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All Eyes on Antares, as ULA, SpaceX Missions Scrub in Final Seconds

Standing 235 feet (72 meters) tall, the Delta IV Heavy is the second most powerful rocket in active operational service, anywhere in the world. So far, it has flown 11 times since December 2004. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace Misfortune twice visited the Space Coast earlier today, as both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX suffered launch scrubs in the final ...

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Ripple pushes for carbon net-zero by 2030, urges all crypto players to be ‘accountable’

Ripple has announced a commitment to be carbon net-zero by 2030, claiming to be the first blockchain company to do so – and has put together partnerships to help achieve it. The company is partnering with conservation organisations Rocky Mountain Institute and REBA, as well as the Energy Web Foundation, to help ‘ensure fintech is sustainable’ – a goal Ripple ...

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Technology Developed for Lunar Landings Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer on Earth

NASA is advancing a laser-based technology designed to help spacecraft land on a proverbial dime for missions to the Moon and Mars. The technology will undergo testing on upcoming suborbital rocket launches with Blue Origin on its New Shepard rocket and ride to the Moon on several commercial landers as part of the Artemis program. Simultaneously, companies are using the technology to help self-driving ...

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Brexit to cause disruption no matter how talks end up

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank has warned that whatever the result of the negotiations between the UK and EU on Brexit, the outcome for Ireland will be worse than the status quo and will cause significant disruption. Speaking during a European Movement online seminar, Sharon Donnery said people need to be ...

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Mindfulness Meditation Improves ability to Control Brain Computer Interfaces

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have recently conducted a large-scale study on the effects of widely-practiced meditation techniques on a person’s ability to learn how to control a brain-computer interface (BCI). In the study, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, 76 people were randomly assigned to either an eight-week meditation group or a control group, which did not engage ...

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C&AG: Finance system €68m over budget and 3 years late

The system was due to be completed last June The rollout of a new shared financial management system for the public service is expected to cost €68m more than was originally budgeted and be delivered nearly four years behind schedule.  That’s according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) examining the implementation of the Financial Management Shared ...

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