Daily Archives: 02.12.2020

Like Night Flying: Remembering STS-35, OTD in 1990

After many months of delay, STS-35 finally flew in December 1990. Photo Credit: NASA When Challenger was lost on 28 January 1986, a tight-knit team of astronauts knew that their own wait for space would be a correspondingly long one. Under an alternate history, STS-61E would have been the next shuttle flight after Challenger, targeted to launch the following 6 ...

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Soyuz rocket launches Emirati military satellite after lengthy delay

Credit: Arianespace After months of delays caused by launch vehicle issues and the coronavirus pandemic, a Russian Soyuz rocket and Fregat upper stage took off from South America and delivered the French-built Falcon Eye 2 military observation satellite to an on-target orbit Tuesday night for the United Arab Emirates. The kerosene-fueled Soyuz ST-A launcher lifted off from the Guiana Space ...

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AIB increases its cost cutting target by 10%

AIB is aiming to cut operating costs to €1.35bn by 2023 AIB will cut costs by 10% more than announced earlier this year to meet capital and profitability targets by 2023, saying the Covid-19 crisis made significant change both necessary and possible. AIB set out new medium-term targets on March 6, a week before Ireland began to impose Covid-19 restrictions, leading ...

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IOTA moves into research for blockchain and IoT with Austrian university

The IOTA Foundation is working with the Institute for Information Systems Engineering at TU Wien on blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) research. The Christian Doppler Laboratory Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT), named after the famous Austrian mathematician, is a project expected to run for seven years in total. For IOTA, whose modus operandi is in the ...

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Under Control: Empowering Disturbance Observer Controllers with the Fourier Transform

Scientists leverage a powerful mathematical tool to extend the applicability of a popular type of controller. Scientists from the National Korea Maritime and Ocean University and Yonsei University, Korea, combine the fuzzy disturbance observer-based control theory with the Fourier transform to design a controller that can handle nonperiodic, nonlinear disturbances. This feature makes their approach suitable for dynamic real-world systems ...

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Coinbase on Defense As NYT Report Alleging Racial Discrimination Goes Live

Source: Coinbase Yesterday, US-based major crypto exchange Coinbase warned of a scathing report in The New York Times, and, today, the major news outlet published the article, stating that 15 former Coinbase employees who have either quit or were fired from the company have one thing in common — they were all Black. Coinbase employs 600 people, 3% of whom ...

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The Briefing: SEC Proposes Gig Workers Get Paid In Equity, Unacademy Valued At $2B In New Round, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. SEC proposes paying gig workers in equity The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a pilot program to allow tech companies like Uber and Lyft to pay gig workers a portion of ...

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A Mission Cut Short: Remembering STS-44, OTD in 1991

Atlantis is hoisted, via the Mate/Demate Device (MDD), atop the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) at Edwards, following her landing from STS-44. Photo Credit: NASA The Space Shuttle flew many remarkable missions during its 30-year career, delivering satellites into orbit, supporting fundamental scientific research and building the International Space Station (ISS). Thirty-seven of its missions were extended at least ...

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