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TII looking at public-private partnership for MetroLink

MetroLink is a proposed high-capacity, high-frequency rail line running from Swords to Charlemont Transport Infrastructure Ireland plans to step up consultation with the market over the financing and delivery of rolling stock, systems and service operations of MetroLink through the anticipated use of public-private partnership. The agency is to begin engaging with potential sponsors and financiers next month, to gauge ...

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Beyond Pick-and-Place: Tackling Robotic Stacking of Diverse Shapes

Lots of learning algorithms have been created to solve robot manipulation problems (such as robotic stacking) with a large and diverse set of objects. However, most of them focused on tasks like grasping that do not typically require complex inter-object contact dynamics. An industrial robot. Machines like this are used to perform robotic stacking operations in a variety of industrial ...

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Russian actress returns to Earth after space station movie shoot

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Yulia Peresild, an award-winning Russian actress, is helped out of the Soyuz MS-18 descent module Sunday. Credit: Roscosmos A Russian actress and her director-cameraman, wrapping up a 12-day movie shoot aboard the International Space Station, returned to Earth Sunday and promptly filmed a few additional scenes that will be part of the film’s conclusion. ...

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Volcanism on the Moon Ended About 2 Billion Years ago

According to the most widely accepted theories, the Moon formed about 4.5 billion years ago after a Mars-sized object (Theia) collided with Earth. After the resulting debris accreted to create the Earth-Moon system, the Moon spent many eons cooling down. This meant that a few billion years ago, lakes of lava were flowing across the surface of the Moon, which ...

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