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04/06/2020   Yahoo! Science

Boeing says it’ll redo uncrewed flight test of Starliner space taxi to space stationBoeing says it will redo the uncrewed test flight of its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station, after months of reviewing what went wrong during a flight that fell short of the mark. NASA said it supported Boeing's decision. Last December's Starliner tryout, known as the Orbital Flight Test, failed to rendezvous with the space station when the craft's onboard flight software misread a timing cue and couldn't execute a crucial thruster burn properly. The mission was cut short, and the spacecraft landed autonomously two days after launch. Additional software lapses came to light during and after the… Read More


04/06/2020   Yahoo! Science

Xplore wins award from Air Force to study navigational tools for moon missionsSeattle-based Xplore has won a $50,000 award from the Air Force to develop an architecture for keeping track of missions between Earth and the moon. The three-month study is being funded through the Air Force's AFWERX technology innovation program, a partnership involving the Air Force Research Laboratory and the National Security Innovation Network. The Air Force wants to develop systems for position, navigation and timing, or PNT, that would extend a GPS-like tracking system to cislunar space — that is, the domain of space extending to the moon. Without such a system, it would be extremely difficult for spacecraft in… Read More


04/06/2020   Wired Science
That famous map of the tongue, with the different sections for bitter, sweet, salty, and sour? Way wrong. Here’s the fascinating truth.
04/06/2020   Wired Science
Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan had flattened the curve. Then travelers from the US and Europe began reimporting the virus.
04/06/2020   Yahoo! Science

Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fishData from Cold War nuclear bomb tests help scientists accurately age whale sharks for the first time.


04/05/2020   Wired Science
Nobel Prize–winning physicist Steven Weinberg's new paper tackles the mystery of why the laws of nature appear to have been composed in triplicate.
04/05/2020   Wired Science
A new report weighs the damage from record heat and raging bushfires, and concludes that the environmental damage is on an “unprecedented scale.”
04/05/2020   Wired Science
WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson and senior correspondent Adam Rogers answer reader questions about the scientific and social consequences of the pandemic.
04/04/2020   Yahoo! Science

It's Bedlam in the Mask Market, as Profiteers Out-Hustle Good SamaritansLast month, Susan Houghtelling, a hospital supply-chain manager in upstate New York, was facing a shortfall of medical supplies when her inbox suddenly flooded with offers.There were advertisements for gallons of hand sanitizer, crates of isolation gowns and, most crucially, pallets of N95 masks -- perhaps the most sought-after product on the planet. All were for prices that were multiples higher than what she normally paid."All of these people are coming out of the woodwork, and all of them mysteriously now have access to an abundant supply," said Houghtelling, who works for three hospitals owned by Arnot Health, based in Elmira, New York. She forwarded dozens of messages to The New York Times from brand-new vendors. One offered her boxes of 50 surgical masks for $70 each; she used to pay $2.28.One solicitor in particular caught her attention: Blank Industries, a company that offered N95 masks for nearly $5 each -- and only if Houghtelling ordered 1 million. She figured it was a scam.Blank Industries is a real company, but it's an ice-melt manufacturer in Hudson, Massachusetts. In an interview, Andrew Blank, the founder, said he had upended his business to sell masks after hearing from a former Chinese supplier he had once hired to make a new kind of toothbrush. (Blank had invented it.) After the coronavirus hit, the supplier turned his dental-products plant into a mask factory. Blank told his 12 employees to stop selling rock salt and start selling masks.Why was he charging $4.92 for each N95? "To be honest, I don't even know what an N95 normally sells for," he said.I told him. "50 cents?" he repeated. His supplier was charging him $4.75. (His margin would cover shipping costs; he planned to take no profit.)The eruption in demand for dwindling amounts of masks has resulted in a kind of global supply-chain bedlam. In the United States, the federal government has decided against commandeering American factories to create a new stream of masks. Instead, federal officials are competing against states, hospitals and medical suppliers for the same pool of masks, which come mostly from China.Yet states and hospitals, whose typical suppliers are overwhelmed and overextended, have little experience negotiating directly with the Chinese supply chain. Thousands of middlemen -- entrepreneurs, do-gooders and profiteers -- have rushed to fill the void.That frenzy has created a mess of confusion, according to interviews with hospitals, factories and mask buyers. Production of masks is soaring, but so are scams, logistical hurdles and, of course, prices.'We're getting bombarded'After the coronavirus outbreak began, China imported 2 billion masks. France ordered 1 billion and vowed to become self-sufficient by year-end. The U.S. government has done comparatively little to coordinate purchasing and ensure that American governments and hospitals aren't competing.Last month, federal officials agreed to buy roughly 600 million N95 masks over the next 18 months. But many states and hospitals are desperate for supplies right now, and the government has already nearly exhausted the supply of protective gear in the national stockpile. On Thursday, the White House said it had invoked the Defense Production Act, a 1950s law, to ensure the manufacturing giant 3M sends a certain share of its masks to the United States.Some of the entrepreneurs stepping up in the government's stead have succeeded. Operation Masks, a two-week-old nonprofit run by tech executives, said it had just closed deals for 1 million N95s for New York state and 200,000 for Hawaii, charging just over $3 for each mask, not including shipping and other costs. On Thursday, Massachusetts received 1.2 million N95 masks via the New England Patriots team plane.Still, several hospital executives said that while they appreciated the surge of well-intentioned people, they were overwhelmed with new names in their inboxes, all offering products they need for prices far higher than what they typically pay."We're getting bombarded," said Ed Bonetti, head of supply chain for the UMass Memorial hospital network in Worcester, Massachusetts.The hospital is prepared to pay more for masks, but it does not want to buy counterfeit gear. "You're in this uncharted territory where you're struggling to just at least validate," Bonetti said. "The last thing we want to do is put product on a clinician that is not going to protect them."Medical-supply arbitrageNot every new entrant to the market is a good Samaritan. Groups on Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram are teeming with posts hawking thousands of masks at inflated prices.Some are wholesalers who bought pallets of masks from China or in liquidation sales and then marked them up. Many more are simply middlemen who call themselves brokers. They scour the groups for masks advertised for a relatively low price, and then repost the offer for a few thousand dollars more. They don't handle the masks or put up their own money.Yaear Weintroub is one of those brokers. A 22-year-old community college student from Brooklyn, he typically sells wholesale electronics to Amazon sellers. But the online forums he searches for deals became flooded with listings for masks last month, so he now spends his days trying to connect buyers and sellers for a bit of medical-supply arbitrage.In a recent interview, he said he was working with a partner to close a deal for 280,000 surgical masks that would increase their price 20% and net the pair a roughly $40,000 profit. He said many of the brokers sold to other brokers, each one marking up the price, until the masks presumably make it to a nursing home or a hospital. He said he would prefer to sell directly to hospitals."They're just more serious," he said. "So if I have the goods, I want a serious buyer for them. And besides, it's a morally good reason."To these sellers, medical supplies are simply another hot product to flip for a profit. Avraham Eisenberg, a New York wholesaler who is trying to ship masks from China, compared the rush for masks to the fad several years ago for fidget spinners.The Justice Department said last month that it would investigate people manipulating the medical-supply market. Five days later, federal authorities charged a Brooklyn man with lying about price gouging after he tried to sell 1,000 masks and other supplies to a doctor for $12,000. (He also was charged with assault after he claimed he had the coronavirus and coughed on FBI agents.) Federal officials are now distributing the more than half a million supplies they confiscated from him.Global demand and stacks of cashIn China, the competition is intense. A small number of Chinese factories are certified by the Food and Drug Administration to make N95 masks, and "those are the diamonds right now," said Lily Liu, a Chinese hospital executive turned Silicon Valley entrepreneur who now helps run Operation Masks."What's happening at those factories is France shows up in the morning, and then they get Germany at breakfast, and then Italy after lunch, and then the U.S. in the afternoon," she said. "In between they get distributors showing up at their doorstep with stacks of cash."That demand has fueled the spike in prices. While some factory owners are probably making handsome margins, much of the price increase is likely spread across the supply chain, from the firms that ship and inspect the masks to those that make the masks' fabric and the machines that assemble them.Take Zhou Hua, the owner of a factory in Xuancheng, China, that months ago made children's clothing. In February, as the coronavirus swept across his country, he rushed to buy mask machines and spent roughly $500,000 transforming his plant. Now his staff has nearly doubled to 75 employees, and they make 1.6 million masks a day.He said his margins were modest, and blamed higher material costs for much of the price increases. Most masks use melt-blown fabric to stop tiny particles. Zhou said the price of that material had risen 90% to about $53 a ton. He added that the price for machines that weld straps to the masks had tripled, to roughly $2,100.From pool noodles to masksThe people jumping into the mask market come from across the spectrum. Dan Schonfeld, for instance, sells pool noodles. He's pretty good at it, too. He found a reliable supplier in China, slapped sports teams' logos on them and built a steady business through PoolPartsToGo.com.When the coronavirus spread last month to his home state, New York, Schonfeld thought he could use his connections in China to get masks to American doctors. He dropped his pool-supply business and began pursuing masks, vowing not to earn a cent."The fast-forward button was pressed at that moment, and it really hasn't stopped," Schonfeld, 40, said. "I don't think I slept for four nights straight."He worked his iPhone around the clock, calling American hospitals by day and Chinese contacts by night. The hospitals were all interested, but reliable masks were in short supply.Then, just before midnight on March 19, his pool-noodle supplier in Ningbo, China, Jensen Jiang, emailed with news. He had secured a deal with a nearby factory for 100,000 N95 masks at $2.70 each. But competing orders were coming in, he said, so Schonfeld had to decide quickly."Tomorrow is too late," Jiang wrote. Schonfeld told him to place the $35,000 deposit.The next day, Schonfeld excitedly called the hospitals. But executives who had expressed such desperation for masks were suddenly wary of turning over $270,000 to a man who was selling pool parts just days before. One replied "We just don't know you," Schonfeld said. "It turned into me needing help."Eventually, his lawyers found a new buyer: a network of nonprofits that care for 35,000 New Yorkers with intellectual disabilities. They wired the money, and Schonfeld booked a cargo flight.Then he awoke to more bad news. "I am afraid that I made big trouble to you," Jiang said in a March 26 email. "All the masks were taken by government." The email included a photo of a closure notice on the factory's doors, dated 11 days earlier. Schonfeld didn't know what to believe.As Jiang negotiated a refund, which still hasn't arrived, they decided to find and ship a different mask: the so-called KN95, China's effective version of the N95. Schonfeld ordered 150,000 from a new factory and booked a freight plane for April 3.But then there was another catch: The FDA's guidelines for medical use of KN95 masks in the United States were murky, and Schonfeld's lawyers warned that officials could seize them. (On April 2, the agency said it would not block imports of the masks.)"Every day I wake up, there's a new hurdle," he said. "I just never thought it would be this hard to help."Whatever happens to the shipment, it will end his fling with medical supplies, he said.A day later, he mentioned he was looking into ventilator suppliers. "I told my wife, 'All right, I'm done,'" he said. "But if I see on the news that they're begging for ventilators, and I see that there's just inaction, I don't see how I can just sit back."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company


04/04/2020   Wired Science
Earth aside, all the planets in our solar system were named after Greek and Roman gods.
04/04/2020   Wired Science
What could be better than sailing 30 feet through the air for a two-hand jam? Staying home and analyzing it\!
04/04/2020   Yahoo! Science

10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.


04/03/2020   Wired Science
US Food and Drug Administration officials approved nationwide tests of two treatments, both derived from the blood of people who have survived the disease.
04/03/2020   Wired Science
The search giant is disclosing trends in visits to broad categories of places, as a tool for public health officials.
04/03/2020   Wired Science
No, drinking water won’t flush the virus out of your mouth. Here’s how to inoculate yourself against bad Covid-19 information.
04/03/2020   Wired Science
Scientists can’t say for certain why the current pandemic is discriminating by sex, but it likely comes down to biology, lifestyle, and behavior. 
04/03/2020   Wired Science
To swap out the spent uranium rods, hundreds of technicians from around the country must work in close quarters for weeks. That’s a challenge during a quarantine.
04/03/2020   Wired Science
Instead of coding a mechanical quadruped's movements line by line, Google researchers fed it videos of real-life pups. Now it can even chase its tail.
04/02/2020   Yahoo! Science

NASA goes back to the future and revives its formerly forbidden ‘worm’ logoNASA is restoring a squiggly graphic representation of its acronym, known as "the Worm," to a place of prominence, 28 years after it was consigned to the dustbin of space history. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine declared that "the worm is back" today in a tweet — and revealed that it's been painted on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that's due to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station as soon as next month. That demonstration mission will mark the first time U.S. astronauts have been launched to orbit from U.S. soil since the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in… Read More


04/02/2020   Yahoo! Science

Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption testScientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.


04/02/2020   Wired Science
The US is short of ventilators to help Covid-19 patients breathe. Ford, GM, and satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit are trying to fill the gap.
04/02/2020   Yahoo! Science

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient AfricaTwo million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.


04/02/2020   Yahoo! Science

Amid ‘rapidly evolving’ COVID-19 outbreak, Blue Origin’s launch plans spark debateDiscussions about future launch plans for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture have reportedly generated internal acrimony due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak — and that, in turn, has generated reassurances about safety. The acrimony is laid out in a report from The Verge, based on accounts from unnamed employees as well as an audio recording of a staff meeting at the company's headquarters in Kent, Wash. Employees reportedly worried that plans for a test flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital spaceflight could put them at risk, because the operation would involve traveling to the company's… Read More


04/02/2020   Wired Science
As the coronavirus spreads, unhoused people are among the most vulnerable to infection.
04/02/2020   Wired Science
The president is presiding over a public health nightmare and a mounting economic crisis. So why are voters warming up to him?
04/02/2020   Wired Science
As the government fumbled Covid-19 testing, researchers at UC Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute stepped up—with their own time and funding.
04/02/2020   Wired Science
You may have seen recent videos of goats roaming an empty town. But for more vulnerable species, like rhinos, this shutdown poses a great danger.
04/02/2020   Yahoo! Science

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.


04/02/2020   Yahoo! Science

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.


04/01/2020   Yahoo! Science

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientistsResearchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.


04/01/2020   Wired Science
Many Americans who may need a Covid-19 test still can't easily get one. What's going on?
04/01/2020   Wired Science
The Pentagon's Institute of Infectious Diseases has been handling the world’s most dangerous organisms for decades. Now they're researching the new coronavirus.
03/31/2020   Yahoo! Science

Japanese astronaut joins the crew for SpaceX Dragon mission to space stationThe first non-American to be added to the crew for a SpaceX Dragon flight to the International Space Station is Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Noguchi first visited the space station in 2005 during the first space shuttle flight following the 2003 Columbia shuttle tragedy, and rode a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a six-month orbital stay on the station in 2009-2010. For his next mission, Noguchi will be teaming up with NASA's Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr. — plus Shannon Walker, who was also named today as a member of the first crew to begin a regular tour of duty… Read More


03/31/2020   Yahoo! Science

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wingsRising temperatures may be having a profound impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds.


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Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall projectScientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.


03/30/2020   Yahoo! Science

Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug’s use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation’s aidUniversity of Washington researchers are among the leaders of a newly announced clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a drug that's commonly used to counter malaria and autoimmune disease, can prevent COVID-19. The multi-site trial, managed by UW in collaboration with New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, aims to determine definitively whether taking the drug can prevent transmission in people exposed to the virus. "We currently don’t know if hydroxychloroquine works, but we will learn in as short a timeframe as possible what the outcome is,” principal investigator Ruanne Barnabas, associate professor of global health in the University of Washington… Read More


03/30/2020   Yahoo! Science

Peacock spiders show more of their coloursA new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.


03/30/2020   Yahoo! Science

Machine translates brainwaves into sentencesScientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.


03/29/2020   Yahoo! Science

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinctionThe incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.


03/27/2020   Yahoo! Science

SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craftNASA has tapped a type of SpaceX cargo craft that hasn't yet been built to deliver supplies to a moon-orbiting outpost that hasn't yet been launched. SpaceX's robotic Dragon XL, a cylindrical, supersized version of its workhorse Dragon spacecraft, will handle shipments to the Gateway space platform as the first commercial provider to receive a Gateway Logistics Services contract from NASA. The contract is similar to NASA's existing Commercial Resupply Services contracts with SpaceX, Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada Corp. for cargo shipments to the International Space Station. NASA's Artemis program calls for the first elements of the Gateway to… Read More


03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Monday said anyone who violates quarantine restrictions can be booked under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, which provides for imprisonment up to six months and fine. "We will book a case against them. IPC Section 271 (Disobedience to quarantine rule) is a clear section, there is...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
Humans may not be the only species threatened by the novel coronavirus. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a national park is temporarily shutting its doors to protect its population of endangered mountain gorillas from the disease. Virunga National Park released a statement last week announcing the closure in response to the "rapidly unfolding situation" relating to COVID-19. Mountain gorilla tourism will be closed as of Monday 23, March and officials say no new bookings will be taken before June 1, 2020. Is Hydroxychloroquine the Answer to COVID-19 Pandemic? Racing For a CureRead...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
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03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
Footage of officials berating citizens for flouting Covid-19 quarantine rules goes viral Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A compilation video of mayors lambasting people for flouting coronavirus quarantine rules has struck a chord with Italians, who have shared it in...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
Studies show that young people are at less risk of serious illness – but as invisible carriers they may be key to spreading the virus Jonathan Ball is a professor of molecular virology See all our coronavirus coverage At first it was only elderly people. The narrative about coronavirus, fanned by...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
Human trials will begin imminently – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
23rd March 2020 Update on AIB Group supports for customers through COVID-19 crisis AIB has revised and updated its measures and supports to help customers through COVID-19. Customers can find updates, contact details, and further information at www.aib.ie/covid19. From today, AIB, EBS and Haven have made available an online process, allowing customers to access a three month payment break (moratorium) on home mortgage, personal...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
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03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
People are increasingly loyal to retailers, products, brands and devices that provide real value frictionless and without stress. 63% of US customers say they would share their personal data with a company that offers a great overall experience. And in today's world,datais the new gold. Many technologies can help retail achieve a high customer satisfaction. In this entry, I'm going to focus on acrucial field that serves as a communicator between the back end codestored in the cloud and a human in front of ascreen: User Interface (UI). Done right, UI -so the front-end part of the software - can helpcompanies create a great customer experience and reap the resulting benefits; according to a...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
DUBLIN, Calif., March 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giga-tronics Incorporated (OTCQB: GIGA) (the 'Company') today announced that it has received a $1.5 million order to provide mission critical upgrade kits to existing fielded Radar Threat Generation Systems. The kits are necessary for the operational testing of advanced electronic warfare weapons systems. These new upgrade kits greatly enhance the capability and threat coverage of the currently fielded Coherent Streaming RF Playback System in terms of Instantaneous Bandwidth (IBW), Dynamic Range, Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), and Spectral Purity while maintaining or improving performance against very tight tolerances on Channel to Channel...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
S. Louise Phanstiel Appointed Chair of the Board of Directors; John T. Henderson, M.D., to Remain on the Board SALT LAKE CITY, March 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a global leader in molecular diagnostics and precision medicine, announced today that S. Louise Phanstiel has been appointed as chair of the Board of Directors. John T. Henderson, M.D., will remain on the Board of Directors. 'I would like to thank John for his numerous contributions to Myriad as chair of the board. Under his tenure, Myriad has undergone dramatic diversification and growth,' said S. Louise Phanstiel, chair of the Board of Directors at Myriad Genetics. 'I look forward to working...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
23.03.2020 Following the success of the recent online 'Better with Scattering workshop', BAM will team up with the Diamond Light Source to bring up a series of online lectures on scattering and diffraction, with emphasis on lectures from early career researchers. The talks...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
Exhibit Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Announces Full Year 2019 Financial Results And Strategic And Operational Updates RALEIGH, N.C., March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (the 'Company' or 'Innovate') (Nasdaq: INNT), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel autoimmune and inflammation therapeutics, announced that it has filed its 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K today. RECENT STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS · The closing of merger with RDD Pharma Ltd. is expected around the end of the first quarter/beginning of the second quarter of 2020. The merged company renamed 9 Meters Biopharma, Inc., will create a platform company focusing on...
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03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
INDIANAPOLIS, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today provided an update on the company's clinical trial activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company will delay most new study starts and pause enrollment in most ongoing studies. Lilly is continuing ongoing clinical trials for patients who are already enrolled. The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially impacted the global healthcare delivery system, including the conduct of clinical trials. Many healthcare systems have had to restructure operations to prioritize caring for those suffering from COVID-19 and limit or cease other activities. The severe burden on healthcare...
03/23/2020   WorldNews Science
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Allot Logo Broadcom Partners with Allot to Offer Symantec PacketShaper Customers a Smooth Transition to Allot Secure Service Gateway March 23, 2020 Partnership extends attractive solution to Symantec PacketShaper customers Hod Hasharon, Israel, March 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Allot Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT) (TASE: ALLT), a leading global provider of innovative network intelligence and security-as-a-service (SECaaS) solutions for communication service providers and enterprises, today announced that it was chosen by Broadcom as the recommended vendor to offer a transition path from the discontinued PacketShaper line of products to the Allot Secure Service Gateway (SSG). Following their Broadcom...

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