Daily Archives: 14.05.2021

Musk backtracks on Bitcoin as Tesla payment method citing environmental concerns

Tesla has suspended users’ ability to purchase vehicles through Bitcoin amid concern over ‘rapidly increasing use’ of fossil fuels for mining and transactions. CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet that the company was ‘looking at other cryptocurrencies’ which used less than 1% of Bitcoin’s energy per transaction. “Cryptocurrency is a good idea on many levels and we believe it ...

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New law of physics helps humans and robots grasp the friction of touch

Although robotic devices are used in everything from assembly lines to medicine, engineers have difficulty accounting for the friction that occurs when robots grip objects — particularly in wet environments. U.S. National Science Foundation-funded researchers have discovered a law of physics that accounts for this type of friction and may advance a wide range of robotic technologies. Researchers have discovered a ...

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Government considering extended aviation wage supports

Recovery in the aviation sector is set to lag behind the rest of the economy, the Fórsa conference heard today The Government is considering an extended wage support scheme specifically for aviation amid fears of further job losses in the sector, according to a senior official in the Department of Transport. Assistant Secretary Fintan Towey made his comments addressing the ...

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SpaceX outlines plans for Starship orbital test flight

Artist’s concept of a Super Heavy booster and Starship vehicle stacked together during launch. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX has revealed the flight plan for the first orbital test launch of the company’s huge stainless steel Starship rocket, a 90-minute, around-the-world mission that will originate from South Texas and culminate with a controlled re-entry and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. ...

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After Growing 391%, Legion Locks Up $50M Series C To Manage Workforces

Redwood City, California-based Legion closed a $50 million Series C to try to help companies find the right balance between workforce and market demand as the world emerges from a pandemic. The new round was led by Stripes, and included participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, First Round Capital, XYZ Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Dollar General. The company ...

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