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Two satellites almost collided. How did they manage to avoid a crash?

The first alarm came on January 27th. Two small satellites circling around the Earth in low orbits, were in a situation of possible contact. Satellites, one of which belonged to Capella Space, and the other Spire Global, could collide. Concern about possible collisions was filed by the 18th Space Control Squadron of the United States Air Force - management does this every time when it considers the collision event to be quite likely.Continue Reading


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Neural network taught to create human faces. Try it yourself

Neural networks have learned to create humanfaces. The corresponding project was launched by one of the Uber developers, who used a combination of two neural networks to create a site-generator of realistic individuals. Moreover, the service is able to independently create both an image of a man and an animal. The project is based on the StyleGAN generative neural network algorithm developed by Nvidia. One of the neural networks is directly responsible for creating the image,Continue Reading


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This clay plant coating is able to save things from fire.

Many home furniture like cabinets and sofascovered with fire retardant material. Unfortunately, some of them emit toxic fumes, so researchers are constantly looking for an environmentally friendly replacement, which does not harm human and animal health. It seems that the team from Texas came up with a material that is completely made up of this requirement, which is made from plants and tiny plates of clay. MaterialContinue Reading


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Created artificial leaves for effective air purification

Since 2011, scientists from different parts of the worldtried to create artificial leaves that can clean the air and even produce fuel. All this time, the prototypes they created could only work in the laboratory, and their functioning on the street was out of the question. To the surprise of many, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago suddenly announced thatContinue Reading


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InSight probe prepares to drill a 5 meter hole on Mars

Research landing gear InSightNASA Aerospace Agency continues to prepare for the beginning of the scientific phase of its mission. According to the agency’s official website, the module deployed a second instrument on the surface of the Red Planet, with the help of which it is planned to learn more about the internal structure and composition of Mars. It is about the device Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3), which was installed inContinue Reading


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A cost-effective way to deliver multi-ton cargo to Mars is proposed.

The heaviest spacecraft deliveredto Mars, is the rover Curiosity. The weight of an autonomous scientific laboratory is about one ton. Sending more ambitious missions to the Red Planet, and in the future, people, will require the use of heavier spacecraft weighing from 5 to 20 tons. For this it is necessary to develop new methods of landing. The goal of a recent research team of scientists fromContinue Reading


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NASA has begun to build a new Mars rover Mars 2020

NASA Aerospace Agency Engineershave begun to build a new rover, which will go to the Red Planet in July 2020 using the Atlas-5 launch vehicle. The new rover will be built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. Approximately the process of assembling a new autonomous Martian scientific laboratory will take one and a half years. "Parts and equipment for the rover come not only from differentContinue Reading


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Almost human: does the sentient machine deserve a human relationship?

You are familiar with the psychological mental "experimentwith trolley "? It was first formulated in 1967 by the English philosopher Philip Foote, but later received several other interpretations. The classic concept of the experiment is to find the answer to the following question: “Heavy uncontrolled trolley is carried along the rails. On its way there are five people tied to the rails by a mad philosopher. Luckily,Continue Reading


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Ford has created a "smart" bed, the problem of many couples

Ford is not only known ascar manufacturer, but also as the inventor of another technology, which sometimes looks very bizarre. For example, she previously created a crib that mimics the soft noise and vibration of a moving car, which helps some children fall asleep faster. Recently, the company introduced a new bed, which this time is designed for adults. She decides commonContinue Reading