Daily Archives: 03.12.2020

NASA, SpaceX Watch Weather as Space Station Prepares for Dual-Dragon Ops

With the CRS-21 Dragon spacecraft perched on its nose, B1058 begins the rollout to Pad 39A for its Static Fire Test. Photo Credit: NASA Unsuitable weather in the form of scattered showers and low cloud remains the overriding concern as SpaceX readies its CRS-21 Dragon cargo mission—the first flight under the second-phase Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) contract with NASA—for launch ...

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How the global Covid-19 pandemic has ended blockchain market volatility

IT vendors seeking to convince CIOs and CTOs about their blockchain-related solutions have been challenged by an apparent shift in market perception. Distributed ledger technology hype reached a peak and as a result, the upside growth potential had fallen significantly. Global blockchain revenues fell by 35 percent between 2018 and 2020. According to the latest worldwide market study by ABI ...

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Health Issues From Spaceflight Might Originate in the Mitochondria

It’s not easy living and working in space for extended periods of time. As NASA’s Twins Study illustrated, microgravity takes a toll on human physiology, which is followed by a painful transition back to normal gravity (just ask Scott Kelly!) Aside from muscle and bone degeneration, there’s diminished organ function, effects on cardiovascular health, the central nervous system, and “subtle ...

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Building a brighter future with robotics

Sitting on the floor, a toddler listens to her mechanical companion, who also sits. “Clap your hands. Can you clap your hands?” her companion says. The girl claps enthusiastically. She then stands up and dances vigorously to pop music with her companion. When all is over, she reaches down, pats the motionless companion on the head, and says to the ...

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Ryanair close to ordering dozens more Boeing aircraft

Ryanair is one of Boeing's largest worldwide customers Ryanair is close to placing an order for dozens of additional Boeing 737 MAX jets in a commercial boost to the U.S. planemaker after regulators lifted a 20-month safety grounding, industry sources said. Europe's largest low-fare carrier, which has an option to expand its current order by 75 jets to 210 aircraft, declined ...

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The Briefing: Facebook Buys Kustomer, ServiceNow Makes Big Acquisition, HungryPanda Raises $70M, 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. Facebook to buy Kustomer Facebook announced Monday that it plans to acquire customer relationship management startup Kustomer. The startup, which is backed by investors including Battery Ventures and Tiger Global Management, has raised ...

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