NASA space technology faces potential budget pressure

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WASHINGTON — Uncertain overall funding and congressional direction to increase funding on specific projects could create pressure on NASA’s space technology program, an agency official warned Sept. 1.

Speaking at a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council, Jim Reuter, associate administrator for space technology at NASA, said his directorate was preparing for two different budget scenarios for fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1. One is that the directorate receives the $1.58 billion included in the agency’s budget request published in February.

The other scenario is that space technology receives $1.1 billion, the funding it received in fiscal year 2020. That would be the case if Congress passes a yearlong continuing resolution, funding NASA and other agencies at 2020 levels for fiscal year 2021, or if the space technology section of the House version of a 2021 spending bill, which kept the program

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MarinOne Wins Paid Search Technology of the Year at UK Biddable Media Awards

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LONDON, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Marin Software has won Paid Search Technology of the Year at the UK Biddable Media Awards 2020 for its new MarinOne platform.

MarinOne is a next-generation advertising platform designed for the complex needs of digital marketers today. Built with scale and simplicity in mind, MarinOne provides marketers with a unified view of the customer journey across paid search, social, and eCommerce channels. Its new UI and robust AI-powered bidding, reporting, and targeting features provide a unique way to manage and optimise cross-channel performance marketing campaigns.

MarinOne takes advantage of the latest advances in machine learning. Its new advanced forecasting and scenario-planning tool helps advertisers evaluate new optimization opportunities before testing them out in the real world, and invest more of their marketing spend into campaigns and channels with more upside potential.

MarinOne’s Automated Insights feature gives marketers a set of customized suggestions to

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Chess Olympiad ends in stalemate after internet outage sees India and Russia crowned joint champions

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A major international chess tournament has ended in stalemate after two players lost internet connection during the final match.

India and Russia were declared joint winners of the Chess Olympiad, which was held online for the first time owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The two teams were both awarded gold medals after India launched an appeal following the outage.

The country’s two star players forfeited after losing connection to their games during a pivotal moment.

Officials described the circumstances as “unprecedented.”

Viswanathan Anand, Humpy Koneru, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk posing for the camera: India and Russia received joint gold medals (International Chess Federation)

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India and Russia received joint gold medals (International Chess Federation)

Announcing the decision on Sunday, International Chess Federation president Arkady Dvorkovich, said in a statement: “The Online Chess Olympiad has been impacted by a global internet outage, that severely affected several countries, including India.

“Two of the Indian players have been affected and lost connection, when the outcome of

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