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‘Collapse’ in home ownership among young adults

The Parliamentary Budget Office had found the cost of housing here is ‘severely unaffordable’ Home ownership among adults of prime working age has “collapsed” since the financial crisis, according to a report from the Parliamentary Budget Office. Using an international housing affordability survey, the Parliamentary Budget Office concludes the cost of housing here is “severely unaffordable”. The report says this ...

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Physics and the machine-learning “black box”

In 2.C01 at MIT, George Barbastathis demonstrates how mechanical engineers can use their knowledge of physical systems to keep machine-learning algorithms in check and develop more accurate predictions. Machine-learning algorithms are often referred to as a “black box.” Once data are put into an algorithm, it’s not always known exactly how the algorithm arrives at its prediction. This can be ...

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Testing underway for Astra’s first launch from Cape Canaveral

File photo of a previous Astra rocket on a launch pad in Alaska. Credit: Astra Tests are beginning this week at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for the first flight of Astra’s small satellite launcher from the Florida spaceport, following the company’s successful November demonstration mission from Alaska. Astra’s launch vehicle, dubbed Rocket 3.3 and known by its tail number ...

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