Daily Archives: 19.01.2021

Home prices saw a return to growth in November – CSO

Latest CSO figures show that residential property prices increased by 0.2% nationally in the year to November Residential property prices rose on an annual basis for the first time in six months in November after disruption from the initial Covid-19 lockdown of the economy halted seven years of unbroken annual growth.  New Central Statistics Office show that residential property prices ...

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SpaceX Targets Wednesday for Record-Setting Starlink Launch

Having flown a total of seven previous missions, included five flights last year, B1051 is set to become SpaceX’s ultimate frequent-flyer tomorrow. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace SpaceX will wait until Wednesday, 20 January, to fly its first eight-times-used Falcon 9 core, achieve the shortest launch-to-launch turnaround of any orbital-class booster and deliver its 1,000th Starlink internet communications satellite into low-Earth ...

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Bithumb Boss: Only 4-7 Korean Crypto Exchanges Will Survive Regulations

  Source: Adobe/Cavan The CEO of Bithumb Korea, the domestic wing of the South Korean market-leading crypto exchange Bithumb, has predicted that after soon-to-promulgate regulations kick in, there will only be between four and seven exchanges left standing. There are currently almost 50 crypto trading platforms in the nation. New rules governing the sector will become effective in March this ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №15

Holidays are passing away and activity finally beginning to rise. So, we are ready to present a bit of fresh and interesting information for our fellow readers: Dr. Ahmad Belhoul – 01’21 has left the “UAE Space Agency”, he was Chairman. Daniel Soller – ex-Director US Government Sales in “Iceye”, from 01’21 became Director of Federal Sales in “Orbital Insight”. ...

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Virgin Orbit’s second launch demo deploys NASA payloads

(17 Januay 2021 – Virgin Orbit) Virgin Orbit has confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company’s second launch demonstration today, successfully deploying 10 payloads for NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP). (courtesy: Virgin Orbit) Virgin Orbit’s novel launch system uses a technique called air launch, in which a rocket is launched from under the wing of a jet ...

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Carbyne Secures Series B1 After 350% Growth

Carbyne closed a $25 million Series B1 after the company watched its annual recurring revenue grow 350 percent last year. The funding round was led by Hanaco Ventures and ELSTED Capital Partners, with participation from former CIA Director General David Petraeus and all existing investors including Founders Fund, FinTLV and others. The company will use the new proceeds to help ...

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Covalent and IBM partnership looks to fashion sustainability through blockchain

IBM and fashion brand Covalent are teaming up to explore the carbon footprint and supply chain of the latter’s products. Covalent, a brand recently launched by sustinabile technology provider Newlight Technologies, provides fasion accessories, including eyewear and handbags. The company’s products are made using AirCarbon, a biomaterial which is meltable and can be used as an alternative to plastic and ...

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Universal Basic Income does not Reduce Worker Productivity, Study Finds

In order to understand how automation and universal basic income (UBI) could impact entrepreneurs, companies and the public sector in the near future, a group of economists from Spain conducted an experiment, including 900 individuals, 98% of whom were students (41% male, 59% female). As described in a paper for the journal Human and Social Sciences Communications, participants were asked ...

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Boeing making progress on Starliner software for test flight in March

The crew module Boeing’s second Starliner spacecraft is lifted Jan. 13 inside the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Boeing/John Proferes Boeing said Monday it has re-qualified software for the company’s Starliner crew capsule after programming errors cut short the spacecraft’s first orbital test flight in 2019, and technicians at the Kennedy ...

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PUP numbers jump by over 15% in the last week

A total of 460,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week Some 460,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week – an increase of over 15% in the last seven days, according to the Department of Social Protection. The 62,715 rise in claims reflects the re-introduction of tighter public health restrictions and more business closures as ...

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