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Flash Crash, Anti-Satellite Missile, Biobots

Dated: 19 Nov 2014
Posted by Christine Chan
Categoiry: International, Technology, Uncategorized
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Flash Crash: Investors, traders, and regulators are investigating an unusual incident that occurred in the US treasury market last month.  On October 15, the yield on the benchmark 10-year US government bond, which moves inversely to price, plunged 33 basis points to 1.86 per cent before rising to settle at 2.13%. While that may not seem like much, analysts say the move was seven standard deviations away from its intraday norm – meaning it might be expected to occur once every 1.6 bn years.

Anti-Satellite Missile: A mysterious object launched by the Russian military is being tracked by western space agencies, stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites. For the past few weeks, amateur astronomers and satellite-trackers in Russia and the west have followed the unusual maneuvers of Object 2014-28E, watching it guide itself towards other Russian space objects.

Biobots: North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.

 

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