Daily Archives: 14.02.2021

The New Search for Life: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Aims for Feb 18 Landing on Mars

On Feb. 18, 2021, the Perseverance rover will land in Jezero Crater using the same sky crane technique that the Curiosity rover used in 2012. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech There are now just four days remaining until NASA’s new Mars rover, Perseverance, lands in Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. This mission is an exciting one, to search for direct evidence ...

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Chainalysis investigation shows connections between four notorious ransomware strains

Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis company, has released part of a report showing potential connections between four major ransomware cybercrime groups. The company’s 2021 Crypto Crime Report, which is due to be fully released in February, analyses blockchain ledgers to identify how cybercriminals are using cryptocurrencies. Maze, Egregor, SunCrypt, and Doppelpaymer are the primary groups identified in the report. Use of ...

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Monthly Recap January 2021: VC Funding, Just Shy Of $40B, Hits All-Time High And Produces A Record Number Of New Unicorns

Venture funding in January 2021 hit at an all-time monthly high of $39.9 billion, an analysis of Crunchbase data shows.  January’s funding total topped the previous monthly high of the last two years; July 2020 at $38.5 billion. A larger proportion of dollars in these funding spikes was also invested in late-stage venture capital — around 69 percent — with ...

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HawkEye 360 introduces the Mission Space platform for analysis of radio frequency geospatial intelligence

(11 February 2021 – HawkEye 360) HawkEye 360 today launched Mission Space, the first commercial platform purpose-built to facilitate the analysis of RF geospatial intelligence. Mission Space brings HawkEye 360 RF data and analytics together to create an intuitive experience. Through visualizing a holistic picture of worldwide RF activity, Mission Space bridges the interpretation gap between the collection and analysis ...

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Ultra-Precise Laser System to Remove Cancerous Tumours without Damaging Surrounding Tissue

Working on a grant of £1.2 million donated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – a British Research Council that provides government funding to research projects related to the physical sciences – Professor Jonathan Shephard and his team are working on a new laser-based system for the treatment of cancer. Researchers from the University of Leeds have ...

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Lindgren, Hines Assigned to Crew-4 Dragon Mission, Will Launch Next Year

NASA has assigned veteran spacefarer Kjell Lindgren and “rookie” astronaut Bob Hines to the fourth operational voyage of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS), with launch atop a Falcon 9 booster from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida anticipated sometime in 2022. Video Credit: NASA In its announcement Friday, the space agency revealed ...

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The Crab Nebula Seen in 3-Dimensions

The Crab Nebula is arguably one of the most famous objects in the night sky.  It was delineated as M1 in Messier’s famous catalogue.  It is the remnants of a supernova that was actually visible in day time almost 1000 years ago.  And its remnants have been astonishing both professional and amateur astronomers ever since. Now thanks to modern technology, ...

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