Daily Archives: 15.03.2021

NASA partners with companies to test satellite fixtures for robotic grappling

(15 March 2021 – NASA Goddard) NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has chosen three companies to participate in a new partnership to test and evaluate satellite servicing technologies. Altius Space Machines of Broomfield, Colorado, Honeybee Robotics of Brooklyn, New York, and Orbit Fab of San Francisco will provide cooperative robotic grapple fixtures and data to be studied ...

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Wormholes Could Allow Travel Across the Universe, as Long as Your Spacecraft is Microscopic

In my last post, I talked about the idea of warp drive and whether it might one day be possible. Today I’ll talk about another faster-than-light trick: wormholes. Wormholes are an old idea in general relativity. It’s based on work by Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen, who tried to figure out how elementary particles might behave in curved spacetime. Their ...

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Smart Glass Startup View To Begin Trading On The Nasdaq

Smart glass-maker View is set to begin trading on the Nasdaq Tuesday after going public through a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company.) View’s smart glass panels use artificial intelligence and machine learning to tint a building’s glass to optimize for light, heat and glare.  The company combined with the SPAC CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II, sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald and ...

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Stripe to create at least 1,000 new jobs in Ireland

Patrick and John Collison founded Stripe in 2010 Stripe, the online payments firm founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, is to create at least 1,000 new jobs here over the next five years. The announcement came as Stripe raised $600m in fresh funding that will be invested into its European operations, particularly its Dublin office, as well as ...

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Why children are more immune to COVID-19?

COVID-19 has been with us for more than a year already. But do you remember how little we knew about it just one year ago? We didn’t know what this viral disease can do to children. It turned out, they are more immune to COVID-19 than adults are. But why? Scientists at the University of Melbourne say that it is ...

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SpaceX Launches 9x-Flown Booster on Third Starlink Mission in Ten Days

B1051 becomes the first Falcon 9 core to complete a ninth mission. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace For only the second time, SpaceX has launched a third batch of Starlinks in a single month, following Sunday’s rousing 6:01 a.m. EDT liftoff of a previously-flown Falcon 9 booster from historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. It was ...

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Fergal Downey, Rakuten: On how blockchain is being used for retail, Covid compliance, and more

Ahead of his talk at Blockchain Expo on March 17, The Block speaks with Fergal Downey regarding the inner workings of his engineering team, his thoughts on the challenges facing enterprise organisations, and the potential future directions of the blockchain industry. Fergal Downey is vice president (VP) of engineering at Rakuten Blockchain Lab in Belfast, the blockchain-based products and solutions ...

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