Daily Archives: 10.05.2021

12,000 business reopening today as Covid curbs ease

Non-essential retailers across the country can resume click and collect, shopping by appointment and outdoor services from today 12,000 businesses are expected to reopen their premises this week as Covid-19 restrictions ease further starting from today. Non-essential retailers across the country can resume click and collect, shopping by appointment and outdoor services from this morning. While personal services, such as ...

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ULA Primed for 17 May Launch, First of Eight Atlas V Missions for 2021

Containing the SBIRS GEO-5 payload, the Extra-Extended Payload Fairing (XEPF) is readied for hoisting atop the Atlas V last week. Photo Credit: ULA A busy plate of United Launch Alliance (ULA) missions for the remainder of 2021 continues to take shape, following Friday’s completion of stacking operations of a Mighty Atlas V booster at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape ...

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Viko: An Adaptive Gecko Gripper with Vision-based Tactile Sensor

Gecko-inspired robots are nowadays used for climbing, braking, or grasping in microgravity. It would be useful for them to monitor the contact area and force in order to prevent an attachment failure. Despite previous attempts, there is still no compact and effective contact state monitoring system. Image credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0 A recent study proposes an ...

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