Daily Archives: 03.07.2021

Giving robots better moves

For most people, the task of identifying an object, picking it up, and placing it somewhere else is trivial. For robots, it requires the latest in machine intelligence and robotic manipulation. That’s what MIT spinoff RightHand Robotics has incorporated into its robotic piece-picking systems, which combine unique gripper designs with artificial intelligence and machine vision to help companies sort products ...

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NASA Continues to Try and Rescue Failing Hubble

Things are not looking very good for the Hubble Space Telescope right now. On Sunday, June 13th, the telescope’s payload computer suddenly stopped working, prompting the main computer to put the telescope into safe mode. While the telescope itself and its science instruments remain in working order, science operations have been suspended until the operations team can figure out how ...

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Virgin Orbit’s first operational mission deploys military CubeSats

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket fires its kerosene-fueled main engine seconds after dropping from the company’s Boeing 747 carrier jet. Credit: Virgin Orbit Virgin Orbit’s air-launched rocket aced its first operational mission Wednesday, firing into orbit from the wing of a 747 carrier jet southwest of Los Angeles to deploy small satellites for the U.S. Army, Navy, the Missile Defense Agency, ...

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Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic Target Crewed Suborbital Flights This Month

The New Shepard crew capsule descents via parachute to its West Texas landing site. Photo Credit: Blue Origin Only hours after Blue Origin named “Mercury 13” aviator Wally Funk to the long-awaited first crewed flight of its New Shepard rocket/capsule system on 20 July—in what is expected to see her become the oldest human ever to voyage into space—Virgin Galactic ...

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Income tax holds up as receipts ahead of expectations

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe Tax receipts for the first six months of the year were ahead of expectations with income tax continuing to perform strongly. According to the Exchequer Returns for the half-year published this afternoon, just over €29.5 billion was collected in taxes in the six months to the end of June. That was 5.2% – or €1.46 ...

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Robinhood Gets USD 70M Penalty Due To ‘Significant Harm’ + More News

Source: Adobe/dennizn Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Regulation news The US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said it has fined Robinhood, the major online trading platform, USD 57m and ordered the firm to pay approximately USD 12.6m in restitution, plus interest, to thousands of harmed customers. FINRA claims ...

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