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DataRobot is acquiring Paxata to add data prep to machine learning platform

DataRobot, a company best known for creating automated machine learning models known as AutoML, announced today that it intends to acquire Paxata, a data prep platform startup. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. Paxata raised a total of $90 million before today’s acquisition, according to the company. Up until now, DataRobot has concentrated…

It’s a billion-ton, 14-million-mile long mysterious alien formation – and Earth is heading right into it

Yes, it’s the debris tail of asteroid 3200 Phaethon, the source of the annual Geminids meteor shower An image of the asteroid tail captured in the top left. Image credit: Brendan Gallagher and Guillermo Stenborg Asteroid 3200 Phaethon’s thick trail of debris, which is the source of the annual Geminids meteor shower here on Earth,…

A more efficient way to turn saltwater into drinking water

A metal-conductive framework (MOF) is a new type of membrane for water desalination. Credit: Amir Barati Farimani, Carnegie Mellon University Water scarcity is a major problem across the world. “It affects every continent,” says Amir Barati Farimani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. “Four billion people live under conditions of severe…

Here are the five Startup Battlefield finalists at Disrupt Berlin

Fourteen startups presented onstage today at Disrupt Berlin, giving live demos and rapid-fire presentations on their origin stories and business models, then answering questions from our expert judges. Now, with the help of those judges, we’ve narrowed the group down to five startups working on everything from productivity to air pollution. These finalists will be…

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