Daily Archives: 25.01.2021

SettleMint looks to blockchain self-sovereign identity with IdentiMint

A core tenet of blockchain technologies is trust – but not just from a standpoint of having records on an immutable ledger. The concept of blockchain for digital identity – enabling ‘more secure management and storage of digital identities by providing unified, interoperable, and tamper-proof infrastructure with key benefits to enterprises, users, and IoT management systems’, as ConsenSys puts it ...

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Expedition 64 Prepares for Wednesday Spacewalk to Upgrade Columbus Lab

The installation of the Columbus Ka-Band Antenna (COL-Ka) and activation of the Bartolomeo payloads-anchoring platform has been extensively rehearsed in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), ahead of Wednesday’s planned spacewalk. Photo Credit: ESA Two NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) early Wednesday to tend to long-awaited upgrades to Europe’s Columbus lab and prepare ...

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A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black Holes

Fifty years ago, English mathematical physicist and Nobel-prize winner Roger Penrose proposed that energy could be extracted from the space around a rotating black hole. Known as the ergosphere, this region lies just outside an event horizon, the boundary within which nothing can escape a black hole’s gravitational pull (even light). It is also here where infalling matter is accelerated ...

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ArtEmis: Affective Language for Visual Art

Most of the annotation datasets in computer vision focus on objective and content-based applications. A recent paper on arXiv.org investigates an underexplored problem of the relationship between visual content and its emotional effect expressed through language. Image credit: Merry Steward via pixy.org, CC0 Public Domain A dataset of emotional reactions to visual artwork in natural language is collected. The annotators ...

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ESA books two payload missions on Airbus Bartolomeo platform

(21 January 2021 – Airbus) The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus have agreed on service orders for two independent payload missions to be launched to the Bartolomeo payload hosting facility on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022 and 2024, respectively. The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus have agreed on service orders for two independent payload missions to ...

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UAE Financial Watchdog Set To Regulate Crypto By 2022

Source: Adobe / hatem The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced plans to implement new regulations for cryptocurrencies in its business plan brochure for the years 2021 to 2022. “We will build upon recent achievements in this space over the business planning period through developing a regulatory regime for digital assets (such as tokenized securities and crypto-currencies), having already ...

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SpaceX smashes record with launch of 143 small satellites

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Sunday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday from Cape Canaveral with 143 small satellites, a record number of spacecraft on a single mission, giving a boost to startup space companies and stressing the U.S. military’s tracking network charged with sorting out the locations of all ...

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