Daily Archives: 17.11.2020

Dragon Resilience Docks at Space Station, Expands Expedition 64 to Seven Crew

Dragon Resilience emerges from the darkness as it heads for docking at the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA/SpaceX For the first time in International Space Station (ISS) history, the sprawling orbital outpost has a long-term crew of seven, following Monday night’s spectacular docking of Dragon Resilience at International Docking Adapter (IDA)-2 on the forward end of the Harmony ...

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A Record Close Shave: Asteroid 2020 VT4 Just Skimmed by Earth

Wow. A low-flying space rock set a record last Friday (appropriately, the 13th), when 2020 VT4 passed just under 400 kilometers (250 miles) over the Southern Pacific. The asteroid was spotted by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) survey at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 14th, just 15 hours after ...

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InterVenn Biosciences Raises $34M For Ovarian Cancer, Immuno-oncology Therapies

InterVenn Biosciences raised $34 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding to ready a first-of-its-kind High-Throughput-Glycoproteomic powered diagnostic tool, targeting ovarian cancer, for clinical use by early next year. The South San Francisco-based company is using artificial intelligence and mass spectrometry to develop precision medicine capabilities, focusing on the role of protein glycosylation (the addition of a carbohydrate moiety to ...

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to International Space Station

(16 November 2020 – NASA) An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ...

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European Vega rocket suffers second failure in three launches

A Vega rocket took off Monday night from French Guiana with two European satellites, but the launcher failed to deploy the payloads into orbit. Credit: Arianespace A European Vega rocket crashed back to Earth shortly after launching from French Guiana carrying a Spanish land imaging satellite and a French research probe with a combined value of nearly $400 million. Both ...

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Property values at Hibernia REIT fall 3.8% in H1

Hibernia REIT's rent collection rates are running at 99% among commercial tenants Dublin-listed property group Hibernia REIT has reported strong rent collection rates among its tenant base for the six months to the end of September. Hibernia REIT said it rent collection rates are running at 99% among commercial tenants and 98% for residential tenants. It noted that 60% of ...

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Engineering a Way Out of Climate Change: Genetically Modified Organisms Could be the Key

Scientists explain how genetically engineered organisms can help us diminish atmospheric carbon and tackle climate change. Fighting the imminent climate change crisis has now become a global priority. In this regard, scientists in the US have discussed how gene editing technology can modify plants and organisms to reduce atmospheric CO2 and slow down climate change. They also consider potential obstacles ...

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On Anniversary of Longest U.S. Crewed Spaceflight, Dragon Resilience Prepares for ISS Docking

SpaceX’s Falcon 9, laden with Dragon Resilience and the Crew-1 astronauts, roars into the night at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace Last night, SpaceX and NASA launched a mission which is expected to secure a new record for the longest single human spaceflight by the United States. Crew-1 Commander Mike Hopkins and Pilot Victor Glover, accompanied by ...

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PayPal To Allow Users to Buy, Hold and Sell Cryptocurrency With New Service — Receives Conditional Bitlicense from New York State Department of Financial Services

Fintech giant Paypal is planning to launch a cryptocurrency service enabling members to buy, hold and sell tokens directly from their PayPal account along with mentioning plans to  create a funding source for purchases at its 26 million merchants worldwide by significantly increase the utility of cryptocurrencies. The company was granted a first-of-its-kind conditional Bitlicense by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). ...

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