Daily Archives: 08.10.2020

Boeing-Built WGS-11+ Satellite Passes Major Review, Heads into Production Next Year

The Wideband Global Satcom (WGS), one of which is pictured here during integration into its rocket payload fairing, enhances the capabilities of U.S. and allied warfighters through increased bandwidth and other functionality. Photo Credit: ULA Boeing and the U.S. Space Force have successfully completed the first major engineering design review of the next Wideband Global Satcom, identified as “WGS-11+” and ...

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A robotics expert leaps into the future

For many people, hearing the word “robot” conjures up images of hard, metallic objects. This association is powerful when it comes to famous robots featured in Japanese animations such as “Gundam,” “Astro Boy,” and “Mazinger Z,” as well as for industrial robots working in factories. However, Lecturer Ryuma Niiyama’s research is concerned with “soft” robots that are clearly distinguished from ...

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Boeing-built Space Force satellite passes design review

(7 October 2020 – Boeing) Boeing and the U.S. Space Force successfully completed the first major engineering design review for the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)-11+ communications satellite. This successful review demonstrates that Boeing is ready to proceed to the final system design phase. Production will begin next year at Boeing’s El Segundo factory, with delivery scheduled for 2024. WGS-11+ features ...

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Regulator finds breaches by National Lottery operator

None of the scratch cards from any of the games are in circulation any more (File pic) The Regulator of the National Lottery has found that operator Premier Lotteries Ireland breached provisions of the legislation and licence in relation to three scratch card games. However, the watchdog has decided that licence payments should not be withheld from Premier Lotteries Ireland ...

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Binance Suffers Blow in Bid to Return to Japan as TaoTao Talks Fail

Source: Adobe/Chris Reynolds Crypto exchange Binance has experienced a setback in its bid to return to the Japanese market – after the licensed, Yahoo Japan-backed crypto exchange Taotao said that it had “ended negotiations” with the major trading platform over a proposed return to the Japanese market. The news comes almost 10 months after Binance claimed it was “preparing to ...

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Stocks ‘May Very Well’ Become Tokenized – SEC Chairman

Jay Clayton. Source: Twitter, SEC The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) invited innovators in the crypto space, saying that “our door is wide open” and that publicly traded stocks “may very well” become tokenized in the future. The positive stance from the SEC was ushered by Chairman Jay Clayton, who on Friday participated in a virtual conference on innovation ...

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7% of the Stars in the Milky Way’s Center Came From a Single Globular Cluster That Got Too Close and Was Broken Up

The heart of the Milky Way can be a mysterious place. A gigantic black hole resides there, and it’s surrounded by a retinue of stars that astronomers call a Nuclear Star Cluster (NSC). The NSC is one of the densest populations of stars in the Universe. There are about 20 million stars in the innermost 26 light years of the ...

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A robot that controls highly flexible tools

How do you calculate the coordinated movements of two robot arms so they can accurately guide a highly flexible tool? ETH researchers have integrated all aspects of the optimisation calculations into an algorithm. The hot-​wire cutter will be used, among other things, to develop building blocks for a mortar-​free structure. A newborn move its arms and hands largely in an ...

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Double-digit growth in industrial output – ESRI report

Computer services, pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals and medicines make up nearly 60% of exports New research from the ESRI shows the value of industrial output in Ireland grew by double digits while it fell in the rest of Europe. At the same time, the fall in the value of the construction, finance and entertainment sectors was the largest of 27 countries examined. ...

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