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VANRATH Tech Round Up - 30th September 2021

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Pocket-sized DNA computers might save the world by 2030

We first heard about Catalog, a pioneer in DNA-based data storage in October 2020 and did an interview with David Turek, its CEO and an IBM alumnus.

Almost a year later, they've announced a $35 million Series B round, led by Hamwha Impact Partners and plans to launch its first chemical-based computing platform which combines both data management (and storage) and computation via synthetic DNA manipulation.

Facebook puts Instagram Kids app on hold

Instagram has hit pause on a new app that it is creating for kids, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said today, in a move that comes amid growing opposition for the project.

AI can predict if it will rain in two hours' time

Artificial intelligence can tell whether it is going to rain in the next two hours, research suggests.

Scientists at Google-owned London AI lab DeepMind and the University of Exeter partnered with the Met Office to build the so-called nowcasting system.

Mr Goxx, the crypto-trading hamster beating human investors

Like many people, Mr Goxx is dabbling in cryptocurrency, hoping to strike it rich.

He's notable for two reasons: first, he is making money, with his lifetime career performance up about 20% - beating many professional traders and funds.

Second, Mr Goxx is a hamster.

British firm claims quantum-computing breakthrough

A UK start-up says it has made one of the world's smallest quantum computers.

Orca Computing, founded two years ago by Oxford academics led by Prof Ian Walmsley, whose work on photonics is at the heart of the company, says its novel approach will make quantum computing more commercially viable.