Daily Archives: 25.09.2020

Software AG gives blockchain a mixed rating in enterprise emerging technology assessment

Blockchain should still be in the ‘assess’ phase for enterprises with many parts of the technology ‘considerably overhyped’, according to Software AG. The German enterprise software firm, in its most recent Technology Radar for IoT and Integration, explored 23 emerging technologies, around connectivity and protocols, information management, analytics and serving, and programming, hosting and operating. Of the 23, nine were ...

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NASA’s new Mars rover will use X-rays to hunt fossils

(22 September 2020 – JPL) NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: After having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on Feb. 18, 2021, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years back. That’s why it’s packing PIXL, a precision X-ray device powered by ...

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NASA’s New Mars Rover Will Use X-Rays to Hunt Fossils

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: After having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on Feb. 18, 2021, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years back. That’s why it’s packing PIXL, a precision X-ray device powered by artificial intelligence (AI). In this ...

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Banks urged to show sensitivity on payment breaks

Paschal Donohoe said he would be asking the lenders to work hard to deal with customers on a case by case basis (Photo: RollingNews.ie) The Minister for Finance has said he will be asking the chief executives of the main banks here to demonstrate sensitivity and understanding to those whose loan and mortgage breaks are coming to an end. Paschal Donohoe ...

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NG-14 Cygnus Readies for Tuesday Night Launch From Wallops

The NG-14 Cygnus payload during integration with the Antares 230+ booster. Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman Corp. It seems entirely fitting that a mission destined to ferry science cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) should be named for a deceased NASA astronaut who participated in the final dedicated science mission of the Space Shuttle Program. The name of veteran astronaut ...

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Payment breaks may need to be extended – ECB’s Enria

With mortgage and loan payment breaks due to expire over the next few days, the man responsible for leading the supervision of banks across Europe has said financial institutions may have to consider extending breaks to their customers. Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, said such breaks have been an essential element in the ...

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