Daily Archives: 06.10.2021

Central Bank forecasts rebound in domestic economy

The Central Bank says domestic demand will grow by 5.5% this year and just over 7% next year A stronger than expected recovery is forecast to result in activity in the domestic economy returning to pre-pandemic levels this year, according to the Central Bank. In its Quarterly Bulletin, published today, the Central Bank also warns that in the short-term surging ...

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Using Bundles of Fibers, Robots Mimic Nature

Octopus tentacles can move in many directions, but also form stiff joint-like structures for more precise movements. Caterpillars can travel by using inchworm movements, as well as coil up and propel themselves away from predators. Such capabilities allow organisms to thrive in the natural, unstructured world. Creating robots with that kind of fluidity of movement, though, has been a challenge. ...

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Soyuz arrives at space station for out-of-this-world film shoot

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Actress Yulia Peresild, wearing a bright red flight suit, joins crewmates Anton Shkaplerov and film director Klim Shipenko inside the Zvezda service module for a welcome ceremony at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV Chalking up a space first of sorts, a Russian actress, her director-cameraman and a veteran cosmonaut rocketed into orbit, ...

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Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XVII: What is the “SETI-Paradox” Hypothesis?

Welcome back to our Fermi Paradox series, where we take a look at possible resolutions to Enrico Fermi’s famous question, “Where Is Everybody?” Today, we examine the possibility that we haven’t heard from any aliens is because no one is transmitting! In 1950, Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi sat down to lunch with some of his colleagues at the Los Alamos ...

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