Daily Archives: 12.11.2020

Crew-1 Brings Wide Range of Experience to Space Station Mission (Part 2)

The Crew-1 astronauts pose before their Falcon 9 rocket and attached Dragon Resilience spacecraft. From left to right are Soichi Noguchi, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover. Photo Credit: NASA Four astronauts with a cumulative 506 days in space between them, more than 7,900 orbits of Earth and over 33 hours of spacewalking are set to launch from historic ...

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Lending Platform Upstart’s IPO Filing Reveals Earnings, Ownership

Lending platform Upstart filed on Nov. 5 for an initial public offering with plans to raise $100 million. The company plans to list on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol of UPST. The San Carlos, California-based company was founded in 2012 by Dave Girouard, who previously managed Google‘s enterprise business. Its technology taps artificial intelligence and machine learning to price ...

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Avenga, Accu Reference Medical Labs and Ubirch Introduce Rock-Solid COVID-19 Test Result System at the World’s Largest Telehealth Event

Avenga, Accu Reference Medical Labs, and data protection specialist Ubirch have joined forces and built the first secured COVID-19 test result system. This will enable employees to show that they are not infected with COVID-19 and continue or go back to work. “On the one hand, we all want to get back to the normal way of working as quickly ...

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Satellites to track trains and promote rail safety

(11 November 2020 – ESA) Trains in Italy will be tracked and controlled via space to ensure they run in a safe, punctual and environmentally friendly way. The project could see satellite technology become a standard way to run trains across the whole of Europe. Commuter train in Italy (courtesy: ESA) The Italian national railway company, Gruppo FS Italiane, is ...

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How to Integrate Chatbots and other Conversational Agents into Health Care

The technology for developing artificial intelligence-based chatbots (or, more formally, “conversational agents”) has existed for some time, yet its widespread implementation in clinical settings has so far been hampered due to logistical issues and ethical concerns. Now, a new viewpoint piece out in the Journal of the American Medical Association proposes a framework for deploying this technology in a way ...

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Terrify yourself with LeoLabs’ visualization of satellites and space debris around Earth

Founded in 2016, Menlo Park, California-based LeoLabs, is a mind-blowing company. They have built, and continue to expand, a network of ground-based, phased array radars worldwide to keep track of the thousands of operational satellites, defunct satellites, spent rocket bodies, and pieces of debris in orbit around the Earth. Not only is their radar technology ground-breaking, but they have built ...

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Falcon 9 rocket fires up in crucial test before weekend crew launch

SpaceX test-fires a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday afternoon at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, clearing a major hurdle before it launches Saturday night — weather permitting — with a four-person crew heading for the International Space Station. The 215-foot-tall ...

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Japanese ‘Smart City’ May Look to Use Blokchain Voting Solution

Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture. Source: Adobe/KW4NG The Japanese blockchain firm LayerX has said it is “working with local governments” on possible blockchain voting solutions – as the country continues to look for IT-powered ways to reduce face-to-face contact in administrative processes as a coronavirus pandemic-mitigating measure. Per a press release, LayerX stated that it had joined the Tsukuba ...

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Crew Dragon Completes Certification, As FRR Clears Crew-1 for 14 Nov Launch

The Crew-1 mission patch, intentionally devoid of the astronauts’ surnames, flutters near to Pad 39A. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace With only days left before Crew-1 astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi embark on the first “operational” crew-rotation mission to the International Space Station (ISS), on Tuesday NASA officially certified Crew Dragon as the first commercial provider ...

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