Daily Archives: 17.03.2021

‘Serious Problems Here’: Remembering Gemini VIII, OTD in 1966 (Part 2)

Gemini VIII’s nose edges into the docking collar of the Agena target. Although this mission achieved a successful rendezvous and docking, it fell victim to violent oscillations, due to a stuck-on thruster, which almost cost Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott their lives. Photo Credit: NASA Fifty-five years ago, this week, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott—the only Gemini crew ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №23

Fresh news is already here, enjoy the reading. Dr. Eng. Mohammed Alahbabi – 03’21 has left the “UAE Space Agency”, he was Director General. Keith Spicher – 03’21 market that in 10’20 has left the “Spire”, he was CFO. Dan Getman – 02’21 has left the “Descartes Labs”, he was Director of Product Management. 03’21 took office as Vice President ...

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Frosty Sand Dunes on Mars

Sand dunes on Mars are fascinating. They shift and move in different ways than they do on Earth, and they can grow to much more immense sizes than on our own planet. Several conditions contribute to the gigantic sand dunes and large fields of dunes that can form on the Red Planet, including its low gravity and air pressure. Seasonal ...

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Central Bank says firms must ‘set the right standards’

Derville Rowland, Director General of Financial Conduct with the Central Bank The stockbroker Davy need only look in the mirror when it asks itself how things went so catastrophically wrong, the Director General of Financial Conduct at the Central Bank has said. Derville Rowland also told the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland Membership Forum virtual event that consumer and ...

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Juno reveals dark origins of one of Jupiter’s grand light shows

(16 March 2021 – JPL) New results from the Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument on NASA’s Juno mission reveal for the first time the birth of auroral dawn storms – the early morning brightening unique to Jupiter’s spectacular aurorae. These immense, transient displays of light occur at both Jovian poles and had previously been observed only by ground-based and Earth-orbiting observatories, notably ...

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Latest Episode of India’s Crypto Ban Soap Draws Decidedly Mixed Reviews

Source: iStock/traveler1116 Yet another “unnamed Indian government source” has come forward with forecasts of doom – telling Reuters that New Delhi is set to unveil a law “banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets,” and stamping out mining. But, once again, everything may not be quite as it seems, according to one of ...

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Boundary Proposal Network for Two-Stage Natural Language Video Localization

Recently, a task of Natural Language Video Localization has been proposed. Given an untrimmed video and a natural language query, the task localizes the video segment relevant to the query by determining the start point and the end point. A new paper proposes a two-stage end-to-end frame-work termed Boundary Proposal Network. It inherits the merits of past methods and avoids ...

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