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The first plant on the moon and other high-tech news

In the world of high technology, so many new things are constantly happening that even it is sometimes difficult for us to choose the most interesting. But we still could. Enjoy watching!

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one. Before the first plant was planted on the moon, it immediately died due to the cold night.

After January 3, the spacecraft"Chang'e-4" made a successful soft landing on the surface of the far side of the moon, the Chinese space control center gave the probe to the command to begin a biological experiment. The device began to supply water in a closed ecosystem, initiating the process of seed growth.

At first everything went great, but on January 13 due toon the coming lunar night (complete absence of direct sunlight, lasts almost 15 Earth days) the probe "Chang'e-4" entered hibernation mode. The temperature on the satellite surface dropped to -170 degrees Celsius. Of course, at this temperature, little is able to survive, so the only sprouted sprout of cotton seed has lived for only one day since the onset of the moonlit night. The fate of other biological samples is not reported, but, most likely, they suffered the same fate. So we will not grow potatoes there yet.

2 It seems we are used to charging smartphonesTablets, scales, and even toothbrushes are a price for having smart features for a device. But what if you have to keep track of charging and sneakers? One such model is Adapt BB, Nike showed. Sneakers are not only able to tie shoelaces themselves, but also “friendly” with an app for a smartphone.

The bottom line is to perform a remake suchShoe can be right while playing basketball - for this you can click on one of the buttons on the shoe itself. More precise tuning is available using the Nike Adapt application. The built-in motor itself determines the desired level of fit and adjusts to the leg of its owner.

I wonder if these sneakers will add speed so as not to be late for the bus? The main thing - do not forget to charge them, a wireless station Qi for this is included.

3 Meanwhile, the world's first "hotel robots"fired ... half of the robots! Of the 243 cars, only half remained - the rest were replaced by people, because they found their work more efficient. "Leather bastards" again were ahead!

Confuzov enough: For example, the hotel reception was decorated with two robots (velociraptors) that supposedly were supposed to help with the settlement. In fact, all the work for them was done by people, since the machines were not able to make copies of documents. In addition, the guests were met by a robot assistant who could not even tell what sights there are around the hotel (even voice assistants are now capable of that).

The problem has arisen with the robots, porters,who could not work in bad weather, did not deliver luggage to all rooms and constantly faced each other, losing precious suitcases. In the rooms themselves, too, everything was not smooth: the lodgers complained that the robots would wake them up at night.

So the robotic future is not waiting for us soon.

four. Already bought a Tesla? Even if so, it’s necessary to charge it somewhere! Therefore, Tesla introduced the first home charging station, which can be connected to a wall outlet.

The charger connects directlyusing NEMA 14-50 - the most common high-voltage plug in the United States. The new offer provides up to 40 amps for most Tesla vehicles, while the Gen 2 Mobile Connector is 32 amps. And the connected Wall Connector recharges even faster. Tesla wants to put a new product between the two previous chargers: it is faster, looks prettier, but slower and cheaper than a complete wired solution.

To electric cars "breathing" fullbreastfeeding, they need an extensive and modern infrastructure - refueling power stations and chargers in homes. And there, you see, and completely abandon the gasoline engines.

five. While you are building a summer house, China announced plans forbuilding a lunar base! In addition to research and experimentation during the Chang'e-8 space mission, China wants to test key technologies that will lay the foundation for building a research base on the moon.

One of the interesting questions now isthe possibility of building buildings and structures on the surface of the moon using lunar soil and 3D printing technology. Scientists want to study the various geological features of this region, the physical composition of the soil and, in general, to assess the surrounding space environment of this area.

At this rate, the Middle Kingdom runs the risk of overtaking everyone in the development of the solar system, don't you think so?

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