Daily Archives: 30.07.2021

Cost-efficient robots instead of expensive machine tools

Usually machine tools are used in industrial manufacturing and the machining of materials. CNC machine tools can machine metal parts with a precision in the micrometer range. But this precision is not required everywhere. Using robots would be significantly cheaper. A machine tool usually costs more than EUR 100,000, while the cost of a robot is a factor of 2-3 ...

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High drama as Russian lab module tilts space station with errant thruster firings

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough tweeted this view of the newly-arrived Nauka module at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Shane Kimbrough A heavyweight Russian laboratory module that experienced a variety of problems after launch last week docked at the International Space Station Thursday, but in a moment of unexpected drama, inadvertent thruster firings briefly knocked ...

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Starliner Will try Again on August 3 After ISS “Emergency”

The planned launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) has been pushed back to Tuesday, August 3 after a mishap involving a newly docked Russian module. Originally, Starliner’s flight was to take place today, July 30, 2021 but NASA and Boeing officials agreed to delay the flight following a “spacecraft emergency” on the space ...

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Over 1,000 complaints to FSO were pandemic related

Ger Deering said his office had dealt with 760 of the 1,051 complaints, including 113relating to business interruption insurance The Financial Services Ombudsman said his office had to date received 1,051 complaints arising from the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. 180 of them related to business interruption insurance. Ger Deering said the Office of the FSO had dealt with 760 ...

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