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Rapid coronavirus testing for Congress a hot topic again after Rep. Gohmert catches COVID-19

In the aftermath of Rep. Louie Gohmert’s positive COVID-19 test, the debate around sending rapid test machines to the Capitol is back in full force.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell don’t agree on much, but they are on the same page about not bringing rapid testing to Capitol Hill — and…

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‘Firms should put rapid growth plans on the backburner’

While deal activity had dropped in April and May, it picked up in June-July, said G.V. Ravishankar, MD of Sequoia Capital (India). 2 min read . Updated: 31 Jul 2020, 06:57 AM IST Nandita Mathur VCs have shown a clear preference for edtech in the first half of 2020, with startups raising around $795 million…

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Roundup: Rapid AfCFTA implementation to render Africa more resilience to COVID-19 shocks: expert – Xinhua

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat (C) announced the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement during the launching ceremony in Niamey, capital of Niger, July 7, 2019. (Xinhua) Rapid and effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement could fast-track Africa’s industrial development by…

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Quick Huawei rip-out Can cause outages and Safety risks, warns UK telco

The chief executive of UK incumbent telco BT has warned any government move to require a rapid rip-out of Huawei kit from existing mobile infrastructure could cause network outages for mobile users and generate its own set of security risks. Huawei has been the focus of concern for Western governments including the US and its…

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Warm springs bring early, rapid plant growth, and severe droughts

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study shows that the severe impact of the summer drought that hit Europe in 2018 was partly due to the spring heatwave that preceded it, which triggered early and rapid plant growth, depleting soil moisture. With lots of sunshine, high temperatures, and ultimately drought, the summer of 2018 was…

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I’m The Rapid Response Social Worker Who Replaced The Police

It’s not an easy job. In fact, it’s impossible, but it’s for social justice! I’m not gonna lie, this isn’t exactly what I expected — lying here in the hospital. I mean, it’s only a few broken bones, a punctured lung, and some stitches to the head, but I almost feel betrayed. Three weeks ago…

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Rapid evolution is making red foxes more like dogs in 1 distinct way

For more than a century, foxes have been taking over London. There’s now one fox per every 300 people in England’s capital. This time spent in cityscapes has led urban foxes to take on new traits, recent research shows. They have become noticeably different from their wild counterparts after only a few generations. In just…

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NRL Chemists’ Rapid Response Cleans Up

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division researchers responded within four days to the Navy’s request in early April for Coronavirus (COVID-19) shipboard decontamination strategies. The research team identified preferred chemistries and recommended products to disinfect large areas using commercially available products that were safe for the Sailors while minimizing…

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Rapid growth of new atmospheric particles by nitric acid and ammonia condensation

AbstractA list of authors and their affiliations appears at the end of the paper New-particle formation is a major contributor to urban smog1,2, but how it occurs in cities is often puzzling3. If the growth rates of urban particles are similar to those found in cleaner environments (1–10 nanometres per hour), then existing understanding suggests…

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Rapid7 is acquiring DivvyCloud for $145M to beef up cloud security

Rapid7 announced today after the closing bell that it will be acquiring DivvyCloud, a cloud security and governance startup, for $145 million in cash and stock. With Divvy, the company moves more deeply into the cloud, something that Lee Weiner, chief innovation officer, says the company has been working toward, even before the pandemic pushed…