Immunai wants to map the entire immune system and raised $20 million in seed funding to do it – TechCrunch

[ad_1] For the past two years the founding team of Immunai had been working stealthily to develop a new technology to map the immune system of any patient. Founded by Noam Solomon, a Harvard and MIT-educated postdoctoral researcher, and former Palantir engineer, Luis Voloch, Immunai was born from the two men’s interest in computational biology…

In a potential big win for renewable energy, Form Energy gets its first grid-scale battery installation – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Form Energy, which is developing what it calls ultra-low-cost, long-duration energy storage for the grid, has signed a contract with the Minnesota-based Great River Energy to develop a 1 megawatt, 150 megawatt hour pilot project. The second-largest electric utility in the U.S., Great River Energy’s installation in Cambridge, Minn. will be the first commercial…

Sweat power, Earth imaging, testing ‘ghostdrivers’ – TechCrunch

[ad_1] I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world of tech and startups. This week: one step closer to self-powered on-skin electronics; people dressed as car seats; how…

Silicon Valley needs a new approach to studying ethics now more than ever – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Lisa Wehden is an investor at Bloomberg Beta, a VC fund focused on the future of work; previously she launched Entrepreneur First in Berlin. Next month, Apple and Google will unveil features to enable contact tracing on iOS and Android to identify people who have had contact with someone who tests positive for the…