MEL Science secures $14m in Series B funding to expand award-winning at-home science education offering

MEL Science secures $14m in Series B funding to expand award-winning at-home science education offering

MEL Science has proved an invaluable educational resource for tens of thousands of subscribers struggling with schooling disruption caused by COVID-19

MEL Science, a London-based science educational platform, today announces that it has secured $14 million in Series B funding to support demand for its subscription-based offering. International investors include Mubadala Investment Company, Channel 4 Ventures and other entities from Europe and China.

As a leading EdTech innovator, MEL Science aims to bring science to life through educational kits, combining hands-on experiments with interactive VR simulations and live lessons – created to help students learn in intuitive, engaging ways. Its award-winning products are designed for children aged 5 – 14 and are intended to be used either as an at-home teaching aid or by schools.

This latest round of funding will enable MEL Science to develop its product offering and expand into new territories. In addition, it will support the

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Ovation Science Secures First National Retailer for DermSafe At “Source For Sports” Locations Across Canada

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2020 / (CSE:OVAT) (OTC:OVATF) Ovation Science Inc. (“Ovation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its DermSafe® Hand Sanitizer Lotion is now available in select locations of Source For Sports, a Canadian sporting goods retailer with over 130 locations across Canada.

“We are excited to now have DermSafe available to consumers in multiple provinces across Canada at Source For Sports; a North American sporting goods retailer that focuses on providing expert advice and personalized service to help customers find what fits their game. This distribution of DermSafe is just in time to support a safe back-to-sports environment for everyone during this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mr. Terry Howlett, President of Ovation. “The roll-out of DermSafe to many of the Source For Sports locations across Canada has commenced.” He added, “We were very pleased with the enthusiasm we received about DermSafe from Sports Distributors

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Oracle secures Australian whole-of-government deal

Oracle has signed a whole-of-government services agreement with the Digital Transformation Agency to make it easier for government agencies to purchase Oracle products and services.

Under the arrangement, agencies will have access to Oracle’s entire hardware, software, cloud and services offerings, including applications for sales, service, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain, and manufacturing, plus its cloud infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database.

Oracle’s cloud regions in Sydney and Melbourne will also be provided to agencies under what the DTA has dubbed as the “new coordinated approach to buying Oracle”.

“The arrangement gives agencies better value for money, consistency, and flexibility when sourcing Oracle products and services,” the DTA touted.

While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the agency said: “The coordinated approach to digital sourcing will make it easier for agencies to buy technology, drive innovation, and get more value out of their investments”.

DTA said non-corporate

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Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST) Secures Order From Major Oil & Gas Producer for Offshore Drilling and Wellhead Platform

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November 19, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
ATEX Certified Microturbines Will Provide Prime Power for Two Unmanned Offshore Platforms for a Global Oil & Gas Producer in Sarawak, Malaysia

VAN NUYS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 19, 2020 / Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (NASDAQ:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has received orders for two ATEX-certified C200S microturbines and two C65 ATEX-certified microturbines to be installed at offshore platforms operated by a global oil and gas company located in Sarawak, Malaysia. Serba Dinamik, Capstone’s exclusive distributor in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei (www.e-serbadk.com), secured the order for the systems, which are expected to be commissioned in October 2021.

“Capstone continues to be delighted to help oil and gas companies in their pursuit to de-carbonize oil production while simultaneously improving energy

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ClosedLoop.ai Secures $11M Series A Funding to Assist Healthcare Organizations Improve Clinical and Financial Outcomes

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ClosedLoop.ai, Healthcare’s Data Science Platform, today announced the close of an $11 million Series A. The investment round was co-led by Greycroft and .406 Ventures with participation from Silicon Valley Bank and Meridian Street Capital. ClosedLoop makes it easy and affordable for healthcare organizations to use data science to improve outcomes and reduce costs by combining an intuitive end-to-end machine learning platform for data scientists with a catalog of healthcare specific predictive models and features.

The company’s technology is already recognized as a category leader by clients and the KLAS Healthcare AI 2020 report, which highlighted ClosedLoop as a Top Performer in healthcare-focused AI with 100% of customers saying they would buy the platform again. ClosedLoop is also a top 7 finalist in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge.

ClosedLoop’s platform provides leading-edge AI tools and automation capabilities

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Sandia secures six regional technology transfer awards

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For responding with innovative solutions during the pandemic, developing solar cell and hydrogen research technology, and creatively working with companies, Sandia National Laboratories won six prestigious regional 2020 Federal Laboratory Consortium awards.

The awards for the Mid-Continent and Far West regions put a spotlight on Sandia successes in transferring technology, partnerships and licensing. In addition, Sandia was honored with the Regional Laboratory Award for rapidly responding to COVID-19 challenges in order to help mitigate threats to the U.S. and its economy.

“During this unprecedented year, Sandia was able to demonstrate our continued commitment to developing innovative technology and partnerships that help secure our nation’s future,” said

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Hover secures $60M for a 3D imaging platform used to assess and fix properties

The US property market has proven to be more resilient than you might have assumed it would be in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, and today a startup that’s built a computer vision tool to help owners assess and fix those properties more easily is announcing a significant round of funding as it sees a surge of growth in usage.

Hover — which has built a platform that uses eight basic smartphone photos to patch together a 3D image of your home that can then be used by contractors, insurance companies and others to assess a repair, price out the job, and then order the parts to do the work — has raised $60 million in new funding.

The Series D values the company at $490 million post-money, and significantly, it included a number of strategic investors. Three of the biggest insurance companies in the US — Travelers, State

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HUNTER TECHNOLOGY SECURES SEASONED TECH EXECUTIVES

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire – Hunter Technology Corp. (TSX-V: HOC; OTCQB: HOILF; WKN: A2QEYH, FSE: RWPM, ISIN: CA4457371090) (“Hunter” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to appoint Dr. Florian Spiegl and Mr. Alex Medana as Senior Vice-Presidents.

Hunter has also agreed, through its Swiss development subsidiary Digiledger Holdings AG, to hire FinFabrik Limited of Hong Kong (“FinFabrik”), a company controlled by Dr. Spiegl and Mr. Medana, to develop the Oilex and OilExchange Platforms.  Founded in 2016, FinFabrik is a Hong-Kong based creator of purpose-driven financial technology, focused on empowering businesses to access opportunity, take sound decisions and build wealth.

“The importance of securing proven executives as well as a development team is pivotal for Hunter Tech in its development cycle,” said Andrew Hromyk, Hunter’s CEO. “The successful platform will integrate the critical experience

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BAE Systems Secures New $94 Million Contract to Deliver Advanced Technology to the U.S. Navy

BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year $94 million single-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to deliver advanced technology capability to the U.S. Navy.

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BAE Systems will provide engineering, test, and evaluation support for systems aboard manned and unmanned airborne platforms, similar to the PHASA-35 high altitude High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) vehicle. (Photo: BAE Systems)

Building on 40 years of support to the U.S. Navy, this award from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF) enables the company to provide engineering, test, and evaluation support for sensors as well as communication, control, and weapons systems for various manned and unmanned airborne platforms.

“We are bringing new advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and autonomy to the Airborne Systems Integration Division,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense

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Chinese rocket firm Galactic Energy succeeds with first orbital launch, secures funding

HELSINKI — Chinese rocket firm Galactic Energy successfully sent a small satellite into orbit Saturday with the first launch of its Ceres-1 launch vehicle.

The Ceres-1 four-stage solid rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center near the Gobi Desert at 2:12 a.m. Eastern Saturday.

First indications of launch came from spectators posting footage on Chinese social media. Chinese state media announced launch success around 30 minutes later.

The 50-kilogram Tianqi-11 satellite was sent into a 500-kilometer Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). Shanghai ASES Spaceflight Technology Co. Ltd., developed the satellite, nominally part of the Tianqi (“Apocalypse”) narrowband Internet of Things constellation for Beijing Guodian Gaoke Technology Co. Ltd. 

The successful mission means Galactic Energy becomes the second nominally private Chinese launch company to reach orbit.

Chinese NewSpace boost

Galactic Energy is the fourth Chinese private launch company overall to make an orbital launch attempt, all with light-lift solid launchers. Landspace

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