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World Bank sees sharp world growth slowdown

Global growth is expected to decelerate ‘markedly’ to 4.1% in 2022 from 5.5% last year, the World Bank said today The World Bank has today cut its forecasts for economic growth in the US, the euro zone and China and warned that high debt levels, rising income inequality and new Covid-19 variants threatened the recovery in developing economies. It said ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №64

Hello to our fellow readers. Here we are, in a new 2022 which is really promising for a space exploration and a great discoveries. You may have noticed that we have skipped several weeks without any news, we had to make that to create big and informative publication which will summarize the last moth of the previous year. P.S. We ...

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Multi-Robot Collaborative Perception with Graph Neural Networks

Multi-robot perception based on artificial neural networks includes various tasks like multi-robot detection, tracking, or localization and mapping. A recent paper on arXiv.org looks into the multi-robot perception problem with Graph Neural Networks (GNNs). The researchers propose a generalizable GNN-based perception framework for multi-robot systems to increase single robots’ inference perception accuracy. Industrial robots. Image credit: Auledas via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-4.0 ...

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Engineers taking more time to assess Webb’s behavior in space before continuing deployments

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Northrop Grumman teams work with the sunshield on the James Webb Space Telescope during ground testing. Credit: Northrop Grumman Engineers activating the James Webb Space Telescope decided Sunday to hold off tightening up the observatory’s critical sunshade to allow more time to check out the performance of its power systems and overall behavior now ...

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What is the Arecibo Message?

On November 16th, 1974, a coded radio message was broadcast from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The message contained information on mathematics, humanity, the Solar System, DNA, and the Observatory itself. The destination for this message was Messier 13 (NGC 6205 or “The Great Hercules Cluster”), a globular star cluster located about 25,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation ...

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