Daily Archives: 07.02.2021

Bezos’ Amazon captures the contradiction of big tech

What Jeff Bezos has achieved with Amazon is remarkable – but others have paid the price for its growth While Amazon can trace its beginnings to a humble garage, little else of its origin story follows the Silicon Valley trope. Jeff Bezos is hardly a rags-to-riches entrepreneur, having received a $250,000 investment from his parents when starting the business. Nor ...

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MUFASA: Multimodal Fusion Architecture Search for Electronic Health Records

Nowadays, hospitals record health data in digital format. Deep learning can help to predict diagnosis, suggest treatments, or model the correlation between medical events using these records. However, electronic health record consists of different types of information: continuous features such as lab tests, categorical features like diagnosis codes, or free-text clinical notes. As for now, models for processing multimodal data ...

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Dragon Resilience To Break Five-Decade-Old Skylab 4 Record Tonight

Beautiful view of Dragon Resilience, docked to International Docking Adapter (IDA)-2 on the forward port of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony node, as seen by Expedition 64 spacewalkers last week. Photo Credit: NASA At precisely 8:42:47 p.m. EST tonight (Sunday, 7 February), a new record will be set in the annals of U.S. human spaceflight, when Dragon Resilience—the vehicle ...

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What’s Causing Those Landslides on Mars? Maybe Underground Salt and Melting Ice

Changes in Mar’s geography always attract significant scientific and even public attention.  A hope for signs of liquid water (and therefore life) is likely one of the primary driving forces behind this interest.  One particularly striking changing feature is the Recurring Slope Lineae (RSL) originally found by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Now, scientists at the SETI Institute have a ...

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SNC delivers prototype lunar crew module to Dynetics

(4 February 2021 – SNC) Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has delivered a prototype crew module for Dynetics’ Human Landing System (DHLS), to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC). Dynetics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos. SNC is responsible for providing key technologies and system integration of the crew module as part of the Dynetics-led HLS team. If the Dynetics-led team ...

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1,400+ Firms Flock To Learn About Bitcoin, But ‘There Is No Playbook’

Source: Adobe/MohamadFaizal As the interest in bitcoin (BTC) as a treasury asset is seemingly growing among companies, new initiatives that help business people better understand this investment and related risks emerge. While one of the most active BTC promoters, US-based software company MicroStrategy, plans to host over 1,400 firms at their online Bitcoin for Corporations event today and tomorrow, major ...

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Ireland one step closer to legalising e-scooters

Many companies have expressed their intention to roll out e-scooter rental services across the country Ireland is one step closer to legislating for electric scooters.  This week the Government approved draft legislation, which will allow for the regulation of the devices. The proposed legislation will allow e-scooters to be used legally in public places. Tax, insurance and driving licenses will ...

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