Daily Archives: 14.03.2021

There Should be About 7 Interstellar Objects Passing Through the Inner Solar System Every Year

In October 19th, 2017, the first interstellar object ever detected flew past Earth on its way out of the Solar System. Less than two years later, a second object was detected, an easily-identified interstellar comet designated as 2I/Borisov. The appearance of these two objects verified earlier theoretical work that concluded that interstellar objects (ISOs) regularly enter our Solar System. The ...

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February Monthly Recap: VCs Invest Near-Record $35B In Startups, Minting 22 New Unicorns

Venture funding in February 2021 continued at a strong pace, tracking at just under $35 billion, or an average of $1.7 billion invested on a global basis each working day, according to Crunchbase data.  So far, December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021 have been the three peak funding months of the past two years. February followed a record funding ...

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Domain Adaptive Egocentric Person Re-identification

The recent growth of wearable cameras makes the person re-identification (re-ID) from first-person vision data available. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of suitable egocentric vision datasets due to blurriness, illumination change, or poor video quality. A recent study suggests using a neural style transfer-based domain adaptation technique, which has never been used to bridge the gap between the fixed ...

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Airbus pioneers first satellite factory in space

(11 March 2021 – Airbus) Airbus has been selected by the European Commission to study spacecraft manufacturing in space through the Horizon 2020 Programme. The PERIOD (PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration) project focuses on satellite assembly and manufacturing in orbit. This A/B1 phase study contract, worth € 3 million, will last two years, with the objective to continue with a demonstrator in ...

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A Planet Lost Its Atmosphere, So Its Volcanoes Made It a New One

A red-dwarf star called Gliese 1132 or GJ 1132 for short (astronomers and their fun nicknames!) smolders on some 41 light-years from the sun in the southern constellation Vela, just a few degrees away from the southern cross. In 2015, astronomers using the MEarth South telescope array at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile found an Earth-sized planet orbiting ...

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Beeple NFT digital artwork sells for $69.3 million in Christie’s auction

Auction house Christie’s has concluded its single lot online of Beeple’s ‘Everydays: The First 5000 Days’ artwork for $69.3 million (£49.8m) as the NFT (non-fungible token) space continues to heat up. Christie’s said the sale was the highest total for any online-only auction, as well as setting a new world record for any work of digital art and the third ...

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