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NASA confirms that Earth's new mini-moon is old space debris

NASA confirms that Earth's new mini-moon is old space debris

It's called 2020 SO, and it has been approaching our planet for over a year. Astronomers report that the object was intercepted by our planet's gravity in September and will remain in its tentacles until March 2021. What is this object?

Reddit has finally shared its user count data

Reddit has finally shared its user count data

Until now, Reddit has avoided sharing information publicly about the number of users, but eventually a breakthrough happened and, following the example of other social media, it decided to list the number of daily active users, the most used measure to determine audience size. So how does this "front page of the internet" fare? Honestly, not too bad, although we are still talking about over three times fewer users than in the case of Twitter, because Reddit is visited by 52 million people daily, while Twitter has a result of about 187 million.

Now, in the InPost parcel locker, you can send the parcel via the app, without printing the label

Now, in the InPost parcel locker, you can send the parcel via the app, without printing the label

InPost has just announced that it has introduced a new form of sending parcels to its offer. Now you no longer have to worry about printing special labels and sticking them to packages. You will be able to complete the shipment using your smartphone and application.

The development of artificial intelligence will quickly turn the Earth into a sizzling fireball

The development of artificial intelligence will quickly turn the Earth into a sizzling fireball

Scientists are sounding the alarm that we must change our approach to the development of the latest technologies, because we will do our own thing. Currently, there are 3,200 companies in the world that deal with artificial intelligence systems. Research conducted by specialists from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst shows that a side effect of their work on AI is the emission of much more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than all cars on the ground.

DARPA has unveiled the amazing capabilities of its latest exoskeleton

DARPA has unveiled the amazing capabilities of its latest exoskeleton

The presented exoskeleton was built specifically to support its user during intense walking and running. It can also be a great complement to the rehabilitation program for people who have suffered various accidents and want to regain full strength as soon as possible.

Russia says it has an even more effective vaccine against CoVID-19

Russia says it has an even more effective vaccine against CoVID-19

Russia, like many other countries, very quickly set to work on its own vaccine against Covid-19. This one is called Sputnik V and it became famous a few months ago, when its producer obtained the necessary permits from Vladimir Putin before Phase 3 of the tests began. Unlike the Pfizer vaccine, which relies on modern experimental mRNA technology, Russian trials are much more traditional and involve the use of innocuous forms of adenovirus to help the immune system recognize SARS-CoV-2 proteins. It should be noted that this is a proven and safe method, but at the same time many specialists are concerned that the prevalence of adenoviruses may be an obstacle to its effectiveness.

Falcon Heavy from SpaceX will provide a probe for a

Falcon Heavy from SpaceX will provide a probe for a "golden" asteroid worth 37 trillion zlotys

NASA is preparing a mission for this fascinating object. The reason is prosaic. Scientists not only want to learn about the history of the turbulent development of the solar system, but above all to develop technologies for the needs of space mining. This is what will allow our civilization to develop faster in the coming decades, when resources will start to shrink drastically and humanity will finally want to live permanently on other objects traversing the solar system.

Foot and electric taxis are the future of crowded cities? [MOVIE]

Foot and electric taxis are the future of crowded cities? [MOVIE]

This has just changed, because the company's portfolio has been expanded - the vehicles have been modified, thanks to which they took the form of EAV Taxi, i.e. solutions intended for the transport of people, especially in crowded centers of large cities (those with refrigerators for special transport of goods are also worth attention). What is worth emphasizing here, we are dealing with pedal vehicles assisted by electric motors, thanks to which we get an emission-free means of transport, which is another argument for EAV Taxi.

An intelligent material was created that recognizes what we put on it

An intelligent material was created that recognizes what we put on it

All this, and much more, will soon be possible thanks to intelligent material being developed by Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. This experimental creation is called Capacitivo and consists of a cotton substrate with an elastic lattice of interconnected diamond-shaped electrodes that have been heat-applied. When a non-metallic object is placed on it, its characteristic electric field uniquely affects the electrode capacitance. Variables such as the material the object is made of, its shape and size, determine the electric field and thus change the aforementioned capacity.

SoundWatch, or see a smart watch for the deaf in action

SoundWatch, or see a smart watch for the deaf in action

Deaf or hard of hearing people have a huge problem with catching important sounds in the environment, such as knocking on the door, fire alarm or horn. Therefore, scientists from the University of Washington decided to help them and developed a smartwatch called SoundWatch, which identifies sounds from the environment and informs the user about them with a vibration signal and a visual message. The project was initiated by Dhruva Jain, who was inspired by his own experiences, because he is also a person with serious hearing problems. The whole works on a fairly simple principle, namely the watch's microphone listens to specific sounds from the environment, sends them to the connected smartphone, where they are processed and return as an appropriate message with information about the type of sound and its volume, and the smartwatch vibrates at the same time to attract attention user.