Daily Archives: 22.02.2021

New Study Reveals Massive Pros and Cons of Large-Scale Deployment of Solar Panels in Deserts

For obvious reasons, deserts are among the best places to deploy solar panels on mass scale, as indicated by the fact that – at the time of this writing – the ten largest solar plants around the world are located in deserts or dry regions. In recent past, researchers have devised plans for converting the Sahara Desert into a massive ...

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Did a Comet Wipe out the Dinosaurs?

About 66 million years ago a massive chunk of rock slammed into Earth in what is the modern-day Yucatan Peninsula. The impact extinguished about 75% of all life on Earth. Most famously, it was the event that wiped out the dinosaurs. While mainstream scientific thought has pointed to an asteroid as the impactor, a new research letter says it could’ve, ...

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Cardano’s Hoskinson Keeps Bashing Ethereum As ADA Outperforms ETH

Charles Hoskinson. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube, Real Vision Finance Cardano (ADA) Founder Charles Hoskinson has doubled down on his criticisms of Ethereum (ETH), claiming that the latter’s network effects mean “nothing” in the long-term. Hoskinson spent much of his recent livestream discussing Cardano’s recent progress and his hopes for the future. However, he also devoted a portion of the ...

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ISS-Bound NG-15 Cygnus Honors ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson

NG-15 takes flight at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday. Photo Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility/NASA Wallops/Allison Stancil Northrop Grumman Corp.’s NG-15 Cygnus cargo ship is zeroing-in on a berth at the International Space Station (ISS), as it passes the midpoint between its spectacular Saturday lunchtime launch from Wallops Island, Va., and its expected Monday morning arrival at the sprawling orbital outpost. ...

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Insights From Cells: Ozette Brings In $6M Seed To Accelerate Drug Development

Life sciences data startup Ozette has raised $6 million in seed funding to continue developing its artificial intelligence-powered immune monitoring platform. Seattle-based Ozette’s technology was spun out of a collaboration between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in 2020 by company co-founders Ali Ansary, Raphael Gottardo, Greg Finak and Evan Greene. The company ...

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First ever digital artwork to be sold at Christie’s – made possible by blockchain

Major auction house Christie’s will open bidding this month for an online-only sale of ‘Everydays – The First 5000 Days’ by prominent digital artist Mike Winkelmann, known online as Beeple. The sale is claimed as first time that a purely digital NFT (non-fungible token) based work of art has ever been offered by a major auction house. Since 2007, Winkelmann ...

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Antares rocket launches heavy cargo load to International Space Station

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lifts off Saturday from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Credit: NASA/Patrick Black An Antares launcher rocketed into orbit Saturday from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, deploying a Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply ship carrying nearly 8,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station, the the most massive collection of payloads ever flown to the research ...

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SES Government Solutions to provide new portable maritime solution

(19 February 2021 – SES GS) SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, today announced the award of a new portable maritime solution task order against the single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) low-latency High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services. The solution leverages the O3b MEO satellite ...

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