News Article | April 26, 2017
There are plenty of four-wheeled toys around for well-to-do adults, but young motoring enthusiasts have far fewer options. If your child has expensive tastes, or doesn't like the look of a shrunken McLaren P1, Ford Mustang or Tesla Model S, they can now indulge in their passion for motoring with the boutique, electric D.Throne. Unlike some of the other tiny four-wheeled toys we've covered at New Atlas, the D.Throne is designed to do more than crawl around the backyard. The design team wants it to be durable enough to tackle forays into the outside world, which means handling hills, grass and poorly-surfaced pavement. The rechargeable battery lasts between three and seven hours depending on how heavy the driver is, which means youngsters could potentially explore a long way from home. With that in mind, the old-fashioned looking D.Throne has been wildly over-engineered. It has a full rear suspension, and a working differential to handle the electric power being put to the rear wheels. The frame, which is made of metal and cloaked in pale wood, is rated to hold a whopping 200 kg (441 lb). That means it should be able to stand up to even the most enthusiastic rides from generously proportioned uncles. It might be made in China, but the design of this little toy car has been heavily inspired by classic British shapes. The grille could have been stolen directly from this tiny Rolls-Royce, and the wooden detailing on the edge of the frame is a classy touch. The single seat is trimmed in leather, and the wooden steering wheel is a delightful throwback. There are also plenty of customization options on offer, with a range of different colors for the frame, leather and wooden trim. We can only imagine the ordering process is like ordering a Bugatti Chiron, albeit on a slightly smaller scale. Is your spoiled junior driver likely to care? Probably not, but it's nice to know the design team has gone to the effort. All jokes aside, though, it does look very pretty, especially compared to the plasticky offerings you get elsewhere. D.Throne doesn't list a US price on its website, but you can expect to pay around US$3,000 for the privilege of driving an electric toy. Given McLaren charges just $500 for its McLaren P1 toy, the D.Throne is aimed at the well-heeled junior motorist. You can check the D.Throne out in the video below.
News Article | April 4, 2017
Remember how Australian scientists have been recruiting amateur astronomers in the search for the elusive ninth planet thought to orbit the solar system? Thanks to this campaign, the team is now eyeing four unknown objects that could be Planet Nine candidates. The planetary search, launched on BBC’s Stargazing Live broadcast, harnessed thousands of images captured by the Australian National University’s SkyMapper telescope in New South Wales. From there, around 60,000 eager stargazers worldwide had classified more than 4 million space objects as part of the search. Lead researcher Brad Tucker reported that the probe is now taking a specific direction. "We've detected minor planets Chiron and Comacina, which demonstrates the approach we're taking could find Planet Nine if it's there," Tucker said in a statement. "We've managed to rule out a planet about the size of Neptune being in about 90 percent of the southern sky out to a depth of about 350 times the distance the Earth is from the sun.” The citizen scientists have flagged four specific objects for follow-up in the search for Planet Nine, which calculations from January 2016 suggest may be orbiting the sun. The hypothesized planet is believed to be around 10 times Earth’s size and 800 times its distance from the sun. Astronomers will now use the telescope at Siding Spring as well as others around the world to investigate the four objects and see if they’re viable planetary candidates. Even if they don’t turn out to be likely prospects, the team celebrated achieving four years’ worth of scientific analysis in under three days. In fact, Tucker shared, a volunteer by the name of Toby Roberts made an impressive 12,000 classifications under this citizen-search program. The search for Planet Nine, which involved the citizen-science website Zooniverse.org, is now officially on. Take note, though, that the publicly open aspect of it has ended. ANU’s citizen search however continues via www.planet9search.org. In 2014, astronomers Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo first proposed Planet Nine’s existence, broaching the discovery of space body 2012 VP113 and its shared orbital traits with the dwarf planet Sedna and other objects. According to the two, the similarities could be answered for by a massive, unseen “perturber” that lurks in the outer spans of the solar system and tugs on the said objects. This was bolstered by astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in 2016, dubbing the perturber “Planet Nine” and thinking it could be sculpting more distant objects’ orbits. Scientists, according to Tucker, concluded from here that Planet Nine existed after they studied Pluto’s orbit. This orbit could have been affected by another planet’s gravity, the same way Neptune was actually predicted. At present, the solar system currently has eight recognized planets, after Pluto’s planetary status was stripped in 2006. Science, however, can be expected to keep looking – a group, for instance, put forward a new way to classify planets that could likely bring the planet count to more than 100. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
News Article | April 3, 2017
Bugatti and Dutch bike manufacturer PG have unveiled what is being called the world’s lightest (and possibly fastest) bike. The bike, inspired by Bugatti’s Chiron sports car, weighs just 11 pounds thanks to carbon fiber composites. According to Architectural Digest, approximately 95 percent of the bike is made with carbon fiber. Most composite-intensive bikes feature carbon fiber in the frame, whereas the Bugatti/PG creation features carbon fiber in the bike’s fork, rims, handlebar, seat, seat post, crank and brake. The wheels were made by German company Lightweight and THM Carbones designed the fork. The frame of the PG Bugatti Bike was built by Merelli. With over 30 years of experience with composite materials, Merelli has designed, developed and manufactured several best-in-class carbon products for Formula 1 and the cycling industry. According to PG, all of the high-tensile strength carbon fiber parts are made through a process called P3, short for prepreg performance process. All the parts were manufactured in Germany. “All carbon components are handcrafted using prepreg materials and methods otherwise found only in the motor sport and aeronautic industries in order to guarantee the lightest weight and highest rigidity possible,” PG says. Additionally, PG says all frame cross-sections are oversized to ensure maximum rigidity. PG also notes, however, that only 667 bikes will be produced and that the bike is not intended to be used on public roads.
News Article | May 16, 2017
LONDON & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chiron Investment Management, a boutique, multi-asset investment management firm, today announced the launch of their new UCITS fund, the Chiron Global Opportunities Fund. The Fund will employ a multi asset class strategy that will seek to preserve capital while generating a total return that outperforms its peers and relevant benchmarks. The fund was launched in collaboration with UBS and is domiciled in Ireland as a sub-fund of Chiron Funds ICAV, an Irish UCITS structure. Chiron will employ their signature quantamental investment process for the Fund, which the firm describes as a hybrid combination of rigorous quantitative modeling with deep fundamental research. The process, which the firm has employed via its Capital Allocation Fund (CCAPX) over the last 19 months, has proven to outperform Morningstar’s World Allocation Category by more than 4%.1 The Fund is collectively managed by Ryan Caldwell, Co-Founder and CIO of Chiron, Grant Sarris, Portfolio Manager and Head of Fundamental Research, and Brian Cho, Portfolio Manager and Head of Quantitative Research. Caldwell, who previously co-managed Ivy Investment’s $40 billion World Allocation Fund until leaving and launching Chiron in 2015, is a pioneer in the World Allocation Category. “Through employing our quantamental process we have managed to mitigate risk in an environment of increased uncertainty and market volatility, which we can now offer investors overseas,” said Chiron CIO Ryan Caldwell. “In just 19 months Chiron has raised over $700 Million AUM, an achievement I credit to our commitment to our investment process and deep bench of expertise.” The Fund will be comprised of a globally diverse portfolio, targeting opportunities across different regions, industry sectors and across the capital structure. Chiron will apply a factor framework of over 75 factors to over 4000 global companies to filter the universe to roughly 500 companies before applying deep fundamental analysis to further narrow the opportunities and construct the portfolio. The Fund launched with $100M in AUM, initially attracting assets from Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland. The Fund is also currently registered for public offer and sale in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The Fund may otherwise be sold on a private placement basis depending on the jurisdiction. Chiron Investment Management is a boutique investment management firm, founded in 2015 by CIO Ryan Caldwell, and CEO Enrico Gaglioti. Chiron has an experienced management and advisory team that includes Chairman Marc Spilker and Vice Chairman Scott Prince. In aggregate, the leadership has over 125 years of financial services experience with time-tested track records and success as investors, risk managers and business builders. Our investment process is an actively managed framework that allows us to quantify fundamental factors, systematize our approach, and apply judgment to asset allocation and security selection. Chiron Investment Management is dually headquartered in New York and Kansas City. This material is for informational purposes only. An investment in the Fund involves risk; principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the Fund’s investment objectives will be achieved. The value of securities may decline significantly over short or extended periods of time. More information on these risk considerations, as well as information on other risks to which the Fund is subject are included in the Fund’s prospectus. This release does not constitute or contain an offer, solicitation, recommendation or investment advice with respect to the purchase of the Fund described herein or any security. Prospective investors should carefully consider Fund objectives, risks, charges, tax considerations and expenses and other relevant information before investing. For this and more information on Chiron Funds ICAV, please request a prospectus and read it carefully before you invest. Prospective investors should also consult their professional advisers as to the suitability of any investment in light of their particular circumstances and applicable citizenship, residence or domicile. Chiron Funds ICAV has been authorized in Ireland as a UCITS pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011, as amended and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Shares of the Fund are only available for certain non-U.S. persons in select transactions outside the United States, or, in limited circumstances, otherwise in transactions which are exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and such other U.S. laws as may be applicable.
News Article | May 11, 2017
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MakeMeReach has hit today a new milestone: being approved as a Snapchat Partner. The French social ad-tech company confirms its growth: as an long-term ad partner of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, MakeMeReach is now convinced that Snapchat ads are going to open new possibilities to its +4000 clients worldwide. “We are thrilled to announce that we have been vetted as an official Snapchat Partner! From today, the new integration with the MakeMeReach platform will allow all our clients to run campaigns on Snapchat and to benefit from the expertise of our team on this very fast growing social media platform. This recognition by Snap Inc. also marks a new milestone in the MakeMeReach story. After integration with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,the new partnership completes our offering as the ultimate social ad-tech solution provider.” Over 160 million people use Snapchat every day to Snap with family, watch Stories from friends, see events from around the world, and explore expertly-curated content from top publishers. Snap ads are an up to 10-second, verticaland full-screen video, frequently played with sound on, which can also include the option to swipe up into an attachment. Ads on Snapchat come in many shapes and sizes to fit marketers’ goals: video view, mobile app-Install, awareness, and web traffic. Using a Snapchat Partner like MakeMeReach is a way for advertisers to launch campaigns with any size budget, and also to manage the ads directly from a partner platform. Advertisers will be able to create, optimize and analyze their Snap ads campaigns on their own with the MakeMeReach platform. MakeMeReach conducted a survey on the perception of Snapchat ads: results are very promising for advertisers! To help its customers understand why and how Snapchat ads are new opportunities for them, MakeMeReach worked with IFOP (The Institut français d'opinion publique - a leading international polling and market research firm), to ask users about their habits and perception of ads on Snapchat. Among other findings, this survey reveals that 55% of Snapchat users remember seeing an ad on Snapchat. This percentage goes up for Millennials as 74% of 18-24 years olds can recall ads on Snapchat. Advertisers who know how hard it is to get ad recall will definitely be impressed by these high metrics, especially for the Millennial target whose attention is particularly hard to catch. A very large majority (61%) likes watching ads on Snapchat. 30% even watch the ads until the end, which is higher than the average on other networks The positive perception of Snapchat ads is definitely due to the ad format itself: users have the ability to swipe the ad, and thus, they consider the Snapchat ad less intrusive than other ad formats. 69% think that having the choice to watch the ad makes the Snapchat ad more appealing than other social network’ ads. That’s a real asset for Snapchat! Finally, the survey showed a huge impact of Snapchat ads on purchase intention: 71% of users say that an ad on Snapchat can influence their desire to buy the product. This survey has been conducted by the French Institute IFOP using a representative sample of the French population; consisting of 1600 people who are at least 18 years old. This representative sample is guaranteed by the method of quotas (gender, age, profession of head of household) and categorization by region and type of agglomeration. CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interviewing) interviews were conducted online through self-administered questionnaires from the 3rd to the 5th of Apr 2017. Founded in 2009 by Pierre-François Chiron and Pierre Lou Dominjon, MakeMeReach is a fast-growing social ad tech company, empowerING agencies (Dentsu-Aegis, GroupM, OMD...) and advertisers (Birchbox, FlyDubai, Iberia, Happn, Privalia...) to elevate their campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, at scale. MakeMeReach leverages a cutting-edge platform that automates and optimizes all social ad campaigns in one place, providing a team of performance marketing experts who maximize ad efficiency. Intuitive tools and leading expertise have led to success of thousands of customers worldwide. MakeMeReach is vetted by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat as an Official Partner. With 50+ employees,MakeMeReach is the leading social ad partner in many countries, and is part of Perion network Ltd. (NASDAQ :PERI) since 2015. Perion is a global technology company that delivers advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing data-driven execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at www.perion.com, and follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork. For more information about the survey, please contact us: email@example.com or visit info.makemereach.com/snapchat
News Article | May 12, 2017
“Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer avoir été approuvés en tant que partenaire officiel de Snapchat ! Dès aujourd'hui, la nouvelle integration avec la plateforme MakeMeReach permettra à tous nos clients de lancer des campagnes sur Snapchat et de profiter du savoir-faire de nos équipes sur cette plateforme de média social à croissance fulgurante. Cette reconnaissance par Snap Inc. marque également une nouvelle étape dans l'histoire de MakeMeReach. Après notre integration à Facebook, Instagram et Twitter, ce nouveau partenariat complète notre offre en tant que fournisseur ultime de concepts publicitaires sur les réseaux sociaux.” Plus de 160 millions de gens utilisent Snapchat tous les jours pour "Snapper" avec leurs familles, regarder les "Stories" de leurs amis et des évènements des quatre coins du monde, et explorer du contenu habilement conservé par les plus grands éditeurs. Les Pubs-Snap sont des vidéos allant jusqu'à 10 secondes, verticales et plein-écran, souvent jouées avec le son allumé, et pouvant incorporer l'option balayer vers une pièce jointe. Afin d'aider ses clients à comprendre pourquoi et comment les publicités sur Snapchat représentent de nouvelles opportunités pour eux, MakeMeReach a travaillé avec IFOP (Institut français d'opinion publique - un des plus grands instituts international de sondages d'opinion et d'études marketing), pour questionner les utilisateurs sur leurs habitudes et perceptions des publicités sur Snapchat. Fondée en 2009 par Pierre-François Chiron et Pierre Lou Dominjon, MakeMeReach, entreprise à croissance rapide spécialisée dans la publicité sur les réseaux sociaux, propose aux agences (Dentsu-Aegis, GroupM, OMD...) et annonceurs (Birchbox, FlyDubai, Iberia, Happn, Privalia...) de promouvoir leurs campagnes sur Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et Snapchat à grande échelle. MakeMeReach exploite une plateforme de pointe qui automatise et optimise toutes les campagnes publicitaires sur les réseaux sociaux de manière centralisée, appuyée par une équipe d'experts de marketing à la performance qui optimise l'efficacité des publicités. Des outils intuitifs et une expertise de pointe ont fait le succès de milliers de clients dans le monde. MakeMeReach est approuvé par Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et Snapchat en tant que partenaire officiel. Avec plus de 50 employés, MakeMeReach est le principal partenaire en publicité des réseaux sociaux dans de nombreux pays et fait partie du groupe Perion network Ltd. (NASDAQ :PERI) depuis 2015. Perion est une société de technologie internationale proposant des solutions pour la promotion à des marques et des éditeurs. Perion s'engage à fournir des solutions orientées vers les données, allant des formats publicitaires à fort impact à des générateurs de marques et une plateforme programmatique unifiée pour les réseaux sociaux. Pour plus d'information concernant Perion, rendez-vous sur www.perion.com, et suivez Perion sur Twitter @perionnetwork.
Chiron As | Date: 2011-05-31
Chiron As | Date: 2013-07-19
A test kit for the quantitative determination of narcotic drugs comprising (A) series of sealed vessels, each vessel containing a deuterium free isotopologue of a narcotic drug in exactly defined concentrations and quantities, wherein the isotopologue differs from vessel to vessel andwherein the quantities of the isotopologue differ from vessel to vessel or are the same for all vessels; and/or (B) series of sealed vessels, each vessel containing in exactly defined concentrations and quantities the same isotopologue in quantities which differ from vessel to vessel; wherein the free isotopologues are selected from narcotic drugs; prodrugs, salts, solvates, hydrates and polymorphs and contain at least three stable isotopes selected from the group consisting of ^(13)C, ^(15)N and ^(18)O in the molecule with a degree of labeling of at least 95 mol-%; the use of the test kit and a method for quantitatively determining narcotic drugs.
Chiron AS | Date: 2013-01-30
Deuterium free, stable isotope labeled hallucinogens and/or stimulants containing a 2-phenylethylamine-based structural unit and containing at least three stable isotopes selected from the group consisting of ^(13)C, ^(15)N and ^(18)O as free bases and as their salts; method of their preparation and their use in the chemical analysis, in particular forensic chemical analysis, and in metabolic studies.
Chiron AS | Date: 2014-01-22
A test kit for the quantitative determination of narcotic drugs comprising(A) series of sealed vessels, each vessel containing a deuterium free isotopologue of a narcotic drug in exactly defined concentrations and quantities,- wherein the isotopologue differs from vessel to vessel and- wherein the quantities of the isotopologue differ from vessel to vessel or are the same for all vessels; and/or(B) series of sealed vessels, each vessel containing in exactly defined concentrations and quantities the same isotopologue in quantities which differ from vessel to vessel;- wherein the free isotopologues are selected from narcotic drugs; prodrugs, salts, solvates, hydrates and polymorphs andcontain at least three stable isotopes selected from the group consisting of ^(13)C, ^(15)N and ^(18)O in the molecule with a degree of labeling of at least 95 mol-%;the use of the test kit and a method for quantitatively determining narcotic drugs.