Daily Archives: 03.09.2021

Live Register and PUP figures down 6.9% in August

The number of people on the Live Register and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment fell by 6.9% to 323,010 in August, new CSO figures show The number of people on the Live Register and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) fell 6.9% to 323,010 in August, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. This is reduction of almost 24,000 on the ...

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Unapproved Bitcoin Mining Plant Forced to Close Shop

Source: Link Global Technologies / Twitter Noise complaints from residents of an affluent estate community in the Canadian province of Alberta lead to a months-long investigation which discovered a Bitcoin (BTC) mining operation that had been set up without approval – and now has to shut down. Vancouver-based Link Global is the name of the company that established the operation, ...

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NFTs Are Here To Stay, Dominate And Slay

By Reuben Jackson Everything blockchain comes in waves and cycles, and the nonfungible token craze is absolutely no exception. The hype wave of the first half of 2021 as many celebrities raced to cash in on the mania ultimately fizzled out. Still, the NFT obituaries that started circulating the crypto press were premature, just like the frequent talk of Bitcoin’s ...

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Robotic floats provide new look at ocean health and global carbon cycle

Microscopic marine life plays a fundamental role in the health of the ocean and, ultimately, the planet. Just like plants on land, tiny phytoplankton use photosynthesis to consume carbon dioxide and convert it into organic matter and oxygen. This biological transformation is known as marine primary productivity. In a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded study in Nature Geoscience, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute scientists Ken Johnson ...

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Firefly’s Alpha rocket explodes on inaugural test launch

UPDATE: The Alpha rocket exploded 2.5 minutes after lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:59 p.m. PDT (9:59 p.m. EDT; 0159 GMT). The vehicle appeared to lose control and tumble moments before the fiery explosion. Firefly confirmed the failure in a tweet: “Alpha experienced an anomaly during first stage ascent that resulted in the loss of the vehicle. As ...

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James Webb Space Telescope Completes Testing, Prepares for Historic Launch This Fall

After many delays, the James Webb Space Telescope has now been fully assembled and tested. Photo Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn Almost there! After years of delays, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally nearing its launch date. This week, NASA announced that JWST has completed its final tests. This is a huge milestone, and now the telescope is being prepared ...

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A Human Mission to Mars Should Last a Maximum of 4 Years

At one time, the idea of sending humans to Mars either seemed like a distant prospect or something out of science fiction. But with multiple space agencies and even commercial space companies planning to mount missions in the coming decade, the day when humans will go to Mars is fast approaching the point of realization. Before this can happen, several ...

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