Daily Archives: 20.02.2021

Photos: Sun rises on Antares rocket at Wallops Island

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket stands on pad 0A at Wallops Island, Virginia, on a frigid morning hours before a planned liftoff with more than 8,000 pounds of cargo heading for the International Space Station. In these photos, the sun rises behind the 139-foot-tall (42.5-meter) Antares launcher at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, which runs the commercial launch facility at Wallops. ...

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Steadily Learn to Drive with Virtual Memory

Reinforcement learning has achieved great success in fields as games or robotics. Despite the potential to apply it for autonomous driving, collecting data in the real world is expensive, and the instabilities of the method may lead to safety accidents. A recent study addresses these problems by suggesting a novel actor-critic algorithm called Learn to drive with Virtual Memory. Image credit: ...

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Once He Steps Down From Amazon, Jeff Bezos Will be Able to Focus his Energy on Blue Origin

When it comes to the private aerospace sector (aka. NewSpace), some names stand out from the rest. The most obvious of these is SpaceX (the brainchild of Elon Musk and the leading source of innovation in commercial space) and the United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. But what of Blue Origin, the private aerospace ...

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Listed German Cannabis Firm to Buy Bitcoin, Slates Euro and USD

Source: Adobe/Irina Companies outside the United States look set to follow Tesla and others into bitcoin (BTC) buying, after the German listed cannabis company SynBiotic announced that it has “started to shift some of its free liquidity into bitcoin.” Although the German company did not disclose the size of its investment, it was quick to claim, in an official release ...

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TigerGraph Raises $105M To Help Companies Better Understand Data

Graph analytics platform TigerGraph said Wednesday that it has raised $105 million in a new round of funding. TigerGraph, which is based in Redwood City, California, operates a platform for analytics and machine learning on a variety of data. Customers use TigerGraph to analyze different sources of data and gain insights, according to the company. For example, a publication could ...

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Mastercard to begin supporting payments in cryptocurrencies

Financial services giant Mastercard has announced that it will begin supporting a select number of cryptocurrencies on its payment network later this year. In a recent blog post, the company stated that it is ‘preparing… for the future of crypto and payments’ as it becomes the latest major corporation to embrace the use of cryptocurrencies. This innovation, which will facilitate ...

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Ulster Bank confirms exit from Irish market

Ulster Bank has 1.1 million customers in the Republic of Ireland Ulster Bank has announced a phased withdrawal from the Republic of Ireland over the coming years that will be managed in an “orderly and considered manner”. The bank, which is owned by UK lender NatWest, has 1.1 million customers here, along with 2,800 staff in 88 branches around the ...

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