Ufovax Extends Its Intellectual Property Portfolio to Include a Patent Covering the Design of an Optimized Antigen For COVID-19

Ufovax, LLC, (Ufovax), a vaccine biotechnology company based on the Single-component Self-Assembling protein NanoParticle (1c-SApNP) vaccine design and manufacturing platform invented by Associate Professor Jiang Zhu, PhD, of Scripps Research (La Jolla, CA), has extended its intellectual property portfolio to include an exclusive global license to a patent covering the design of an optimized antigen for SARS-CoV-2 (aka “COVID-19”). The patent, entitled Stabilized Coronavirus Spike (S) Protein Immunogens and Related Vaccines, was filed by Scripps Research on June 29th of this year and was allowed by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on Nov 24, 2020.

Described earlier this year in a submission available on the bioRxiv preprint server, a systematic study of five antigen designs was completed along with evaluation of vaccine response in mice. Using the popular S2P mutation of the Spike alone, the optimized spike antigen design (S2GΔHR2) alone and the

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AWS re:Invent Day 1: Top 5 announcements include machine learning, storage innovations, and container capabilities

CEO Andy Jassy covered 24 new product announcements in his three-hour keynote on the first day of the virtual Amazon Web Services event.

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Aurora is the fastest growing service in the history of AWS, CEO Andy Jassy said in announcing the next version of Amazon Aurora Serverless at AWS re:Invent.

The newest products and services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) extend cloud tools and services to on-prem installations, reduce the cost of machine learning operations, and create more storage options. AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced 24 new capabilities during the keynote at the first day of AWS re:Invent which is a virtual event this year. The news covered everything from customer service platforms and computer vision algorithms to machine learning operations and serverless deployments.

Jassy said the company has been focused on listening to customers and inventing more options for instances, containers, and serverless deployments. Reducing costs is always a

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Reliable Leaker Suggests Redesigned MacBooks in 2021 Will Include Both Apple Silicon and Intel Models

Reliable leaker known as “L0vetodream” has today suggested on Twitter that redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will include models with both Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors.

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The brief Tweet came in response to a MacRumors article from earlier today, which outlined a report from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with ‌Apple Silicon‌ in the second half of 2021.

L0vetodream simply says that the MacBook redesigns expected in the second half of 2021 will not be only for ‌Apple Silicon‌ models, implying that the redesigns will also come to new Intel-based MacBooks.

Apple just released its first ‌Apple Silicon‌ Macs, which include the MacBook Air and lower-end configurations of the 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ and Mac mini. While the new MacBook Pro and ‌Mac mini‌ still have a few shortcomings relative to their more expensive Intel counterparts, they are demonstrating better

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Apple could include Intel in 2021 MacBook redesigns, vague rumor suggests

A leaker known for their accuracy has inferred that redesigned MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models said to launch in 2021 could ship with either Intel or Apple Silicon processors.

The leaker known as @L0vetodream on Twitter has shared an especially vague remark regarding a Ming-Chi Kuo report about future MacBook models published late on Monday. The tweet just suggests that the redesigned models destined for late 2021 would not be limited to Apple Silicon.

This suggests that future models of Apple’s popular MacBooks may still offer Intel variants. This is in direct contrast to what Apple’s SVP Greg Joswiak said in an interview on M1 processors.

“When we said we would support Intel systems for years to come, that was talking about the operating system.” Apple had previously commented that future Intel hardware was coming, but Joswiak said “We still had Intel systems that were in the pipeline” when

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All four iPhone 12 variants include wireless charging. Here’s what to know about it

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The iPhone 12 will feature wireless charging, as past models have.


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The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are all now on sale. The new phones have 5G capabilities, a new design, and a starting price of $699 for the Mini. All iPhone 12 models feature wireless charging, as every iPhone has since the iPhone 8. But with the iPhone 12, Apple has also introduced a MagSafe charger, which uses magnetic pins to connect the charging cable with the device.

The MagSafe charger delivers up to 15 watts of power to your phone. It’s in the form of a magnetic attachment system for different accessories, including cases, which can snap onto the back of your phone. Apple also showed off a MagSafe Duo charger that can charge both your Apple Watch and iPhone at the same

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Design firm calls on developers to include food spaces | The Land

THE “urban farm” continues to grow in popularity and necessity on the back of concern over food shortages.

That’s according to a design consultancy firm which is calling for developers to turn unused land into fruit and vegetable production spaces, in the hopes of incorporating localised food systems into communities.

Urban design and planning business, Hatch RobertsDay has backed one of its Queensland-based senior urban designers, Catherine Simpson, to see what can be done in the space.

Ms Simpson is a director of Brisbane Food City, a collaborative, community-led initiative consisting of several agriculture experts.

RobertsDay contributed to the Brisbane Food City initiative during its early stages.

The idea reimagines Brisbane as a sustainable, localised food system, bringing food production to 190 Brisbane suburbs through farms and hubs by 2050.

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Ms Simpson’s expertise, along with Brisbane Food City’s project vision, prompted the firm to engage with developers to

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‘AirTags’ appear to include privacy features to stop unwanted tracking

Apple looks to be including safety and privacy features in its “AirTags” accessory that could address concerns about unwanted tracking or stalking via the Find My app.

Those features were revealed by code strings buried in the first developer beta of iOS 14.3, which was briefly released and then pulled on Thursday.

Developer and MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, discovered the new “AirTags” features.

One of the code strings reads “If you feel your safety is at risk due to this item, contact your local law enforcement. You may need the serial number of this item.”

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