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Podbike: recumbent tricycle surrounded by an aerodynamic body Dual-motor
Developed by the Norwegian company Elpedal, the Podbike has pedals, but are directly connected to a generator. As the pilot pedals, the power they generate is electrically transferred to a pair of hub engines, one on each of the rear wheels. A removable battery pack adds some extra power, which enables a maximum electronically limited speed of 25 km / h (16 mph). The range of the battery is approximately 60 km (37 miles), although additional packages can be added in parallel to increase that figure. That said, adding more batteries will increase the weight, which is meant to be in the environment of 40 to 50 kg (88 to 110 lb) with a single battery. Currently, the Podbike exists as a prototype rolling chassis. The final product will also include a complete thermoplastic cover for better aerodynamics and weather protection, along with a full LED lighting system, and can accommodate an adult plus a child (or other load) on the back. It should even be possible to tilt the vehicle up on its backside, so it takes up less space when parking. Plans for the first full test units to be ready early next year, with a Norwegian launch that takes place in early 2019, and a European release planned for 2020. The price is estimated at NOK 50,000 (around of US $ 6,143) in Norway - including VAT and local sales tax, and € 4,600 ($ 5,361) plus taxes and shipping in other European markets.
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Ben Tippett: US scientist has developed model for viable time machine, Using math and physics.
Ben Tippett: US scientist has developed model for viable time machine, Using math and physics. A US scientist has developed a mathematical model for a viable time machine - an advance that could bring stuff of popular science-fiction closer to reality. Using math and physics, Ben Tippett, from University of British Columbia in Canada, has created a formula that describes a method for time travel. In 1915, German scientist Albert Einstein announced his theory of general relativity, stating that gravitational fields are caused by distortions in the fabric of space and time. Using Einstein's theory, Tippett said that the curvature of space-time accounts for the curved orbits of the planets. In "flat" space-time, planets and stars would move in straight lines. In the vicinity of a massive star, space-time geometry becomes curved and the straight trajectories of nearby planets will follow the curvature and bend around star. "The time direction of the space-time surface also shows curvature. There is evidence showing the closer to a black hole we get, time moves slower," said Tippett. "My model of a time machine uses the curved space-time to bend time into a circle for the passengers, not in a straight line. That circle takes us back in time," he said. While it is possible to describe this type of time travel using a mathematical equation, Tippett doubts that anyone will ever build a machine to make it work. "HG Wells popularised the term 'time machine' and he left people with the thought that an explorer would need a 'machine or special box' to actually accomplish time travel," Tippett said. "While is it mathematically feasible, it is not yet possible to build a space-time machine because we need materials - which we call exotic matter - to bend space-time in these impossible ways, but they have yet to be discovered," he said. #BenTippett #timeMachine #Abantech #timemachine #timetravel #ProfessorWatts #9luglio2006 #throwback #Grok #MysticRambler #time #ITA #WC2006 #DJSTEVEBi #AlbertEinstein
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Toshiba creates a battery: for cars that offers 320km of autonomy in 6 minutes of charge
Toshiba creates a battery: for cars that offers 320km of autonomy in 6 minutes of charge. One of the biggest problems of electric cars could be history thanks to a new Toshiba battery. The Japanese company has just presented a battery for electric cars that in only 6 minutes of loading offers 320 kilometers of use. The new generation of Toshiba car batteries, based on Ion-Lithium, is focused on changing one of the most well-known drawbacks of electric cars, charging times. Although companies like Tesla have managed to improve the speed of charge of their batteries, it still takes about an hour to have most of the battery charged. Depending on the type of electric car or even the type of battery that is selected, these vehicles could take several hours to charge. This is not an option for most people who come from a combustion car. Suzuki Solio Hybrid, one of the few electric cars that uses Toshiba batteries. Photo: Suzuki Motors. The new Toshiba battery offers high energy density and reduced charge time due to the use of titanium oxide doped with niobium. This element is also used in solar panels or even in superconducting images, such as those used in particle accelerators. After 5,000 charge / discharge cycles it maintains 90% of its original capacity. The battery is not yet in production, has been tested a prototype with a capacity of 50Ah, hence has extrapolated the results to what may be the future of this technology charging. Perhaps one of the most important details for the future of this battery is that after 5,000 charge / discharge cycles, it maintains 90% of its original capacity. This will result in an electric car would not have to change battery after a few years of use, even end up with rental programs. Toshiba hopes to start mass-producing this battery in 2019. For now only the electric cars of Suzuki and Mitsubishi use their batteries, also some brands of buses. Toshiba faces companies like Panasonic, associated with Tesla, which is nowadays one of the most important vehicle companies in the world.
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Taiwan Tao Zhu Yin Yuan: Building that reduces excess carbon dioxide by feeding on it.
Taiwan Tao Zhu Yin Yuan: Building that reduces excess carbon dioxide by feeding on it.  The city where it is rising is Taipei, in the XinYin district, and the tower is called Tao Zhu Yin Yuan. The building, in fact, will end up being rather low, with about 92 meters of height, especially considering that shares city with one of the highest of the world, the tower Taipei 101 of about 508 meters of height. But what makes the building special is its design and structure, given that in addition to presenting a helical design between the walls and floors of its 40 apartments will house some 23,000 trees and shrubs. These plants will be the ones that do the cleaning function that is planned, that is, the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In Business Insider talk with Callebut and detail that the double-helix design is inspired by a DNA strand is a double helix and it is estimated that the plants will absorb 130 tons of carbon dioxide a year, which according to the architect is equivalent to 27 Cars. As for the design and arrangement of elements, the building will have glazed floors and there will also be plants inside the tower, as well as swimming pool and gymnasium and multi-level underground parking. In addition, as explained in CTBUH will integrate a rainwater recycling system, energy-efficient lifts, solar panels and a system that according to the climate can save energy. This initiative is novel, but not the only one in terms of buildings that eat pollution. A few months ago we talked about a building that did not resort to plants to eat the smog, but to the materials themselves. Thus, the facade of 9,000 meters of the Palazzo Italia is made of a mixture of cement and titanium dioxide that on contact with the light captures the different nitrogen oxides in the air resulting in a type of salt that is isolated on the surface and when it rains it dissolves. Regarding the tower Tao Zhu Yin Yuan, the date of completion of the moment remains unchanged and the plan is to see this tower completed in September of this year. We do not know if it will be possible to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide up to that point, but the initiative is at least an extra dose of oxygen and without requiring the latest technologies or depending on their efficiency. #Taiwan #TaoZhuYInYuan #Pollution #HelicalDesign #AbanTech #architecture #ecology #nature #TaiwanTaoZhuYinYuan #Taipei #design #structure #technolog #GlazedFloors #SwimmingPool #gym #UndergroundParking #SolarPanels #EnergySavingSystem #building #OxidesNitrogen
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Graphene: amazing material and with a laser can now create objects in 3D
Graphene amazing material and with a laser can now create objects in 3D. This is a great year for graphene researchers, who continue to identify amazing new applications for this material. And now, a new laser technique could help unlock the full potential for real-world application, using it to create 3D objects. Graphene is an impressively versatile material, with applications ranging from cancer detection to conducting electricity and creating smart sensors. However, for these applications to be practical in the real world, it is necessary for scientists to find a way to convert graphene to a three-dimensional shape. Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered a way to "forge" graphene into three-dimensional objects, using a focused laser beam. As proof of concept, they showed how lasers could create a 3D pyramid of graphene. To achieve this result, a laser focuses on a point on a 2D graphene network, which radiates that part of the structure and causes it to swell. The 3D pyramid that the team created is only 60 nm high (small enough to fit into a single strand of human hair), but is still 200 times higher than a graphene sheet. "This changes the electronic and optical properties of graphene, opening up a new way of adapting them with a very simple method," Professor Mika Pettersson, who led the research team at the Nanoscience Center at Jyvaskyla University, told Digital Trends. "This changes how graphene devices can be designed and manufactured. As an important aspect, the properties can be adapted locally, but still maintain the integrity of the carbon network. Ultimately, the vision is to manufacture functional devices with the method of laser writing.
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Angel Particle: could lead to 100 MILLION times faster computers.
Angel Particle: could lead to 100 MILLION times faster computers. The discovery could have huge implications in the world of technology, especially in quantum computers that have the potential to be hundreds of millions of times more powerful than a normal computer. Google's initial tests and the D-Wave Nasa's quantum computer system proved to be astonishing a hundred million times faster than a traditional desktop. Hartmut Nevan, director of engineering at Google, said: "What a D-Wave does in a second would take a conventional computer 10,000 years to do." However, progress in a quantum computer has affected a kind of obstacle - in simple terms the bits carrying the information must be isolated from the noise that has so far been difficult to achieve. But in what is described as "a milestone in the field," physicists have discovered a particle known as Majorana's fermion, which is both matter and anti-matter and could make such computers available to the public in the future next. This is because the information could theoretically be separated into Majorana fermion, which means it could always be kept safe by driving incredibly fast computers. This discovery concludes one of the most intensive searches in fundamental physics, which lasted exactly 80 years. #AngelParticle #AngelParticleComputers #Computers #DWaveNasa #Abantech
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LiFi: The new Internet connection, safer networks and dizzying speeds.
LiFi: The new Internet connection, safer networks and dizzying speeds. LiFi is the latest commercial name of an optical communications technology that has been investigating for more than 100 years and consists of transmitting data at frequencies between 400 and 800 THz. It aims to be able to transmit information with conventional lighting elements such as light bulbs and LEDs at the same time as it illuminates, or not, a room, and adding only a few cheap and easy to manufacture elements to the current bulbs. It requires a modulator in the transmitting part that will turn off and on the light source very quickly imperceptibly for the users, thus creating the zeros and binaries, and a photodiode in the reception part, for example in the mobile, tablet or laptop Which picks up the changes of light and passes them back to the electric domain. The first versions used fluorescent lamps that reached speeds of a few Kbps. Later LEDs were started, capable of being turned off and on faster, with more power, multiplying the final speeds. In 2011 Professor Harald Haas of the University of Edinburgh showed the first device he called LiFi transmitting at 10 Mbps. Later he began to speculate with speeds of up to 500 Mbps and later the Fraunhofer Institute of Berlin showed his advances indicating that they could reach 800 Mbps. Finally, the research continues with proposals that want to reach the 15 Gbps 1.88 GBps as they optimize the operation of both the sending and the receiving. #Bulbs #LiFi #wifi #Internet #IoT #tech #iphone #AbanTech #fotboltinet #Communications # MWC2017 #LiFi #LocalNetworks #evolution #technology #OpticalCommunications #LiFiNetworksSpeeds #LED #Modulator #home #connectivity #FraunhoferInstituteOfBerlin #BarcelonaCongress #HaraldBurchardt #PureLiFi #USB #LiFiXSystem #networking
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The Chinese manufacturer GAC Motor prepares disembarkation in the USA
After showing three models at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, China's GAC Motor will return to the heart of the US automotive industry for the second year in a row. GAC - which sells cars in China under the Trumpchi and Gonow brands - will show a new electric car concept and two of its existing models, all as a preamble to its entry into the US market in 2019. One of the cars that GAC brings to the Detroit Motor Show 2018 is expected to be its GA8 luxury sedan. It's almost as long as a Genesis G80 or a Volvo S90, although the only available engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that produces only 198 horsepower. It is likely that the GAC needs a more powerful option to compete in the US. On the other hand, the GA8 comes with a refrigerator between its rear seats, something you would normally expect to find in a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. It is also expected that GAC will bring its GM8 minivan to Detroit. With only four minivans on the US market-the Chrysler Pacifica, the Honda Odyssey, the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna-the segment could benefit from the arrival of a new competitor. The third vehicle to be shown in Detroit would be an electric car concept, about which GAC has not elaborated. GAC announced in November that it would begin exporting Trumpchi brand cars to the United States in 2019, although it could change its name due to its similarity to President Trump's surname, according to The New York Times. The first GAC vehicle sold in the US it will be the GS8, a large SUV that the manufacturer already showed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. If GAC fulfills its plans, it will be the first Chinese automotive brand to sell its cars in the United States. The cars that are manufactured in China, including Buick Envision and Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, are currently sold in the US, but are products of non-Chinese manufacturers. GAC and other Chinese firms have tried to enter the US market. UU for years, but skepticism about the quality of their models and other factors have always prevented that from happening.
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Forest city: China is building the first "forest city" of 40,000 trees to combat air pollution.
Forest city: China is building the first "forest city" of 40,000 trees to combat air pollution. The country has been leading the way in "green living" in recent years, with the government announcing that it had completed the construction of the world's largest floating solar farm. Now, in an attempt to curb the production of toxic gases, the country continues to pave the way so to speak) with the construction of one of the first forest cities in the world. Designed by Stefano Boeri, which you might remember also designed two "vertical skyscraper forests", the city is currently being built in Liuzhou, Guangxi province. Once completed, the new city will receive 30,000 people and, thanks to the abundance of trees and plants, will absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2, 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen per year. The city will reach these figures quite impressive thanks to approximately one million plants of more than 100 species, as well as 40,000 trees planted in facades on almost every imaginable surface. The new Liuzhou Forest City will connect to the existing Liuzhou through a series of services of fast train and electric cars; There will also be several schools and two hospitals. There are also plans to make the city self-sustainable in terms of power, thanks to geothermal and solar energy resources. #Forestcity #ForestcityChina #greenliving #verticalskyscraperforests #Abantech #LiuzhouForestcity
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Alaska volcano Erupts: The flights may be disrupted, raising the aviation alert level to red.
Alaska volcano Erupts: The flights may be disrupted, raising the aviation alert level to red. A volcano in Alaska that has been active for the past six months has erupted again, raising the aviation alert level to red. According to Bloomberg, the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected an eruption of the Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands at approximately 2:16 p.m. on Sunday. The eruption lasted for 55 minutes and sent an ash plume at least 35,000 feet into the air. In response to the eruption, the Aviation Color Code has been raised to red, the highest possible level. Airborne volcanic ash can interfere with and even destroy jet engines above 20,000 feet. Flights between North America and Asia are likely to be grounded, potentially for several days. Bogoslof Volcano is a submarine stratovolcano, a conical volcano built up over many layers. Its absolute summit forms Bogoslof Island, located on the southern edge of the Bering Sea, 35 miles northwest of Unalaska Island, 850 miles southwest of Anchorage. Over the last six months, according to U.S. News & World Report, the island has more than tripled in size as a result of frequent eruptions. The last eruption occurred on May 17, sending ash clouds 34,000 feet high; Sunday’s eruption marks the most significant to date. Starting in December, the volcano erupted almost daily. As of March 11, 2017, Bogoslof Island had grown to 242 acres in size and is expected to continue to grow. The first known emergence of Bogoslof above sea level was in 1796, during an underwater eruption; another island about 2,000 feet northwest of Bogoslof, called Castle Rock, represents another cone of the same volcano which erupted later that year. Before December, 2016, Bogoslof’s last known eruption was in 1992, and Bogoslof’s current period of activity has come as a surprise to scientists. Scientists still have a lot to learn about both the location and activity of underwater volcanoes; many modern techniques for identifying submarine volcano eruption rely entirely on sound. According to the AVO, the ash cloud may reach as high as 45,000 feet, and while seismic and infrared detectors on neighboring islands, as well as satellite imagery, show all-quiet at Bogoslof, the volcano is “unpredictable” and AVO has issued a warning that “Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Additional explosions producing high-altitude volcanic clouds could occur at any time.” They also warned that low-level explosions occurring below their detection threshold may be ongoing and that approaching the island is unwise. The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit also issued an alert that the ash cloud may climb as high as 50,000 feet. #nature #AlaskaVolcano #Flights #VolcanoBogoslof #AbanTech #technology #tech #SubmarineStratovolcano #Bogoslof #Scientists #SeismicDetectors #SatelliteImages #MeteorologicService #alaska #AshCloud #eruption #volcano #publishe
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Toyota Corolla 2018 and 2019: renovated new electronic systems LED lights and lots of technology.
Toyota Corolla 2018 and 2019: renovated new electronic systems LED lights and lots of technology. Toyota renewed the Corolla The changes of the model are varied and begin with aesthetics, the first thing that draws attention in the images. The most important innovations are in the front, sector that received brand new grill, bumpers and optics, which can count on LED lights. The exterior renovation is completed with new rear lights, with LED lights and a chrome plated, and with the new alloy wheels with 17 inches and diamonds in some versions. Sports style called XRS, which had been available in the previous generation. It differs from the rest of the range by the presence of front, side and rear skirts, as well as a rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust. The 1.8-liter VVT-i twin-engine engine with 139 hp and 174 Nm of torque, which is currently sold locally at 140 hp, in addition to the 2.0 VVT-i dual with 143 hp and 190 Nm. On the other hand, the gearboxes are the two known: manual with six gears and automatic CVT with seven speeds. The Corolla is also evolved in the interior, where it has a new multimedia center with 7 "screen similar to the Hilux and SW4, brand new automatic climate control of one or two zones, renewed instrument panel and new shaped side air vents circular. The mechanics also includes a new calibration of the front and rear shock absorbers and a clearance of the body from the ground that has been increased by 5 millimeters. The Corolla 2018 is also notable for having incorporated electronic stability and traction control systems, which are present in all versions, which also have help on slopes and seven front airbags, side curtain and driver knees .
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The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home
Floating houses are popular ways of living in some parts of the world, reads the Arkup press release, "in particular the Netherlands, US West Coast cities and South-East Asia." I can't say I've visited the first two examples, but I've spent some time in the latter, and it seems a little tasteless to compare the humble bamboo houseboats of Cambodia to the floating luxury apartments these guys are selling. Still, the concept seems neat for those who can pay to play. A self-contained, electric, double decker houseboat that can put down hydraulic legs to elevate itself out of the swells in water up to 20 feet deep. A liveable yacht that won't make anyone seasick, and that harvests its own rainwater from a roof that doubles as a 30-kilowatt solar array, feeding up to 1,000 kilowatt-hours worth of lithium batteries onboard. It's got a built-in communications suite, with 4G, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and VHF radio ready to rock, and its twin 136-horsepower electric azimuth thrusters can rotate 360 degrees to manoeuvre about the place or chug along at a sedate 7 knot top speed. The deck retracts when you're on the move, there's a boat lift to get your tender out of the water, and the sun deck can be fully immersed in water to become a protected sea-pool. Arkup sees it as a way to have a future-proof luxury getaway you can park at a marina or anchor in a river or lake to give yourself a beautiful view no matter how high sea levels might rise. Oh, and it's ready to withstand the 155 mph winds of a category 4 hurricane, if recent events have got you thinking life on the coast might be a bit rough. The 4,350 square foot interior design is sleek, modern and high end, and can be tailored to become a home, a vacation home, an event/party venue, a restaurant, a gym, a day spa or whatever else you can build a business case for. That might be where this kind of design shines, as a kind of aquatic, self contained pop-up business.
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Giant marine reptile: lived in Antarctic 150 million years ago
Scientists in Argentina have found the remains of a giant carnivorous marine reptile, or plesiosaur, that lived 150 million years ago in Antarctica. The four-finned reptile, which measured up to 12m long, dates from the late Jurassic period and is the most ancient creature ever discovered on the continent. Soledad Cavalli, a paleontologist at Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council, said: "At this site, you can find a great diversity of fish, ammonites, some bivalves, but we did not expect to find such an ancient plesiosaur." The "surprising" discovery has never been documented, according to a statement from the National University of La Matanza, near Buenos Aires. "The discovery is pretty extraordinary, because the rock types at the site weren't thought conducive to the preservation of bones, like the vertebrae of this marine reptile," Cavalli said. The discovery site was a two-hour helicopter journey from Argentina's Marambio Base on the tip of Antarctica, with the researchers set to continue their work in January, during the southern hemisphere's summer. Marcelo Reguero of the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) added that Antarctica was at the time part of the Gondwana continent, which also included Australia, New Zealand, India, Madagascar, Africa and South America, before continental drift pushed them apart.
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Europe Artificial islands: this is how you want to make the most of the wind for energy.
Europe Artificial islands: this is how you want to make the most of the wind for energy. The creation of artificial islands is not very common but is not new, and we have seen different uses as the basis of gigantic bridges. This time the objective is to achieve a site dedicated to renewable energies, with the construction of artificial energy islands in northern Europe. Although Energinet communicates now, the project has already been made public by TenneT in June 2016. The idea is to connect Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium with more than 10,000 turbines, and although in principle it is about an island Power Link does not rule out that there is more in the future, in fact specifies that the idea is that there are more participants in the project and that extends beyond the North Sea. Thus, one of the keys to the project is the location, the so-called Dogger Bank, which obviously has not been chosen at random. In addition to being geographically the most favorable point for the countries involved at the moment (and the proximity makes possible the wiring network, etc.), the wind conditions of this place are optimal according to the companies, besides there is not much Depth (greater depth, higher cost of construction). The goal is to reach 70,000-100,000 megawatts and the project will be signed on 23rd June in Brussels by these three companies with a long-term goal (in 2050): to meet the Paris Summit (COP21) requirements in the Which was agreed: Keep the average global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius (which is expected to greatly reduce the risks and impact of climate change). That the global emissions reach their maximum level as soon as possible. With this idea, beyond the business objectives, it is tried to take advantage of the wind with a view to that in the future there are more similar projects. Another idea that adds to the objectives of each country is to achieve both wind and solar energy and that we have mentioned for some time, such as the Netherlands and 100% of its trains running on wind energy , Denmark breaking records in this energy. #EuropeArtificialIslands #Abantech #Europe #USA #UK #news #France #EU #world #Russia #Turkey #Islam #ArtificialIslands #RenewableEnergies #planet #WW3 #PhD #oil #fellowship #Africa #windenergy #wef #trade #SolarImpulse
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Extremely Large Telescope: The world's largest optical and infrared telescope.
Extremely Large Telescope: The world's largest optical and infrared telescope. Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. With a main mirror 39 metres in diameter, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), is going to be, as its name suggests, enormous. Unlike any other before it, ELT is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence, taking telescope engineering to another level. To mark the construction's milestone, a ceremony was held at ESO's Paranal residencia in northern Chile, close to the site of the future giant telescope which will be on top of Cerro Armazones, a 3046-metre peak mountain. Among many other representatives from industry, the significance of the project was highlighted by the attendance of the Director General of ESO, Tim de Zeeuw, and President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Jeria. The ELT is being built by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), an international collaboration supported by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Oxford University scientists are playing a key role in the project, and are responsible for the design and construction of its spectrograph; 'HARMONI', an instrument designed to simultaneously take 4000 images, each in a slightly different colour. The visible and near-infrared instrument will harness the telescope's adaptive optics to provide extremely sharp images. 'HARMONI' will enable scientists to form a more detailed picture of the formation and evolution of objects in the Universe. Supporting researchers to view everything from the planets in our own solar system and stars in our own and nearby galaxies with unprecedented depth and precision, to the formation and evolution of distant galaxies that have never been observed before. Niranjan Thatte, Principal Investigator for 'HARMONI' and Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford's Department of Physics, said: 'For me, the ELT represents a big leap forward in capability, and that means that we will use it to find many interesting things about the Universe that we have no knowledge of today. 'It is the element of 'exploring the unknown' that most excites me about the ELT. It will be an engineering feat, and its sheer size and light grasp will dwarf all other telescopes that we have built to date.' A time capsule, created by members of the ESO team and sealed at the event, will serve as a lasting memory of the research and the scale of ambition and commitment behind it. Contents include a copy of a book describing the original scientific aims of the telescope, images of the staff that have and will play a role in its construction and a poster of an ELT visualisation. The cover of the time capsule is engraved with a hexagon made of Zerodur, a one-fifth scale model of one of the ELT's primary mirror segments. Tim DE Zeeuw, Director General of ESO, said: 'The ELT will produce discoveries that we simply cannot imagine today, and it will surely inspire numerous people around the world to think about science, technology and our place in the Universe. This will bring great benefit to the ESO member states, to Chile, and to the rest of the world.' The ELT is set for completion in 2024, and as the visualisation images show, it is going to be 'out of this world.' #ExtremelyLargeTelescope #Abantech #TEFL #TESOL #grammar #sougofollow #yauc #CeaMaiMareOglindaConvexaDinLume #ExtremelyLargeTelescope #OglindaConvexa #ELT #ESO #HARMONI #TechnologyFacilitiesCouncil #STFC #ESL #learnenglish #EFL #English
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Jelly and sponges: first animals what appeared on Earth.
Jelly and sponges: first animals what appeared on Earth. A new paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests that old jellies, not sponges, represent the oldest branch of the family tree of animals. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Wisconsin Madison who conducted the study are not the first to make this claim, but used an emerging technique to analyze literally hundreds of thousands of genes, showing that comb jellies have The oldest genome of any animal. The researchers say the method could be used to solve other long-standing problems in evolutionary biology, but given the highly interpretive nature of their findings, it is likely that the sponge gelatine debate will continue to infuriate. Scientists noted animals on the so-called tree of life through ocular organisms, designating those who appeared simple as more primitive in terms of their evolutionary position. Things changed with the advent of genomics, when scientists gained the ability to read and compare the DNA of organisms and classify them accordingly. This new field, called phylogenetics, has revolutionized the way we define evolutionary relationships, but there are many gaps between the many branches of the tree of life-including the first trunk at the base of the animal tree. Traditional phylogenetic techniques have resolved about 95 percent of all evolutionary relationships, but five percent of the cases remain irresistible, leading to controversy. To understand why certain relationships in the tree of life continue to be controversial, the authors of the new study examined preexisting datasets and compared the individual genes of jellies and sponges to finally arrive at what they believe to be the first Animal of the world. #Earth #NewArticle #NatureEcology #AbanTech #technology #Evolution #FamilyAnimals #Traditional #PhylogeneticTechniques #Researchers #DescendedJellies #evolution #phylogenomics #genetics #AnimalEvolutio #AncientAnimals #CombJellies #MarineJellies #Sponges #biology #taxonomy #science #Gizmodo
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ARM: New chip design focuses on AI and auto-learning.
ARM: New chip design focuses on AI and auto-learning. RM has unveiled its next generation of processor designs, a new microarchitecture called Dynamiq. Tokens built using Dynamiq will be easier to configure, says ARM, allowing manufacturers to connect to each other a wider variety of CPUs. This should allow for more powerful systems on a chip, but also processors that better serve computing tasks of the future of artificial intelligence for auto-driving automobiles. It's a radical change in the way we build CPUs and the way we sew CPU together, "ARM's product marketing chief John Ronco told The Verge. It's going to be on smartphones and tablets, sure, but Also the creation of automotive networks and a whole range of other embedded devices.Anywhere a Cortex processor is used today, Dynamiq is going to be the next step forward Dynamiq based on the existing ARM approach "Big.little Dynamiq adds more variety to this system, the core support that are not only large or small, but a large group of powerful pairs, or processors, with a power-sucking, small, beloved. Anywhere in the middle, with the ability to connect up to eight different CPUs of any configuration an approach to the design of chips known as heterogeneous computing. One of the benefits of Big.little is that it adapts to the needs of the users. When a phone powered by Big.little is on hold, for example, you can call in the smaller, energy-efficient CPUs to keep things ticking more. However, when you have to boot an application or a game, you can rotate the most robust processors. Dynamiq will improve on this technique, says ARM, and make more flexible and powerful chipsets available at a lower price. "What Dynamiq allows is putting large CPUs on mid-range devices," Ronco says. "This has a clear real benefit, in terms of user experience. #Chips #Arm #Cpus #Computer #RM #NewGeneration #Custom #AbanTech #Processors #Dynamiq #ARM #CPUs #ArtificialIntelligenceCars #AutomaticDriving #CPU #marketing #ProductsARM #SmartPhones #Tablets #dispositives #learning #PowerfulProcessors #technology #IA #ChipDesign #Users #phone #MoreFlexiblePowerfulChipsets #NewChip
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Swytch eBike: has electric bike conversion in the bag
For many people, an electric bike makes sense for longer commutes, but it isn't needed for shorter jaunts or recreational rides. As a result, we've seen a number of kits that allow cyclists to temporarily turn their existing bike into an e-bike, by swapping one of its wheels with an electrified one. It's a pretty simple solution, although the Swytch eBike Conversion Kit may be even simpler and easier yet. Most of the electric wheels we've seen have been quite heavy – this is because they contain not only a motor, but also a battery pack and the associated electronics. That extra revolving weight makes them difficult to move if pedalling without electrical assistance, so the bike's original unpowered wheel needs to swapped back in when using the bicycle in non-e-bike mode. In the case of the Swytch system, though, the supplied front wheel only contains a 36V/250W hub motor. This reportedly leaves it light enough that it can stay on the bike full-time, permanently replacing the bike's regular wheel. The lithium-ion battery and electronics are in a separate power pack that clicks in and out of a handlebar-mounted bracket within just a few seconds. Electrical cables run from that bracket to the motor, and to brake and pedal sensors. Initially installing all of the permanent hardware is a one-time affair, which is claimed to take about 10 minutes. From there, users just pop the power pack on when they want an e-bike, and pull it off when they don't. A control panel in the top of the pack lets riders do things like selecting the amount of electrical assistance, and checking how much power is left. An electronically-limited top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) is possible in the European version, or 20 mph (32 km/h) for the S/international model. The range sits at either 25 or 50 miles (40 or 80 km), depending on which of two available battery capacities are selected. Charging time is 3-4 hours or 5-6, respectively. The whole system – including both the permanently-mounted bits and the power pack – weighs 3.9 kg (8.6 lb) with the small battery, or 4.8 kg (10.6 lb) with the big one. By contrast, the lightest all-in-one electric wheel we've seen so far tips the scales at 7 kg (15 lb), with others more in the neighborhood of 9 kg (20 lb). The Swytch system is currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, with pledge levels starting at US$299 for the 25-mile model. The planned retail price is $650. There are also complete bikes available, with the system built in.
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China Solar Power: doubled its capacity and is the largest producer in the world.
China Solar Power: doubled its capacity and is the largest producer in the world. According to the NEA, China closed 2016 with a photovoltaic capacity of 77.42 gigawatts, an increase of 34.54 gigawatts during the 12 months of last year. No doubt this is an impressive achievement, but we must bear in mind that we are talking about total capacity, something that may not sound so impressive if the relationship is made to the total population of the country. Today, photovoltaic solar energy represents only 1% of China's total energy production for China, while the renewable energy mix already occupies 11%, and plans to increase this to 20% % By 2030. For this, China will be investing $ 364 billion just for new renewable energy projects by 2020. Adding to this is the recent announcement that the Beijing government will reduce its use of coal by 30% by 2017, which has become a priority in the city in the face of alarming levels of pollution. To achieve this, four large coal-fired power plants will be closed down to be replaced by new solar farms this year, as well as new incentives for the sale of electric cars, as it is also contemplated to remove 300,000 old vehicles that contribute to the increase Of these levels. The reality is that China is betting very strongly to lead the adoption of clean energy, where despite the disadvantage of its large population, has large regions where it is feasible to install solar thermal and photovoltaic farms, as well as wind farms. #Energy #technology #SolarThermalFarms #AbanTech #photovoltaic #SolarEnergy #science #sun #EnvironmentalCare #pollution #CoalFired #PowerPlants #ElectricCars #CleanEnergy #WindFarms #GovernmentBeijing #CoalReduction #environment #ecology
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Russia floats brand new hydrofoil passenger ship after two-decade pause
A new hydrofoil ship meant to transport up to 120 passengers along sea coast routes has been floated by a Russian producer. The design was popular in the Soviet Union, but modern Russia has not built such vessels for almost two decades. Hydrofoil works similarly to a regular aerofoil, creating lift for a moving craft. A speeding hydrofoil ship rises above the water with only the foils staying under it, greatly reducing drag and allowing greater speeds to be reached. A French hydrofoil trimaran called “Hydroptère” set the world sailing speed record in 2009 and remains the fastest vessel in the world, with a sail of over 400 square feet. Among the drawbacks of the design are complexity, poorer fuel efficiency compared with conventional boats and some risks when operating in littered waters or during harsh weather conditions. Still, the boats have found their use as military patrol boats, ferry vessels, leisure craft and even in water sports. Hydrofoils were popular in the Soviet Union, with dozens of operations throughout the country. But soon after the country’s breakup, the production of new hydrofoils was discontinued, partially due to a worldwide trend disfavoring the technology and also because manufacturers were struggling for survival in the new economy. The hydrofoil passenger boat of the Kometa 120M project, which was floated for the first time on Friday, aims to reverse the situation. The producer, Vympel, says it plans to build at least five such boats and hopes to get contracts for over 20, potentially exporting to countries like Greece or Croatia. Kometa 120M, an upgraded Soviet design, is a 73-ton warm sea transport with top speed of 35 knots (65 km/h) and an operational range of 200 nautical miles (370 km). It has a business-class section for 22 passengers, an economy class for 98 and it requires 5 crew members to operate. The new ship is to undergo sea trials over the coming months in the Black Sea and may enter service next year, according to Vympel. She is expected to operate as a ferry connecting the Crimean ports Sevastopol and Yalta. The producer plans to name her Chaika (“Seagull”), after the call sign of pioneer lady cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who took part in the floating ceremony. The ability of the hydrofoil to win its share of the transport market remains to be determined. Vympel is a veteran producer of military ships and specialized craft such as towboats or firefighting boats, but Kometa 120M is its first passenger ship design. The production took over four years and had backing from the Russian government, but the model is yet to demonstrate its ability to compete with other craft.
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WhatsApp will stop working on several phones as of January 1, these are
WhatsApp, the instant messaging application par excellence, is increasingly incorporating new features that require more powerful systems to enjoy its benefits. For this reason, the platform of the tool informs about which devices will stop having support as of January 1, 2018. These are the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 models, as well as Windows Phone 8.0 and earlier versions. The next terminals to fall into the silence of the messaging application will be the Nokia S40, which may continue to enjoy this tool until December 31, 2018; and all devices with the Android 2.3.7 operating system and earlier, which will continue to enjoy WhatsApp until February 1, 2020. Currently, Android versions prior to 2.3.3 can not create a new account, nor can they re-verify an existing account, like Windows Phone 7, iOS 3GS / iOS 6 and Nokia Symbian S60. "Because we are no longer developing functions for these platforms, some functions may stop working at any time," they warn from WhatsApp, which explains that these systems "do not have the capacity required to expand the list of functions of the application in the future". Therefore, they recommend buying an Android phone with an operating system 4.0 or higher, Windows Phone 8.1 or higher, or an iPhone with iOS 7 or higher. If this is your case, you should bear in mind that there is no way to migrate the history of chats between devices with different operating systems. However, the possibility of sending it through e-mail is offered.
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Hanwha Techwin PNM-9020V: panoramic surveillance camera with H.265 compression mount.
Hanwha Techwin PNM-9020V: panoramic surveillance camera with H.265 compression mount. A new model, in this case under the signature Hanwha Techwin, the division in Europe of Samsung for this type of products. And the Korean manufacturer has a good cast that is now complemented by the PNM-9020V, which is part of the series Samsung Wisenet P. The PNM-9020V is a panoramic camera with 180 ° vision, digital PTZ and 7 , 3 megapixels with which it is sought to encompass a large amplitude of image by means of a single device, saving money and facilitating the control. To generate the vision at 180º four images of 2 megapixels are used each with lenses of 3.6 millimeters that combined with the use of several sensors allow to obtain this panoramic vision. A camera that makes use of WiseStream compression technology that we have already seen other times and that controls the encoding of the video dynamically, adapting at every moment to the movement of the image to obtain the best quality. In addition and to optimize the operation has support for H.265 compression with which it reduces up to 75% the bandwidth and the space necessary for the recordings. And since we can use it outdoors, the PNM-9020V has IP66 water and dust protection and IK10 antivandal certification. To facilitate surveillance functions include technologies such as Digital Auto Tracking, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and Lens Distortion Correction (LCD). In order to optimize the operation, the PNM-9020V has an SD memory card slot so that if there is a network cut the video is stored in the memory of the card for that period of time. #SurveillanceCamera # PNM9020V #HomeSecurity #device #HanwhaTechwinPNM9020V #SamsungWisenetP #Samsung#WiseStreamTechnology #WaterproofDustproof #AbanTech #H265Compression #FunctionsMonitoring #technologies #SDMemory
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BLU Studio J8, its features, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM
Studio J8 is physically a compact smartphone, with an elegant appearance that feels very good to the touch. With a housing made of electrolyzed metal with excellent terminations. And in which its sober design marries perfectly with a refined style. A good sized screen, 5.5 inches, curved at its ends with HD resolution. That make the front panel follow the current trend in which the 5 inches were left behind. Measures that make the user experience remarkably better. And that we enjoy our mobile phones more and more frequently from our favorite series and movies without having to go to the PC or the tablet. The Studio J8 has a processor capable of making our user experience satisfactory. With a more than contrasted MediaTek 6737 and Mali-T720 GPU. That along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM get a smooth operation that surprises. The optimization of its components is so achieved that its performance has little to envy to smartphones much more powerful on paper. From the section of the cameras, we can say that within the range in which the Studio J8 will be included meets a minimum. But just as with your processor, the result of your cameras will not leave you indifferent. With a rear camera of 8 Megapixels, and a front of 5 Megapixels, both with LED flash. A priori they do not stand out. But the catches with good lighting conditions are really good. As for security, and as usual in almost all BLU devices, the Studio J8 has a fingerprint reader. It is located in its back, framed with expertise in a shiny metallic edge, which offers a very distinguished appearance. And it is that in the design of this smartphone there are no details at random, everything is meticulously studied. In addition, the recognition of the fingerprint and the activation of the device are very fast. The same happens with the battery as with the other features. In principle, it does not stand out as excessive, but its performance is very well achieved. It has 2,500 mAh that make us enjoy a full day of this phone without fear of being out of the game. Again we have to mention an excellent optimization of all the components. That in this case they manage to stretch the duration of this battery over others with greater capacity. With dimensions of 155.7 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm. And a weight of 183 grams. Measures that make its handling comfortable to one and two hands. Its screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. Its performance in general, and its spectacular design are not at odds with an incredible price. The BLU Studio J8 in its LTE version, will be around 130 euros. When we know devices that can offer so little, it's easy to understand why BLU is one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world. And if at a price worthy of rebajas we add the repair and spare parts that BLU will offer.
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CERN physicists claim that "the Universe should not exist"
One of the greatest mysteries of modern physics is to find out why antimatter did not destroy the Universe at the beginning of time. In fact, it seems clear that during the Big Bang, the great explosion from which the Universe was born in which we live, was generated as much matter as antimatter. Both are identical, but with opposite electrical charges, which means that to maintain symmetry, matter and antimatter are destroyed at the moment of contact (one minus one equals zero). However, the mere fact that we are here means that in the beginning, in some way, matter could be imposed on antimatter and give shape to everything we can see today. To explain this discrepancy, physicists assume that there must be some difference somewhere between ordinary matter and its image in the mirror (antimatter), something other than simple electric charge, and that it is so subtle that we have not yet been able to see it. That is why a team of scientists at CERN, the great European laboratory for particle physics, has carried out the most precise measurement of the magnetic moment of an antiproton (the proton antiparticle) so far, a number that measures how a particle before a magnetic force, and have found that it is exactly the same as that of the proton. Which only adds to the mystery. All our observations, "says Christian Smorra, CERN physicist in the BASE experiment (Baryon-Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment), have found complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, and that is why the Universe should not exist." However, adds the frustrated researcher, "there must be an asymmetry somewhere, but we simply can not find where the difference lies." The Standard Model of Physics predicts that the Big Bang produced the same amount of matter as antimatter, but both, being opposites, should have annihilated each other in a few moments, which would have left nothing to make galaxies, stars, planets or humans. To try to explain the mystery, physicists have been trying for decades to find the differences between matter and antimatter, some discrepancy that explains how matter, as we can see around us, was able to dominate. To this end, extremely precise measurements of all types of properties of particles and antiparticles have been carried out: mass, electric charge. One of these properties, however, the magnetic moment of the antiproton, was not known with the same precision as the others. And ten years ago, Stefan Elmer and his team from the BASE experiment set out to measure that property with unprecedented accuracy. For this, physicists had to develop completely new techniques and calculations, and to build instruments that did not yet exist. Once prepared, they first measured the magnetic moment of a proton, then do the same with an antiproton, something much more difficult, since the antiprotons were destroyed immediately when they came in contact with any kind of matter in their environment. In order to be able to do the measurements, scientists had to first produce the longest-lived antimatter particles ever created in a laboratory, something they achieved in 2015. For the first time, indeed, they were able to "store" antimatter for a whole year within a special container, a "trap" made of electric and magnetic fields. This was how they managed to measure the magnetic moment of antiprotons with a precision 350 times higher than what has been achieved so far. "Our results," says Elmer himself, "are the culmination of many years of continuous research and development, and one of the most difficult measurements ever made with this type of instrument." But in the Universe, the great game of difference continues. And failing to seek differences in the magnetic moment, hopes are now set in another experiment, ALPHA, in which scientists will study the effects of gravity on antimatter and will try to find out if they differ in anything that has on ordinary matter. If so, the great mystery will be solved once and for all. If not, we will have to keep looking for the reason why antimatter did not destroy us right after the Big Bang.
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NASA: delays Launch of $ 8.8 Billion James Webb Space Telescope to 2019
NASA delays Launch of $ 8.8 Billion James Webb Space Telescope to 2019. The successor to NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope will not get off the ground next year after all. NASA has pushed the planned launch of the $ 8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope from October 2018 to the spring of 2019, citing spacecraft-integration issues. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., said in a statement. "Rather, the integration of the various spacecraft elements is taking longer than expected." Such spacecraft is outfitted with a tennis-court-size sunshield to keep the scope in permanent Shadow (The sunshield will launch in a compact configuration, then unfurl to its full size in space.) Testing of the telescope and science instruments is proceeding well at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, agency officials said. bus and sunshield, at a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, has experienced delays, they added. "Webb's spacecraft and sunshield are larger and more complex than most spacecraft." The combination of some integration activities taking longer than initially planned, such as the installation of more than 100 sunshield membrane release devices, factoring in lessons learned from earlier testing, spans for vibration testing, has meant the integration and testing process is just taking longer, "said Eric Smith, James Webb Space Telescope program director at NASA headquarters, in the same statement. "Considering the investment NASA has made, and the good performance to date, we want to proceed very systematically through these tests to be ready for a spring 2019 launch." James Webb will lift off atop Ariane 5 rocket from the European spaceport near Kourou , in French Guiana. The telescope will eventually make its way to the sun-Earth Lagrange point 2, a gravitationally stable spot about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from our planet. Unlike the Earth-orbiting Hubble, James Webb will therefore be too distant for spacewalking astronauts to service and repair.
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Walmart begins to replace replacements with robots
There is a certain fear among society with the advances in Artificial Intelligence with robots capable of performing tasks in a more efficient way than humans. And a clear example we see it in supermarkets. If the friendly boxes are leaving many cashiers without jobs, now the replenishers of the big shopping centers will be able to see robots doing their work in the corridors. One of the tasks of a reponedor in a supermarket is to monitor the shelves in the corridors to see if there is a product to replace, in addition to correctly labeling the prices. Now Walmart has released a new fleet of robots that are dedicated to doing part of the work of the replenishers and that are already distributed in more than 50 centers across the United States. These innocuous-looking Walmart bottling robots measure only 0.6 meters, although they have an arm that comes out of its upper part that reaches the higher shelves to scan products and read spaces. The functions of these Walmart robots are to scan shelves to know if there is a product that needs to be replaced, check if the price is correct with respect to the database, locate expired products or check the status of a product in case it is broken. This information is received by an operator of the franchise who already knows which corridor to go to restock, reorder or correct a product. From Walmart they assure to Reuters that these robots do not substitute to the humans, although on the other hand they add that the work of these robots, in this task, is 50% more efficient than the one of a human. In addition, while the employees of this chain of stores can only perform this task of checking terminals twice a week, these robots do it on a daily basis.
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Scientists create an inexpensive method to produce methanol with air
Scientists create an inexpensive method to produce methanol with air. Methanol is a molecule that is used as a raw material for many chemical compounds and is considered as a future source of fuel. The problem is that at present it is produced from natural gas and through a process that consumes a lot of energy and is therefore very expensive. This Thursday, a team of scientists at the University of Cardiff, UK, has published an article in the journal Science that have shown that they are able to create methanol in a much cheaper way. They have used methane, hydrogen peroxide and a cheap and very easy to get: oxygen from the air. The key of his method is in some catalysts, some elements that accelerate and facilitate the chemical reactions, made of gold and palladium. "The race to find a more efficient way to produce methanol is already 100 years old," study co-author Graham Hutchings, director of the Cardiff Institute of Catalysis, said in a statement. "Our process uses oxygen, a product that is free and that is around us, and combines it with oxygenated water at moderate temperatures that require a lower energy expenditure." The process takes place around nanoparticles of gold and palladium that float without dissolving (in the form of colloids), in a solution of hydrogen peroxide. Then, researchers simply need to inject methane under pressure and gaseous oxygen. Thanks to this it is possible to oxidize the methane and convert it into methanol. "Marketing will take time, but our method has major implications for the preservation of natural gas reserves as they decline," Hutchings explained. Scientists at Cardiff University believe they could use the surplus natural gas that is often burned in the process of extracting shale oil to produce methanol. This would reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as this waste gas would not burn, and would allow it to be converted into a liquid fuel that is easy to transport or in a new source to feed chemical synthesis routes. "The new approach we've come up with is a step closer to making the direct conversion of methane to methanol a viable option in practice," said Christopher J. Kiley, co-author of the study.
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extra-terrestrial life: Looking for signs of life on distant planets just got easier
When it comes to searching for worlds that could support extra-terrestrial life, scientists currently rely on the “low-hanging fruit” approach. These include being located within a star’s habitable zone, having a stable atmosphere, and being able to maintain liquid water on the surface. Until now, scientists have relied on methods that make it very difficult to detect water vapor in the atmosphere’s of terrestrial planets. But thanks to a new study led by Yuka Fujii of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), that may be about to change. Using a new three-dimensional model that takes into account global circulation patterns, this study also indicates that habitable exoplanets may be more common than we thought. If a planet does not have a sufficiently warm atmosphere in order to maintain liquid water for a sufficient amount of time (on the order of billions of years), then it is unlikely that life will not be able to emerge and evolve. If a planet is too distant from its star, its surface water will freeze; if it is too close, its surface water will evaporate and be lost to space. While water has been detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets before, in all cases, the planets were massive gas giants that orbited very closely to their stars. (aka. “Hot Jupiters”). As Fujii and his colleagues state in their study: “Although H2O signatures have been detected in the atmospheres of hot Jupiters, detecting molecular signatures, including H2O, on temperate terrestrial planets is exceedingly challenging, because of the small planetary radius and the small scale height (due to the lower temperature and presumably larger mean molecular weight).” When it comes to terrestrial (i.e. rocky) exoplanets, previous studies were forced to rely on one-dimensional models to calculate the presence of water. This consisted of measuring hydrogen loss, where water vapor in the stratosphere is broken down into hydrogen and oxygen from exposure to ultraviolet radiation. By measuring the rate at which hydrogen is lost to space, scientists would estimate the amount of liquid water still present on the surface. However, as Dr. Fujii and his colleagues explain, such models rely on several assumptions that cannot be addressed, which include the global transport of heat and water vapor vapor, as well as the effects of clouds.
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Effie Robot: Ensures That It Will End the Ironing, Launch Price
Effie says he will eliminate that heaviness of your personal tasks with a robot that has created and called him just like his company: Effie. The intelligent device can automatically finish the drying process to then iron and leave no wrinkles up to 12 pieces at a time. The 'robot' ironing will have a launch price of £ 699 (about US $ 918 in the US) And, in addition to promising to iron and dry, creators say it will remove bad odors through its flavoring capsules. One of the ways you can use your Effie is to give a final touch to your clothes before leaving home or to give a special ironing to your most delicate clothes. You only need to enter the piece into the Effie and, according to the company, the robot will take care of steaming and refreshing your favorite item. How does Effie work? Effie is a machine of the same height that a traditional shelf, with a rail that moves out and that has different slots to place several hooks with clothes. It has a capacity for 12 hooks that are specially designed for this machine and that allow different adjustments to hang clothes of various styles and sizes. When the garments have already been placed inside, whether shirts, t-shirts or pants, the machine generates a combination of steam and heat. At the same time, the Effie dryer system finishes eliminating all the wrinkles or marks that the fabric can bring. The device can work with materials such as cotton, silk, viscose, rayon, polyester or denim. Effie's minimalist design features only one control mechanism: a start button that sits at the top of the machine. However, you can communicate with a mobile application that will give you the status of the cycle you are in and the progress of the process. The application will also function as an online store that will allow you to purchase the flavoring capsules that give a special fragrance to the ironed clothes.
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Flying car: the Russian company Hoversurf is already working on its new challenge
The last one to join the race was the Russian company Hoversurf, which earlier this year showed us the Scorpion-3 flying motorcycle that last October began to be tested by the Dubai police. After their success, they have now started to develop a flying car that they currently call "Project Formula". It is a VTOL vehicle ("Vertical Take-Off and Landing", or four-seater vertical take-off and landing), folding wings and 52 small-sized Venturi effect turbines for propulsion. In fact, the mode of propulsion that you are meditating for this vehicle is its main difference with respect to the bike that you have already developed. The Scorpion-3 is a motorcycle that flies by simple propellers, while in the case of the car small propellers are used whose power is amplified with Venturi turbines, some with a narrowing at the ends so that the air comes out with greater speed and power. As its name suggests, "Project Formula" is currently a project, an idea that is in its initial stages of development and of which we have practically no technical details. But what we do know is that one of its key points are folding wings. The idea is that the vehicle is prepared for the cities of today and folding its wings can fit in any garage. In addition to being able to use the seats of conventional vehicles, you can also use the chargers of the rest of electric cars. In the first illustrations of the prototype, its 52 turbines will be distributed in two groups. On the one hand, at the bottom or "the feet" of the vehicle there will be 48 of them to keep it in the air. They will have a size of around 8 and 10 inches, and will be distributed so that the "car" can continue to float even if several of them fail. On the other hand, in the back of the "Project Formula" we find another four turbines of a larger size, which will serve to boost and advance efficiently. All this making a noise that is expected to be quite less than that of a helicopter. The wings on the other hand give an extra measure of security. You will use them to fly, and they will allow that in the event that the engines fail you can plan to try to land.
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Australia: will build a solar farm with over 1.1 million batteries.
Australia: will build a solar farm with over 1.1 million batteries. Australia is raising its hand, and although it does not seek to compete in power generation, it will do so in storage capacity thanks to its more than 1.1 million batteries. Contrary to what many expected, this project is driven by private initiative and not by the government, which is run by Lyon Group, a company that is dedicated to the manufacture of batteries. This project has a budget of 1 billion dollars and is expected to start construction in the coming months. This farm will be located in Riverland, south of Australia, and the goal is to start operating by the end of the year. What makes this project important is that it will be the plant with the largest battery system in the world, which will be powered by 3.4 million solar panels. This will generate 330 MW of energy and store up to 100 MW, which in theory will be sufficient to supply energy to 100,000 average homes. This project comes at the same time as the Australian government is about to award a contract to manufacture a large battery, which would have a capacity of 100 MW, a project that would have a budget of 150 million dollars. However, the tender is still in progress without a definite date to announce the winning company. This is how Lyon Group has presented its project regardless of the outcome of the tender, because with this farm will be able to sell this energy to the government and obtain funding for future developments. #SolarEnergy, #Batteries #RenewableEnergy #AustraliaSolarFarm#RenewableEnergy #AbanTech #SolarPanels #Australia #Energy #project #LyonGroup #ManufactureBatteries #SolarFarm #BatterySystem #science #technology
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NASA detects pulses of solar flares in the Sun and Earth
Two recent NASA studies have shown that solar flares emit pulses or oscillations that affect both the space weather and the Earth's atmosphere, which interferes with the proper functioning of some telecommunications services, such as GPS. A flare or solar flare is a phenomenon by which the Sun releases electromagnetic radiation in a sudden and intense way. It usually occurs above sunspots, and the outbreak ranges from radio waves to X-rays and gamma rays. These two investigations provide new insights into the origins of massive solar flares, as well as the spatial climate they produce. This information is key at present, because both astronauts and robotic missions venture into the solar system. The first study, led by Ryan Milligan of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, detected oscillations in a measurement of the sun's extreme ultraviolet energy, which is invisible to our eyes. The measurements were carried out in a solar flare of class X (the most intense) that took place on February 15, 2011, because as the event was being observed by many scientists there were several instruments collecting data. Thanks to this they were able to track the oscillations in the radiation of the eruption. The pulses were observed in the extreme ultraviolet emission at frequencies that show that they originated lower, in the chromosphere, which is the outer layer of the gaseous envelope of the Sun. This detail provides more information about how the energy of a flash travels to through the atmosphere of the sun king. In addition, the measurements also suggest that oscillations have a role in the effects of space weather. In the second study, led by Laura Hayes of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, scientists investigated a connection between solar flares and the activity of the atmosphere on Earth. The team discovered that the lowest region of the ionosphere, which is the electrified layer of the atmosphere, responded to the pulses of a solar flare. "This is the region of the ionosphere that affects high-frequency communications and navigation signals," explains Hayes. "The signals travel through region D and changes in electron density affect whether the signal is absorbed or degraded." Now, researchers hope to expand the observations of their work with new studies to understand how the ionosphere responds to X-ray oscillations, and whether other solar flares induce this response. "This is an exciting study that shows that the Earth's atmosphere is more closely related to the variability of solar X-rays than previously thought," says Hayes.
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Paper battery: portable bio-battery, activated with saliva to generate energy
#Abantech Paper battery: portable bio-battery, activated with saliva to generate energy. Although we hope to never live in a world where our co-workers end up spitting frantically on their phones to recharge them, new research from Binghamton University, part of New York State University, suggests that someday that might be The perfect solution. A team of members of the Department of Informatics and Electricity of that institution have developed a next step in microbial fuel cells (MFC): a battery of paper that is activated with saliva. "We have developed a disposable, easy-to-use and portable bio-battery that can generate energy from bacterial metabolism," Professor Sean Choi told Digital Trends. "This battery is ready to work with human body fluids such as saliva for power generation for other low-power disposable applications such as biosensors." The battery includes specialized bacterial cells, called exoelectrógenos, that have the capacity to collect the electrons externally and to move them towards the external electrode, explained Choi, saying that "for the long-term storage, the bacterial cells are lyophilized until the moment of Use them. " This technology could be extremely useful in certain extreme contexts. The battery can be used even in challenging environmental conditions such as desert areas. All you need is organic matter - like saliva - to rehydrate and activate lyophilized cells. This is not the first time it has been written about the use of saliva or sweat in technology. Earlier we had seen applications for phones designed to monitor health and diagnose infections through small samples of saliva. We even talked about a similar job that intended to load a smart watch with the sweat of the user. In the case of this project, currently produced bacterial electricity is not strong enough to power a telephone. The test by the team showed that it can achieve a power density of several microwatts per square centimeter, which means that you can now turn on an LED light with a single drop of saliva, but that does not mean that the technology does not expand in the future.
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Effie: is responsible for ironing and giving steam to each of the garments
Effie, is responsible for ironing and giving steam to each of the garments. It is a kind of cabinet finished in plastic inside which we find 12 adjustable hangers in size and a receptacle that we must fill with water so that the machine is able to generate steam. By means of an arm that goes up and down applying the heat, Effie is in charge of ironing and giving steam to each one of the garments that we hang in its hangers. It works with shirts, pants, t-shirts, skirts and in general simple and one piece garments. You can also work with multiple fabrics such as cotton, polyester, silk, viscose, etc. and it takes about three minutes to iron each garment. According to the brand, taking into account the time it takes to place the iron, turn it on and ironing, Effie is up to 95% faster. At the moment it is a prototype that is drawing attention on the Web and its creators pretend that it can start to be booked from March 2018 for a price yet to be determined, but that should not be excessively expensive, since it does not count with much technological complexity.
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Wiko Lenny 4: device with metal parts for a cheap Android mobile
Wiko Lenny 4 device with metal parts for a cheap Android mobile. Xiaomi has made a display of power introducing its two end-of-year high-end terminals the French manufacturer Wiko has decided to present another model. In this case it is a low-end terminal, as its leading offer we met a few days ago, and caught our attention. The protagonist of today is the Wiko Lenny 4, a device that is characterized by its low price and despite that it has parts of metal, something that we usually see in import mobile but not in mobiles that we can buy in Spain in a simple way with guarantees. Characteristics Wiko Lenny 4: Display: 5 inches with resolution 1,280 × 720 px. Processor: Quad Core at 1.3 GHz. Memory RAM: 2 GB. Internal memory: 16 GB with microSD. Rear Camera: 8 Mpx. Front camera: 5 Mpx. Battery: 2,500 mAh. Dimensions: 145 x 72.5 x 10.55 mm. Weight: 170 gr. Android version: 7.0 Nougat. A model with features quite contained, such as its quad-core processor at 1.3 GHz or its 2 GB of RAM but the worst thing is its internal 16 GB. It has a rear camera of 8 Mpx and a front of 5 Mpx and its battery is of 2,500 mAh, that can be scarce although with a controlled power and a screen of 5 inches and HD resolution it is possible that it serves us to reach the end of the day. The most striking thing is that although it is not completely made of metal it does have the back cover of this material, which gives a feeling in the mobile phone hand more expensive than it is. It will have Android 7.0 Nougat as standard and will come customized slightly like all other models of the brand. This model enters the most economic category of the company so it is not surprising the price to which they have put it on sale: 119 euros. Can be purchased from September 15.
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Wiko Kenny: new smartphone for 119 euros with a good balance in the components, materialsand design
The Wiko Kenny is a smartphone that is identified by its low price, for its quad-core chip, its 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch IPS screen. Neither can we ignore your Android 7 and its 8MP and 5MP cameras. A terminal with 4G LTE technology and a 2,500mAh battery that you can buy for 119 euros. Apart from its quad-core processor and its 2GB of RAM, Kenny is a mobile that has 16GB of internal memory, something scarce for what is today an Android terminal where we have to store a large amount of data in the form of images, videos and more. Another of the peculiarities of the terminal is its Phone Assistant, which allows you to optimize the phone's performance and that every time we see more devices. Another of its added values ​​is its Dual SIM, without forgetting to offer Bluetooth 4.0. What we may be small is the resolution on the screen with FWVGA with a PPI density of 196. For the part that touches photography, apart from knowing the megapixels it has, it uses different skills in software such as FaceBeauty or HDR, and a front camera with flash on the screen. Wiko Kenny, is the new smartphone for 119 euros of the French brand that will try to collect the greatest of intentions this coming Christmas.
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Hybrid drone: stays in the air for more than four hours
Drone manufacturer Quaternium is claiming a new milestone in this field, after flying its HYBRiX.20 fuel-electric quadcopter for four hours and forty minutes in what it describes as a world record flight for a self-powered multicopter. Most multicopter drones you can buy off the shelf boast flight times of 25 to 30 minutes, though we have seen custom-built multicopters fly for far longer. Last year, for example, a commercial drone operator used a bespoke quadcopter to cross the English channel in a 72-minute jaunt, while others such as dronemaker Skyfront have previously claimed endurance records well in excess of four hours. Guinness World Records lists the longest drone flight as two hours, six minutes and seven seconds, so while drones may have flown for longer, no Guinness officials were on hand to document the event. The Hybrix.20 multicopter is a hybrid gasoline-electric drone, using the considerable range and endurance this configuration offers for applications like surveillance, mapping, crop-monitoring and inspections. So these attempts might be good for generating some publicity, but they are also a great way of pushing the power and fuel efficiency limits of these machines. If you're a farmer using them regularly to keep track of crop health, for example, an extra hour in the air means less refueling/recharging, less manual labor and a more cost-effective operation overall.
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Solar eclipse 2017: Hopkinsville, Kentucky the  August 21, experience the eclipse in it totality.
Solar eclipse 2017: Hopkinsville, Kentucky the August 21, experience the eclipse in it totality. Hopkinsville, Kentucky, a city of about 32,000 people will have one of the longest durations of the solar eclipse on August 21. Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the eclipse from this rural area. And by all accounts a total solar eclipse is "awesome," in every sense of the word. Tennessee's solar eclipse. Kyleah Starling, USA Today Network, Tennessee. While the entire United States will see a partial eclipse, here in Middle Tennessee, we are in luck. With 35 counties set to experience the eclipse in totality, Nashville is among the largest American city in the 70-mile wide path of the total eclipse. And by the way, this really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, since the last time a total eclipse hit this area was in 1478, and the next time one will take place here is 2566. #solareclipse2017 #eclipsesolar #lunareclipse #2017lunareclipse #totaleclipse #Abantech #totaleclipse2017 #eclipsemap2017 #eclipse #astronomy #Hopkinsvillesolareclipse #Kentuckysolareclipse
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3D-printed live bacteria: creates world's first iving tattoo
Team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a variety of stimuli. Electronic tattoos and smart ink technologies are showing exciting potential for reframing how we think of wearable sensor devices. While many engineers are experimenting with a variety of responsive materials the MIT team wondered if live cells could be co-opted into a functional use. The first step was to look at what organic cells could be utilized, and it turned out that the strong cell walls of bacteria were the best target for use as they could survive the force of a 3D printer's nozzle. Bacteria also proved to be perfectly compatible with the hydrogels needed for accurate 3D printing. To test out the technique the team created a 3D-printed patch of bacteria cells on an elastomer layer designed to resemble a tree. The bacteria in each branch of the tree was engineered to respond to a different chemical stimuli. When the patch was tested on a human hand that had been applied with different target chemicals the bacteria successfully illuminated its branches when sensing the corresponding chemical. The ultimate outcomes for the technology are incredibly futuristic, with the team suggesting the technique could conceivably lead to the development of a kind of "living computer." Complex structures could be created that contain many different types of engineered cells that communicate with each other in the same way as transistors on a microchip.
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Vimeo: Features and news. Launches 360-degree video, expanding venues to view VR experiences.
Vimeo: Features and news. Launches 360-degree video, expanding venues to view VR experiences. Vimeo on Wednesday added the ability to upload and watch 360-degree videos, widening the places to watch VR experiences and offering options to sell or rent experiences directly to viewers like you. Vimeo trails bigger rival YouTube and Facebook, the world's biggest social network by users, in providing the ability to upload and share 360-degree videos, which are the basis for video in virtual reality. But its pedigree as a hub for independent filmmakers and its track record of giving creators tools to polish their content and make money off it sets Vimeo apart from those more populist rivals. In other words, Facebook and YouTube want to put 360 and VR in everyone's hands. Vimeo wants to make it something dedicated filmmakers can run with. Right now, it is expensive and time-consuming to make 360 video. Most [people] can only do it when they're working with big brands, said Anjali Sud, senior vice president and general manager of Vimeo's Creator Platform. "Content is the missing piece that would take immersive stories from nascent to mainstream." Virtual reality is an entertainment format that uses headsets to create the llusion of transporting you to a different place. Big investments in VR hardware by tech giants like Facebook and Samsung have spurred hype around virtual reality, but the new format still lacks standard practices about how to pay for the stuff you watch in VR, especially outside the realm of games. Right now, most VR content is either free often supported by a brand or corporate sponsor -- or pay-to-play. Almost all paid experiences are games. Some entertainment VR companies are experimenting with other models: Last year, movie studio 20th Century Fox released its "The Martian VR Experience" for $20, and VR startup Wevr has introduced an annual membership model for $8 and $20 a year. #DigitalMedia #VirtualReality #Apps #Vimeo #AbanTech #YouTube #Vimeo #360DegreeVideos #VRExperiences #Facebook #SocialNetwork #VirtualRealityVideo #AnjaliSud #Platform #Entertainment #HardwareVR #TechnologyGiants #Samsung #Technology #Innovation #VR
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New Camera: Can Actually See Through The Human Body
New Camera: Can Actually See Through The Human Body. Medical techniques for looking inside our bodies have come a long way, but in the future it looks like doctors may be able to see absolutely everything going on under our skin. Researchers have invented a new kind of camera that can actually see through structures inside the human body, detecting light sources behind as much as 20 centimetres (7.9 inches) of bodily tissue. The current prototype, developed by researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the UK, is designed to work in conjunction with endoscopes – long, slender instruments that are often equipped with cameras, sensors and lights to peer inside hollow cavities inside the human body. Endoscopes are valuable tools for all sorts of medical procedures, but up until now it's been difficult to externally confirm exactly where in the body the instrument is looking, without resorting to things like X-ray scans. Now that's no longer a problem, due to the new camera's capability to detect sources of light inside the body, such as the illuminated tip of the endoscope's long flexible tube. Thanks to thousands of integrated photon detectors inside the camera, the device can detect individual particles of light being beamed through human tissue. When photons come into contact with bodily structures, light usually scatters or bounces off the tissue, but the camera's sensitivity enables it to pick up any tiny traces of light that make it through. By reconciling light signals that come directly to the camera with scattered photons – which travel longer distances and so take longer to reach it – the device is able to determine where the light-emitting endoscope is placed inside the body. This technique, which differentiates between scattered and ballistic (direct) photons is called ballistic imaging, and it could help physicians to understand the exact location of the bodily interior they're looking at with the endoscope – which may be hugely valuable in terms of determining treatments.
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Enantiornithes: Amber hunters in Burma unearthed it very complete bird breeding.
Enantiornithes: Amber hunters in Burma unearthed it very complete bird breeding. Amber hunters in Burma unearthed a very complete bird breeding dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. Side of the bird, almost half of its body, plunged into the sap of the tree, which hardened around the bones of the neck, claws, a wing and its jagged jaws. Scientists identified the animal as a member of the extinct group called Enantiornithes. The bird died young and fell into a pool of sap. He died halfway through his first moult of feathers, suggesting that the animal escaped from its egg just a few days before it perished. His life began in the humid tropics under the conifer trees. It was finished near a puddle of coniferous dirt, called resin, which fossilized in amber. Diggers from Burma discovered amber 99 million years later. Enantiornithines are close relatives of modern birds, and, in general, would have been very similar. However, this group of birds still had teeth and claws in their paleontologist wings at the Royal Canadian Museum of Saskatchewan. This animal lived during the Cretaceous period, which reached a catastrophic near 65.5 million years ago and carried the non-bird dinosaurs with it. Its 99 million year old claws appear almost as detailed as chicken legs you would find in a supermarket. The foot, presumed at first to be a lizard for the amber miner who found it, was covered in gold scales and somewhat less than an inch long. The surface of the preserved skin allows us to observe the feet in great detail Evidence suggests that Enantiornithes received little in the way of parental attention, unlike modern birds more complacent. The classic chicks, carried on the ground, had to run off to the trees to avoid being eaten. Enantiornithes scampering was stuck in resin quite frequently. #AmberHunters #Enantiornithes #birdUnearthedBreeding #Abantech
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Can you kill a book ?: The notebook of Marie Curie that, even today, can kill you.
Can you kill a book ?: The notebook of Marie Curie that, even today, can kill you. There are books that are dangerous. And when I say dangerous I do not think about their ideas, their proclamations or their misspellings. I say 'dangerous' literally. Books that can cause illness, do harm or even kill your readers. These books exist and some of them are kept in places as little given to the mystery as the National Library of France. In their cellars are stored a bunch of lead boxes that hold papers, notebooks and even cookbooks. Boxes that make up the collection of Pierre and Marie Curie and that after all these years remain dangerously radioactive. Very radioactive, in fact. So much so that researchers who want to access these documents should not only manipulate them in protective clothing, but also have to sign a disclaimer. Marie Curie needs no introduction. His works made fundamental contributions to twentieth-century science and was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes. Yes, he did it with great sacrifices and much suffering. Curie died of aplastic anemia. It is a rare disease linked, in this case, to radiation. The continued exposure eventually destroyed the cell lines of her bone marrow and that lack of erythrocytes (red blood cells) eventually took her to the grave. So much radiation contained his body that, in order to be buried in the Pantheon of Paris (where France buries its illustrious figures) and according to the chronicles of the time, had to be made a coffin with walls of lead. The Curie lived all their lives surrounded by radiation. In his memoirs, Curie recounted how his laboratory was illuminated by the night of dim blue and green lights. The laboratory where they discovered the radio, on the outskirts of Paris, was used until 1978. Then it was abandoned. In the 1980s, Le Parisien began publishing about the high number of cancers in the neighborhood. The response was not quick, it was necessary to wait until 1991 for the authorities to clean the building and remove the instruments, books and notebooks to destroy them (or store them in safe places). So it is not surprising that the working papers of the Curies and their assistants were radioactive. It is a curious thing. Old books, relics of the past, are often carefully kept to prevent users from damaging them. In this case it is the opposite, the books are kept to protect the readers. #MarieCurie #BooksMarieCurie #TalDíaComoHoy #Abantech #charity #UnDíaComoHoy #Cancer #WomenInSTEM #OnThisDay #NobelPrize #crowdfunding #womeninscience #swimathon #books #Kindle #reading #book #read
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Aerion AS2: The world's first private supersonic jet aims for its arrival in 2023.
Aerion AS2: The world's first private supersonic jet aims for its arrival in 2023. One of the most advanced and viable projects has been the Aerion company, which offers a private jet that will be able to offer speeds Mach 1.5, a project that was announced seven years ago and is finally close to seeing the light. Aerion has come to update the situation of its plane AS2, focused mainly on the business market and millionaires who want to travel fast in an environment of comfort and privacy, because this plane only has a capacity for eight passengers and four staff members . Aerion has said that everything is ready for its AS2 to start with its first tests in 2019, with a view to taking the flight officially in 2023. The advantage for the billionaires is that this plane will only be available in some companies Luxury, that is, it will not be available to all mortals. The AS2 comes from a collaboration with the Spanish defense division of Airbus and is manufactured with Supersonic Natural Laminar Flow, a technology developed by DARPA and tested by NASA, which will allow its three turbines to reach 1.5 times the speed Of sound and thus make intercontinental trips in four hours average. The luxury company FlexJet is officially the first buyer, who already reserved 20 AS2 aircraft with a value of 120 million dollars per unit. #AerionAS2 #AerionAS2_2023 #Aerion #rodeoway #punkrock #niñosperdidos #Frida #foly #fever #Bravo #win #Supersonic #suicidegirls #DARPA #NASA #FlexJet
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Long Distance Touch Lamp, the lamp for distance relations
Thinking about all these relationships, John Harrison and Vanessa Whales decided to create the Long Distance Touch Lamp, whose main characteristic is to use a WiFi network to send luminous messages between two people. To start using these lamps, users will only have to connect them to a Wi-Fi network with a speed of 2.4 GHz, and it will be enough for one of the people to touch one of these lamps so that the other one turns on automatically regardless of the distance. These lamps are also equipped with a timer that allows automatic shutdown after 1.5 hours, although it can also be set to turn off after half an hour, 8 hours or 24 hours. This lamp for remote relations has an individual cost of $ 75, but given its functionality it is recommended that you acquire the combo of two units for only $ 150. However, the manufacturer of this gadget tells us that it is possible to connect more than two lamps simultaneously, which will allow us to be in contact with all our loved ones. For all those who lead a busy life, and often do not find time to make a video call or send text messages, these lamps are the best option, since they allow to send a luminous message to our loved ones no matter the distance, and make them know that despite not being physically with them will always be part of their lives.
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Fynoti: offers home security on a budget
Home security systems can be expensive, what with hardware costs, installation and subscription fees. The no-frills Fynoti system, however. It consists of a single device that will be priced under $20, and that involves no extra costs. Fynoti is simply paced in a room, which it monitors using passive infrared light. If it detects any movement within a range of 12 m (39 ft), its 110-decibel alarm will sound, plus it will access your home Wi-Fi network to send you a notification on your smartphone. It can also send notifications to other people of your choice. The device is powered by three C-cell batteries, which should reportedly be good for about one year of use. It's turned on and off – either manually or via a preprogrammed schedule – using an iOS/Android app that can simultaneously control multiple Fynotis within the home. That app can additionally be used to notify other people of suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, or to request assistance in emergencies. Fynoti is currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, where a pledge of US$9 is required to get one. The planned retail price is $19.
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Iceberg: about to shed one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica.
Iceberg: about to shed one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica. A huge iceberg, over 3000 square kilometers large is about to shed one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica and float in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America. Scientists have been waiting for the rupture of the Larsen C ice shelf, tracking the progress of a crack that stretched over 160 kilometers long in recent months. The latest update by scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine found that only five miles of ice continue to connect the imminent iceberg to the larger platform. Parts of the iceberg that have already been shed have begun to move rapidly towards the sea, widening the gap in recent days and leaving the remaining ice "strained close to the breaking point," according to Adrian Luckman, a surveillance scientist Larsen C at the University of Swansea, Wales. The expected childbirth event on its own - will not affect sea level, because the ice that has come loose was already floating in the ocean. However, some scientists fear that it could accelerate the destabilization of the larger ice shelf Larsen C Now, Larsen C, further towards the south pole and subject to somewhat cooler temperatures, has seen a major breach. Recent studies have suggested that Larsen C ice has begun to flow more rapidly to the sea through the platform in recent years. The ice shelf has also been thinning and its surface has been increasingly in the water, suggesting that it could be melting from below. #Iceberg #Antarctica #IcebergAntarctica #Abantech #NASA #UniversityofCalifornia
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Microsoft smartphone folding: devices with flexible display.
Microsoft smartphone folding: devices with flexible display. That could change if we ignore the discovery of a new patent from Microsoft that precisely tells us a smartphone with foldable screen that when deployed becomes a tablet. The operation of the phone once displayed that flexible screen could not only mimic that of a tablet with a larger screen diagonal, but could also be placed in other operating modes such as we already know in the segment of convertible tablets and laptops. As revealed in The Verge, the existence of the patent may not mean much: Microsoft has thousands of them that have never become a real product. However behind this specific patent is Kabir Siddiqui, who already patented in the past both support Surface tablets and cameras. Although Microsoft seemed to have withdrawn from the field of smartphones, new signs make it increasingly feasible to launch the Surface Phone, devices that would be the second iteration of the original Lumia 950 / XL and stand out for its versatility and option to become Desktop PCs. This type of design with flexible screens would give even more value to this type of solution. #Surface #FlexibleScreen #Mobile #Phones #Flexible #AbanTech #Screens #MicrosoftSmartphoneFolding #Smartphone #Technology #Design #Innovation, #MicrosoftPhone #Devices #Patent #SurfacePhone
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TEO android: robot is able to iron without even wrinkle with 3D camera and a traditional iron.
TEO: robot is able to iron without even wrinkle with 3D camera and a traditional iron. TEO, an android who knows how to iron. This is a project of a research team of the University Carlos III of Madrid Spain, which focus precisely on ironing, a task that is considered boring by a majority of the population, combining a number of technologies and joining them in This humanoid able to detect wrinkles and eliminate them using a conventional iron. A system that recognized garments and folded them automatically, although dedicating its 5-10 minutes per garment. An idea that we saw earlier with FoldiMate, a system capable of hanging up to 20 garments fresh from the dryer to fold them, but did not admit large pieces like sheets or towels. This time it is a different approach within what would mean ridding ourselves of the iron and having the same clean clothes without wrinkles without us doing it. What TEO does is based on a 3D map of the garment and the ironing board that is created thanks to a high resolution camera in what would be its head understanding. After this, the robot calculates the trajectory of the plate, so that Each wrinkle will disappear effectively, doing so until the garment is completely ironed. Detail in the work, this own algorithm and the other elements represent advantages with respect to previous projects since it does not need a special illumination for its use, nor specific information of the piece for the algorithm and to have a feedback of the applied force thanks to the algorithm of 3D perception. #TEOandroid #TEOandroidrobot #TEOrobot #TEO3Dcamera #Abantech #TEO
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91 volcanoes: under the ice of the West Antarctica amazing discovery.
91 volcanoes under the ice of the West Antarctica amazing discovery, 91 volcanoes previously unknown under the ice of West Antarctica, which may be the largest volcanic region on Earth, have been discovered by researchers at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. The newly discovered volcanoes, which are not known to be active, have a height ranging from 100 to 3,850 meters. The finding, which has been published in Geological Society Special Publications, was made possible by Max Van Wyk de Vries, a third-year student at the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences. As he explains: Antarctica remains among the least studied areas of the globe, and as a young scientist he was excited to learn something new and not well understood. After examining the data on Western Antarctica, I began to discover traces of volcanism. Naturally, I studied it further, which led to this discovery of almost 100 volcanoes under the ice sheet. It is not yet known whether volcanoes are active, but volcanic activity can increase if Antarctic ice is diluted, which is Likely in a warming climate.
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