Daily Archives: 19.11.2020

Dragon Resilience Crew Discusses Falcon 9 Ride, Living in Space

Crew-1 launched from historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace Less than four days after their spectacular night launch in hot pursuit of the International Space Station (ISS), Crew-1 astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi were in jubilant spirits on Thursday morning as ...

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No evidence yet of rising insolvencies – Central Bank

New Central Bank research shows a reduction of 36% in the registration of new companies during the first outbreak of Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has not led to an increase in company insolvencies, according to new research from the Central Bank.  A report published today by the Central Bank suggests this is down to Government supports, loan payment breaks and ...

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Deep learning helps robots grasp and move objects with ease

In the past year, lockdowns and other COVID-19 safety measures have made online shopping more popular than ever, but the skyrocketing demand is leaving many retailers struggling to fulfil orders while ensuring the safety of their warehouse employees. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created new artificial intelligence software that gives robots the speed and skill to grasp ...

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Crew Dragon docking gives space station its first long-term crew of seven

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Resilience” spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft glided to a smooth automated docking Monday night at the International Space Station, delivering four astronauts to join the three-person crew already on-board, boosting the size of the lab’s long-duration crew to seven for the first time. The space station ...

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Is It Still News? More Mainstream Investors, Strategists Enter Bitcoin House

Source: Adobe/Hoda Bogdan Another week, another batch of news is showing that more mainstream investors, strategists are embracing bitcoin (BTC). (Updated at 16:52 UTC: Citibank’s Tom Fitzpatrick confirmed to Cryptonews.com that he’s the author of the report on BTC.) This time: Eoghan McCabe, Chairman and Co-founder of US-based software company Intercom, said he has “jumped firmly onto the #Bitcoin wagon ...

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Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year

A remarkable microbe named Deinococcus radiodurans (the name comes from the Greek deinos meaning terrible, kokkos meaning grain or berry, radius meaning radiation, and durare meaning surviving or withstanding) has survived a full year in the harsh environment of outer space aboard (but NOT inside) the International Space Station. This plucky prokaryote is affectionately known by fans as Conan the ...

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‘Making Philanthropy As Easy As Banking:’ Amicus.io Raises $8.7M Series B

Fintech company Amicus.io is poised to democratize access to donor-advised funds following an $8.7 million Series B raise toward its platform development. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company was founded in 2017 by former supply chain executives Cor Hoekstra and Walt Ruloff and is part of Vancouver, Canada-based Amicus Global Relief Solutions. “When our company exited in the early 2000s, it ...

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Norwegian Air seeking examinership in High Court

The airline's aircraft assets are held in Ireland Norwegian Air has asked the Irish High Court to oversee a restructuring of its massive debt as it seeks to stave off collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said. Norway's government last week rejected the airline's plea for another injection of state funds, and the company said the following day it ...

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