Daily Archives: 30.11.2020

Figuring Out How To Breathe the Moon’s Regolith

Oxygen ranks right up there as one of the most important resources for use in space exploration.  Not only is it a critical component of rocket fuel, it’s also necessary for astronauts to breathe anywhere outside Earth’s atmosphere.  Availability of this abundant resource isn’t a problem – it’s widely available throughout the solar system.  One place it is particularly prevalent ...

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Computer-aided creativity in robot design

MIT researchers’ new system optimizes the shape of robots for traversing various terrain types. So, you need a robot that climbs stairs. What shape should that robot be? Should it have two legs, like a person? Or six, like an ant? Choosing the right shape will be vital for your robot’s ability to traverse a particular terrain. And it’s impossible ...

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ViaLite provides SES with cross-border solution

(27 November 2020 – ViaLite) Radio frequency over fiber optic links are a great solution for moving high frequency analog signals over a long distance, but solutions need expert planning, design and installation to get the best performance. When SES needed a long distance link from the European Space Agency Redu station in Belgium to the SES site in Luxembourg, ...

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Irish e-tailers recorded 135% Black Friday boost

On average shoppers here spent a total of €63.18 on Irish websites on Black Friday Spending on Irish websites on Black Friday was up 135% on last year according to new data from Revolut. Overall online spending last Friday increased by 81% compared to 2019, the financial technology firm found. The statistics also show that the call for people to ...

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VanEck Opens Another Bridge To Bitcoin For European Investors

Source: Adobe/Antonio Today, VanEck Europe, an arm of US-headquartered major US asset manager VanEck, launched its crypto exchange-traded note (ETN), tradable via Deutsche Börse Xetra, targeting investors in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. However, in the UK, the company targets professional investors only, as the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority banned the sale of derivatives and ETNs that reference certain ...

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SpaceX Aims for 100th Mission Success, as B1049 Returns to Port

B1049 takes flight for the record-breaking seventh time on 25 November. She is now safely back home in Port Canaveral. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace Scorched and scarred from seven high-energy re-entries since September 2018, and with her characteristic “X” emblem hard to discern under the layers of grime, SpaceX’s veteran B1049 Falcon 9 first stage returned safely to Port Canaveral ...

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