CBZ Holdings Limited 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive reopens

first_img TAGSLake ApopkaSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleLake Apopka before, during and after MatthewNext articleFire Prevention Week focuses on aging Smoke Alarms Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here From The St. John’s River Water Management DistrictAfter completing inspections and cleanup, the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive will reopen on Monday, October 10th. The nonmotorized Lake Apopka Loop Trail will remain closed as land managers continue cleanup efforts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way, 11-mile drive meandering through the eastern portion of the property. The drive is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays between sunrise and sunset.District land managers continue inspections and cleanup of thousands of acres of district lands to make them safe and accessible for public recreation. To check the status of public access to district lands, visit the district’s website here.About SJRWMDSJRWMD staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Toulouse come from behind twice to snatch win over Castres

first_imgMonday Mar 12, 2012 Toulouse come from behind twice to snatch win over Castres Toulouse and Castres were involved in one of the Top 14 games of the weekend at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday, with the home side coming away 34-27 winners after a late comeback. Seven tries were scored in total. Fighting back from a 14 point deficit, Toulouse sealed the win with a late try by Gillian Galan following a well placed crosskick by former All Black Luke McAlister.Earlier on Castres had shot to a 14-0 lead before Toulouse fought back to take the lead early in the second half. The see-saw battle continued with Castres reclaiming the lead through a Yannick Caballero try off the back of the scrum.Two penalties from Pierre Bernard looked to have buried the defending champions, who were missing a host of players due to Six Nations duty. Florian Fritz brought them back into contention though, before Galan had the final say with only a few minutes left in the contest.Toulouse maintain their place at the top of the table, leading Clermont by four points.Other than a host of French stars, keep an eye out for flying Fijian Timoci Matanavou, Kiwi’s Chris Masoe and Luke McAlister, Wallaby Luke Burgess, Samoan Cencus Johnston, Argentinian Patricio Albacete, and South African’s Gurthro Steenkamp, Shaun Sowerby, and Daan Human.Elsewhere in the Top 14:Racing Métro 22-13 Bordeaux-Bègles | Agen 20-29 Clermont | Biarritz 26-11 Brive | Montpellier 37-26 Bayonne | Stade Français 40-19 Lyon | Perpignan 22-22 ToulonBelow are extended highlights (11:46) of this classic Top 14 match. Enjoy.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Jarego House / CVDB arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” “COPY” Jarego House / CVDB arquitectosSave this projectSaveJarego House / CVDB arquitectos 2008 Architects: CVDB arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCVDB arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCartaxoHousesPortugalPublished on April 15, 2011Cite: “Jarego House / CVDB arquitectos” 15 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Jarego住宅 / CVDB arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 10 Share Year:  Portugal Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Cartaxo, Portugal Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a lot with 8 x 40 meters (24 x 120 feet) in the urban historical fabric of the city of Cartaxo. A central patio and a garden allow the light to go through all spaces of the house during the day. This central patio is an importance element in the structure of the house, designing a void, around which the house develops itself. The project explores the length of the site enabling its inhabitants to enjoy its different spaces and visualize, wander or move into and through this axis that becomes the main movement sequence of the project. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsThe house and the garden are part of the same spatial entity in the way one may dwell in the house and enjoy both its exterior and interior spaces and their multiple inter-relations. This is also manifested by a white wall that brings together circulation and the different spaces of the ground floor, from the entrance, through the circulation long axis, the living room and into the garden, wrapping the music room and then folding back to the living/dining room, where the family may gather. The family main social areas are located on the ground floor. The several spaces on the ground floor have also different headroom, thus emphasizing the different ambiences of the house. The stair that connects both floors only has threads and therefore becomes a visual filter between the entrance and the living room and the garden. One consists as a plastic and transparent element, assuming distinct materiality. It is more massive binding on the lower levels and more transparent binding to the first floor, contributing to filter visually the light that comes from the living area. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGLarge glazed elements emphasize the relation between the several interior spaces and the garden and the north facing courtyard that brings light to the kitchen and to a small office. The first floor is mainly a white entity gently sits above the ground floor. This floor accommodates the bedrooms and a rather more intimate living room with a play area for the children. The north facing courtyard brings light into this space through a large glazed wall and connects it to the more social spaces of the family located on the ground floor. A second exterior patio painted in strong yellow, frailty reveals itself through a slit on the wall that connects booth patios and organizes a dedicated area to the treatment of clothes. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe smaller spaces of the house such as the kitchen and bathrooms are disclosed with texture and warm colours, in counterpoint with the bigger spaces with a more social character of the house, exploring their particular spatial and light conditions.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessChurch / Kuadra StudioArticlesVideo: CAM FRAMIS Museum / Jordi BadiaArticles Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/127828/jarego-house-cvdb-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Jarego House / CVDB arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/127828/jarego-house-cvdb-arquitectos Clipboardlast_img read more

Inje Residence / YKH Associates

first_imgInje Residence / YKH AssociatesSave this projectSaveInje Residence / YKH Associates Year:  Architects: YKH Associates Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeYKH AssociatesOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainability & Green DesignInje-gunSouth KoreaPublished on August 14, 2019Cite: “Inje Residence / YKH Associates” 14 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?混响,韩国麟蹄住宅 / YKH Associates是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream YIINSIGAK ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jung Dongwook+ 37Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses, Sustainability & Green Design•Inje-gun, South Korea Projects Inje Residence / YKH Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922905/inje-residence-ykh-associates Clipboard Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Tae Sun Hong, AIA Client:Pyungan L&CSite Area:1121.0 m2Design Team:Daejung Sang, Wonjin KimCity:Inje-gunCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jung DongwookRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Located in the foothill of Seolak Mountain, one of the main challenges of designing this villa was to respond with the context of its site.  In this hillside location, the solution was to adapt an ancient Korean traditional courtyard design.  Along with the natural topography, four volumes are stepped and formed a courtyard.  400 M2 house with five-beds and four-baths, has four wings:  Master Suite Wing, Living & Dining Wing, Kitchen & Amenity Wing, and Guest & Gallery Wing.  Inward view of this courtyard, not only accommodates various family activities but also provides a mountain view through the center opening of the courtyard which enhances a quiet and contemplative aura and avoids the unpleasing view of the tomb and the adjacent hut.Save this picture!© Jung DongwookSave this picture!First PlanSave this picture!Cross SectionAs with the Korean courtyard style, the use of the local and natural materials was cost-effective. The Korean ‘giwa’, a form of ceramic tile used in the old traditional roof construction, was applied in the wall construction kneaded with a special colored mortar to emphasize the horizontality of the facade along with the overhanging local granite stone roofs.  Save this picture!© Jung DongwookTraditional, but yet this modernized design in many aspects also introduced sustainable and passive design.  Instead of using oil or LPG generated heating system which consumes large amounts of energy, more efficient geothermal system was adapted by digging down 154 m of the ground.  Grass rooftop was designed to act as insulation and to avoid heat buildup which substantially reduced the energy and cost of maintenance.Save this picture!© Jung DongwookFour volumes are positioned at a different level in responding to the sloped site.  Each volume of space is arranged in the form of Korean traditional houses.  The living quarter was divided into sectors with individual volumes and separated with outdoor space.  The corridor is a mediator between outdoor and indoor space. Save this picture!© YKH AssociatesAs these four integrated volumes in different level positioned, various levels of openings are deployed.  For this construction, continuous wall girders with horizontal beams are used to lift to create void space: openings for the entryway, garages, lights and views.  Each opening frames out new boundary and brings new relationship of outdoor space.Save this picture!© Jung DongwookProject gallerySee allShow lessPatreon Office / GenslerSelected ProjectsPulsa Residential Building / AedasSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, FILOBE, Robert McNeel & Associates Lead Architect: Photographs:  Jung Dongwook, YKH Associates Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2014 “COPY” “COPY” Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922905/inje-residence-ykh-associates Clipboard Construction: South Korealast_img read more

Restaurants Against Hunger to take place throughout October

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This year’s Restaurants Against Hunger campaign will take place from 1 to 31 October. Hundreds of restaurants will help raise funds to provide food and safe water to families suffering from hunger and malnutrition.Participating restaurants will donate part of their takings made on selected dishes or invite diners to add a £1 donation to their bill. Funds raised will be donated to Action Against Hunger which helps vulnerable families all around the world in their daily struggle to feed themselves and their families.The charity points out that a £1 donation can provide a full meal for five children in Zambia. Advertisement Chefs supporting Restaurants Against Hunger include Tom Aikens and Giorgio Locatelli as well as Aldo Zilli, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Paul Rankin and Ross Burden.The charity’s website lists participating restaurants.center_img Howard Lake | 13 July 2006 | News Restaurants Against Hunger to take place throughout October About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

unFundraising @ IFC 2011

first_img AJ Leon’s session at the 2011 International Fundraising Congress in Holland.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis unFundraising @ IFC 2011 Howard Lake | 25 October 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Resource Alliance About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Study into brain activity shows warm glow of kindness is real

first_img Tagged with: neuroscience research  211 total views,  1 views today A study into how the brain reacts when individuals decide to give has shown that the reward areas of the brain are activated both during altruistic generosity, as well as when there is something to be gained. Psychologists at the University of Sussex analysed existing research showing the brain scans relating to over 1000 people making decisions to give: from 36 existing studies relating to 1150 participants whose brains were scanned with fMRI scans over a ten-year period. They split the analysis between what happens in the brain when people act out of genuine altruism – where there’s nothing in it for them – and when they act with strategic kindness – when there is something to be gained as a consequence.They found that reward areas of the brain are more active, for example using up more oxygen, when people act with strategic kindness. However, they also found that acts of altruism, with no hope of personal benefit, also activate the reward areas of the brain, with some brain regions more active during altruistic generosity.Dr Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn, the study’s lead and Director of the Social Decision Laboratory at the University of Sussex, said:“This sparks questions about people having different motivations to give to others: clear self-interest versus the warm glow of altruism. We know that people can choose to be kind because they like feeling like they are a ‘good person’, but also that people can choose to be kind when they think there might be something ‘in it’ for them such as a returned favour or improved reputation. What motivates us to be kind is both fascinating and important. If, for example, governments can understand why people might give when there’s nothing in it for them, then they can understand how to encourage people to volunteer, donate to charity or support others in their community.”Jo Cutler, who co-authored the study, added: Advertisement “The finding of different motivations for giving raises all sorts of questions, including what charities and organisations can learn about what motivates their donors. Organisations looking for contributions should think about how they want their customers to feel. Do they want them to feel altruistic, and experience a warm glow, or do they want them to enter with a transactional mind-set?”“Given that we know there are these two motivations which overlap in the brain, charities should be careful not to offer something which feels like a token gesture, as this might undermine a sense of altruism. Sending small gifts in return for a monthly donation could change donors’ perceptions of their motivation from altruistic to transactional. In doing so, charities might also inadvertently replace the warm glow feeling with a sense of having had a bad deal.” The study, A comparative fMRI meta-analysis of altruistic and strategic decisions to give, is available online. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33  212 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 Melanie May | 9 October 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Study into brain activity shows warm glow of kindness is reallast_img read more

Death threats against reporter who survived 2004 murder attempt

first_img June 1, 2021 Find out more News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Organisation Follow the news on Philippines Receive email alerts News February 16, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago January 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats against reporter who survived 2004 murder attempt RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the harassment and death threats to which Arthur “Jun” Sapanghari, Jr., an investigative radio reporter based in Valencia City, in the southern province of Bukidnon, has been subjected since early December.“Sapanghari’s investigative reporting seems to be the main cause of these threats and there is every reason to be concerned, given the level of danger for media personnel in the Philippines and the impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“We urge the Valencia City authorities to provide this journalist and his family with good protection and to conduct an investigation in order to establish who is responsible for these threats.”Sapanghari, who works for dxDB Radyo Bandilyo, has been receiving SMS messages threatening him and his family. He has also reported that individuals have been watching both him and members of this family during their movements around the city.He did not take the threats seriously until an individual with his face partially covered went to his home on 17 January and asked his wife where he was. When she said he was at work, the masked individual left hastily on his motorcycle, the licence number of which was concealed.Aware that he was in danger, especially after one of his friends was also threatened for helping him, Sapanghari requested protection from the Bukidnon police. He was assigned two police officers for his protection but they were withdrawn after a week.Sapanghari’s investigative reporting resulted in the recent arrests of a man allegedly implicated in illegal logging and a man suspected of involvement in trafficking in children.Sapanghari survived a murder attempt in November 2004 after he covered a corruption case implicating a municipal employee in neighbouring Maramag. In March 2010, he was beaten by several individuals, possibly in connection with a report about the closure of pig farm.One of the messages he received in December said: “You’re not going to make it to Christmas. You’re next after Dignos.” It referred to Joash Dignos, a journalist who was gunned down in Valencia City in November.Dignos is one of a total of four journalists who have been killed in the Philippines since September. The others are Jesus Tabanao, Michael Diaz Milo and Rogelio Butalid.Ranked 140th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, the Philippines is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists.Credit photo: PCIJ Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Small Robots Practice Scouting Skills for Future Moon Mission

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News A shoebox-sized wheeled robot explores the rugged terrain on the surface of the Mars Yard at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory during recent tests of the Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (A-PUFFER) project. Credit: Matt Beard Photography, Inc. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)The newest edition of NASA’s small, foldable robots recently practiced their scouting skills and successfully traversed rugged terrain in the Mars Yard at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.JPL developed the Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (A-PUFFER) to scout regions on the Moon and gain intel about locations that may be difficult for astronauts to investigate on foot, like hard-to-reach craters and narrow caves. This iteration of A-PUFFER includes several modifications to the previous design. In addition to larger wheels, each robot has an upgraded onboard computer with a wireless radio for communication and a stereo camera for sensing the environment in front of it.In February 2020, engineers began testing the upgraded A-PUFFER robots and their new capabilities. Because each A-PUFFER is small enough to fit in a shoebox, multiple robots can be deployed to work together and collaborate on their task. The team of three successfully trekked the sandy and rocky terrain of JPL’s Mars Yard while simultaneously mapping the environment using sensors. Their maps were shared with a base station and merged into an integrated map of the Mars Yard. Together, this system demonstrates a capability that could robustly map parts of the Moon that haven’t been mapped before.Project manager Jean-Pierre de la Croix works on an Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (A-PUFFER) during recent trials in the Mars Yard at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Credit: Matt Beard Photography, Inc. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)“Collaborative, multi-rover autonomy has the promise to unlock new missions that are either too risky for a single rover or simply require more than one rover to achieve,” said Jean-Pierre de la Croix, the A-PUFFER project manager at JPL.NASA will continue to test the robots and their autonomous capabilities. A-PUFFER technology could make its way to the Moon on a commercial lunar lander in the next few years. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Make a comment 45 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Science and Technology Small Robots Practice Scouting Skills for Future Moon Mission The upgraded Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot, or A-PUFFER, is on a roll. The technology could find itself on a commercial lunar lander in the next few years. From NASA/JPL-Caltech Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 12:36 pm Subscribecenter_img Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more