Daily Archives: 05.09.2021

Modern art: How Non-Fungible Tokens have mushroomed

Some digital art has sold for millions of dollars in recent months, with unique code claiming to verify that they are the original pieces NFTs have become a hot investment property in recent months; but what are they and what’s so valuable about a digital file? Adam Maguire explains. Last week, an online collector paid almost $340,000 for a piece ...

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NASA Works to Give Satellite Swarms a Hive Mind

Swarms of small satellites could communicate amongst themselves to collect data on important weather patterns at different times of the day or year, and from multiple angles. Such swarms, using machine learning algorithms, could revolutionize scientists’ understanding of weather and climate changes. Engineer Sabrina Thompson is working on software to enable small spacecraft, or SmallSats, to communicate with each other, ...

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Russian spacewalkers begin outfitting new lab module

Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy works outside the International Space Station to electrically connect a new Russian laboratory module to the outpost. This shot was captured by a helmet camera used by crewmate Pyotr Dubrov. Credit: NASA TV Two Russian spacewalkers connected a new laboratory module to the International Space Station’s power grid Friday, routing and plugging in eight cables to tap ...

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Ocean Worlds With Hydrogen-Rich Atmospheres Could be the Perfect Spots for Life

The search for planets beyond our Solar System (extrasolar planets) has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. A total of 4,514 exoplanets have been confirmed in 3,346 planetary systems, with another 7,721 candidates awaiting confirmation. At present, astrobiologists are largely focused on the “low hanging fruit” approach of looking for exoplanets that are similar in size, mass, ...

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