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Micro-GPS revealed the first nest of the killer Asian hornet

Of course, Asian hornets did not appear on our planet yesterday, because they are commonplace in parts of Russia, Japan, China, Taiwan and many other places, they have only recently become a real problem in Europe and the United States. And we are talking about a species whose sting kills 40 people every year in the Land of the Rising Sun, mainly allergic, but it is also dangerous for healthy people if there is a lot of toxins. As if that was not enough, Asian hornets are known to destroy bee swarms - several dozen hornets can kill a swarm of several dozen thousand people within a few hours, mainly by ... decapitation!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. The new generation of consoles - great success or huge disappointment?

The new generation is always a big event for console players, and probably regardless of their age, because although we thought that we already have enough years on our necks to approach it calmly, the excitement was also shared by us. On the one hand, maybe that's a good thing, because if it wasn't for the pre-sale purchases of both consoles, we would probably not be able to write this text for you now (or at least based on several weeks of experience, because there is not so much time with the copies borrowed for testing). Why? Here we come to the first glitch, which for many players was like a bucket of cold water, namely the problems with the availability of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (the Series S version is deliberately omitted, because it cannot quite be called a new generation console and most of the issues described here are not will concern her).

See how a fully autonomous Tesla deals with a garbage truck on the road

On the latest material, we can see Model 3 in action in FSD (Full Self Drive) mode, i.e. in full autonomous mode. The owner decided to show how his car would handle a garbage truck on the road. Admittedly, these vehicles behave quite atypically, as they move slowly and stop from time to time so that employees can empty the containers.

NASA showed what the landing of a rover and drone on Mars will look like in February

The American Space Agency has published new footage on its YouTube channel. In the animation we can see the most important part of the Mars 2020 mission, namely the moment the device lands on Mars. On board the lander, which has been heading towards this planet since July this year, there was a large rover and the first drone in history.

This is what the transport of a 67 meter long wind turbine rotor blade looks like

The Luxembourg company P. Adams Schwertransporte showed on its Facebook profile how turbine components are transported through the towns. It is a very complicated endeavor and it is not intended for the faint of heart.