Daily Archives: 22.09.2020

NASA Discusses Exploration, Inspiration and Funding for 2024 Moon Landing and Beyond

Image Credit: NASA As the world counts down to next year’s maiden voyage of the Space Launch System (SLS) super-heavylift booster, carrying an uncrewed Orion spacecraft around the Moon on the Artemis-1 mission, NASA officials gathered for a media teleconference Monday afternoon (21 September) to discuss the current state of play as America aims to plant boots on the lunar ...

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Blockchain patents ‘skyrocketing’ in 2020 with Alibaba leading the way, says study

Blockchain patents are ‘skyrocketing’ in 2020 with Alibaba by far the leading publisher, according to a new study. The research, from IP consulting provider KISSPatent, found Alibaba had published 10 times more blockchain-related patents than IBM, in second place, in 2020. The study came about to better assess the number of blockchain innovations and patents across the spectrum. KISSPatent used ...

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Global helium abundance measurements in solar corona

(18 September 2020 – Naval Research Laboratory) Two U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Space Science Division (SSD) researchers joined an international cadre of scientists July 27 in presenting the results of the first simultaneous global solar corona images of the helium and hydrogen emission that is helping scientists to better understand the space environment. The paper, “Global Helium Abundance Measurements in ...

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Things You May Not Know About Cryptocurrencies

On May 22, 2010, a programmer purchased two large Papa John’s pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins which was worth about $30 at the time.  Less than a decade later, on 17 December 2017,  a single bitcoin was priced at $19,891.00, meaning 10,000 bitcoin would get you over 13 million pizzas and was worth close to $200 million dollars. It’s widely believed ...

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EBA says payment breaks will be phased out as planned

The main lenders put in place the option of payment breaks as the country entered a phase of severe restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 By Will Goodbody Business Editor The European Banking Authority (EBA) has confirmed that mortgage and loan payment breaks, offered to borrowers earlier this year, will be phased out from the end of this ...

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Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich Ready for Shipping, Ahead of November Launch

Image Credit: Airbus With less than six weeks to go before its scheduled launch atop a Falcon 9 booster out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.—the first SpaceX mission from the West Coast in more than a year—the Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite is ready for its long-awaited shipment to the United States. Prime contractor Airbus Defence and Space recently ...

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Most cloud-native attacks looking to mine cryptocurrency, report warns

A new threat report from Aqua Security has revealed the majority of attacks analysed on cloud-native infrastructure were for mining cryptocurrency – with a ‘growing, organised and increasingly sophisticated’ pattern of attacks noted. The report, from Team Nautilus, Aqua’s cybersecurity research unit, detailed a year’s worth of attacks observed in the wild, looking at methods used to attack container infrastructure ...

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Infrared eyes on Enceladus: hints of fresh ice in northern hemisphere

(18 September 2020 – JPL) New composite images made from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft are the most detailed global infrared views ever produced of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. And data used to build those images provides strong evidence that the northern hemisphere of the moon has been resurfaced with ice from its interior. Cassini’s Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) collected light ...

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