Daily Archives: 05.12.2020

Bird’s-eye view of geology using drones offers new way to protect groundwater

These days, researchers at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey are spending a little less time on the ground and more time in the air — looking at the ground. Hydrogeologist David Hart and WGNHS licensed drone operator Grace Graham is developing drone-based techniques to reduce groundwater contamination and improve drinking water quality, especially in Wisconsin. They are using ...

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Fewer contactless payments during Level 5 restrictions

Around €6 billion will be spent by shoppers over the Christmas period The impact of Level 5 restrictions on consumer spending have been revealed in figures released by the Banking and Payments Federation. Cash withdrawals from ATMs and card spending dropped in October, due to the shutdown of non-essential retail outlets. But online shopping boomed, with more consumers buying Irish ...

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ULA Aims for Dec 10 Launch with Long-Delayed NROL-44 Mission

NROL-44 will be the 12th flight of the gargantuan Delta IV Heavy. Photo Credit: ULA United Launch Alliance (ULA) is now targeting Dec 10 to launch the long-delayed NRO-44 mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla, following repeated scrubbed launch attempts atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket dating back to August. Liftoff ...

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25 Years of Solar Cycles in One Incredible SOHO Mosaic

For a quarter of a century, the ESA-NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has been essential in helping scientists understand the heart of our Solar System, the Sun. The SOHO mission launched 25 years ago this week, and to celebrate, ESA compiled a wonderful mosaic of images, and NASA put together a remarkable SOHO “greatest hits” timelapse video. “SOHO has ...

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Contract signed for new Copernicus ROSE-L mission

(3 December 2020 – ESA) ESA and Thales Alenia Space have today signed a contract to develop the new high-priority Copernicus Radar Observation System for Europe in L-band (ROSE-L) environmental monitoring mission – as part of Europe’s Copernicus programme. The contract was signed in the presence of Riccardo Fraccaro, Undersecretary of the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, and ESA’s Director General, ...

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New Approach to Neural Network Training: Teaching with Commentaries

We, as humans, have got the power to use our visual senses in the best possible way. Effortlessly, the supercomputers stored in our head work towards making us distinguish between the visual scenarios and further remember them. Millions of neurons work in connection to help us visualize things. This forms the neural network. Machine-based neural networks are like us in ...

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