Daily Archives: 13.01.2021

After investor pressure, Intel says CEO to step down

Intel's outgoing chief executive Bob Swan Intel chief executive Bob Swan will step down next month, the computer chip giant said today, weeks after a hedge fund sent a letter demanding changes in its business.  "Intel today announced that its board of directors has appointed 40-year technology industry leader Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective February 15, ...

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Cargo Dragon heads for splashdown off Florida’s west coast

SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft departs the International Space Station Tuesday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now SpaceX’s first upgraded Cargo Dragon spaceship departed the International Space Station Tuesday morning with more than 4,400 pounds of research specimens and other equipment, heading for splashdown Wednesday night in the Gulf of Mexico off the west coast of Florida. Poor weather in the recovery zone ...

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With its New Extension, Juno is Going to be Visiting Jupiter’s Moons

The Juno mission to Jupiter has been extended to September 2025 – or however long the spacecraft can keep operating around Jupiter. While Juno has so far focused its attention on the giant planet alone, the mission extension will include observations of Jupiter’s rings and large moons, with targeted observations and close flybys planned of the moons Ganymede, Europa, and ...

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Year-Long Green Run Enters Home Stretch, As Teams Aim for Saturday Hot Fire Test

The 212-foot-tall (64.6-meter) core stage for the first Space Launch System (SLS) is lowered into the B-2 Test Stand for the Green Run. Photo Credit: NASA Representatives of NASA, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne gathered for a media briefing Tuesday afternoon (12 January) to discuss progress towards the critical eighth and final test in the year-long “Green Run” campaign to prepare ...

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Prostheses with neurofeedback feel lighter

Modern science can provide highly advanced prosthetics for those who lost their limbs. Hitech prostheses perform various functions and may even look realistic. Obviously, it will be decades till we have prostheses that accurately mimic actual human limbs, but some advancements have been made already. Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, for example, found that tying ...

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Pension Funds Getting Set to Board Bitcoin Bandwagon, Say Insiders

Source: Adobe/keatikun The American digital asset investment giant Grayscale has suggested that pensions and endowments providers are clambering aboard the crypto gravy train – an opinion shared by an increasing number of financial industry specialists. The firm’s new CEO Michael Sonnenshein said, per Bloomberg, “We’ve started to see participation not just from the hedge fund segment […] but recently from ...

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Orbit Fab and SCOUT collaborate to host first commercial inspection payload for space situational awareness on fuel tanker launching in 2021

(12 January 2021 – Orbit Fab) Orbit Fab and SCOUT have announced the world’s first dedicated commercial in-space situational awareness mission. SCOUT will launch a SCOUT-Vision payload on Orbit Fab’s Tanker-001 Tenzing fuel depot, scheduled to ride to orbit aboard a Spaceflight Inc. Sherpaorbital transfer vehicle (OTV) on an upcoming SpaceX Falcon 9 mission later this year. The hosted payload ...

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Roku Acquires Quibi’s Content

Less than three months after mobile streaming service Quibi said it was shutting down, Roku announced plans Friday to acquire the startup’s content. Roku will acquire more than 75 shows and documentaries created by Quibi and Hollywood-based studios, the company said in a statement. Quibi’s content includes shows starring actors like Anna Kendrick and Liam Hemsworth, and more than a ...

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