Daily Archives: 25.03.2021

Latest Findings from LHCb Collaboration at CERN Challenge the Standard Model of Particle Physics

According to the Standard Model of particle physics, beauty quarks (also known as bottom quarks) should decay into either muons or electrons in equal measure. However, in a recent experiment conducted as part of LHCb – one of the four projects at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva – researchers have found something that apparently contradicts our current ...

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Ethereum Fees To Stay High Even With EIP-1559 – Another Analyst Says

Source: Adobe/onnarong The discussion over the Ethereum (ETH) network’s high fees continue, with many looking at incoming Ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs) and layer 2 (L2) projects as potential solutions – but the much-talked-about EIP-1559 is not it, said yet another analyst. While Ethereum’s adoption has seen a massive growth, with the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi), stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens ...

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Mars helicopter prepares for first flight

(23 March 2021 – NASA) NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft can attempt its first flight, however, both it and its team must meet a series of daunting milestones. Ingenuity remains attached to ...

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EY launches cryptocurrency tax calculator for US customers

Global professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young) has developed a tax calculator as part of its blockchain analyser product suite that automatically calculates capital gains from cryptocurrency transactions. The new software as a service (SaaS) application simplifies the process of US tax filings for those who hold cryptocurrency assets and need to report so on their US tax returns. ...

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Ryanair boss upbeat on summer holiday prospects

Ryanair group CEO Michael O’Leary says airline is ‘reasonably confident and optimistic’ Ryanair is reasonably confident that tourists will be taking holidays across Europe in June, July and August, a ray of hope for the tourism industry amid gloom over a rise in Covid-19 cases in top destinations. Michael O’Leary, grpup chief executive of Europe’s biggest airline group, said his ...

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SpaceX Launches Fourth Starlink Mission of March

B1060 rises into the darkness at 4:28 a.m. EDT Wednesday, turning night into instantaneous day across the Space Coast. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace SpaceX has for the first time flown a fourth batch of Starlink low-orbiting internet communications satellites within the span of a single month, having launched a previously-used Falcon 9 booster from storied Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at ...

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Researchers’ algorithm designs soft robots that sense

Deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation. There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease. But for robots to ...

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