Daily Archives: 07.11.2020

Indian PSLV deploys 10 satellites in first launch since start of pandemic

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off at 0942 GMT (4:42 a.m. EST) Saturday. Credit: ISRO A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off Saturday with India’s EOS 1 radar imaging satellite and nine rideshare payloads for customers based in the United States, Luxembourg, and Lithuania. The successful mission was India’s first launch in nearly a year due to delays caused by ...

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Panxora Opens To Open Up AI-Driven DeFi Hedge Fund For Investors

Cayman Islands-based The Panxora Group is kicking off a new quantitative hedge fund on Monday, November 2, 2020 — designed to generate profits from the rapidly growing Decentralised Finance or (DeFi) token market. Marcie Terman, COO at Panxora stated: “This fund is meant for people that want exposure to DeFi but lack the resources to research this very specialist market ...

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Buying a home during a pandemic: What is different?

The pandemic has quickly separated the serious house buyer, from the casual house viewer. If you’ve managed to boost your savings throughout the pandemic, you may be thinking about buying a home sooner than you had expected. While many things have shut down due to Level 5 restrictions, you can rest assured that house sales are continuing. Some elements of ...

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The Only Radio Antenna Capable of Communicating with Voyager 2 Came Back Online During Repairs and Upgrades. Contact Re-established

“Voyager 2, this is Earth calling. Do you read?” Last week, the answer was finally “yes.” And thankfully, after eight months of no communications, Voyager2 seems to be just fine. On October 29, NASA’s Deep Space Network communicated with the Voyager 2 spacecraft for the first time since March of this year.  The only radio antenna powerful enough to send ...

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The Merlin Prize

The MerlinPrize (“the Challenge”) for accessible autonomous electric vehicles (A2EV) is a crowd-sourced design competition to generate innovative and inclusive transportation solutions for people with physical, sensory, and/or cognitive disabilities. Automotive industry experts predict that electric vehicles (EVs) will surpass the number of gas-powered vehicles on the road in the coming decades, and virtually all autonomous vehicles are electric. Unfortunately, adapting ...

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‘Arbitrary’ Ruling May ‘Force South Korean Crypto Exchanges to Close’

Source: Adobe/kian yong tan/EyeEm South Korean crypto-related firms said they are concerned that banks are being given too much power by the country’s financial regulators. In the latest regulatory rulings unveiled this week, regulators stated that banks would be obliged to decide whether or not they want to do business with crypto exchanges using their own anti money-laundering (AML) risk ...

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Atlas 5 takes shelter from Tropical Depression Eta

Credit: United Launch Alliance With Tropical Depression Eta forecast to restrengthen into a tropical storm and move toward Florida, United Launch Alliance moved an Atlas 5 rocket off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Friday and delayed liftoff with a U.S. government spy satellite to Wednesday. Riding a mobile launch platform, the 206-foot-tall (63-meter) Atlas 5 rocket began rolling back ...

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Dutch Blockchain Leader Sphereon and Partners, Novatore and Plamo, Win Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Security Challenge For Identity Protection

Sphereon — together with partners Novatore and Plamo — won a contract based on a challenge that was posted by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. They were awarded a contract to build a solution for the Netherlands Justis department to enable over 20,000 Special Enforcement Officers or SEOs (aside from regular police the BOAs’ are known as peace officers) ...

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Permanent TSB to cut 300 jobs in cost cutting efforts

The bank currently employs around 2,400 staff in its branches and offices across the country Permanent TSB is planning to reduce its workforce by around 300, in an effort to cut its costs further. The redundancies will be achieved by way of a voluntary severance scheme and will mainly target management and head office roles. The bank currently employs around ...

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