Daily Archives: 28.10.2020

First AI Satellite Launched into Orbit by the ESA in Collaboration with Intel and Ubotica

The European Space Agency (ESA), working together with Intel and Ubotica, has launched the world’s first AI-powered PhiSat-1 satellite into Earth’s orbit. The satellite carries Intel’s integrated Movidius Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) which will allow it to process large amounts of data and prevent useless data being sent back to Earth, which needlessly consumes large amounts of bandwidth. ...

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Live coverage: Rocket Lab ready for launch with 10 satellites today

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand carrying Canon’s CE-SAT-2B Earth-imaging satellite and nine SuperDove Earth observation CubeSats for Planet. Text updates will appear automatically in a new post. Follow us on. Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket undergoes a fueling rehearsal before the launch of ...

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DeFi Winning ‘Bullish’ Fans, But Ethereum’s ‘Crown’ In Danger – Survey

Source: Adobe/Сергей Шиманович The Digital Currency Group has suggested that the decentralized finance (DeFi) movement could one day outgrow the blockchain network it was primarily built upon – Ethereum (ETH) – and claimed that its founders were “more bullish on DeFi than on its current technical underpinning,” namely the Ethereum network. The group, which has invested in crypto industry heavyweights ...

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Scientists in Japan Have Found a Detailed Record of the Earth’s Last Magnetic Reversal, 773,000 Years Ago

Every 200,000 to 300,000 years Earth’s magnetic poles reverse. What was once the north pole becomes the south, and vice versa. It’s a time of invisible upheaval. The last reversal was unusual because it was so long ago. For some reason, the poles have remained oriented the way they are now for about three-quarters of a million years. A new ...

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Microchip introduces industry’s first highly integrated radiation-hardened motor controller

(26 October 2020 – Microchip Technologies) Combining more than 20 commonly used functions into a single chip, Microchip Technology today announced the LX7720 radiation-hardened mixed signal motor controller, the latest addition to its Space System Manager (SSM) product family. As the industry’s first highly integrated radiation-hardened by design (RHBD) motor control integrated circuit (IC), the LX7720 significantly reduces weight and ...

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20,000 Bank of Ireland customers still on payment break

Bank of Ireland Group CEO Francesca McDonagh Bank of Ireland said that the three months to the end of September saw generally better trading conditions compared to the second quarter of 2020.  In a trading update today, Bank of Ireland said that business volumes and activity in Ireland improved including a 30% increase in its mortgage drawdowns compared to the ...

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Gesture recognition technology shrinks to micro size

New resource-efficient gesture recognition can be embedded into smart clothing. The technology developed in collaboration between Aalto University and company HitSeed could be used in manufacturing and healthcare, for example. The use of augmented reality (AR) applications and wearable electronics is constantly increasing in the industry. For instance, smart glasses can show employee real-time instructions on how to assemble a ...

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SpaceX crew launch set for Nov. 14

NASA astronaut Victor Glover, commander Mike Hopkins, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, and mission specialist Shannon Walker (left to right) will launch on SpaceX’s first operational Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station. Credit: SpaceX After a two-week delay to evaluate a concern with Falcon 9 rocket engines, NASA and SpaceX have set Nov. 14 as the target launch date ...

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This is What Perseverance’s Landing Site Looked Like Billions of Years Ago. See Why it’s Such a Compelling Target?

Today is a milestone in NASA’s Perseverance mission to Mars. At 1:40 pm Pacific time today, the rover will have traveled 235.4 million km (146.3 million miles). That means the spacecraft is halfway to Mars and its rendezvous with Jezero Crater. The spacecraft isn’t traveling in a straight line, and the planets are moving, so it’s not equidistant to both ...

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