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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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. 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. 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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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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Iceland massive holes causes by violent volcanic eruption open up in glacier. Giant holes, some as much as 1,300 feet wide, have opened up in Iceland’s largest glacier, the result of geothermal heat waves caused by volcanic eruptions. Following fierce activity near the Vatnajökull glacier between 2014 and 2015, seismic eruptions have changed the landscape of the region in its entirety, leading to increased temperatures from the earth. Geologist Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson told the Icelandic news agency RUV that the waves of heat energy emanating from the volcanic rock below had melted through ice hundreds of feet thick, forming the remarkable holes known as calderas. The creation of the giant holes means that the ground beneath the glacier has been left exposed for the first time in hundreds or thousands of years, since the glacier itself was formed. In the wake of the recent volcanic eruptions in the area, known as Bárdarbunga, Gudmundsson has warned authorities and researchers of the need to be vigilant against the creation of any more calderas, which raise the likelihood of a glacial flood. These floods, known by their Icelandic name (jökulhlaup), occur when the dam that contains a glacial lake fails. They can occur simply as the result of a buildup in pressure but are more likely to be caused by a volcanic eruption or earthquake. In 2010, the second eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull from a glacier-covered vent caused the emergency evacuation of 800 people living in the flood zone. The glacial melt raised local river levels by as much as 10 feet and caused the closure of major roads. The Vatnajökull icecap is the second largest glacier in Europe. It covers some 8 percent of Iceland, running over the top of several volcanos. Over the years, seismic activity has led to a series of glacial floods in the area. Calderas, when they do not appear through melted glacial ice, form from collapsed volcanoes. The massive craters are created when huge volcanic explosions blow out the sides of the volcano, or the surface rock falls into an empty magma chamber. The eruption of a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park formed a caldera about 50 miles across that lies beneath most of the park itself. Yellowstone is a hot spot for geothermal and seismic activity.
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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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Modular domes: low cost "DIY" houses for nature lovers. It is about hemispheres or domes (dome in English), and it is the same as the company it has come up with. The idea: that they be simple construction and transport modules, that can be expanded and structured to the user's liking and that are also energy efficient. The building materials are mainly metal, wood and polycarbonate. There are different models according to the environment that we choose and the design that we like more, but the basic structure consists of a base of 24.9 square meters per module (about 6 meters in diameter) based on galvanized steel, a wooden structure ( Resistant) and transparent or opaque modules (made of thermoformed polycarbonate or PMMA with a layer of mineral wool or aluminum) 23 mm thick and resistant to ultraviolet radiation. Modules of one type or another can be combined at the whim of the future inhabitant, so that the dome is to a greater or lesser extent a window to the exterior, in addition to comply with the European insulation standard (SIST EN 13162) and be safe before A fire, according to explain in the web of the project. And the base also serves as a gardener, being able to plant plants, and to collect water from the rain. At the moment there are four types of Smartdome: Skydome (with some elevation), Aquadome (for waterways), Treedome (incorporating vegetation) and Snowdome (for colder environments in which it snows or snow). In fact the company aims to lead the production of thermal houses in environments such as the Alps, something that would certainly test thermal insulation. With respect to energy efficiency, Željko Hočevar (from Smartdome) explains in Inhabitat that technical efficiency is combined with not having an impact on the environment, as well as taking advantage of resources (such as rainwater). The energy aspect lies in the materials, since the insulation helps to reduce the energy consumption (as they point). #ModularDomes #Abantech #ModularDomesDIY
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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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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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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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In an incredible finding, scientists have caught the rare frilled shark, which dates back 80 million years to the ‘age of the dinosaurs’ and is one of the oldest living species today. Scientists from the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere captured the male fish while working on a project to minimise unwanted catches in commercial fishing. According to the researchers, the frilled shark measured 1.5 metres long, and was caught at a depth of 700 metres. It was captured at a depth of 2,300 feet off the resort of Portimao in Portugal. The prehistoric predator has a long, snake-like body and around 300 teeth. According to the scientists, the specie is “little known in terms of its biology or environment” because of the fact that it lives at depths that are rarely ventured to by humans. Speaking to Sic Noticias, Professor Margarida Castro, a researcher form the University of the Algarve explained that the shark gets its name from the frilled arrangement of its 300 teeth, 'which allows it to trap squid, fish and other sharks in sudden lunges'. These sharks are members of the some of the most ancient groups of sharks that are known for having extra grills, eyes on the side of their heads and spineless backfins. This isn't the first time that a frilled shark has been caught. Last December, a fisherman called Roman Fedortsov uploaded a picture to Twitter of a frilled shark he caught in Russia.
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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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Windows 10 S: This is Microsoft's new educational operating system to compete with Chrome OS. Microsoft has just introduced Windows 10 S in New York, the new edition of Windows 10 that was long talked about and intended for educational environments. At the operating or visual level with the current versions of Windows 10. The interface is the same and the start menu is the same, but where there is a big distinction is in the fact that this operating system will only allow the installation of applications From the Windows Store. Microsoft officials also explained how it will be possible to switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro by making a payment to upgrade to the higher version of the operating system, so that we can enjoy all the features of Windows 10 and, above all, Absence of that barrier that forces to install applications from the Windows Store. Microsoft has also included the so-called Intune for Education, a tool for deploying Windows 10S in a school to automate the installation and provide a tool to manage that inventory of educational PCs based on this operating system. It will be possible, for example, to enable or disable their cameras, or to set the regional options. First and as in the case of Google with its Chrome OS, have more guarantees of being able to offer safe environments. #MicrosoftWindows10S #Windows10S #MicrosoftEDU #SurfaceLaptop #Windows10 #Surface #Microsoft #Windows10 #Windows #OEM #Marathi #Microsoft
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Most of the plans for the Mars bases make being a settler as desirable as installing a house on a barrel of oil, but an MIT team has devised a plan for a city on Mars based on the architecture of a tree. Taking the first place in the Architecture section of the 2017 Mars City Design competition, the Redwood Forest concept is intended to provide settlers not only protection from the harsh Martian environment, but open public spaces filled with plants and abundant water. As Sir Elton John said, Mars is not the kind of place to raise your children. Although the Red Planet is the most habitable of the planets, apart from ours, in the Solar System, it remains a terribly hostile place. The night temperatures shame Antarctica, the air is only one hundredth of the pressure of the Earth and is composed mainly of carbon dioxide, the deadly UV radiation falls during the day and the cosmic rays are present 24/7. It is also dry to the point where the soil is composed of corrosive substances with very unpleasant properties. Due to these drawbacks, it is difficult to create designs for manned outposts that do not look like a collection of cans that make the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station look like a luxury resort. To break with this stereotype, the team of nine MIT students led by MIT postdoc Valentina Sumini and assistant professor Caitlin Mueller adopted an interdisciplinary approach that uses the location and architecture of the system, as well as the water collected from the polar ice caps. Martians to supply as habitats, for a design capable of hosting 10,000 inhabitants in the comfort of the sleeve-shirt.
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#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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Tomorrow's World: Stephen and Hawking warns that we must leave Earth in the next 100 years. Hawking and his former pupil, Christophe Galfard, will be the hosts of a new documentary program of the British chain Expedition New Earth. Throughout the program they will travel to various parts of the world to reveal how humanity could prepare for life on other planets. The causes are many and varied, warns the famous scientist nuclear war, genetically engineered viruses or global warming pose a future in which mankind will have very difficult to survive on Earth. In the next 100 years, Hawking says, we should leave our planet. The program will be part of a series called Tomorrow's World, which was an entire institution on the BBC for 38 years before being canceled 14 years ago. In this new stage will be a new set of scientists who according to the BBC will make this series of documentaries even better than that first edition of the program. It will be a journey without return to which is added another disturbing problem. #StephenAndHawking #ChristopheGalfard #Abantech #Earth #ExpeditionNewEarth #TomorrowWorld #Tomorrowland #EDM #EDMFamily #edc #madness #festival #NowPlaying #PLUR #Hardwell #ultra
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted on Twitter that Tesla’s solar team could indeed outfit Puerto Rico with power facilities that could be used to generate and store power reserves when the existing grid isn’t available, as it has been after the U.S. territory faced the devastation of hurricane Maria. Now, Tesla is showing that it’s making good on its promise of help, with significant progress being made on one solar generation/storage facility on the island. The facility in question will provide power to Children's Hospital, with a combination of solar cells and Tesla's Powerpack commercial energy storage batteries. That should mean it can not only generate power from the sun's rays in times of need, but also store up to be used to provide power around the clock and throughout varying weather conditions, even when the sun is not shining. Tesla noted on Twitter that this is just the “first of many solar+storage projects going live,” after the company discussed how it might help with Puerto Rico’s ongoing recovery efforts with PR Governor Ricardo Rossello following an exchange between the Governor and Musk on Twitter. Rossello and Puerto Rican Chief Innovation Officer Glorimar Ripoli proposed turning the territory into a flagship example of what Tesla’s solar technologies can do for the world. Tesla has also been shipping its home Powerwall battery storage units to the island for help restoring the grid, and Musk himself donated $250,000 of his personal money to support relief efforts. Tesla also postponed its electric semi truck reveal event to November in order to focus on helping establish facilities like this one in Puerto Rico.
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Komodo dragon: blood is the key to new antibiotics. Komodo dragon blood contains an important compound that scientists believe could offer a new treatment for infected wounds. Reptile saliva hosts many different types of bacteria, which in some ways do not affect the dragon. Scientists at George Mason University in the US Created a synthetic compound based on a molecule in dragon blood that had antimicrobial activity. They found that it promotes healing of infected wounds in mice. The study published in npj biofilms and microbioma suggests that the protein could potentially become an antibiotic in the future. Scientists believe this could be a step in the search to find new antibiotics that are needed to fight multidrug-resistant pathogens. Dragons found on five islands in Indonesia have more than 80 strains of bacteria in their mouth, including some that cause blood poisoning or sepsis. Reptiles are not harmed by bacteria - which suggests they are immune. Directed by Monique van Hoek, the team in Virginia found DRGN-1 performed well on infected wounds in mice against two strains of bacteria, the superbugs Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphlyococcus aureus, also known as MRSA. These two bacteria are particularly stubborn and difficult to treat, since they have bacteria that stick together to form colonies (or biofilms) that are much more resistant to antibiotics than a single bacterium. They suggest that DRGN-1 helps wound healing both through antimicrobial activity and also by promoting the migration of skin cells to close the wound. Although it has only been tested in mice and in only two bacterial strains, they believe DRGN-1 is a good candidate for further studies and possible development as a topical therapeutic agent for infected wounds. #komododragon #KomodoIsland #komodotours #komodoadventure #Indonesia #komodotrip #Komodo #komodonationalpark #reptile #ChooseDay #zoo #MRSA
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Encephalophone: instrument musical in which the sounds can be controlled for power of your mind. Today a new project shows us a small part of these possibilities, since through an electroencephalography system it is possible to play an instrument without the need to move a single muscle. The project was developed by Thomas Deuel, a neuroscientist and musician at the University of Washington who has used the EEG to create an interface for mind-controlled devices called Encephalophone, which is capable of delivering music just by thinking about it. The idea of ??using EEG to control other devices is not new, the first experiments were carried out in the mid-twentieth century where they had attempted to connect brainwave signals to musical instruments. Nowadays, it has been proven to use the EEG to control drones, televisions and even wheelchairs, proving that this technology is capable of offering a wide variety of options. Deuel affirms that the Encephalophone is the first musical instrument in which the sounds can be controlled in a simpler and real time, since the first projects took time to capture the signals and the sounds did not perfectly reflect the signals of the EEG. The device, which is a kind of swimming cap, is connected to a synthesizer where it is possible to create specific musical notes that go hand in hand with EEG signals. The Encephalophone is capable of perceiving two types of brain signals, on the one hand are those that connect to the cerebral cortex, such as the opening and closing of the eyes; And on the other are the signals associated with the movement of some limb. #Encephalophone #powerofyourmind #Abantech #EEG
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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 KELT 11b: A new Planet is a gas giant 40% larger than Jupiter and it’s almost all gas. we’ve been discovering new solar systems lately, perhaps we’ve all had a little nostalgia for those models. But nobody ever thought we’d basically find a giant styrofoam ball floating in space, and yet that’s more or less what NASA has unearthed. KELT 11b is a gas giant 40% larger than Jupiter and it’s almost all gas; it literally has the density of a giant planet-sized styrofoam ball. It’s also odd for how close it is: It swings around its sun in a complete rotation every five days, so it’s a bit impressive it’s even out there at all, let alone a massive ball of gas. It’s up there with the world that’s entirely ocean and the planet that’s a giant diamond. However, if you want to visit, you’d better act fast. KELT-11, the star it orbits, is on track to expand into a red giant in about a hundred million years, so the marshmallow planet will be sucked into it and cease to exist. But, hey, nothing lasts forever in the universe, and we’ll still be able to gaze longingly at those styrofoam balls and imagine what other strange planets might be out there. #NASAKELT11b #KELT11b #NASA #KELT11 #Abantech #space #science #Earth #ISS #almalki #Mars #dscovr #epic #นาซ่า #astronomy #planet #green #environment #wild #nature #NatureValley #space #image #pic
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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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More interesting videos in: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_8ixgaKSRJTObhpbyo7ELw/videos #Abantech This week saw the announcement of the world’s first all-electric sport utility truck (SUT). But it didn’t come from Tesla or any of the major car manufactures. It’s called the B1 and it’s made by Bollinger Motors, a small startup in upstate New York. With looks that fall somewhere between the Land Rover Defender and a classic Jeep Wrangler, the minimal, boxy truck is capable of 200 miles of off-roading range. Right off the bat, the B1 has a number of impressive specs. The dual electric motors provide 360 horsepower and 472 lb-feet of torque, giving the SUT a 0 to 60mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 127mph. Bollinger Motors says its 100kWh battery will offer a range of 200 miles just within reach of the 220 miles from Tesla’s new Model 3. There’s also a 60kWh battery option that gives the B1 120 miles of range on a single charge. Other specs include a total weight of 3,900 lbs with 50/50 distribution, a 6,100-pound payload capacity, a 15.5-inch ground clearance that can be raised or lowered by 5 inches, and it can handle approach angles up to 56 degrees and departures up to 53 degrees. The interior is about as minimal and straightforward as you can get. There’s a steering wheel, a couple of analog gauges on the dashboard, and few features beyond an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, and an AUX port. The real focus is on space, with not only the rear seats being removable, but the doors, roof, and rear windows as well. The truck area measures 49 inches wide between the wheels, and there’s even a front trunk space where a traditional engine would be.
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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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A planet in the distant K2-18 star system could be Earth’s scaled up version or Super Earth, according to a new study. The exoplanet, referred to as K2-18b, is located in a potentially habitable zone from its host star, which makes it a probable candidate for holding surface liquid water. Surface liquid water is an important element required for hosting any form of life. Based on the discoveries related K2-18b so far, it could be an exoplanet that may possibly host extraterrestrial life. That is not all, the team of researchers, from the University of Montreal in Canada and the University of Texas in the United States, who conducted the study with data from the European Southern Observatory, also discovered that the planet has a neighbor. Both exoplanets orbit K2-18, a red-dwarf star in the constellation Leo around 111 light years away. Next, the research team wanted to understand whether K2-18b was a rocky planet like Earth or a gassy one like Neptune. To do this, the scientists had to first analyze the exoplanet’s mass with the help of radial velocity measurements taken with the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher. The Harps tool measures the radial velocity of stars that is impacted by a planet’s presence. "If you can get the mass and radius, you can measure the bulk density of the planet and that can tell you what the bulk of the planet is made of," study lead author Ryan Cloutier said. The experts were able to understand that K2-18b is either primarily a planet, which is rocky and has a small gaseous atmosphere or watery with a thick top layer of ice. At present, the scientists are not able to distinguish between the two options; however, they feel more data can be collected with the help of the James Webb Space Telescope. The JWST, which is lined up for a tentative 2019 spring launch, will help the team observe the atmosphere of the planet and find whether it is covered in water or has a substantial atmosphere. The space telescope is geared toward obtaining a range of data to help scientists study the solar system, exoplanets, and the early universe. René Doyon, the paper co-author, feels that there is a high demand to use JWST so one has to be careful while selecting which exoplanets to study. K2-18b, however, is now among the most exciting bets for atmospheric study. Therefore, it is going to be near the top of the JWST target list, according to Doyon.
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New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully demonstrated how a non-invasive method of stimulating the brain can boost cognitive performance. Working under DARPA’s Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, scientists from HRL Laboratories in California, McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Soterix Medical in New York tested their brain device on macaques and observed a substantial increase in the monkeys’ ability to quickly perform certain tasks. In their study published, which has been published in the journal Current Biology, the HRL team describes how they used non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to stimulate the prefrontal cortex in the macaques. They then prompted the animals to perform a task based on associative learning — learning associations between visual cues and a location — in order to get a reward. The macaques that wore the tDCS brain device significantly outperformed the control group. The former needed only 12 trials to learn how to immediately get the reward, while the latter needed 21 trials, with the tDCS device accounting for the 40 percent increase in learning speed, according to the researchers. “In this experiment, we targeted the prefrontal cortex with individualized non-invasive stimulation montages,” lead HRL researcher Praveen Pilly said in a statement. “That is the region that controls many executive functions, including decision-making, cognitive control, and contextual memory retrieval. It is connected to almost all the other cortical areas of the brain, and stimulating it has widespread effects.” Based on the results of their study, the researchers say the increased learning speed was caused by the modulated connectivity between brain areas and not the rate at which neurons fired.
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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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Apple is looking into why some iPhone 8 batteries are swelling. Over the past week, reports have been coming out about iPhone 8s that have been separated either on arrival or after several days of use. What seems to be happening is that the battery inside the phone is swelling, bending the front of the phone and separating it from the body of the device. So far, there has been no fire. The first report came out of Taiwan, where it is said that a woman has found her iPhone swollen apart after plugging it in to charge. Someone in Japan then posted photos of a separate phone on Twitter. And in the days since then, there have been cases in China, Canada and Greece. It seems that only six or so reports so far - by the way less than a dozen that have been publicly identified - so the issue seems to be rather small compared to the millions of phones that Apple has probably already sold. In any big manufacturing run, it's going to be occasional problems, so at some level watching a broken iPhones is expected. But after the Samsung note 7 fiasco, there is reason to worry about what is happening here - especially since it is a battery problem. Batteries should not be swelling in any number, and it is unclear what the half dozen iPhones that have this problem have in common. Although it seems strange, there are obviously good reasons to want to know what is going on. The swelling is very unusual for a brand new battery and leads in the direction that there is something fundamentally wrong with this battery, "says Sam Jaffe, managing director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors, in a telephone call with The Verge. of the battery industry says that manufacturers have reached a limit with lithium-ion battery capacity and could end up producing designs with an increased risk of short circuits in an attempt to store more energy. For now, he says, it's too early to know what's happening with Apple phones. "It could just be a random distribution," he says. Jaffe suspects that Apple executives are "in crisis mode" for possible damage that could cause problems with the batteries. But even though we've seen some bloated batteries, he says, does not mean that the problem necessarily turns into a Note 7 style crisis with phones that start to produce smoke. "The swelling is always a precursor when there is a battery fire, but the percentage of actual fires is quite rare," says Jaffe. "In the Galaxy Note case, there were probably a couple of hundred battery failures of one kind or another, but there were only a handful of fires, so it gives you an idea of the proportion of real fires."
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The new discovery was made using the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) telescope located at the ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The NGTS is comprised of an array of 12 individual telescopes that continuously observe the sky in an effort to detect transiting exoplanets orbiting distant, bright stellar bodies. Exoplanets spotted by the NGTS can be observed in more detail by more powerful instruments, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and the future James Webb Space Telescope. As the NGTS observed the night sky, it detected the tell-tale periodic dip in light from the M-dwarf star created as the previously unknown exoplanet, now designated NGTS-1b, passed between Earth and the diminutive stellar body, blocking some of its Light. Astronomers were then able to determine characteristics of NGTS-1b, including its mass, size and orbit by observing how much the parent star "wobbled" as a result of the planet's gravitational influence. The results of this analysis suggest that NGTS-1b is a huge gas giant planet roughly the same size as Jupiter, but with 20 percent less mass. The exoplanet orbits incredibly close to its parent star, with only 3 percent distance between the Earth and our Sun separating the two celestial objects. The close proximity of NGTS-1b to its parent star has had the effect of super heating the gas giant - giving it at a temperature of around 530 ° C (800 kelvin). "The discovery of NGTS-1b was a complete surprise to us - such massive planets were not thought to exist around such small stars.
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Reforestation in the India: This is how India has planted 66 million trees in just 12 hours. Climate change and its consequences are always topical, but fortunately so are initiatives aimed at helping to solve the problem (or worse). In India they have shown that the union is strong and also reforestation, and they have set a record by planting more than 66 million trees in only half a day. This green record has been achieved in the state of Madhya Pradesh in an event that has promoted the country's own government and has brought together more than 1,500,000 volunteers. They called it "6 Crore Trees", a crore being an Indian numbering unit equivalent to 10 million, and is part of India's commitment to the Conference on Climate Change in Paris. Although it is possibly a new Guinnes record, the truth is that India already has in its history other events of similar massive plantations in order to repopulate zones. This time there have been 66,300,000 trees in just 12 hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 last year and 49.3 million trees were planted in 24 hours Trees are of several more species of 20 varieties and were planted on the banks of the Narmada River. #Environment #India #Globalwarming #Emissions #Ecologyandnature #ReforestationintheIndia #6CroreTrees #ClimateChangeIndia
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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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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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Family Link: This is the Google parental control app for Android tablets. Whenever we talk about tablets for children we recommend that instead of buying one of the tablets designed especially for them, let them inherit your old or you do with one of several cheap tablets of confidence that we can find and simply adapt it so that can use it safely, something that Family Link will make it much easier. Family Link: This is Google's parental control app for Android tablets. Whenever we talk about tablets for children we recommend that in the place of buying one of the tablets designed especially for them, let them inherit the eve of the old with those of you do with one of several cheap tablets of confidence that can find and simply adapting for that use of the secure way, something that Family Liaison will do much easier. With Family Link, however, it seems that could change, because the new Google app, apparently to avoid the stiff competition in which Amazon tablets are becoming the field of tablets for children, focuses on giving us a very effective and simple parental control service, based simply on putting the necessary monitoring tools in our hands. Among the possibilities offered by Family Link is to approve or block the apps that the children are trying to download, and also to monitor the ones they are using. We can also see the time they are already using the tablet and put a daily limit, or directly lock the device remotely so they go to sleep or get their homework done. As for the requirements to be able to use the application, it must be said that there is good news and bad news. Starting with the good, we only need to have a Google account for us and another for the device that our children will use. Also, the tablet that we are going to control has to be Android, but we can monitor it from another Android (which only needs to have at least Android KitKat), but also from an iPad or iPhone (you only need to have at least iOS 9 ). So far, all very easy, but there are a couple of bad news. The first is that the tablet used by our children must have at least Android Marshmallow, and if we are going to leave them an old tablet may not be as updated as that. The worst news, in any case, is that at the moment the service is only available to the United States. It is hard to believe, in any case, that it does not end up reaching the rest of the world although, being cautious, it would not be something totally unprecedented. If Google is really trying to limit Amazon's competition, however, it makes no sense not to do so globally. Be that as it may, the only thing we can do at the moment is wait for more news.
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For the first time in history, astronomers have observed an interstellar asteroid that has reached our solar system from outer space and does not look like anything known. The Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, together with other observatories around the world, reveal that this unique object has traveled for millions of years through space until it crosses our path. It has no resemblance to any other known object and seems to be a rocky body or high dark metallic content, reddish and with an elongated shape. The mysterious asteroid, which has been named 1I / 2017 U1 ('Oumuamua, which means "explorer in Hawaiian"), was first sighted by the Pan-STARRS, the panoramic sounding telescope and rapid response system developed by the Institute of Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, on October 19. At first the astronomers thought that the object was a comet, but later it was reclassified as an asteroid. Initially it looked like a point of light in motion and scientists thought it could be a small conventional asteroid. However, the calculations of the orbit revealed that, unlike the other known asteroids and comets, this body has not originated inside the Solar System, but came from interstellar space. The Very Large was responsible for accurately measuring the orbit, brightness and color of the object, and thanks to the FORS instrument and four different filters, the team of astronomers discovered that the brightness of 'Oumuamua varies every 7 hours by a factor of ten when turning on its axis. "This unusually large variation in brightness means that the object is very long: about ten times longer than it is wide, with a complex and convoluted shape," explains Karen Meech, director of the research. "We also observed that it has a dark red color, similar to the objects in the external Solar System, and we confirm that it is completely inert, without the slightest trace of dust around it." These characteristics can indicate that the asteroid is dense, rocky or with high content of metal, without large amounts of ice or water and with a length of about 400 meters. According to orbital calculations, it could come from the vicinity of Vega, a bright star in the Lyra constellation, and it is thought that it would have traveled through the Milky Way for hundreds of millions of years before crossing into the Solar System. "We continue to observe this unique object," says Olivier Hainaut, ESO member. "We hope to determine more precisely where he is coming from and where he is going after his tour of the galaxy, and now that we have found the first interstellar rock, we are preparing for the next ones!"
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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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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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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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The mega battery Tesla installed in South Australia has once again proven its worth by protecting a grid from a coal plant failure, according to reporting from Renew Economy. What’s even more impressive is that the battery was activated in mere milliseconds, even before the coal plant in question was finished going offline. The Tesla battery was able to respond, stabilize the grid, and finally go back offline before the backup generator contracted to do the same even finished starting up. Tesla’s massive 100MW/129MWh lithium-ion battery officially came online at the beginning of December. Its implementation was a response to a series of blackouts over the summer of 2016 — meaning it was designed to handle events just like this. The region gets 40 percent of its electricity from wind farms, which is an excellent utilization of renewable energy. Yet the wind is not always blowing, so contingency plans need to be put in place when the supply does not meet demand. The battery allows power to be collected at non-peak times for use when that demand reaches beyond the amount of power that is actively being supplied to the grid. The battery has more than one way to prevent outages. That’s not to say that the Tesla battery prevented a blackout — at least, not in this particular case, as the coal-powered backup did kick in as it should have. Batteries are one of the most important technologies to ensure that the march toward a renewable energy future keeps pace with the realities and limitations of using green power generation. Generating energy from untamable natural sources such as the wind or the sun does allow for a degree of unreliability in grids that heavily rely on such sources. Solar and wind farms cannot generate energy when the sun is hidden by clouds or the wind simply isn’t blowing, but batteries have the ability to pull grids through these instances by making up those temporary differences. Traditionally, any such gaps are filled in by fossil fuel burning “peaker” plants, which only come online in the event of a shortage. While they are not working with Tesla, California’s Public Utilities Commission has begun working on supplying Los Angeles with a battery to replace such plants, further deepening their commitment to renewable energy. Tesla isn’t the only company advancing the capabilities of renewable energy but it certainly is a major player. A company rep has even said that Tesla is a “one- stop shop” for sustainable energy.
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Lockheed Martin: new 60 KW laser design for the United States Army. In 2015, Lockheed Martin took the wraps off a 30-kW mobile laser weapon that was powerful enough to take out a truck. Now the company will deliver a new 60-kW weapon to the US Army that earlier this month set a new record by generating a single 58-kW beam. With all phases from demonstration to development completed, Lockheed will ship the combined fiber laser to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Alabama. Similar to the previous laser, the new 60-kW design uses spectrum beam combining technology to produce a weapon-grade laser that is destructive as well as portable addition, fiber lasers are very durable and project a high-quality beam using 50 percent less electricity than an equivalent solid-state laser. Lockheed says that the individual lasers produced by the fibers are combined into a single beam that is intense and scalable through the addition of more fiber bundles. The present laser is close to the diffraction limit. That is, it's close to the physical limit for focusing a laser on a single spot without interfering with itself, but it's still highly efficient – translating over 43 percent of the electricity fed into it into laser light. The inherent scalability of this beam combined laser system has allowed us to build the first 60 kW-class fiber laser for the U.S. Army," says Robert Afzal, senior fellow for Laser and Sensor Systems. "We have shown that a powerful directed energy laser is now sufficiently light-weight, low volume and reliable enough to be deployed on tactical vehicles for defensive applications on land, at sea and in the air. Lockheed sees the new lasers as eventually leading to new systems to provide protection against swarms of drones, rockets, and mortars that would overwhelm conventional defenses. #MobileLaser #NewLaser60kW #LockheedFiberLaser #NewDesign60KW #technology #laser #HighlyEfficient #LaserLight #Lasersystems #sensors #DefensiveApplicationS #NewLasers #NewSystems #Rockets #LaserWeapon #LockheedMartin
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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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HP Pavilion 27: is one of the first PC with Intel Optane Memory. The new HP Pavilion 24 and HP Pavilion 27 have an elegant design that also has a distinctive note at the bottom of the screen, but that is just the most visible part of proposals that among other things try to take care of our privacy and to offer Very decent benefits at reasonable a priori prices. To begin with these teams have the thinnest designs in family history. In one of the two available designs the screens have a thickness of 8.5 mm, although the stand that serves as support for these equipment also integrates that "box" hidden behind the screen. . The other design, with an oval back in the style of the iMac, also has some very elegant lines. The second important detail of that design is that unique fabric that covers the speakers of Bang & Olufsen located at the bottom of the screen. The exterior appearance reminds us of the Alcantara fabric used in the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop, and certainly gives these teams a differential finish compared to other developments of both their predecessors HP and its competitors. The IPS touch screens of both models offer 1080p resolution - there are options to reach 4K screens as well -, and at the top of those screens we have the so-called "privacy cameras". These webcams developed by HP that hide on the screen when we do not use them and are removed with a mechanism that reminiscent of the one we use when connecting Micro SD cards, pushing them in so that they are "hidden" behind the screen and pushing back towards Inside when we want to take them out and use them. There is also a switch that allows to cover the webcam and disable the video if we have it deployed for greater security, which further increases that protection of our privacy in this area. The hardware configuration allows AMD A12 or Intel Core i7 processors, as well as having the option to choose configurations with AMD Radeon 530 graphics cards to have a slightly higher graphics power. #HPPavilion27 #HP #Pavilion27 #HPPavilion27IntelOptaneMemory #IntelOptaneMemory #HPIntelOptaneMemory #Pavilion27IPS #Pavilion27camera #Abantech
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Robots in UK: could affect up to 30% of existing jobs. According to a new study, technologies related to artificial intelligence, including robotics, could help balance the situation by generating additional jobs. The risk is not limited to just the UK. There is a high probability of automation in other countries such as the USA. (38%) and Germany (35%). However, Japan has a relatively lower risk of 21%, according to the latest PwC UK Economic Outlook. Automation will have a significant impact on all sectors in the UK, including transport and storage where 56% of jobs face the risk of automation. Forty-six percent of manufacturing jobs face a threat to automation and the wholesale and retail sectors numbers are 46% and 44%, respectively. The risk is relatively lower for those working in education, health and social work. John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC in a statement March 24, said: A key factor in our industry-level estimates is the fact that manual and routine tasks are more susceptible to automation while social skills Are relatively less automated. Having said that, no industry is totally immune to future advances in robotics and AI. Automating more manual and repetitive tasks will eliminate some existing jobs; it could also allow some workers to focus on higher value, more gratifying and creative work, eliminating the monotony of our day jobs. Productivity.PwC estimates that about 35% of male jobs could face the potential impact of work automation, particularly those with lower education levels. For the feminine works the number is of 26%. In addition AI and robotics will not reduce total employment but could also widen income inequality as a greater proportion of the wealth goes to those with knowledge and skills. #robots #AI #robotics #tech #robot #technology #IoT #drones #AbanTech #automation #ArtificialIntelligence #PwCEconomicOutlook #AutomationImpactsManufacturing
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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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Artificial tree: is capable of generating electricity. It is possible to obtain electrical energy by imitating plants, according to research by scientists at Iowa State University, who have designed an artificial tree that emulates the poplar, whose leaves produce electricity when they receive the impulse or the wind. The key to this project is the piezoelectric effect (a phenomenon that happens in certain crystals that, when subjected to mechanical stresses, in its mass acquires an electric polarization and a difference of potential and electric charges appear on its surface). The artificial leaves of this tree are constituted of piezoelectric crystals, that generate electricity from the wind energy: inside the stems of the artificial leaves made by the researchers are small plastic sheets that release an electric charge to be moved By the air, since its mechanical tension causes that its mass acquires electric polarization. In future, according to this study published in the magazine PloS One, expect to produce more realistic trees, thanks to the so-called biomimetics, so that we have a kind of wind mills that give us electric energy thanks to wind energy. #artificialtree #sale #onsale #artificialtrees #Abantech #electricity #wind energy #Artificialtreeelectricity #piezoelectricCrystals
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Airbus on the way to fly its electric air taxi in 2018. Airbus is looking to put its flying taxi in the air next year, confirmed CityAirbus chief engineer Marius Bebesel this week. The timeline is under way after CityAirbus conducted successful ground testing of the electric power system it is using to power the vehicle through the air. The CityAirbus spacecraft is a vertical take-off and landing craft using a four-rotor design that could carry up to four passengers on short flights in dense urban areas, with the aim of connecting major transportation hubs, including train stations and airports. It is designed to be pilot operated at launch, but to finally transition into a fully autonomous vehicle once the technology captures. CNBC reports that Airbus is aiming to operate the craft along fixed and predetermined routes, with air speeds above about 80 mph. Traffic that can dramatically increase incoming travel times out of busy city points, which theoretically would also help alleviate congestion, will be skipped. Short jump flights are also an ideal application of electric battery technology as it is all that vehicles will be able to manage with fully electric power sources in the short term. In addition, the exchange of battery units or the freight of autonomous spring could help to make easier the manufacture of these vehicles totally auto-steering in the future.
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Hurricane Irma is a hurricane currently threatening the Caribbean and Florida Islands. It is one of the most powerful that have developed in the Eastern Atlantic. However, the Irma is not the most powerful. Typhoon Tip, almost three times larger than the Irma, was the largest and most intense cyclone to date. Due to its power, wind gusts of 305 kilometers per hour were recorded, remaining active for almost 15 days, from October 4 to 19, 1979. Its incidence affected the island of Guam and Japan. Storms that reach tropical strength are given a name, to facilitate the formulation of insurance claims, to help warn people of the arrival of a storm. A nineteenth-century Australian meteorologist, Clement L. Wragge, was the first to name the hurricanes. At first he chose biblical names, such as Zacchaeus, Uzza, or Tamar. Until 1979, the US Meteorological Commission only gave female names to hurricanes, but the Australian meteorological service began to assign names of both sexes. Today a commission is gathered and prepares the names that are going to be put to each typhoon beginning with the A and ending with the Z. The problem, however, is that baptizing these forces of nature with women's names, which has more sweet or harmless cultural connotations, is counterproductive. By calling themselves a sweet female name (Rita, for example) rather than a blunt man, people take less precautions because they consider it less dangerous, according to a study they have just published in researchers of the University of Illinois in Arizona. To reach this conclusion, the hurricanes and the victims produced by them were analyzed in the interval of 1950 to 2012. Of the 47 most deadly hurricanes, the female had twice as many victims as the male: 45 vs 23. If the female name is particularly sweet, then the victims can triple, as is the case of Charley or Eloise.
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Zero Phone: is the 50-dollar Open Source mobile based on a Raspberry Pi Zero. A group of developers has created a project that allows to build a mobile phone from a Raspberry Pi Zero, the so-called ZeroPhone. The small plate is the mainstay of a device whose design and components follow the Open Source philosophy, and in addition to being very cheap $ 50 in components allows you to have more guarantees if you want to protect your privacy, and also offers support for development of specific applications for him. That made them decide to launch an idea: that of creating an Open Source mobile. From there was born ZeroPhone, which is based on a Raspberry Pi Zero to which are added a 2G modem (which can be replaced by a 3G), a WiFi chip, HDMI and audio output, a USB Host port, a numeric keypad And a small 1.3-inch screen. Some will wonder if it was not more interesting in the times that add other elements as larger screens and that were also tactile, as explained by those responsible for the project, there are certain hardware and time limitations. Yet the versatility of the Raspberry Pi opens the doors to derivative projects in which that option and others are available. The device can make calls and receive messages, also has the ability to run small applications written in Python may other languages ??are added in the future and that can be displayed on that screen monochrome OLED with a resolution of 128x64 pixels. #ZeroPhone #OpenSourceMobile #RaspberryPiZero #OpenSource #ZeroPhoneScreen
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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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