European Space Agency teaching artificial intelligence to avoid space junk

Artificial intelligence - Space Junk around Earth

The new AI-driven system is being developed to help reduce the risk of orbital collision. The European Space Agency (ESA) is working on a system using artificial intelligence that will help to be able to avoid collisions with the rapidly growing amount of space junk littering the near-Earth environment. European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) spacecraft controllers conduct maneuvers every 2 weeks. These ESOC maneuvers are required every couple of weeks in order to keep equipment safe from collision threats from orbiting space junk. The controllers out of Darmstadt, Germany are…

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7 Best Cybersecurity Practices for Small Businesses

7 Best Cybersecurity Practices for Small Businesses

Cyber attacks on businesses are on the rise. And attackers are usually more focused on the smaller companies. That is because the smaller ones are likely to have less security measures in place to prevent such attacks. If you run a small business, here are seven cybersecurity practices that you need to know. #1 Training the Employees Cybersecurity and data privacy training can help your employees realize how vulnerable they are to different cyber threats. The training will also allow them to explore the various ways in which they can…

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Amazon Kindle Vella to allow authors to serialize their novels

Amazon Kindle Vella - Image of Kindle Device

This new platform allows self-published writers to release their chapters one at a time. The new Amazon Kindle Vella platform can offer authors a new way to serialize their works and readers a new way to enjoy them. Authors have, for many years, enjoyed success by releasing their works gradually, one chapter at a time. The tech giant is now rolling out its new Amazon Kindle Vella platform to make it possible for that type of serializing release to occur directly on the company’s ebook platforms. The first few chapters…

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Artificial intelligence app gauges cow and pig livestock happiness

Artificial intelligence app - Farm animals

Wageningen University & Research scientists developed the application to gauge farm animal emotional state. An animal scientist working with Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands has developed an artificial intelligence app meant to measure farm animal emotional state. The technology gathers images taken with a smartphone and uses AI to determine the animals’ happiness. The researcher, Suresh Neethirajan, added his paper on his study to the bioRxiv preprint server, describing the artificial intelligence app and its effectiveness during testing. The purpose of the app and the research was to…

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Smartphone demand gives Qualcomm revenue a massive shot in the arm

Smartphone demand - Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for mobile

The company’s revenue spiked by 52 percent, driven primarily by handset shipments. Smartphone demand over the last year has sent Qualcomm revenues and share prices skyward as the chipmaker saw massive fiscal second quarter earnings. The company’s recent earnings report substantially exceeded analyst estimates for the quarter. The company’s share prices rose 6 percent on the news of its fiscal Q2 earnings in 2021. The company’s high revenues are credited to the massive smartphone demand as a result of the global pandemic. Qualcomm saw an adjusted $1.90 per share, when…

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