Daily Archives: 29.01.2021

Automated Robot to Transfer Various Goods on Basket Dollies: Challenge

NineSigma, representing JAPAN POST Co., Ltd. (“Client”), seeks a technology for recognizing a wide variety of goods of different sizes and weights loaded on basket dollies and transferring them onto conveyor belts using robots. Industrial robot. Image credit: jarmoluk via Pixabay (Free Pixabay licence) The Seeker, Japan Post Co., Ltd., collects goods from customers by truck at the distribution hubs and sorts them ...

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With $7M Series A, Parse Biosciences Makes Gene Sequencing Accessible To All

Split Biosciences, a startup developing a single-cell sequencing kit that doesn’t require custom instrumentation, closed on $7 million in Series A funding and unveiled its new name, Parse Biosciences. The company, headquartered in Seattle, decided the new name was needed as its focus grew into other areas, Alex Rosenberg, co-founder and CEO, told Crunchbase News. “Our name, Split Bio, was ...

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Household savings hit record level of €125 billion

Deposits hit an historic high of €125 billion in 2020, growing by 12.8% over the course of the year, new Central Bank figures show Savers amassed an extra €14.2 billion in deposit accounts last year, according to the latest figures from the Central Bank.   Household deposits increased by €950m in December, over four times the €212m saved in December 2019. ...

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Challenger’s Final Voyage: A Mission That Never Was

STS-51L crew members, pictured during a classroom session in the Shuttle Mockup and Integration Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, in December 1985. From left to right are Ellison Onizuka, Ron McNair, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Christa McAuliffe (sitting on table) and backup teacher Barbara Morgan at far right. Photo Credit: NASA Thirty-five years passed yesterday ...

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“Liquid” machine-learning system adapts to changing conditions

The new type of neural network could aid decision making in autonomous driving and medical diagnosis. MIT researchers have developed a type of neural network that learns on the job, not just during its training phase. These flexible algorithms, dubbed “liquid” networks, change their underlying equations to continuously adapt to new data inputs. The advance could aid decision making based ...

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490 Arcadia retail workers made ‘permanently redundant’

The news was broken to staff at a meeting earlier today The Mandate union says 490 retail workers formerly employed in the Arcadia Group’s Irish outlets, including Topshop, are to be made permanently redundant.  The news was broken to workers at a meeting earlier today between Mandate officials and liquidators Ken Fennell and James Anderson of Deloitte Ireland. The Irish operation ...

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