Daily Archives: 12.05.2021

Perseverance’s Robotic Arm Starts Conducting Science

NASA’s newest Mars rover is beginning to study the floor of an ancient crater that once held a lake. NASA’s Perseverance rover has been busy serving as a communications base station for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter and documenting the rotorcraft’s historic flights. But the rover has also been busy focusing its science instruments on rocks that lay on the floor ...

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Cellares Secures $82M Series B To Address Cell Therapy Manufacturing Obstacles

Life sciences technology company Cellares Corp. raised $82 million in Series B funding to continue developing its manufacturing tools so that cell therapy treatments can be commercially available faster. The South San Francisco-based company is developing the Cell Shuttle, a factory-in-a-box that enables end-to-end automation of the labor- and time-intensive process of creating highly-individualized cell therapies. By manufacturing treatments on ...

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Topological Navigation Graph framework for goal-directed imitation learning

A recent study proposes a framework which enables practitioners to compose goal-directed mobile robot navigation systems from learned simple behaviours. Autonomous robot navigation algorithms have many existing and emerging industrial applications, from factory or healthcare robots to self-driving cars. These algorithms enable robots to drive to any given goal position, while using their sensors (e.g. cameras, laser rangers, etc.) to ...

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Long Journey Home with First-Ever Asteroid Sample from Bennu

Artist’s depiction of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departing the Asteroid Bennu and beginning its long voyage back to Earth. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) mission has completed its in-depth study of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, and has now begun its 2-year journey back to Earth after obtaining the first-ever sample from ...

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Foreign investors account for 78% of property funding

IIP says that as housing output climbs to the required annual level of at least 30,000 units in the coming years, the capital requirements to pay for that construction will more than double to €11 billion a year €4.2 billion in capital was pumped into the Irish commercial and residential property market by foreign private finance providers each year between ...

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