Daily Archives: 23.11.2020

Northrop Grumman Completes Critical Review for Gateway HALO Module

Artist’s concept of the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE), at left, and Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO). Image Credit: NASA As America prepares for the arrival of a new administration in the White House and awaits its impact on NASA’s plan to return humans to the Moon later this decade, Northrop Grumman Corp. has completed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) ...

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Zapata Computing Raises $38M As Quantum Computing Nears

Boston-based quantum computing software-maker Zapata Computing closed a $38 million Series B as the promise of the next generation of computing gets closer. The new round was led by Comcast Ventures, Pitango and Prelude Ventures, with the support of existing investors BASF Venture Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital and The Engine Accelerator Fund, as well as new investors, including Ahren ...

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A Broken Cable Smashed Part of the Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory is an iconic institution. Located in Puerto Rico, this National Science Foundation (NSF) observatory was the largest radio telescope in the world between 1963 and 2016. While that honor now goes to the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China, Arecibo will forever be recognized for its contributions to everything from radio astronomy to the ...

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World-first as new real-time link between satellites promises quicker delivery of data and imagery across the globe

(23 November 2020 – Addvalue, Inmarsat) The world’s first ever publicly-available, real-time link between satellites in high and low earth orbits is now available, it was announced today. After a five-year collaboration, Inmarsat and Addvalue Innovation are pleased to announce the Commercial Service Introduction (CSI) of their Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) service, following the successful demonstration of the first ...

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Boost as Microsoft to create 200 jobs in Dublin

Microsoft’s new €27m 10,000sq.m engineering hub near Leopardstown Microsoft is to create 200 highly skilled engineering positions in Dublin. The recruitment drive follows an investment of €27m in a new 10,000sq.m engineering hub close to its main campus in Leopardstown. The expansion will bring to 2,700 the total number of staff employed by the tech firm at its offices and ...

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Training Object Detection using SentiSight.ai

Development is one of the oldest traits humanity possesses. It is encoded in our genome to always strive to improve, to grow, to make everything better. In 2020, during this era of technology evolution and gathering new ideas is the key to success. There is a single field that is showing great potential in radically changing the world and that ...

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Aricebo’s Damage is so Serious and Dangerous, They’re Just Going to Scrap the Observatory Entirely

This past summer, the Arecibo Observatory suffered major damage when an auxiliary cable that supports the platform above the telescope broke and struck the reflector dish. Immediately thereafter, technicians with the observatory and the University of Central Florida (UCF) began working to stabilize the structure and assess the damage. Unfortunately, about two weeks ago (on Nov. 6th), a second cable ...

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New Copernicus satellite to monitor sea-level rise launched

(21 November 2020 – ESA) The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite has been launched into orbit around Earth on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Using the latest radar altimetry technology, this new satellite is set to provide a new overview of ocean topography and advance the long-term record of sea-surface height measurements that began in 1992 – measurements that are ...

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Researchers bring paradigm-shifting technology to endoscopic procedures

A collaboration between international and Vanderbilt University researchers is helping to update a tried-and-true medical technology for the 21st century. The development of an intelligent and autonomous Magnetic Flexible Endoscope holds the promise of making colonoscopies safer, less painful, more widely available and less expensive. The article “Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and autonomous magnetic manipulation” was published in the journal Nature ...

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