Daily Archives: 09.04.2021

Ripple Digs For XRP Gem That Might Help Win Against SEC

Source: Adobe/Wit The court opened doors for blockchain company Ripple to examine the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents showing their internal discussions about whether the Ripple-affiliated XRP is similar to cryptos like bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETH), which are not considered to be securities. “I’m going to grant in large part the defendants’ motion,” said US Magistrate Judge ...

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Scientists are making coworking robots safer

Sometime in the future we will be working with robots. They can do complex tasks already and in some factories they are already working hand in hand with human coworkers. But how can it be done safely? Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology created a new system, which provides robots with a whole new level of context awareness. The ...

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Short-Notice Vande Hei, Russian Crewmates Head to Space Station

Today’s launch of Soyuz MS-18 marked the third flight of the Soyuz-2.1a booster with a human crew. Photo Credit: NASA For only the second time in six months, Russia is attempting an “ultra-fast” launch, rendezvous and docking of a crewed vehicle to the International Space Station (ISS). Three-time cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, “rookie” spacefarer Pyotr Dubrov and recently-announced NASA veteran Mark ...

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Revolut data reveals rise in spend on overseas travel

Spend on air travel was up 57%, according to the data. Spending by Revolut’s Irish customers in March was up 20% compared to the previous month, with a rise in travel related spend – both domestic and international. The latest data shows that spending in every travel-related sector rose significantly from February. Commuter transport spending was up 50%; spending on ...

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NASA’s NICER finds X-ray boosts in the Crab pulsar’s radio bursts

(8 April 2021 – NASA Goddard) A global science collaboration using data from NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected. A pulsar is ...

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Russia opens up blockchain database with launch of English language version

The Department of Information Technologies of Moscow has made an English language version of Russia’s blockchain knowledge base available on the ICT.Moscow portal. Aimed at analysts, smart city experts, and developers of blockchain projects, the database currently presents 52 use cases of blockchain in various industries with the fintech and public sector categories featuring the largest number of applications – ...

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An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Discovered Through the Gravitational Lensing of a Gamma-ray Burst

Black holes come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Small black holes are of stellar mass. They form when a large star collapses at the end of its life. Large black holes lurk in the centers of galaxies and are millions or billions of solar masses. Middle-sized black holes are those between 100 to 100,000 solar masses. They are ...

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