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Temperature inside Chicxulub crater after dinosaur-killing asteroid hit revealed with 'paleothermometer' | Live Science

“Using a ‘paleothermometer’, researchers have determined the temperature of the Chicxulub crater just after the dinosaur-killing asteroid created it 66 million years ago. Rocks sampled from within the crater reached a sizzling 625 degrees Fahrenheit (330 degrees Celsius) at the end of the Cretaceous period (145 million to 66 million years ago), according to a study published Jan. 11 in the journal PNAS Nexus. The new research also suggests that the asteroid impact didn't release as much carbon dioxide as previously thought, which could change the way scientists look at the mass extinction event that followed.’”

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Gel and lithium-ion tech could enable 1000-mile EV range on one charge | Interesting Engineering

“The global push for sustainable transportation has spurred significant advancements in electric vehicle (EV) technology. Battery range has remained a focal point among the key challenges facing widespread EV adoption. While current EVs typically offer a range of around 435 miles (700 kilometers) on a single charge, researchers have been diligently working towards a significant milestone: achieving a 1,000-kilometer (approximately 621 miles) battery range. A team of researchers from the Department of Chemistry at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea is leading the charge in addressing this challenge. The team has made substantial strides in enhancing the energy density of lithium-ion batteries using silicon-based materials.”

Tiktok’s testing a new way to facilitate engagement between creators and paying subscribers | Social Media Today

“TikTok’s testing a new live engagement element called ‘Sub Space’, which is a subscriber only, chat-like addition that’ll ideally help to incentivize more sign-ups, by giving paying subscribers dedicated focus in live chats. Sub Space is a new option within TikTok’s Live subscription tools, which enables creators to set up what’s essentially a private chat room for paying members only”

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Disney buys $1.5 billion stake in Epic games to create 'expansive' universe within Fortnite | IGN

“Disney has purchased a $1.5 billion stake in Epic Games and teamed up with the company to develop a new expansive, open, persistent, and social universe that will ‘interoperate’ with Fortnite and let fans ‘play, watch, shop, and engage’ with their favorite characters and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar, and more.”

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JP’s Startup Corner: How to start an 8-figure company this weekend

Most people who say they want to start a company never actually will. They will tell you it’s because they don’t have enough money or time, but the fact is it’s easier and cheaper than ever to start your own business in 2024. Here are my 3 tips to make it happen now: 1) Stay in your lane. Build something you know regardless of whether you “love” it or not. 2) Make an MVP product. Launch a crappy first version and get feedback live. 3) Improve 1% per day. Small but focused and consistent daily (or hourly) improvements over time lead to higher probabilities of success.

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