Daily Archives: 03.10.2020

Antares Breaks Launch Week Curse, as SpaceX Suffers Last-Second Scrub

Antares leaps into the night from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., at 9:16 p.m. EDT Friday. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black After a frustrating week in which United Launch Alliance (ULA), SpaceX and Northrop Grumman Corp. have now endured no less than seven scrubbed launch attempts due to appalling weather and agonizing last-moment ...

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Event-Driven Visual-Tactile Sensing and Learning for Robots

Human beings perform a lot of actions using multiple sensory modalities and consume less energy than multi-modal deep neural networks used in current artificial systems. A recent study on arXiv.org proposes an asynchronous and event-driven visual-tactile perception system, inspired by biological systems. A novel fingertip tactile sensor is created, and a visual-tactile spiking neural network is developed. In contrary to ...

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Almost €990m spent in contactless payments in August

The average number of contactless payments made per day rose to two million in August Contactless payments reached new highs in August with more than 62 million payments valued at almost €990 million, according to the latest figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. The average number of contactless payments made per day rose to two million valued at ...

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Budget deficit will not run to €30bn

Paschal Donohoe said the Exchequer deficit stood at €9.4 billion for the first nine months of the year The Government does not now expect this year's budget deficit to run to €30bn.  At a press conference this afternoon, the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said part of the reason for this is the better than forecast income tax returns. It ...

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