Daily Archives: 03.11.2020

Mini Raspberry Pi Boston Dynamics-inspired robot

This is a ‘Spot Micro’ walking quadruped robot running on Raspberry Pi 3B. By building this project, redditor /thetrueonion (aka Mike) wanted to teach themself robotic software development in C++ and Python, get the robot walking, and master velocity and directional control. Mike was inspired by Spot, one of Boston Dynamics’ robots developed for industry to perform remote operation and ...

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Bitcoin Fees Skyrocket, Some Transactions Taking Days, Relief Possible Next Week

Source: Adobe/Rico Löb Bitcoin (BTC) has been experiencing quite a set of interconnected issues, as the hashrate has dropped, the fees on the congested network have been rising, and the users claim to be waiting for days for their transactions to be confirmed – some of which might be dropped by the miners. However, some relief might come next week. ...

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ULA Aims for Wednesday Atlas V Launch of Secretive NROL-101 Mission

Wednesday’s targeted launch of a rarely-used Atlas V 531 will mark ULA’s first flight in over three months and only its fifth mission of 2020. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace United Launch Alliance (ULA) will wait one more day to fly its Mighty Atlas on a highly secretive mission for the National Reconnaissance Office, following a technical issue which cropped up ...

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Strategy Session: Will Ventures’ Play For The Entire Sports Market

Strategy Session is a feature for Crunchbase News where we ask venture capital firms five questions about their investment strategies. Will Ventures co-founders Isaiah Kacyvenski, a former National Football League player, and Brian Reilly created the early-stage venture capital firm back in September. The Boston-based firm’s Fund I is a $55 million fund that was oversubscribed and backed by university ...

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Scientists release new view from OSIRIS-REx’s asteroid smash and grab

This view from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s navigation camera shows asteroid Bennu as the probe moved in for a sample collection maneuver Oct. 20. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin Scientists say the touch and go landing by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on an asteroid last month revealed fresh insights into the structure of loose rocks that may cover the surfaces of many ...

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Blockchain Company Realio and Valentus Fund to Put $250M+ on Algorand Blockchain

Valentus Capital Management, run by Behzad Taufiq, a former executive at Hudson Advisors, plans to digitize a $250M+ investment fund with Realio, a fully compliant platform to tokenize institutional-grade digital assets on the Algorand blockchain. “Decentralized finance is the way of the future,” says Algorand Founder, Dr. Silvio Micali. “Our technology allows for far greater scalability, speed and efficiency than ...

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PTSB mortgage approvals reach 2020 high in September

Permanent TSB CEO Eamonn Crowley Permanent TSB has today reported improved trading conditions in the third quarter compared to the second quarter. However, it has increased its provision for loan losses by a further €17m, on top of the €70m already announced for the first half of the year. The bank said its mortgage applications and approvals in September were the ...

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AI software enables real-time 3D printing quality assessment

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment. The software, named Peregrine, supports the advanced manufacturing “digital thread” being developed at ORNL that collects and analyzes data through every step of the manufacturing process, from design to ...

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Australian Firm to Accept Tether in Sydney Stock Exchange IPO Bid

Source: Adobe/irklig The Australian capital-raising platform STAX has announced that its client the West Coast Aquaculture Group (WCA) is to become the country’s first business to launch an initial public offering (IPO) that will accept a blockchain-powered token, the stablecoin tether (USDT), as part of its fundraising drive. WCA is set to be listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX), ...

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