Daily Archives: 04.10.2020

SpaceX to launch first Commercial Crew rotation mission to International Space Station

(29 September 2020 – NASA) NASA and SpaceX are beginning a regular cadence of missions with astronauts launching on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 is the first crew rotation mission with four astronauts flying on a commercial spacecraft, and the first including an international ...

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Germany wins the ERC 2020 tournament

The winner of the sixth edition of the international ERC competition is the German team ERIG e.V. Hot on their heels were members of RoverOva from the Czech Republic, who ended up second. The third place was granted to both DJS Antariksh from India and Columbian Robocol. It is the first time in the history of ERC where two teams ...

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Review: Apple Watch Series 6

Red is one of the new colours that the Apple Watch Series 6 is now available in It’s five years since Apple launched its first timepiece and since then there have been new versions every year. While some of those had particularly eye-catching features, in the main each release has offered  steady incremental improvements. The result is that it now ...

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Monitoring Sea Level Rise: Sentinel 6A in Final Processing at Vandenberg for Nov 10 Launch

The Sentinel-6A spacecraft in a clean room at Germany’s IABG space test center, prior to being shipped to Vandenberg AFB recently for launch on Nov 10, 2020. Photo: ESA NASA and ESA’s next Earth Observing science mission aims to better understand sea level rise and how it changes over time, as coastal communities around the world see more and more ...

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Managing with machines

A chatbot is now available to answer ETH members’ questions about the IT services offered by the university. The IT Services team recently introduced the bot to help people help themselves. But IT Director Rui Brandao admits they still have some way to go. “In about half the cases, the answers are useful, but the rest of the time the ...

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Stock worth over €60m written off by hospitality sector

Analysis by DIGI shows that pubs and bars have endured the longest lockdown in the EU Over €60 million worth of stock, including beer and food, has been written off by drinks and hospitality businesses, as a result of the Government's 'stop-start’ approach to reopening the sector so far, according to industry figures supplied by the Drinks Industry Group of ...

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