Daily Archives: 26.09.2021

Evergrande: The firm that’s put markets into a panic

Evergrande Group claims to operate more than 1,300 building projects across 280 Chinese cities Global markets wobbled this week, as the debt woes of a single Chinese property company sparked fears of a new financial crisis, writes Adam Maguire. Markets around the world trembled this week over concerns that problems in China’s property market could morph into a crisis for ...

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xBalloon: Animated Objects with Balloon Plastic Actuator

Soft actuators can be used to make transformable interfaces with hands-on training on robotic skills. Nevertheless, they are neither readily accessible nor user-friendly enough. Hence, a recent study on arXiv.org proposes a novel mechanism for a simple and effective soft actuator that can be made easily and rapidly with daily materials and devices. Image credit: Manfred Richter via Pixabay, free ...

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SpaceX sees growing demand for private Crew Dragon missions

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped this view of two SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docked at the International Space Station during a spacewalk Sept. 12. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is seen docked at the top-facing port of the Harmony module, while a Cargo Dragon capsule is docked with the forward port in the background. Credit: NASA/ESA/Thomas Pesquet With the ...

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