after his shock split with Chelsie McLeod last year

‘I did not come out of both the show and the relationship in great shape and I needed time with my close friends and family to pick myself up and put myself back together, really,’ he said.

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Latin American Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference Reveals Latest Speakers

The Latin American Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference, the self-described “longest running bitcoin and blockchain event in its region,” has revealed some new speakers and attendees for its latest iteration, according to a press release from the group.

“Despite the global pandemic landscape, LABITCONF will continue to provide quality content on Bitcoin technology, as well as international monetary policies, legal challenges and the most innovative Blockchain implementations,” the release notes.

Speaking on the matter is Rodolfo Andragnes, the Chief General Coordinator of LABITCONF, who said:

“The financial chaos that has prevailed in Latin America has made it a revolutionary region in the adoption of new technologies and innovations in cryptocurrencies. Representatives from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela will take to the stage to debate multi-sectorally and tell the global audience about the reality of Bitcoin and Blockchain in the region.”

  • Pillars of Bitcoin: The fundamentals of Bitcoin as a crypto

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Microsoft Reveals 2020 New Zealand Partner Awards Winners

Winners were recognised for their outstanding efforts to transform customers

New Zealand, 10pm, 27 November 2020 – Microsoft is thrilled to announce the winners for its 13th annual Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards. These winners represent the best of Microsoft’s local Partner network and were celebrated tonight at a glamorous ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall.

Judges spoke highly of each of the 10 winners for the outstanding ways they are continuing to empower customers through clever use of Microsoft technology.

“The last 12 months have seen the Partner network face some really challenging circumstances. What is most exciting to see is that the calibre of this year’s winners shows Partners have really stepped up to the plate and done some incredible work. Their exceptional efforts to go above and beyond for customers is admirable and it makes us so proud to be partnered with them,” says Matt Bostwick,

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Verdantix Smart Building Technologies Survey Reveals Spending Plans And Technology Priorities For 2021

Independent research firm Verdantix has released its annual global survey of 250 real estate occupiers across 13 geographies and 18 industries on their firms’ real estate strategic direction, governance, budgets and priorities in relation to technology decisions. The survey revealed that attracting and retaining talent was the top priority for 37% of respondents, followed by building resiliency (23%), cost reduction (22%), and building occupant health and wellbeing (18%).

“Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 has caused vast disruption to business operations globally this year.” commented Verdantix Industry Analyst, Dayann Charles Jeyamohan. “This has prompted many firms to prioritize talent retention and occupant wellbeing programmes within their business strategies to ensure a motivated and healthy workforce during the crisis.”

Key findings of the Verdantix ‘Global Corporate Survey 2020: Smart Building Technology Budgets, Priorities & Preferences’ report:

  • Enabling a remote workforce is the most significant factor shaping real estate strategies (96%), closely followed by social distancing
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Melting Ice in Norway Reveals Ancient Arrows | Smart News

A melting ice patch in Norway has revealed the remnants of dozens of arrows and other artifacts, some dating to the Stone Age, Chris Baraniuk reports for New Scientist.

Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Oslo and Bergen have discovered 68 arrow shafts, some with arrowheads attached. The arrowheads are made of a range of materials, including bone, slate, iron and mussel shell. In some cases, the ice even preserved twine and tar used to hold the arrow together. They published their findings earlier this week in the journal The Holocene.

William Taylor, an anthropologist at the University of Colorado Boulder who was not involved in the study, tells New Scientist that the discoveries represent a “treasure trove” not usually found in a single patch of melting ice.

“You might expect a handful of items if you were lucky,” he says. “It’s extremely rare and extremely important.”

The

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T-ray technology reveals what’s getting under your skin

T-ray technology reveals what’s getting under your skin
A demonstration of how the T-ray equipment can be used to scan an individual’s skin. Credit: University of Warwick

A new method for analyzing the structure of skin using a type of radiation known as T-rays could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer.


Scientists from the University of Warwick and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have shown that using a method that involves analyzing T-rays fired from several different angles, they can build a more detailed picture of the structure of an area of skin and how hydrated it is than current methods allow.

Their method is reported in Advanced Photonics Research and could provide a new tool for scientists and clinicians for characterizing the properties of skin in individuals, to assist in managing and treating skin conditions.

Terahertz (THz) radiation, or T-rays, sit in-between infrared and WiFi

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