Daily Archives: 10.04.2021

One Stop Fulfillment delivering for small businesses

Anna Daly launched her online business, Little Bliss, December 2020 The idea for an ethical clothing brand had been on Anna Daly’s mind for some time. It wasn’t until the pandemic hit that the popular TV presenter had time to pursue the idea and develop the business. Most people would know her as the glamourous presenter on Ireland AM, but ...

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Primordial Asteroids That Never Suffered Massive Collisions all Seem to be Larger Than 100 km. Why?

Planetary systems form out of the remnant gas and dust of a primordial star. The material collapses into a protoplanetary disk around the young star, and the clumps that form within the disk eventually become planets, asteroids, or other bodies. Although we understand the big picture of planetary formation, we’ve yet to fully understand the details. That’s because the details ...

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Kimchi Premium Vanishes, then Returns as Bank Issues Appear to Have Hit Upbit

Source: iStock/TwilightShow Widespread reports of a return of the kimchi premium appear to have been shrouded in confusion after bitcoin (BTC) prices plummeted briefly on a number of domestic exchanges before rising back above the USD 62,000 mark – while the market-leading Upbit platform suspended fiat withdrawals, possibly due to a banking issue. The platform announced that it was conducting ...

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PlasticineLab: A Soft-Body Manipulation Benchmark with Differentiable Physics

Simulated virtual environments help to develop and evaluate intelligent agent algorithms. However, most of the existing ones focus on rigid-body dynamics, although soft-body environments can be widely applied. For instance, soft bodies can be used to simulate virtual surgery or develop biomimetic actuators in robotics. Therefore, a recent paper suggests a framework for running and evaluating ten soft-body manipulation tasks. ...

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Soyuz crew welcomed aboard International Space Station

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION The three new arrivals from the Soyuz MS-18 mission, seen in white flight suits, joined the six-member crew of the International Space Station after docking Friday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two cosmonauts blasted off from Kazakhstan Friday and docked with the International Space Station after a two-orbit chase, ...

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MorganFranklin announces partnership with blockchain cybersecurity firm 1Kosmos

Global financial advisory firm MorganFranklin is looking to expand its cybersecurity services through an alliance with 1Kosmos a provider of security technology which leverages blockchain and biometrics authentication. 1Kosmos’ BlockID platform provides digital identity proofing with advanced biometrics and passwordless authentication through a secured private blockchain. The authentication process involves a liveness test and the use of verifiable credentials in ...

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US airlines suspend use of some Boeing 737 MAX jets

Sources briefed on the matter said the issue affects about 90 airplanes US airlines temporarily suspended the use of more than 65 Boeing 737 MAX jets today, after the planemaker asked 16 carriers that operate the aircraft to address an electrical power system issue. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Boeing had notified it late Thursday of its recommendation ...

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Jupiter Could Make an Ideal Dark Matter Detector

So, you want to find dark matter, but you don’t know where to look? A giant planet might be exactly the kind of particle detector you need! Luckily, our solar system just happens to have a couple of them available, and the biggest and closest is Jupiter. Researchers Rebecca Leane (Stanford) and Tim Linden (Stockholm) released a paper this week ...

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