Daily Archives: 01.03.2021

Bank of Ireland to close 103 branches in Ireland and NI

Bank of Ireland has agreed a new partnership with An Post   Bank of Ireland said it has taken a decision to close 103 branches in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as the acceleration in digital banking has now reached a “tipping point”.  The branches closing are predominately self-service locations that do not offer a counter service, Bank ...

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The Market Minute: Will SPACs Outpace Traditional IPOs This Year?

Last year, I called 2020 “the year of the SPAC.” Well, SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are still on a tear in 2021, and now the question is whether initial public offerings of these blank-check companies will outpace traditional IPOs this year. Patrick Healey, founder and president of Caliber Financial Partners, thinks so, at least when it comes to ...

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Expedition 64 Spacewalkers Prepare for ISS Power Upgrades

Kate Rubins and Victor Glover work on the first dedicated iROSA modification kit activity earlier on Sunday. Photo Credit: NASA Expedition 64 spacewalkers Kate Rubins and Victor Glover have completed a grueling session of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) outside the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for an extensive campaign of solar array upgrades later this year and throughout 2022. Video ...

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International Collaboration Framework to Figure out New Ways for Humans to Live and Interact with Artificial Agents

A new framework of collaboration, including the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the University of South Australia, French technological university IMT Atlantique, and Naval Group (the only industrial partner), will focus on human relations with autonomous, artificial systems to find new and beneficial ways of interaction. A new international collaboration framework will ...

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Assessing the rise of DeFi – and how data will drive fintech in 2021

2020 saw a notable increase in the need for and availability of fintech solutions across various industries, such as personal banking, transportation, and food service, with many apps already utilising data aggregation techniques to make one-touch purchases and payment options the new standard. Companies like Uber and Amazon use frictionless data aggregation to curate a unique user experience while realising ...

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Dynetics completes Human Landing System’s Preliminary Design Review

(25 February 2021 – Dynetics) Dynetics has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the Dynetics Human Landing System (HLS) for NASA’s Artemis Program, marking another critical milestone in human spaceflight. This review provided NASA with insight into the design of the human lander that Dynetics hopes will carry the first woman and the next man to the Moon. ...

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