Daily Archives: 16.09.2021

Report explores costs of raising income tax bands

The paper estimates that wage inflation may currently be 1.5-2% Raising income tax, PRSI and USC income bands by 1% in the upcoming Budget would cost €183 million, according to calculations in the Tax Strategy Group papers published by the Department of Finance today. There is a commitment in the Programme for Government to index-link tax bands and USC rates ...

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Smart cable assembly – Hope for automation

A glance inside a car’s chassis will reveal a disorganized collection of long cables. As Markus Wnuk, a scientist at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW), puts it: “What we see here is a very unstructured scenario, which is a bad starting point for automation.” That is why, even now in the ...

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Photos: Inspiration4’s rocket ready for launch on pad 39A

Photographers visited launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday to set up remote cameras. Photographer Michael Cain captured these views of the 215-foot-tall (65-meter) Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft ahead of liftoff on the Inspiration 4 private crew mission. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / ...

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Inspiration4 Launches, Delivers First All-Civilian Crew to Orbit

Inspiration4 powers into the night, carrying the first non-professional, all-civilian crew to reach low-Earth orbit. Photo Credit: SpaceX The democratization of human spaceflight drew one step closer Wednesday evening, when SpaceX triumphantly launched the first non-professional, “all-civilian” team of astronauts into low-Earth orbit. Billionaire businessmen and pilot Jared Isaacman and his Inspiration4 crewmates Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux and Chris Sembroski ...

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