Daily Archives: 16.01.2021

Stena adds Dublin-Cherbourg route to meet Brexit demand

The Stena Estrid will operate on the new weekend Dublin-Cherbourg route Ferry operator Stena Line is to further increase its freight capacity direct from Ireland to continental Europe in response to increased post-Brexit demand by adding a new weekend sailing from Dublin to Cherbourg. The new service will start next Saturday and will result in a temporary reduction in weekend ...

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LendingPoint Banks $125M In First Equity Investment

LendingPoint took its first funding in its seven-year history in the way of a $125 million preferred equity investment from Warburg Pincus. The company is a financial technology platform that provides financing origination tools for e-commerce, point-of-sale, lending institutions and consumers. Prior to the equity investment, LendingPoint had been bootstrapped, fueled by an initial friends and family raise in 2014 ...

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I Can See it in Your Eyes: Gaze towards a Robot as an Implicit Cue of Uncanniness and Task Performance in Long-term Interactions

Long-term human-robot interactions have been widely researched; however, there is a lack of methods to evaluate people’s perception and engagement with those systems. Questionnaires and interviews may be biased and decrease human involvement. Hence, a recent study investigates the possibility of using gaze patterns as a suitable metric. Image credit: Makia Minich via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) During the experiment, ...

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BitMart’s 2020 cryptos of the year report: LRC, EWT, INJ among tokens nominated

Digital assets trading platform provider BitMart has released its Cryptos of the Year 2020 report – and considered that while Bitcoin remains on top, altcoins will move forward in 2021. The study, which reviewed all coins listed on the BitMart platform, cited 10 coins to consider based on popularity with investors, return rate, and potential ROI. The study also garnered ...

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Altius Space Machines announces successful first orbital launch of DogTags aboard OneWeb’s satellites

(14 January 2021 – Altius Space Machines) Voyager Space Holdings subsidiary, Altius Space Machines has achieved a significant milestone: a successful first launch of the company’s DogTags universal grapple fixtures into space aboard OneWeb’s satellites. This is the first of many planned launches for Altius’ DogTags, as the company is slated to produce grapple fixtures for all of OneWeb’s remaining ...

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The UK is Considering Nuclear Propulsion in Space

If human beings intend to become an interplanetary species (or interstellar, for that matter), then we are going to need new propulsion methods that combine a significant level of thrust with fuel-efficiency. One option that NASA has been exploring for decades is spacecraft that rely on nuclear power, which can take the form of nuclear-electric or nuclear-thermal propulsion (NEP/NTP). In ...

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Coinbase Apologizes To European Users For Missed Higher Profits

Source: Adobe/khosrork In the aftermath of its recent connectivity issues that deprived numerous users of access to their cryptoassets amid skyrocketing prices, major crypto exchange Coinbase has issued an apology to its Europe-based customers. While putting the blame for the difficulties at the recent market rally and regulatory obligations, the exchange also vowed to implement changes to improve its user ...

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