Daily Archives: 29.03.2021

Remote sensing companies share satellite views of ship stuck in Suez Canal

Maxar’s GeoEye 1 satellite took this picture of the Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal at 11:52 a.m. local time in Egypt on Monday, March 29, as crews freed the vessel after six days blocking the Suez Canal. Credit: Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies Satellite remote sensing companies showcased their capabilities in recent days with regularly-updated overhead views ...

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Watch Perseverance Land on Mars. Mind…Blown

NASA’s Perseverance rover is practically bristling with cameras. And those cameras were busy during the rover’s breathtaking descent to the Martian surface. Now NASA has released images and videos of the blessed event. Perseverance’s arrival and safe landing at Mars is an amazing accomplishment for NASA, and for all of us. Each of the previous rover landings was amazing, too, ...

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Chainalysis valued at more than $2 billion after series D funding and Bluestone Analytics partnership

Chainalysis continues to cement itself in the top realm of global blockchain analysis providers after a fourth round of funding led by Paradigm secured $100 million (£72m). The company, now valued at over $2 billion (£1.45bn), also received increased investments from previous investors Ribbit and Addition, as well as Marc Benioff’s investment fund, TIME Ventures. Chainalysis is used by government ...

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Yes, 2021 Is Shaping Up As A Wild Year For Supergiant Rounds. We Break Down Where The Money Is Going

So far, 2021 is proving to be a wild year for really big venture investments, breaking records for funding totals and round counts. Rather than the pandemic-inspired decline many predicted, we are instead seeing an industry scaling ever-higher peaks. In particular, so-called supergiant funding rounds of $100 million or more are taking off. Less than two months into the new ...

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The ThreeDWorld Transport Challenge: A Visually Guided Task-and-Motion Planning Benchmark for Physically Realistic Embodied AI

The recent development of 3D virtual environments lets to train and evaluate AI algorithms. However, most of the previous research was aimed at visual navigation and did not pay attention to physical interactions. Image: Geralt via pixabay.com, free licence A recent paper on arXiv.org suggests a new embodied AI task. The agent has to move and change the state of ...

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The chips are down: Intel must fight to stay relevant

Intel’s expansion plans for its Leixlip plant are about catching up with competition rather than cementing its position In 2005, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced plans to switch the company’s entire Mac computer line from IBM-backed PowerPC processors to ones made by Intel. It was a massive undertaking for the company but, in Jobs’ eyes a worthwhile one, at the time ...

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