Daily Archives: 13.03.2021

Flutter considering small listing for US site FanDuel

Flutter merged its U.S. business with FanDuel in 2018 Betting group Flutter Entertainment, the owner of Paddy Power, Betfair and PokerStars, is considering listing a small shareholding of its U.S. FanDuel business. Flutter, the world’s largest online betting group, has identified the United States as its next big growth market after a ban on sports betting was lifted in 2018. ...

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‘Out on Parole’: Remembering STS-29, OTD in 1989

Discovery rockets into orbit on STS-29 in March 1989. Photo Credit: NASA Flying in space, remembered astronaut John Blaha—who began the first of his five missions on this day, way back in 1989—vanished in the flicker of an eye. On 13 March 1989, Blaha and his four crewmates launched aboard shuttle Discovery on the relatively “vanilla” STS-29 flight to deliver ...

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Hubble resumes science observations after software error

The Hubble Space Telescope in the payload bay of space shuttle Atlantis during the last servicing mission in May 2009. Credit: NASA NASA has partially restored the Hubble Space Telescope to science mode after a software error temporarily halted observations, but engineers continue studying a problem that kept the telescope’s aperture door from closing and a separate concern with Hubble’s ...

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Search Disaster Victims using Sound Source Localization

Localizing humans by sound is useful during a time of disaster where there is a lack of visibility. However, current approaches have difficulties in transferring theoretical methods to a real-life scenario. Therefore, they cannot reach the accuracy of the human auditory system. A recent paper on arXiv.org presents sound source localization using the grid search method. Image credit: UN Photo/Logan ...

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Satcom Direct begins airborne validation of Plane Simple Ku-band tail mount antenna system

(9 March 2021 – Satcom Direct) One year after announcing the launch of the Plane Simple Satcom Antenna Systems, Satcom Direct has begun rigorous airborne testing of its advanced technology, purpose-built Ku-band tail mounted antenna system. The transition from development to ground assessment to the aerial testing phase aims to validate the full performance capabilities of the Ku-band terminal. Inflight ...

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Aryzta sells North American business for $850m

Aryzta last year announced a plan to shrink its business and reduce its focus to Europe Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta is to sell its North American operation to a company connected to private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg for $850m. The company said the cash sale should be completed by sale comes as part of a strategy by the end of ...

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The Giant Magellan Telescope’s 6th Mirror has Just Been Cast. One More to Go

By 2029, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) in northern Chile will begin collecting its first light from the cosmos. As part of a new class of next-generation instruments known as “extremely large telescopes” (ELTs), the GMT will combine the power of sophisticated primary mirrors, flexible secondary mirrors, adaptive optics (AOs), and spectrometers to see further and with greater detail than ...

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