Spotify Technology SA co-founder Daniel Ek will invest 1 billion euros of his personal assets to fund early-stage European start-ups.
Mr Ek is hoping that improving funding opportunities to European technology start-ups will challenge the dominance of the Silicon Valley and improve prospects for the companies located in Europe. “Some of the most promising tech talent in the world automatically leaves Europe because they don’t feel valued here. We need more super-companies that raise the bar and can act as an inspiration,” he said. Read the full article here: https://www.ft.com/content/aad03856-986b-472d-b7f3-0409da6add55
When sending spacecraft to observe the sun, there is an inevitable trade-off between the quality of pictures taken from shorter distances and the damage that is inflicted on the spacecraft by light and heat. A bulk of the new Orbiter’s mass is a heat shield which protects it by directing heat to the sides and away from the spacecraft. The orbiter can not only sample the physical conditions of space around the Sun but also take direct pictures of its surface. Find out more here: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Solar_Orbiter/The_closest_camera_to_the_Sun