Daily Archives: 04.05.2021

China launches military observation satellite

A Long March 4C rocket lifts off with the Yaogan 34 military observation satellite. Credit: Xinhua China launched an optical Earth observation satellite April 30, beginning a mission designed to provide detailed reconnaissance imagery to the Chinese military. The Yaogan 34 spacecraft lifted off on top of a medium-class Long March 4C rocket at 3:27 a.m. EDT (0727 GMT) on ...

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Ripple Execs Blast SEC’s ‘Perplexing’ Actions in String Of Interviews

Brad Garlinghouse. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube, Bloomberg Technology As American blockchain company Ripple’s woes with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continue, the company’s executives have appeared in a string of interviews with major broadcasters to flag what they describe as a ‘perplexing’ case of being singled out by the regulator. The execs have once again blamed the ...

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Privia Health Shares Pop On First Day Of Trading

Privia Health Group, which provides technology and services to physician practices, began trading Thursday on the Nasdaq and saw its share price jump in early trading — and stay there. Shares closed at $34.75 per share, up 51 percent from its opening share price of $23, with just over 10 million shares traded, according to Yahoo.  The Arlington, Virginia-based physician ...

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Manufacturing activity surge drives PMI to record high

The outcome here was largely mirrored across the euro zone where activity has been bouncing back after the slowdown brought about by the pandemic By Brian Finn Business Journalist Conditions in manufacturing improved vastly in the month of April bringing AIB's monthly measure of activity in the sector to a record high. The Purchasing Managers' Index – or PMI – ...

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Klaytn and ConsenSys to collaborate on Bank of Korea CBDC pilot

Klaytn, the public blockchain project of Korean Internet provider Kakao, has announced a strategic partnership with ConsenSys to improve its digital currency capabilities in preparation for its participation in the Bank of Korea’s CBDC pilot platform later this year. As well as working with national banks, Klaytn also expanded into the NFT market through OpenSea support at the end of ...

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Probabilistic Rainfall Estimation from Automotive Lidar

In order to create reliable autonomous vehicles, it is necessary to operate in a wide range of uncontrollable environments, for example, in adverse weather. Knowing precipitation values would help to improve sensing and perception. As there are no suitable models for the prediction of rainfall rate, a recent study suggests a method for precipitation prediction from automotive LiDAR data in ...

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Protests From Dynetics and Blue Origin put NASA’s Lunar Lander Award to SpaceX on Hold

Project Artemis, NASA’s long-awaited plan for sending astronauts to the Moon for the first time since the Apollo Era, has taken many steps forward. Aside from the development of the Space Launch System (SLS), the Orion spacecraft, and the elements that will make up the Lunar Gateway, NASA recently awarded SpaceX with the contract to build the Human Landing System ...

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UK Taxman Gears up for Assault on Crypto-holding Tax Evaders, Say Accountants

Source: Adobe/David A British chartered accountancy company says that UK tax authorities will quiz suspected tax evaders on their crypto holdings – to determine if individuals are seeking to avoid paying tax by making crypto purchases. In a press release shared with Cryptonews.com, the accountancy, UHY Hacker Young, said it had evidence Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was preparing ...

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