Daily Archives: 10.03.2021

No comment from Davy or BoI on approach report

Davy closed its bond desk earlier this week after it was dropped as a primary dealer in Irish government bonds Both Bank of Ireland and Davy have declined to comment on a report that the bank has made an exploratory approach to the embattled stockbroker about the possibility of buying it. The Irish Times reported that high level contact has ...

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Q&A: Jenny Rooke, Lena Wu Discuss Special Collaboration While Navigating Male-Dominated Industries

Jenny Rooke, founder of early-stage life sciences venture firm Genoa Ventures, and Lena Wu, CEO of Intabio, got to know each other in 2017 when Genoa Ventures led the company’s $2 million seed financing. Nearly four years later, the bond between the two women has grown as they work to build and scale Intabio, a Fremont, California headquartered company developing ...

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Cryptocurrency concerns vs. regulations in Europe: A guide

Editor’s note: This is part of a full article by Coinshares Research. You can read the full analysis, featuring Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, here.  The European cryptocurrency market is a constantly evolving space, with increasing investor demand, cautious but forward-looking governments and a diverse palette of regulations and concerns country by country. Here is the ...

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Northrop Grumman Receives Propulsion Contract for Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV)

Artist’s concept of the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) departing the Sample Retrieval Lander (SRL). Scheduled for later this decade, it will mark the first launch from another planet. Image Credit: NASA Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide solid propulsion systems and controls for NASA’s Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), scheduled to launch to the Red Planet as soon as 2026 as part ...

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How do you get Power into Your Lunar Base? With a Tower of Concrete Several Kilometers High

It sounds like science fiction, but building an enormous tower several kilometers high on the Lunar surface may be the best way to harness solar energy for long-term Lunar exploration. Such towers would raise solar panels above obstructing geological features on the Lunar surface, and expand the surface area available for power generation. A successful future Moon-base of any size ...

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Ball Aerospace completes Critical Design Review of Roman Space Telescope instrument

(9 March 2021 – Ball Aerospace) Ball Aerospace, partnered with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has successfully completed the critical design review of the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), which will be the primary science instrument on NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, formerly known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (courtesy: Ball Aerospace) ...

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Digger Finger: GelSight Tactile Sensor for Object Identification Inside Granular Media

A robot able to look for objects buried in granular media would be useful in such domains as deep-sea exploration, mining, or agriculture. However, this area is still underexplored because of a lot of difficulties. For instance, when using tactile sensors, the media can jam and prevent downward movement. Also, the granular media particles get stuck between the sensor and ...

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Algorithm helps artificial intelligence systems dodge “adversarial” inputs

Method builds on gaming techniques to help autonomous vehicles navigate in the real world, where signals may be imperfect. In a perfect world, what you see is what you get. If this were the case, the job of artificial intelligence systems would be refreshingly straightforward. Take collision avoidance systems in self-driving cars. If visual input to on-board cameras could be ...

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Central Bank to discuss Davy case with gardai and ODCE

Davy was fined €4.1m by the Central Bank last week The Director General of Financial Conduct at the Central Bank has said the findings of the bank’s investigation into Davy will be discussed with gardaí and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.  However Derville Rowland told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that the probe into the stockbroker did not form ...

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