Daily Archives: 14.10.2020

Annual house prices fall for second month in a row

Home prices down by 0.6% on an annual basis for the second month in a row, new CSO figures show Residential property prices fell by 0.6% year-on-year for the second successive month in August, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show today. But property prices were up 0.3% on a monthly basis as the housing market showed signs of ...

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NASA uses final purchased Soyuz seat for Wednesday flight to station

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, Russian commander Sergey Ryzhikov, and flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will fly to the space station on the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. Credit: NASA/GCTC/Roscosmos In a mission marking the end of an era, NASA astronaut and former virus hunter Kate Rubins, using NASA’s last currently contracted seat on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, ...

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This Transforming Rover Can Explore the Toughest Terrain

Made of a pair of two-wheeled vehicles, NASA’s DuAxel is designed to descend crater sides and near-vertical cliffs on the Moon, Mars, and beyond. A rover trundles over rocky terrain, its four metal wheels clattering along until they encounter a seemingly insurmountable hazard: a steep slope. Down below is a potential trove of science targets. With a typical rover, the ...

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GESTRA space radar ready to begin operations

(13 October 2020 – DLR) Activity in space continues to increase. Several thousand satellites, spacecraft and other objects orbit Earth at altitudes of between 300 and 3000 kilometres. In addition to the inactive satellites and upper stages of rockets that are left behind here after missions, there are hundreds of thousands of smaller pieces of debris. Satellites and other space ...

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Apple launches four new iPhone 12 models

The new iPhone 12 line-up Apple has unveiled the new iPhone 12 in four variations, each with high-speed 5G connectivity for the first time. 5G is the newest generation of mobile communications technology, offering internet speeds up to several times that of current-generation 4G. The new Apple line-up includes a smaller iPhone 12 mini, which has a 5.4-inch screen and ...

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ChildBot: Multi-Robot Perception and Interaction with Children

Robotic systems which are interacting with humans have been being used in different spheres; however, they usually are highly specialized. A recent paper proposes a multifunctional system called ChildBot created to perform educational tasks. It is capable of multitasking and has a wide range of perceptual and actuation abilities. For instance, the robot can localize speakers, track objects, recognize visual ...

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Vulnerability Strikes Lightning Network

Source: Adobe/cherylvb A vulnerability in LND versions 0.10.x and below has been found and disclosed to the Lightning Labs, the developer of the Lightning Network. The Lightning Network team, which is working on scaling and speeding up Bitcoin (BTC) transactions, has been warned of a vulnerability in their Lightning Network Daemon (LND). Per GitHub, LND is a complete implementation of ...

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