Daily Archives: 20.01.2021

Astronomers Confirm That Darksat is About Half as Bright as an Unpainted Starlink

Space-based internet service is poised to revolutionize the internet and bring high-speed connectivity to countless communities worldwide. Programs like SpaceX’s Starlink paint a picture of a bright future for the citizens of the world. Like many revolutionary technological advances, there is a dark side to Starlink.  The constellation of hundreds (and eventually thousands) of satellites reflect light back to the ...

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Dixons Carphone’s ‘teething problems’ supplying Ireland

Dixons Carphone has forecast full year 2020-21 profits in line with market expectations despite current store closures Electricals retailer Dixons Carphone has experienced some “teething” issues supplying Ireland in the wake of the post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union which kicked-in on January 1, its boss said today. “There have been some teething troubles when it comes to the ...

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Watch NASA Test Fire America’s New SLS Moon Rocket

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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Tight Test Margins Hampered SLS Hot Fire Test, NASA Says

Billowing clouds of steam pour from the B-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Bay St. Louis, Miss., during Saturday’s Hot Fire Test. Photo Credit: NASA Last Saturday’s premature shutdown of all four RS-25 engines on the first Space Launch System (SLS) was triggered by intentionally conservative test parameters, according to a NASA update on Tuesday evening. ...

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Bitcoin ETP Boom, Mt. Gox Deal, XRP Hit Again, Cows On Blockchain + More News

Source: Adobe/Roman Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. (Updated on January 16 with Exchanges news). Bitcoin news German bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) from ETC Group has garnered volumes matching those of popular European funds, as BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE) has recorded average ...

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Rocket Lab launches communications satellite for OHB

An Electron launcher lifts off Wednesday from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1A in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab A mysterious small satellite built by the German company OHB, purported to be a pathfinder for a Chinese-owned communications constellation, took off from New Zealand Wednesday and soared into orbit on top of a Rocket Lab Electron launcher. The 59-foot-tall (18-meter) Electron ...

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FAA issues commercial space Reentry Site Operator License to Space Florida

(19 January 2021 – FAA) After completing an assessment of potential environmental impacts, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Space Florida’s application for a commercial space Reentry Site Operator License (RSOL) at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) in Titusville, Fla. (courtesy: Space Florida) The FAA determined that no significant environmental impacts would result from operations at the site. The license, ...

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Modeling social interaction environment for baby with aim to improve AI in developmental robotics

There is still a long way to go before we will be able to create an artificial intelligence agent that can perform versatile tasks on a similar level of effectiveness as a human being does. This would require accumulating and studying a large dataset of information, but even this could be not enough. For now, only the task-specific agents are ...

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