Daily Archives: 31.03.2021

Weekly NFT roundup March 23-29: Circle, Klaytn, and more

From Jack Dorsey’s first tweet to the Beeple digital artwork sold by Christie’s, the non-fungible token (NFT) market has exploded in recent weeks. In the first of a new series, The Block takes a look at the past week’s developments in the budding NFT industry. Circle launches its NFT payments solution Global fintech firm Circle, which provides payments and treasury ...

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SNL Tells American Viewers what NFTs Are – via “Eminem” & “Janet Yellen”

Source: A video screenshot, Youtube/ Saturday Night Live The long-running American comedy show Saturday Night Live has attempted to answer the question on many non-crypto people’s lips: “What the Hell is an [non-fungible token] (NFT)?” In a three-minute-plus sketch aired yesterday, the popular show went to impressive pains to explain how NFTs are built on blockchain protocols, their unique nature ...

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Cybersecurity Startups Eye Improving The Health Of Hospitals As Attacks Increase 

Even as health care systems and hospitals were facing a raging pandemic last year, they also faced another aggressive and relentless battle: cyberattacks. Health care breaches increased by 55.2 percent in the last year, according to a recent study. The increase in attacks caused the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

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Virgin Galactic unveils VSS Imagine, the first SpaceShip III in its growing fleet

(30 March 2021 – Virgin Galactic) Virgin Galactic today unveiled the Company’s first Spaceship III in its growing fleet, VSS Imagine. The spaceship showcases Virgin Galactic’s innovation in design and astronaut experience. Imagine also demonstrates progress toward efficient design and production, as Virgin Galactic works to scale the business for the long-term. VSS Imagine will commence ground testing, with glide ...

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Pyfectious: An individual-level simulator to discover optimal containment polices for epidemic diseases

In order to control an epidemic disease such as COVID-19, various social distancing measures are necessary. However, currently, the choice of policies depends on experts’ common sense. Computer modeling would help to choose the most effective measures. A recent study offers a novel individual-level simulator software and probabilistic generative model. Image credit: Acabashi via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) Modeling the ...

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Perseverance rover begins steps to deploy Mars helicopter

The Ingenuity helicopter deployed its final two carbon composite landing legs Tuesday. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is being lowered from the belly of the Perseverance rover this week as ground teams run through a choreographed long-distance command sequence to safely release the $80 million rotorcraft onto the surface of Mars. The slow, step-by-step deployment is projected to take around ...

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