Daily Archives: 02.09.2021

Higher tax receipts help lower deficit by €2.8bn

The deficit at the end of August stood at €6.82 billion Higher than expected corporation tax receipts last month has helped reduce the deficit in the public finances by €2.8 billion. In the latest Exchequer Returns released this afternoon by the Department of Finance, the deficit at the end of August stood at €6.82 billion. This compares to a deficit ...

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Neural Networks Specialist: Machine Learning Models Can Fail And Here Is Why

Is it true that neural networks can’t tell a gorilla from a tumor? What is prediction confidence and what do they have to do to find your car in the parking lot? And finally, why shouldn’t you trust a model’s conclusions completely? We addressed all of these questions to Natalia Khanzhina, a PhD student at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming ...

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Pandemic-caused liquid oxygen shortage impacts launch schedules

In this file photo from 2017, several Praxair tanker trucks deliver liquid oxygen to launch pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett The effects of a nationwide liquid oxygen shortage caused by the recent spike in hospitalized coronavirus patients has already delayed the launch of a Landsat imaging satellite by a week, and threatens to ...

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Cosmonauts Find Cracks in the Aging Zarya ISS Module

It appears that the International Space Station is showing its age. Or, at least, the older modules that have been in space since 1998 certainly are. According to statements made by a senior Russian space official, cosmonauts aboard the ISS have discovered new cracks in the Functional Cargo Block (FCB) module – aka. Zarya (“Dawn”). These cracks were found in ...

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