Daily Archives: 04.12.2020

Economy records GDP growth of 11.1% in Q3 – CSO

New CSO show the country’s GDP grew by 11.1% in the third quarter – the biggest quarterly level of GDP on record New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the economy – as measured by gross domestic product – grew by 11.1% in the third quarter compared to the second – the largest quarterly level of GDP on ...

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Blockchains acquires PayPal-backed Cambridge Blockchain to beef up identity play

Software development company Blockchains has announced the acquisition of Cambridge Blockchain, a Massachusetts-based blockchain identity management and compliance provider. Cambridge Blockchain, which notably secured funding from PayPal in its series A round last year, has two products which aim to strike a balance between trusted, distributed identity to organisations and returning control of personal data back to users. IDBridge focuses ...

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Solid Phosphorus has been Found in Comets. This Means They Contain All the Raw Elements for Life

Did comets deliver the elements essential for life on Earth? It’s looking more and more like they could have. At least one comet might have, anyway: 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. A new study using data from the ESA’s Rosetta mission shows that the comet contains the life-critical element phosphorous. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland led this research. The lead author ...

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Momentus announces first rideshare mission to Moon

(1 December 2020 – Momentus) Momentus has signed a deal with Canadensys Aerospace Corporation to deliver a payload to low lunar orbit (LLO). Canadensys will be the first customer to book Ardoride, Momentus’ next-generation rideshare service vehicle. The agreement signed with Canadensys will deliver a 50 kg spacecraft to LLO in the 2023 to 2024 timeframe. With the signing of ...

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Unravelling the secrets of spider limb regeneration to inspire new generation soft-robotics

Spider webs are engineering marvels constructed by 8 legged experts with 400 million years of accumulated know-how. Much can be learned from the building of the spider’s gossamer net and the operation of its sticky trap. Amazingly, garden cross spiders can regenerate lost legs and use them immediately to build a web that is pitch-perfect, even though the new limb ...

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Ryanair orders 75 new Boeing 737 MAX planes

Ryanair’s order with Boeing now stands at 210 planes Ryanair has agreed to buy a further 75 new Boeing 737 MAX-8200 aircraft, bringing the total number of the jets that it has ordered to 210.  The total value of the deal, including the 135 that it had previously ordered, is $22 billion. Ryanair expects to take the first deliveries of ...

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Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket test-fired before Cargo Dragon launch

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with SpaceX’s 21st operational Dragon resupply flight to the International Space Station. This is the first flight of SpaceX’s upgraded Cargo Dragon vehicle. Text updates will appear automatically. Follow us on . NASA TV coverage of the Falcon 9 launch begins at 11:15 a.m. EST (1615 ...

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