Daily Archives: 26.10.2020

ESB launches €75m carbon reduction fund for businesses

The scheme is designed to be balance sheet neutral for participating customers The ESB has launched a €75m fund aimed at assisting large firms to reduce their carbon footprints. The state-owned power provider will offer capital up front for use in infrastructural projects that save energy. The repayments on the funding can be met from the savings that the ESB ...

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Assistive Feeding: AI Improves Control of Robot Arms

Algorithms developed by Stanford researchers could one day help people with disabilities intuitively control robot arms to help with everyday tasks. More than one million American adults use wheelchairs fitted with robot arms to help them perform everyday tasks such as dressing, brushing their teeth, and eating. But the robotic devices now on the market can be hard to control. Removing ...

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Breaking: PayPal Goes Bitcoin, Ethereum And More (UPDATED 2)

Source: Adobe/grejak Online payments giant PayPal has announced that it will officially be joining the crypto markets as it will be offering US account holders the ability to buy, sell, and (almost) hold bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC) in their PayPal wallets. (Updated at 16:25 UTC: updates in bold). In the coming weeks, PayPal users ...

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Space station crew preps for re-entry, landing

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Soyuz commander Anatoly Ivanishin, and flight engineer Ivan Vagner are scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth. Credit: NASA/Roscosmos One week after two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut arrived at the International Space Station for a six-month stay, the three crew members they’re replacing packed up ...

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Four-day work week: A dream or reality?

The Four Day Week Ireland campaign is advocating a new model of work, which is focused on outputs and productivity, rather than hours spent at the desk. Covid-19 has disrupted business norms and opened the minds of many to new ways of working. Over the past seven months, the pandemic has brought about changes that many workers had only dreamed ...

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Coin Metrics Adds Five Exchanges to it’s ‘Trusted Spot Volume’ List

Source: Adobe/Serhii Prystupa Coin Metrics, one of the world’s premier blockchain/cryptocurrency analytics firms, has updated its list of ‘trusted volume’ exchanges, adding a further five crypto exchanges, all the while adjusting scoring methods for trading platforms. This time, FTX, Lbank, Liquid, The Rock Trading, and Upbit are joining the list that already features Coinbase, Bitfinex, and Binance. Coin Metrics highlighted ...

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