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Daily Archives: 02.01.2022

Euro marks 20 eventful years

Euro banknotes and coins came into circulation in 12 countries on January 1, 2002 The euro is today marking 20 years since people began to use the single European currency, overcoming initial doubts, price concerns and a debt crisis to spread across the region. European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen called the euro “a true symbol for the strength ...

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Peru Joins Forces with India, Singapore and Hong Kong to Develop CBCD

The president of Peru’s central bank, Julio Velarde, has indicated that the country will be joining forces with India, Singapore, and Hong Kong to develop its own central bank digital currency (CBDC). Peru has decided on partnering up with the central banks of these countries, mainly because they are way more advanced in their development of CBDCs. Policymakers worldwide are ...

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Edge Robotics: Edge-Computing-Accelerated Multi-Robot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is an approach that aims to simultaneously construct a graphic map and track the agent’s location in an unknown environment, often using the edge robotics concept. A recent paper, published on arXiv.org, proposes to leverage the emerging edge computing paradigm to perform multi-robot laser SLAM in low latency. Edge robotics is based on the principle ...

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Test launch of Russia’s heavy-lift Angara rocket marred by upper stage failure

An Angara A5 rocket lifts off Dec. 27 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense The third test launch of Russia’s heavy-lift Angara A5 rocket Dec. 27 was marred by an upper stage failure that stranded a dummy payload in a low orbit. The Angara A5 rocket launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in Russia’s Arkhangelsk region about ...

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2029 Will be the Perfect Year to Launch a Mission to Sedna

Object 90377 Sedna – a distant trans-Neptunian object known best for its highly elliptical, 11,390-year long orbit – is currently on its way towards perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun) in 2076. After that, Sedna will swing out into deep space again and won’t be back for millennia, making this flyby a once-in-a-lifetime (or, once in ~113 lifetimes) opportunity to ...

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