Daily Archives: 26.01.2021

Woman ‘had to resign’ after she was denied remote work

The WRC's Adjudication Officer has ordered an employer to pay a former worker €3,712 compensation for her unfair dismissal earlier this year An office-based worker had no option but to resign from her job during the first Covid-19 lockdown after her employer rejected her plea to work remotely from home, according to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). WRC Adjudication Officer Kevin ...

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Most Stable Transmission of Laser Signal to Date could Allow Scientists to Verify Einstein‘s Theory

An international team of researchers has recently achieved record-breaking stability in sending a laser signal through the atmosphere, which often proves difficult due to its unpredictability and turbulence. “We can correct for atmospheric turbulence in 3-D, that is, left-right, up-down and, critically, along the line of flight,” said lead author Benjamin Dix-Matthews. “It’s as if the moving atmosphere has been ...

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SpaceX Launches Transporter-1 Rideshare Mission, Logs Third Mission in 3 Weeks

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching the Transporter-1 mission Jan 24, 2021 to deliver 143 commercial and government “rideshare” payloads into orbit. Photo: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace.com Less than eight months after it triumphantly lofted NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken aboard Dragon Endeavour to begin their historic voyage to the International Space Station (ISS), the B1058 Falcon 9 ...

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Falcon 9 launch timeline on the Transporter-1 mission

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday, heading due south over the Atlantic Ocean on a trajectory hugging the east coast of Florida to deliver 143 small satellites into polar orbit. The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket is poised for launch from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida during a 22-minute launch ...

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BlackRock Has USD 235bn in Alternatives And Now It’s Coming For Bitcoin

Source: A video screenshot, Youtube/CNBC As the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, revealed its intentions to invest in cash-settled bitcoin (BTC) futures, the question is – how large this exposure might be? In its Q4 2020 report, the company said that it had more than USD 235bn in alternative investments at the end of the year, which is almost 3% ...

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Why More Startups And VCs Are Finally Pursuing the Menopause Market: ‘$600B Is Not ‘Niche’’

In the field of women’s health, much of the medical advancement until now has been focused on birth control and fertility treatments, but startups and venture capitalists are increasingly turning to menopause as an area ripe for innovation. By 2025, 1.1 billion women are expected to be postmenopausal. The space represents $600 billion of spending opportunity but is still largely ...

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Port volumes rising but still lower than last year

Volumes have been steadily increasing at Dublin Port, but are still around half of what they were this time last year (Pic: RollingNews.ie) The quantity of goods passing through Irish ports from the UK remains around half of what it was this time last year, nearly four weeks after the Brexit transition period came to an end.  At a briefing at ...

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