Daily Archives: 22.09.2021

More work needed on insurance, legal competition issues

The NCPC says the impact of new Personal Injuries Guidelines on award levels needs to be assessed and monitored Issues around the cost of insurance, legal services and credit have not received the urgent attention required to support competitiveness and productivity. That is according to the state’s competitiveness watchdog, the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC). The Council also says ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №50

Neil Armstrong by Pierre Mion. Greetings to our fellow readers. The end of the summer was so active that we still continue to cover all gathered information and it seems that autumn will be also a pretty “hot’ time period. Looking forward to finding a lot of interesting news. Enjoy the reading! Nicolas le Mintier – 09’21 has left the ...

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Focus on Impact: Indoor Exploration with Intrinsic Motivation

Robotic exploration is the task of autonomously navigating an unknown environment to gather sufficient information to represent it. Usually, deep reinforcement learning-based algorithms are employed, and extrinsic rewards based on occupancy anticipation are used in training. However, such rewards require knowledge about the precise layout of the training environments, which is expensive to gather. Therefore, a recent paper proposes to ...

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Landsat 9 lifted atop launcher to extend unbroken environmental data record

The Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite inside the payload fairing of an Atlas 5 rocket at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Credit: NASA The next Landsat observatory has been mounted on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in California for liftoff Sept. 27, continuing an unbroken record of Earth observations to track urban sprawl, water usage, tropical deforestation, ...

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By Using Dashcams and Security Cameras, Astronomers Were Able to Track Down the Location of a Meteorite

OK, all you meteorites that are falling to Earth … You are being watched! The ever-expanding use of security cameras, doorbell cams and vehicle dashcams have increased the number of fireballs that have been spotted streaking across the skies. And sometimes, all that visual data provides the side benefit of allowing rocks from space to be tracked and found. Back ...

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