Daily Archives: 02.10.2020

Scrub Week Continues, Antares Launch Now NET Friday Night

After a fruitless launch attempt on Thursday evening, Northrop Grumman will now aim for NET 9:16 p.m. EDT Friday to get its Antares booster off the ground. Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman Corp. Northrop Grumman Corp. is now aiming for 9:16 p.m. EDT tonight to launch its NG-14 Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS), following a scrub in ...

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Helping robots avoid collisions

Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly. George Konidaris still remembers his disheartening introduction to robotics. “When you’re a young student and you want to program a robot, the first thing that hits you is this immense disappointment at how much you can’t do with that robot,” he says. Most new roboticists ...

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Brexit will make EU-UK financial services ‘less fluid’

Mairead McGuinness said Europe should avoid being overly dependent on a third country for key financial services The flow of financial services between the European Union and Britain will be less fluid from January whatever happens in talks on a future free trade deal, the EU's financial services chief designate has said. Britain left the EU last January and unfettered ...

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Ripple: How cryptocurrency can be a viable route to sustainability for financial technology

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries under full lockdown have experienced an average 25% decline in energy demand per week. Encouragingly, non-renewable sources of energy like oil and coal declined in usage nearly 20% as curtailment in commercial operations took hold. However, projections from McKinsey suggest these positive developments could be dismantled by an increase in demand for ...

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A Human-Computer Duet System for Music Performance

Despite the popularity of virtual musicians, most of them cannot play together with human musicians following their tempo or create their own behaviors without the aid of human characters. The authors of a recent paper created a virtual violinist having these characteristics. Image credit: 刘睿忱 via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) It can track music and adapt to the human pianist’s ...

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Ryanair warns of base closures in Cork and Shannon

The airline claimed that Ireland has been uniquely “locked up” to travel Ryanair has told the Minister for Transport that it will close is bases in Cork and Shannon for the winter from October 26, if the Government has not adopted the new EU traffic light system for travel by October 13. The airline claimed that Ireland has been uniquely ...

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