Daily Archives: 19.03.2021

FSU researchers enhance quantum machine learning algorithms

A Florida State University professor’s research could help quantum computing fulfill its promise as a powerful computational tool. William Oates, the Cummins Inc. Professor in Mechanical Engineering and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and postdoctoral researcher Guanglei Xu found a way to automatically infer parameters used in an important quantum Boltzmann machine ...

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Oumuamua Isn’t an Alien Probe, Because Aliens can Learn Everything They Need About us With Telescopes

In the Fall of 2017, the first known interstellar object passed through the Solar System, triggering a revolution in astronomy. Because of the amonolous nature of the object, astronomers from all over the world were at a loss to explain what it was. Neither comet, nor asteroid, nor any other conventional object appeared to fit the bill, leading to all ...

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NASA’s moon rocket scores an ‘A+‘ on critical engine test

Four RS-25 engines fire at the base of the Space Launch System core stage during Thursday’s test-firing at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now The core of NASA’s first huge Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket designed to carry astronauts back to the moon aced a crucial test-firing Thursday in Mississippi, clearing the way for shipment to ...

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NASA Conducts Successful Second Test Fire of SLS Moon Rocket Core Stage

Astronauts Jessica Meir (left) and Zena Cardman (right, taking a selfie) at NASA’s second test fire of the SLS moon rocket core stage at Stennis Space Center. Today’s Hot Fire Test ran to 8 minutes and 19.6 seconds. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com With a thunderous roar, four ex-Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) which will soon help propel the ...

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Dalio Disses Dollar Debt, But Warns Gov’ts May Target Bitcoin & Gold

Ray Dalio. Source: a video screenshot, YouTube, TED The superstar investor and sometime bitcoin (BTC) commentator, founder of major global investment firm Bridgewater Associates Ray Dalio has launched a stinging attack on government and other forms of dollar debt-buying in the form of bonds, labeling the practice “stupid” – and urging followers to buy “stuff” that provides a safer bet against inflation. Dalio published ...

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Coalition Raises $175M At A $1.75B valuation

Coalition closed a $175 million round led by Index Ventures which now values the company at $1.75 billion, as the cyber insurance market continues to see insatiable investor appetite. The 4-year-old San Francisco-based company, which now has raised $300 million in funding, will look to add new insurance products — possibly around intellectual property — and expand internationally with the ...

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Fireblocks raises $133m in series C funding to connect banks with crypto

Fireblocks, a New York-based provider of crypto infrastructure, has secured $133 million (£95.4m) in series C funding to continue its mission of connecting banks and fintech providers to crypto capital markets. The funding takes the company’s overall capital raised to $179m, claimed to be the ‘most well-funded crypto infrastructure provider in the industry.’ The round was led by Coatue, Ribbit ...

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Imports from Britain slump 65% on stockpiling, Brexit

Ireland’s goods imports from Britain fell by 65% in January, new CSO figures show New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that Ireland’s goods imports from Britain fell by 65% in January compared to the same time last year. The CSO said that imports from Britain fell to €497m from €1.403 billion and accounted for 9% of total imports. ...

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