Daily Archives: 18.04.2021

Video: SpaceX test-fires rocket for crew launch

SpaceX test-fired the Falcon 9 rocket early Saturday ahead of launch with the next four astronauts heading to the International Space Station. The static fire test before sunrise Saturday in Florida was a major step toward liftoff Thursday. The Falcon 9 launch team stationed inside Firing Room 4 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center oversaw an automated countdown early Saturday culminating ...

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SBI Sumishin Net Bank partners with DLT Labs on supply chain financing network

Japan’s largest digital bank, SBI Sumishin Net Bank (SSNB), have entered into a joint venture with DLT Labs to offer a blockchain-based supply chain financing network across Japan, with wide applications to industrial partners, the banking sector, as well as clients. The supply chain financing network will be powered by DLT Labs’ blockchain development platform and will provide end-to-end supply ...

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Should ‘pandemic winners’ pay a solidarity tax?

‘We’re in this together.’ Is it fair to ask those who have not lost out in the past year to pay a one off solidarity tax? The annual Forbes billionaires list was published in recent weeks. There was a reasonable expectation, in light of the pandemic, that the world’s wealthiest would have seen their cash piles somewhat diminished in the ...

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CelebHair: A New Large-Scale Dataset for Hairstyle Recommendation based on CelebA

A hairstyle recommendation system that would recommend hairstyles according to facial shapes or other properties could be useful for barbers and their customers alike. However, currently, there are no datasets with attributes necessary for this task. Therefore, a recent paper introduces a new large-scale dataset comprising more than 200 000 facial images with the corresponding hairstyles and attributes like face ...

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SpaceX has Given up Trying to Catch Rocket Fairings. Fishing Them out of the Ocean is Fine

If there is one driving force in the commercial space industry it is economics.  The whole concept of reusable booster rocket emphasizes the importance of getting launch costs down.  SpaceX, the company leading the charge in trying to bring launch costs down, doesn’t just recover booster rockets however.  It also recovers the rocket fairings that hold the payload during launch.  ...

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Coinbase Shares Close At $328 After Big Trading Day

Shares of cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase closed Wednesday at $328.28 to give the company a market value of nearly $86 billion. The closing price was down 13.8 percent from its opening price, but 31 percent up from its previous close of its reference price of $250, according to Yahoo Finance. At the end of the day, more than 79 million ...

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