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Gilat Satellite Networks chosen by Southern Linc for 4G cellular backhaul services

(19 October 2020 – Gilat) Gilat Satellite Networks has been awarded by three-year managed service contract for cellular backhaul by Southern Linc. Gilat met Southern Linc’s requirements of enabling embedded accelerated MPLS traffic, coupled with cellular 4G with GTP acceleration, a major technological innovation in satellite transmission. The agreement will enable Southern Linc to use satellite transmission for backhaul services ...

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Businesses warn of serious damage from restrictions

Retail Ireland urged people to use online and click and collect services Retailers have said there is a very real concern that many vulnerable retail businesses will not survive a move to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, said such a move across the country would represent a serious blow to the ...

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Pluto has Snowcapped Mountains, But Why?

We can thank NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft for opening our eyes up to Pluto’s complexity. On July 14th, 2015, the spacecraft came within 12,500 km (7,800 mi) of the dwarf planet. During the flyby, New Horizons was able to characterize Pluto’s atmosphere and its surface. Among the things New Horizons saw was a region of snowcapped mountains. Here on Earth, the higher ...

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Teaching AI to learn like a child

As impressive as they may be, the latest AI systems are still no match for humans. Benjamin Grewe pushes for tomorrow’s intelligent machines to learn the way young children do. Throughout time, people have dreamt of creating human-like intelligent machines. We’ve been hearing recently about GPT3 – a new AI speech system from San Francisco Its developers claim that it ...

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‘Happiness Is…’: Remembering STS-34, OTD in 1989

The Galileo/IUS stack departs Atlantis’ payload bay, on this day in 1989. Photo Credit: NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de More than three decades ago, an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster and a spacecraft bound for another world drifted silently out of shuttle Atlantis’ payload bay and into the inky void for a voyage of exploration. Emblazoned on the side were two ...

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NASA selects proposals to demonstrate in-space refueling and propellant depot tech

Artist’s illustration of two Starship vehicles docked together in Earth orbit. Credit: SpaceX NASA has selected 14 companies for contracts of more than $370 million to advance technology for human missions to the moon and Mars. Most of the money will support flight demonstrations by SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, and other companies that could lead to in-space refueling and propellant ...

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Tupperware Brands awarded U.S. patent for PONDS, a NASA-tested product used to grow vegetables in space

(15 October 2020 – Tupperware Brands) Tupperware Brands has announced the issuance of a U.S. patent for PONDS (Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System) a unique device designed to grow vegetables in low earth orbit with minimal maintenance. PONDS (courtesy: Anna Nguyen) “We are proud to have received a patent for the unique and novel design of PONDS,” said Miguel Fernandez, ...

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China’s economic recovery quickens in third quarter

China's economy remains on the recovery path, driven by a rebound in exports China's economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as consumers shook off their coronavirus caution, although the weaker-than-expected headline growth suggested persistent risks for one of the few drivers of global demand.  Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.9% in the three months from July to September from ...

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