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Biden taps Powell for second term as Fed chair

Jerome Powell to stay on as Fed chair for a second term US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was nominated for a second four-year term by President Joe Biden today. The news extends a tenure that began somewhat by chance, survived blistering criticism from former President Donald Trump, and now positions the ex-investment banker to finish the most consequential revamp ...

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Learning to Compose Visual Relations

Inferring and understanding the underlying objects in a scene is a well-researched task in the domain of AI. However, robustly understanding the component relations in the same scene remains a challenging task. A recent study on arXiv.org proposes an approach to represent and factorize individual visual relations. Example of automated object detection and object recognition. Image credit: MTheiler via Wikimedia, ...

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SpaceX targets January or February for first launch of world’s largest rocket

SpaceX test-fired six Raptor engines on the Starship rocket Nov. 12. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX’s team in South Texas is gearing up to be ready for the first combined launch of the Super Heavy booster and Starship mega-rocket as soon as January, assuming the company completes launch pad construction, ground testing, and secures regulatory approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, founder ...

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We’re Constantly Battling Invasive Species Here on Earth. What Does That Teach us About Infecting Other Worlds With Earth Life?

When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins returned from the Moon in the summer of 1969, they spent three weeks isolated in quarantine to make sure that they hadn’t brought back any microbial lifeforms from the Moon, which could prove harmful to Earth life. Later, once the Moon had been unequivocally proved to be a dead world, future Apollo ...

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