Daily Archives: 11.07.2021

New AI strategy enables robots to rapidly adapt to real world environments

Delivery services may be able to overcome snow, rain, heat and the gloom of night, but a new class of legged robots is not far behind. Artificial intelligence algorithms developed by a team of researchers from UC Berkeley, Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University are equipping legged robots with an enhanced ability to adapt to and navigate unfamiliar terrain in real-time. ...

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Does Mercury Have a big Iron Core Because it’s so Close to the Sun’s Magnetic Field?

Magnetic fields are great for lots of things – directing explorers, levitating trains, and containing nuclear fusion reactions are just an example of what these invisible forces can do.  Now we can ascribe another feature to magnetic fields – they can give planets a rocky core. That is the result from research done by Dr. William McDonough at the University ...

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NASA, Northrop Grumman Finalize Lunar Gateway Integration Contract

The Gateway will occupy a highly elliptical Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) around the Moon. The characteristics, dynamics and stability of this orbit will be tested later this year, via the CAPSTONE mission. Image Credit: NASA NASA and Northrop Grumman Corp. on Friday finalized contracts to develop the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO)—the keystone pressurized element of the lunar-circling Gateway—and deliver ...

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Stripe takes first step toward listing – sources

Stripe’s co-founder John Collison Stripe, the online payments firm founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, has taken its first major step toward a stock market debut by hiring a law firm to help with preparations, according to people familiar with the matter. The 11-year-old company was valued by investors at $95 billion in a fundraising round in March. ...

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