Daily Archives: 12.10.2020

Black Holes Make Complex Gravitational-Wave Chirps as They Merge

Gravitational waves are produced by all moving masses, from the Earth’s wobble around the Sun to your motion as you go about your daily life. But at the moment, those gravitational waves are too small to be observed. Gravitational observatories such as LIGO and VIRGO can only see the strong gravitational waves produced by merging stellar-mass black holes. The chirp ...

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Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announces launch of two satellites

(8 October 2020 – Space Flight Laboratory) Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) has announced the launch of the Kepler-4 and Kepler-5 CubeSats. These two satellites, benefit from the extensive flight heritage possessed by SFL. Additionally, SFL played an instrumental role in the development of the production workflow at Kepler that will enable Kepler to produce additional satellites to deliver the GEN1 ...

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IAG replaces BA CEO with Aer Lingus boss

Aer Lingus CEO Sean Doyle is set to move to the top job at British Airways Sean Doyle, the Aer Lingus chief executive and chairman, is to become the new chief executive of British Airways. In a statement this morning, IAG – which owns both Aer Lingus and British Airways – said that BA chief executive Alex Cruz is to ...

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Airdropping sensors from moths: Researchers use flying insects to drop sensors from air, land them safely on the ground

There are many places in this world that are hard for researchers to study, mainly because it’s too dangerous for people to get there. Now University of Washington researchers have created one potential solution: A 98-milligram sensor system — about one-tenth the weight of a jellybean, or less than one-hundredth of an ounce — that can ride aboard a small drone ...

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Commander of first piloted Starliner test flight steps down from mission

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore, left, and Chris Ferguson, director of Mission Integration and Operations at Boeing, train for the first flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, which will carry astronauts to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Credit: NASA Christopher Ferguson, commander of the final space shuttle flight ...

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The Crunchbase News Briefing: Thu., Oct. 8

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. Affirm files confidentially for IPO Affirm, the company known for offering payment installments for online purchases, announced Thursday that it had filed confidentially for an initial public offering. The company most recently raised ...

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The Moon is the Perfect Spot for SETI

In less than four years, NASA plans to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon as part of Project Artemis. This long-awaited return to the Moon is to be followed by the construction of the Lunar Gateway, the Artemis Base Camp, and a program of “sustainable lunar exploration.” The creation of an enduring human presence on ...

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Teledyne Paradise wins multiple contract awards for PowerMAX SSPA systems to support satcom teleports

(7 October 2020 – Teledyne Paradise Datacom) Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, today announced recent contract awards totaling $7.4 million to provide numerous PowerMAX SSPA (solid state power amplifier) systems over the course of the next two years. The largest single award of $5.9M calls for multiple PowerMAX SSPA systems to be deployed by the ...

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COVID-19 loneliness is changing the way we think about robot companions

People have mixed feelings about robots. On one hand, they can be extremely useful. But on the other, they might take our jobs and do not provide us with the same emotional satisfaction as humans do. Scientists at the University of Waterloo found social isolation, enforced during COVID-19 pandemic, reshaped people’s attitudes towards robot companions. COVID-19 made people think that ...

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Coinbase-backed Dapp Wallet Authereum Goes Live

Source: Adobe/Prostock-studio Coinbase Ventures and other investors-backed Authereum, a new Ethereum (ETH) wallet focused on improving the user experience for decentralized applications (dapps), has come out of its Beta phase, the team behind the wallet announced today. According to Authereum’s official documentation, the new wallet solution has been designed in order to create “a seamless onboarding experience” for users of ...

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