Daily Archives: 11.10.2020

Photos: Antares blasts off from Virginia

A Northrop Grumman Antares launched from Virginia’s Eastern Shore with a commercial Cygnus supply ship Oct. 2 on a two-and-a-half day journey to the International Space Station. The 139-foot-tall (42.5-meter) Antares rocket fired off pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at 9:16:14 p.m. EDT on Oct. 2 (0116:14 GMT on Oct. 3). It was the 13th flight of an ...

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Radio Astronomers are Worried About Mega-Constellations and the Square Kilometer Array

In the coming years, a number of next-generation observatories and arrays will become operational. These facilities will make major contributions to multiple fields of astronomy: exploring the mysteries of the early Universe, studying gravitational waves, determining the role of dark matter and dark energy in cosmic evolution, and directly image “Earth-like” exoplanets. Unfortunately, this revolutionary development in astronomy may be ...

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‘I fear the Government will cut our supports’

Shelly Gaynor said there is a real fear that vital supports will be cut as a result of the pandemic By Gill Stedman While it may seem like the world has stopped as a result of the pandemic, the problems that existed in a pre-Covid-19 world remain.  From addressing the housing crisis, to investing in the country's infrastructure, people will ...

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Lockdown Raspberry Pi robot project

Nandu Vadakkath was inspired by a line-following robot built (literally) entirely from salvage materials that could wait patiently and purchase beer for its maker in Tamil Nadu, India. So he set about making his own, but with the goal of making it capable of slightly more sophisticated tasks. Hardware Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB ReSpeaker 2-Mics HAT PiJuice HAT ...

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How Investors in Ripple Lawsuit Tripped Themselves

Brad Garlinghouse. Source: a video screenshot Ripple, a California-based blockchain startup focusing on the banking sector, and its CEO Brad Garlinghouse, seem to have won a battle in court, though the investors can still proceed with one cause of action. However, the judge suggested that the plaintiff contradicted himself, causing specific claims to be dismissed. Per the order by Judge ...

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Bloom Credit Raises $13M To Connect Businesses With Credit Bureaus

Bloom Credit is helping fintech and other businesses that want to provide credit products, such as lending, personal finance or credit monitoring, work with the country’s three credit bureaus. To accelerate that work, the New York-based startup secured $13 million in Series A funding. Within that investment, $10 million was led by Allegis NL, along with Resolute Ventures, Slow Ventures ...

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Final hot firing proves P120C booster for Ariane 6

(8 October 2020 – ESA) The qualification model of the P120C motor configured for Ariane 6, has been static fired on the test stand at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana in a final test to prove its readiness for flight. Advanced features make this new motor a pivotal achievement of European industry. It is an example of innovative thinking and ...

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SpaceX crew launch delayed to assess Merlin engine concern

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 crew members are seen seated in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training. From left to right are NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, mission specialist; Victor Oliver, pilot; and Mike Hopkins, Crew Dragon commander; and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist. Credit: SpaceX NASA said Saturday that the launch of four astronauts on SpaceX’s first ...

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Mortgage payment break ending? What next?

The five main banks had extended 67,000 Covid payment breaks to owner-occupiers Banks were widely credited for their quick response to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. It gave lenders a rare sense of kudos – something that it’s fair to say had been absent for years with controversies around mortgage overcharging, loan book sales and complaints that they were ...

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