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Longenesis from Latvia wins Fifty Founders Battle pitch competition at TechChill 2021

Longensis, a startup based in Latvia and Hong Hong, has taken home the main prize at TechChill – 10,000 EUR, no strings attached. Gelatex and VREACH divide 250,000 EUR in angel investment from the pan-Baltic syndicate. The leading Baltic tech and startup event brought together over 1,700 attendees from over 600 different organizations from 29 countries, with 178 speakers taking the virtual stage.

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon

Nokia has announced further details after being named by NASA as a partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the Moon, deploying the first LTE/4G communications system in space and helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.

E-Residency sees Rapid Expansion in Southeast Asia, Launches New ID Collection Points to Meet Rising Demand from Entrepreneurs

The Estonian government's e-Residency programme, pioneer of the world's first digital residency initiative, today announced the launch of four new international 'pick-up points', including Singapore, Bangkok, São Paulo and Johannesburg. With two new locations in Southeast Asia, this expansion comes at a time where there is increased demand from entrepreneurs and tech talent in the region to scale their business internationally.

XTI Aircraft Company and Estonian Agencies sign MoU to recognize Estonia as a Regional Mobility Hub

The organizations intend to work with XTI to establish a presence in Tallinn, Estonia to directly serve the region.

TriFan 600 VTOL Aircraft over TalinnXTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Aviation Cluster (EAC), and the Estonian Aviation Academy (EAVA) to recognize Estonia as a Regional Mobility hub for the TriFan 600, the world’s first civilian hybrid-electric long-range vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) airplane.

Satellite imagery key to powering Google Earth

One of the most comprehensive pictures of our changing planet is now available to the public. Thanks to the close collaboration between Google Earth, ESA, the European Commission, NASA and the US Geological Survey, 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years have been embedded into a new layer of Google Earth – creating a new, explorable view of time on our planet.

YANMAR Powers Promising New COVID-19 Breath Test

On 18 February, a two-week official validation test started of revolutionary new COVID-19 rapid testing method: a breath test with the QuBA (Quick Breath Analyzer). Fast, safe, reliable and - very important - without any nasty swabs in your nose and throat.

The test could be a huge breakthrough in getting social life back on track.

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The AI Basketball Robot CUE4 Attempts to Join a B. League All-Star Game

CUE is an AI basketball-playing robot that scores 100 out of 100 shots, developed by Toyota volunteers in their free time. The development team working on the project as real work, scheduled until 2020, unveiled CUE4, the fourth generation, at the end of 2019.

"Novices attempting the impossible from scratch"―This is the third installment of this special in-house project.

Yanmar Powers Award-winning Norwegian Hybrid Fishing Vessel Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Yanmar has delivered engines for an innovative hybrid power solution for the live fish carrier, Ro Vision, the winner of Norway’s Boat of the Year Award. Built by Norwegian shipyard Larsnes Mek. Verksted AS., the The Ro Vision is powered by three of Yanmar’s 6EY22ALW diesel generators integrated with a 600kW battery pack from Siemens which together provide power for onboard systems and the electric propulsion system.

The Ray and 3M started to develop smart road solutions

The Ray and 3M announced today the expansion of their partnership and ongoing work to improve transportation safety and help save American lives by advancing innovation and exciting technologies in the transportation sector. The collaboration, which began in 2018, has targeted existing and potential future opportunities to modernize ubiquitous road infrastructure to enable the predictable and safe operation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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