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Katherine Johnson, who sent Apollo to the moon, wins the Hubbard Medal

Long before today’s technology was invented, Katherine Johnson was known as the computer. She calculated trajectories by hand for the United States space program. Without the brilliance of a mind like Johnson’s, it is uncertain whether John Glenn would have pioneered space missions, and it is doubtful that Neil Armstrong would have been the first person to step on the …

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Caesars and Apollo make takeover approaches for the British bookmaker William Hill

The top headlines from Fox Business Flash are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. UK bookmaker William Hill PLC announced it has received proposals for acquisitions from Caesars Entertainment Inc. and Apollo Management International LLP, the latest sign of global interest in the growing US sports game market. Sports betting in the US was booming before the pandemic, and …

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Bridenstine suggests that Artemis 3 may land near Apollo

WASHINGTON – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine suggested September 14th that NASA be ready to send the first human landing mission from Artemis to a location other than the south pole of the moon. In a remark at an online meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG), Bridenstine said there could be benefits in sending a mission to the equatorial …

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Apollo missions will receive an updated video

July 20 was the anniversary of the first human foot on the moon. If you were still alive then, you probably remember how you were glued to the TV when you saw the high-tech pictures of Armstrong, who took this first step. If you watch the video again today, it won’t look the way you remember it. We were spoiled …

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Deepfake recordings of Nixon reading the Apollo catastrophe speech show the dangers of misinformation

A rigged video of President Nixon’s Apollo 11 address to the nation was released online to highlight the dangers of media misinformation. The deepfake video uses deep learning and artificial intelligence technology to create doctoral material showing Nixon, who incorrectly announces that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were stranded on the moon during the 1969 landing. “Fate has ordered the …

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Apollo 16 footage interpolates from 12 to 60 frames per second / Boing Boing

Apollo 16 footage interpolates from 12 to 60 frames per second / Boing Boing DAIN is an AI-based method for adding “missing” frames. With standard interpolation, the existing images are treated as flat color and contrast fields. However, the AI ​​models the depth of the areas in the scene, which leads to more convincing and less “smeared” results. Let’s go …

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50 years after Apollo 13, Fred Haise talks about the virus and regrets it

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Fifty years after Apollo 13 was blown up and Biloxi, Mississippi-born Fred Haise Jr., Commander James Lovell Jr., and John Swigert Jr. brought the “unfortunate 13” back to life work. The 50th anniversary of the launch on April 11, 1970 was to be celebrated with nine ceremonies across the country. Events were planned in the Kennedy …

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Space photos of the week: 50 years after Apollo 13

Fifty years ago On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission started from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. As with Apollo 11 and Apollo 12, the goal of the mission was to land on the moon. Astronauts Jim Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise, however, would face an almost fatal problem with their capsule. Just two days after …

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