Daily Archives: 01.11.2020

SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket before GPS launch

A Falcon 9 rocket test-fires its nine Merlin 1D engines Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT). Credit: Spaceflight Now SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral on Saturday in a pre-flight checkout designed to verify the launcher’s engines are ready to loft a U.S. military GPS navigation satellite into orbit Nov. 5. An engine problem forced SpaceX ...

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Biomorphic batteries could provide 72x more energy for robots

Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a team led by the University of Michigan has shown. This approach to increasing capacity will be particularly important as robots shrink to the microscale and below—scales at which current stand-alone batteries are too big ...

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Smooth LRR Clears Atlas V for NROL-101 Launch at Sunset Tuesday

Powering Tuesday’s mission uphill will be the Common Core Booster (CCB), seen here being raised into the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at SLC-41 in September. It will be joined by three GEM-63 boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage to lift the classified NROL-101 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. Photo Credit: ULA As United Launch Alliance (ULA) wrapped up ...

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Are the Clouds of Jupiter Haunted?

Are spirits amongst the clouds of Jupiter? The answer might be yes! A recent publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets has identified what appear to be “Sprites” in the Jovian Atmosphere. In European Folklore, ‘Sprites’ (derived from Latin ‘spiritus’ or spirit) were elemental and ethereal beings visiting Earth. The term is fitting for “lightning sprites”, a natural meteorological ...

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Streamlining eSports Through Asset Tokenization

Blockchain technology has since its inception made inroads into countless industries thanks to its transformative power. It holds great potential to disrupt the closed system of the gaming industry in several ways, one of which is tokenization. The use of asset tokenization could be a major game-changer for the eSports sector. Not only does it have the capacity to transform ...

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Globalsat Group successfully tests Iridium Edge Pro

(28 October 2020 – Globalsat Group) The Pan-American consortium Globalsat Group, with a multi-country presence throughout the Americas, has been taking part in the successful “beta” tests of the Iridium Edge Pro, the new ultra-compact terminal for Iridium’s SBD service, with on board programmatic capabilities, satellite location signal receiver and various interfaces. Iridium EDGE Pro Beta Test by Globalsat Group ...

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Night vision obstacle detection and avoidance based on Bio-Inspired Vision Sensors

The rise of autonomous vehicles relies on collision avoidance systems. Usually, they employ vision sensors. Yet, detecting obstacles during the night is a challenging task with traditional cameras. A recent study on arXiv.org suggests using event-based cameras for this task. Besides other advantages, they can perform in all lighting conditions. Image courtesy of Pexels. A proposed obstacle detection algorithm consists ...

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Trump Hackers Spur US Interest in Monero…But Not Prices

Source: a screenshot, Instagram/realdonaldtrump Crypto scammers who successfully hacked into United States President Donald Trump’s election campaign looking for payment in monero (XMR) appear to have sparked a new interest in the most popular privacy coin – albeit one that has failed to save it from a price slide. [email protected]‘s campaign website has been hacked. Doing research for a climate ...

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Y Combinator’s Startup School Introduces New Course For Future Founders

For future founders, Y Combinator’s Startup School curriculum wasn’t quite right for them. It was intended for founders who are already working on building their companies. Now, the prestigious startup accelerator is expanding its reach to people who want to start a company in the future with its new course: Startup School for Future Founders. YC was always about opening ...

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