Compact electron accelerator reaches new speeds with nothing but light

A picture from a simulation by which a laser pulse (purple) drives a plasma wave, accelerating electrons in its wake. The brilliant yellow spot is the area with the very best focus of electrons. In a single experiment, scientists used this system to speed up electrons to just about the velocity of sunshine over a … Read more

AC Ventures Reaches First Closing of a $250 Million Fund for Southeast Asian Startups • TechCrunch

AC Ventures (ACV), an funding agency centered on early stage start-ups in Indonesia and the remainder of Southeast Asia, has reached the primary closing of its fifth funding fund (the Fifth Fund). The fund has a goal of $250 million and has raised 65% of that capital thus far, principally from restricted companions who invested … Read more