Daily Archives: 07.03.2021

Next Crew Dragon launch set for April 22

Pictured from left are NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough. Credit: NASA NASA and SpaceX have set April 22 as the target launch date for the next Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station. The all-veteran, four-person crew will be the first to ...

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Airbus wins its first Syracuse IV ground segment programme contract

(4 March 2021 – Airbus) Within the Syracuse IV programme, Airbus has been awarded a 10-year framework agreement called Copernicus for the construction and upgrading of part of the ground segment for the telecommunications satellites used by the French Armed Forces. As part of Copernicus, the French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has placed an initial order worth more than ...

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Robot can hear through an ear of a locust

Nature is the best engineer we know. We can create many different sensors and microphones, but a simple ear is still more effective. Now scientists at Tel Aviv University have managed to separate the locust’s ear and connect it to a robot. And it works! This robot can hear commands through an ear of an insect. Locust’s ear connected to ...

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Almost all High-Energy Neutrinos Come From Quasars

Buried under the ice at the South Pole is a neutrino observatory called IceCube. Every now and then IceCube will detect a particularly high-energy neutrino from space. Some of them are so high energy we aren’t entirely sure what causes them. But a new article points to quasars as the culprit. Quasars are distant supermassive black holes. During the early ...

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The Sun Kept Rising: Remembering Columbia’s Unflown Mission, 35 Years On

Columbia roars to orbit on 8 August 1989, beginning the first flight of her post-Challenger career. Photo Credit: NASA Thirty-five years ago, NASA’s Space Shuttle fleet was newly grounded, following the untimely loss of Challenger and her seven-strong STS-51L crew shortly after liftoff on 28 January 1986. As well as a human tragedy of enormous stature—whose implications would haunt the ...

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AppLovin Files S-1 As Gaming Companies Continue March To Public Markets

Mobile tech company AppLovin has filed for an IPO, joining a steady stream of video game companies going public.  AppLovin was founded in 2011, and wasn’t initially able to raise any venture capital, CEO Adam Foroughi wrote in a letter included in the S-1. Without venture dollars, the company bootstrapped, committed to “profitable growth,” and was able to achieve positive ...

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Three senior executives at Davy resign over bond deal

The company said all three offered to step down following the recent fine by the Central Bank of Ireland arising from a 2014 bond transaction Stockbroker Davy has announced that its chief executive, Brian McKiernan, has resigned from his position as CEO. The board of the company has also accepted the resignations of Kyran McLaughlin from his role as a ...

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