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Amazon is setting a new precedent in research and development, with its R&D spending surpassing giants in the tech industry and entire nations' investments.
Can the sheer scale of Amazon's investment redefine innovation and economic impact on a global scale? Let’s get into it…
Amazon’s R&D outspends all of France
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The Rundown: Amazon's research and development (R&D) investments significantly overshadow the R&D spending of entire countries like France, highlighting the tech giant's colossal financial commitment to innovation.
Amazon's R&D spending, amounting to a whopping $73.2 billion, surpasses the total R&D expenditure of France.
This staggering level of corporate R&D investment by a single American tech company exceeds the combined R&D spending of all companies and government efforts within several nations.
Even PepsiCo's R&D budget stands higher than the total R&D spending in Nigeria, reflecting the immense resources tech giants can allocate to development and growth.
Why it matters: Amazon's R&D strategy is pivotal, not just in technology but as a significant economic force, illustrating the vast scale and potential impact of corporate investment in innovation compared to national efforts.
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The Rundown: Western University's research indicates that the Moon's crust had significantly more water than previously estimated.
Tara Hayden discovered apatite in lunar meteorites, indicating that the early lunar crust was water-enriched.
Previous assumptions from Apollo mission samples suggested the Moon was dry; this finding challenges that view.
The research opens new avenues for understanding lunar history and aids in planning for future lunar missions.
Why it matters: The discovery has significant implications for our understanding of the Moon's formation and its early geological processes. It may also affect future lunar exploration, resource utilization, and the planning of missions like NASA's Artemis, which aims to return humans to the Moon.
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