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The Very Large Telescope was updated, and began to look for exoplanets in Alpha Centauri

One of the most powerful structures for searching andThe discovery of distant planets is located in Chile, and it is known as the Very Large Telescope (VLT). It is a huge complex of four main and four additional optical telescopes, and for more than 20 years of its existence, he was able to take super-precise photos of Jupiter and discover many distant exoplanets. Henceforth their searchContinue Reading


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Transfusion of young blood slowed the aging of mice

Experiments on young blood transfusion in order toaging has been slowed down for a long time, and despite the skepticism of some scientists and the potential danger, sometimes the experiments give very encouraging results. Scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine conducted a study in which older plasma mice were not transferred to a plasma, but a certain protein of young individuals - in the end, they found thatContinue Reading


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Cotton waste can be turned into biodegradable plastic

The process of obtaining cotton for the manufacture of threads andThe fabric consists of several steps, and after it remains waste that is simply thrown away at landfills, or incinerated. According to researchers from the Australian University of Deakin, the remaining debris can be used more intelligently, and turn it into biodegradable plastic. He, in turn, can be a cheap and environmentally friendly replacement of syntheticContinue Reading


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Why earth geoengineering could trigger the start of the Third World War?

Looking at the latest reports and forecasts, it is difficultbelieve that the developed countries are somehow trying to solve the problem of a rapidly changing global climate on the planet, for example, by reducing the use of fossil fuels. In any case, the failure to solve the problem of gasoline and coal cannot be solved; therefore, some scientists suggest more radical ways of preventing the inevitable impendingContinue Reading


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A billion-dollar American fighter was virtually unsuitable for flight.

High-tech fighter of the 5th generationThe F-35 Lightning II was to play a key role in the future of the US military. Developed since 2001, the multifunctional machine was supposed to enter service with the United States Air Force and Air Force, replacing the 4th generation aircraft. However, before the official decision to start the mass production of the F-35, which should be taken at the end of the year, the PentagonContinue Reading


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Adobe's artificial intelligence is learning to undo retouch in photos

Fake videos and photos are increasinglyare used by cybercriminals to deceive people, and this problem is very troubling to Adobe, which is the developer of popular graphic editors. At the moment, she, in collaboration with scientists from the University of California at Berkeley, is developing artificial intelligence to recognize fake photos and cancel all changes made to them - eventuallyContinue Reading


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The robot with machine vision is able to quickly neutralize nuclear reactors

Over time, nuclear power plantsbecome unusable, and approximately 60 years after launch, their power units require decommissioning. Currently, about 138 NPP units are in different stages of dismantling in the world, and this long, responsible and expensive work in dangerous conditions is mainly performed with the help of remote robots. Have themContinue Reading


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Volvo showed unmanned electric truck without cab

Self-driving cars are getting moreSpread. And it concerns not only “cars”, but also quite big trucks. And recently, one of the largest truck manufacturers in the world, the Volvo carmaker, presented its vision of the long-haul truck of the future. The concept is called Vera. Despite the fact that most of the work on the project is completed, the truck is still onContinue Reading


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Scientists have created the most powerful superconducting DC magnet

Scientists from the National High LaboratoryThe magnetic field (MagLab) at the University of Florida (USA) created the world's most powerful superconducting magnet. A device with a diameter of no more than a centimeter and no larger than a toilet paper roll (I don’t know why, but the creators make just such an analogy) can generate a record magnetic field strength of 45.5 tesla. This is more thanContinue Reading


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# Video | Neural network generates photos of non-existent people

In October 2018, the Google division underDeepMind created the BigGAN neural network for creating photos. NVIDIA went further, and used a similar algorithm to create the faces of people who do not exist. The result of the neural network is shown in the video - it is both impressive and scary. The fact is that computer-generated portraits are no different from real ones, andContinue Reading