Daily Archives: 05.03.2021

The (robotic) doctor will see you now

Study finds patients are receptive to interacting with robots designed to evaluate symptoms in a contact-free way. In the era of social distancing, using robots for some health care interactions is a promising way to reduce in-person contact between health care workers and sick patients. However, a key question that needs to be answered is how patients will react to ...

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Generation Z: How post-millennial young people are engaging with blockchain

Feature In 2019, Gen Z surpassed millennials and baby boomers to become the largest generation in the world, making up a third of the global population. This demographic dominance alone makes those born between 1995 and 2010, an important consideration for cryptocurrency markets and blockchain tech firms. What’s more, Gen Z’s comfort with and strong preference for digitised transactions makes them an even more important demographic in these ...

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GDP rises 3.4% in 2020 on strong multinational sector

The economy, as measured by GDP, increased by 3.4% for the year 2020, preliminary CSO figures show The economy, as measured by GDP, increased by 3.4% in  2020, according to preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office today.  Ireland was the only economy in Europe to have grown last year on a GDP basis.  But when domestic activity is measured, ...

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Starliner’s OFT-2 Launch Date Under Review, Ahead of Busy April at Space Station

The crew module of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is mounted atop its service module in the Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in January 2021. Photo Credit: NASA As SpaceX prepares to launch its second operational rotation mission to the International Space Station (ISS) next month, fellow Commercial Crew Program partner Boeing has met with ...

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SpaceX sticks 75th Falcon rocket landing after launching 60 more Starlink satellites

A Falcon 9 rocket disappears in a blanket of clouds shortly after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center early Thursday. Credit: SpaceX Launching through a blanket of low-hanging clouds and light mist, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered into the sky over Florida’s Space Coast early Thursday and delivered 60 more Starlink internet satellites to orbit. The rocket’s first stage ...

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U.S. DoD weather satellite will fly with navigation receiver from RUAG Space

(4 March 2021 – RUAG Space) RUAG Space has been awarded a contract from Ball Aerospace to provide a navigation receiver for Weather System Follow-on—Microwave (WSF-M), a next-generation Department of Defense (DoD) operational environmental satellite system. Ball is the prime contractor for WSF-M, which will address critical space-based environmental monitoring (SBEM) requirements. RUAG Space’s low earth orbit navigation receiver (LEORIX) ...

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Real Estate Brokerage Compass Reveals $270M Loss Despite Rising Revenue

Compass, the residential brokerage firm backed by SoftBank, on Monday publicly filed securities documents for its IPO that revealed rising revenues paired with smaller losses for the New York-based startup. Compass said its revenue for the year ended Dec. 31, 2020, was $3.72 billion, up 56 percent from the year prior. At the same time, its losses fell from $388 ...

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