Daily Archives: 13.11.2020

New Falcon 9, Dragon Resilience, Crew-1 Ready for Saturday Launch, Weather Permitting

Dragon Resilience will ferry Crew-1 astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. Photo Credit: NASA Florida’s highly intractable weather promises a 70-percent likelihood of falling within acceptable criteria at 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, the targeted launch time for Dragon Resilience and the long-awaited Crew-1 mission. Leading the first “operational” ...

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Securing Remote Workforces Helps JumpCloud Land $75M

JumpCloud, a Denver-based company that helps securely connect users with their networks, files and other systems, has landed a $75 million Series E funding round. The new round, led by BlackRock with participation from existing investor General Atlantic, brings the company’s total funding to more than $165 million. The new round comes amid growing demand for employees to securely and ...

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Korea’s Blockchain Project BOSAGORA (BOA) Wins United Nations Solidarity Award For COVID-19 Contributions

Public Blockchain Platform BOSAGORA recently received a ‘United Nations Solidarity Award’ recently for their voluntary work in battling COVID-19. President Inhwan Kim of BOSAGORA stated: “I am delighted to create an example of blockchain contributing to society just along with IBM Blockchain. Technology should benefit human and further resolved that he would make the technology of BOSAGORA to be used ...

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Elbit Systems launches E-LynX-Sat – a portable tactical SATCOM system

(21 November 2020 – Elbit Systems) Elbit Systems has launched E-LynX-Sat, a compact satellite communications (SATCOM) add-on system. The new system utilizes a lightweight less than 1 Kg terminal that interfaces with Elbit Systems’ E-LynXTM Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution. E-LynX-Sat enables Infantry and maneuvering forces to maintain robust and secured, on-the-walk and on-the-move, voice and data communication services, over ...

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Central Bank faces questions on enforcement record

10,000 firms in the banking, investment, insurance and other sectors here are regulated by the Central Bank The Central Bank’s record on enforcement has come under scrutiny after it emerged that apart from the tracker mortgage controversy, it has not taken a single action over a breach of the Consumer Protection Code in the last four year. This compares to ...

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Astronauts rehearse for launch day as mission managers watch weather

Crew-1 astronauts Soichi Noguchi, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover pose inside the Crew Access Arm at pad 39A Thursday. Credit: NASA/SpaceX The four astronauts preparing to ride SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Resilience” into orbit climbed aboard their spaceship Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center in a practice run for a launch to the International Space Station planned Saturday night. ...

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New Research in Origami Metamaterials Promises Wide Implications

The simplicity and elegance of origami, an ancient Japanese art form, has motivated researchers to explore its application in the world of materials. New research from an interdisciplinary team, including Northwestern University’s Horacio Espinosa and Sridhar Krishnaswamy and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Glaucio Paulino, aims to advance the creation and understanding of such folded structures for applications ranging from soft robotics to medical devices ...

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Europa’s Nightside Glows in the Dark

In a few years, NASA will be sending a spacecraft to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. Known as the Europa Clipper mission, this orbiter will examine the surface more closely to search for plume activity and evidence of biosignatures. Such a find could answer the burning question of whether or not there is life within this moon, which is something ...

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‘Russian Dictators Will Use Blockchain to Rig Elections,’ Says Critic

Source: iStock/Cylonphoto Russia’s new blockchain-powered voting systems could be exploited by unscrupulous politicians, becoming “tools” for the architects of rigged elections and voter fraud, a journalist has alleged. The claims were made in a new column entitled “Blockchain for Dictators” by Sergei Golubitsky, an IT journalist and a long-time contributor to the liberal-leaning Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Golubitsky stated that ...

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