Daily Archives: 14.11.2020

From a Tempest to a Trickle: Prospects for the 2020 Leonid Meteor Shower

Following the Leonid meteors in 2020. We witnessed an amazing astronomical spectacle in the early morning skies over the Kuwaiti desert in November 1998. That year, the Leonid meteors put on a spectacular display, topping an estimated 1,000 meteors per hour near sunrise. On most years, however, the Lion whimpers with a few paltry meteors per hour, but once every ...

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‘SCE to Aux’: Remembering Apollo 12’s Hair-Raising Launch, OTD in 1969

Apollo 12 takes flight on 14 November 1969. Photo Credit: NASA More than a half-century ago, today, one of the hairiest and closest brushes with disaster occurred only moments after the liftoff of America’s second manned lunar landing mission. Apollo 12 Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad, Command Module Pilot (CMP) Dick Gordon and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Al Bean were tasked ...

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Photos: Falcon 9 rocket rolled out to pad 39A for Crew-1 launch

SpaceX raised a 215-foot-tall (65-meter) Falcon 9 rocket on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week, shortly after the launcher rolled out of the company’s hangar with a Crew Dragon spaceship to ferry four astronauts to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket emerged from SpaceX’s hangar at the southern perimeter of pad 39A Monday ...

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Panxora Backs Clintex To Raise $7 Million USD And Provide Faster Access To Medicines

Digital asset treasury management service Panxora says it will support ClinTex, a pharmaceuticals industry solutions provider, in raising and managing $7 million USD for a blockchain-powered clinical trials solution to accelerate access to medicines for patients. Panxora will provide a management framework, determining when capital raised is released into the project, which will enable ClinTex to strategically grow its business. ...

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Thales Alenia Space to build Copernicus CIMR satellites

(13 November 2020 – Thales) Thales Alenia Space has signed a 93 Meuro, first tranche of the 495 Meuro global contract, with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) environmental monitoring satellites. The CIMR mission is part of the expansion of the Copernicus Space Component programme of the European Space Agency, ESA, in partnership ...

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Review: Google Chromecast with Google TV

The new Chromecast comes with a remote control There are so many ways to watch your favourite TV shows, movies and sport these days.  From smart TVs, to streaming services on laptops and tablets and boxes, sticks and other gadgets that are attached to your TV. Google was one of the first into this space a number of years ago ...

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Similarity-based Self-Learning for Image Denoising

The task of image denoising is being solved by employing deep convolutional neural networks nowadays. However, these usually require many pairs of images to train the networks. They also do not use self-similarities or repeated patterns. A recent study suggests a novel denoising method that only requires a single noisy image for training. Noisy image. Image credit: Fernando Garcia via ...

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Mighty Atlas Returns ULA to Flight, Delivers NROL-101 to Orbit

Flying for only the fourth time in its 531 configuration, the Atlas V smoothly boosted NROL-101 aloft for the National Reconnaissance Office. Photo Credit: ULA With a propulsive yield of almost 2 million pounds (900,000 kg), a rarely-used variant of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V roared aloft from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 pad surface at Cape Canaveral Air ...

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Preventing Workplace Injuries: Kinetic Lands $11.25M Series A For Wearable Device

Workplace injuries, especially among frontline workers, can bring operations to a halt. A wearable device and software package being developed by New York-based Kinetic is providing workers with reminders and notifications for when the device is sensing a high-risk motion that could potentially cause an injury if it is repeatedly made, Haytham Elhawary, co-founder and CEO, told Crunchbase News. “Injuries ...

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