Daily Archives: 20.05.2021

Forum examines promises and limits of AI in clinical medicine

The confluence of medicine and artificial intelligence stands to create truly high-performance, specialized care for patients, with enhanced precision diagnosis and personalized disease management. But to supercharge these systems we need massive amounts of personal health data, coupled with a delicate balance of privacy, transparency, and trust. Image credit: mikemacmarketing via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0) To navigate these technical and ...

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Nelson cites China’s growing space prowess, calls for sustained NASA funding

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA Administrator Bill Nelson holds up a picture of China’s Zhurong Mars rover during a virtual hearing with a House of Representatives subcommittee Wednesday. Credit: NASA/U.S. House of Representatives Holding up a photo taken by China’s new Mars lander, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson warned Congress Wednesday that his agency faces increasingly stiff competition on ...

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One Year After Launching Bob & Doug, SpaceX Continues to Push Falcon 9 Reusability Records

Boasting a previously-flown core stage (B1058) and previously-flown payload fairing halves, Saturday evening’s launch continued to push SpaceX’s reusability credentials. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace SpaceX successfully flew its third Falcon 9 mission of May last night, as the Hawthorne, Calif.-headquartered organization aims for as many as 48 missions—an average of almost one per week—by year’s end. The veteran B1058 core, ...

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Cryptocurrency scams on the rise, BPFI warns

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland said victims tend to be cold called, or lured by pop-up ads on social media The banking industry’s representative association, Banking and Payments Federation Ireland, is warning that cryptocurrency investment scams are on the rise, with some consumers being conned out of up to €50,000. With the current hype around digital currencies, FraudSMART, the fraud ...

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The Boombox: Visual Reconstruction from Acoustic Vibrations

Reconstructing the occluded contents of containers is an important task in assistive technology and robotics. Previous attempts to solve this task relied on laser reflections or radio frequency-based sensing. Industrial robots. Image credit: Auledas via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-4.0 A recent study proposes to use another modality: acoustic vibrations. When an object interacts with a container, it creates a vibration. The researchers ...

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NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Astronauts on the Moon!

As part of the Artemis program, NASA is gearing up to send the “first woman and next man” to the Moon by 2024. Central to this is the development of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V that took the Apollo astronauts to the Moon, and the Orion spacecraft. But after these elements transport ...

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Tyvak smallsat launched by SpaceX to validate miniature space debris telescope

File photo of a Tyvak-built 6U CubeSat being placed Ito its launch dispenser. Credit: Tyvak Tyvak, a manufacturer of small satellites, disclosed new details Monday about an experimental spacecraft launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Saturday, revealing plans to validate compact optical telescopes that could offer a new way to monitor space traffic and orbital debris. The small satellite, ...

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ULA Kicks Off Busy Atlas V Manifest with SBIRS GEO-5 Launch

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V ‘421’ rocket lifts off with SBIRS GEO-5 for the U.S Space Force on May 18, 2021. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com Following a one-day scrub due to an “anomalous ground system data” response, United Launch Alliance (ULA) has successfully despatched its first Atlas V mission of 2021. Liftoff of the “Mighty Atlas”—flying in its ...

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