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Apple is working on an electric car with a groundbreaking battery

Fortunately, this is what has changed thanks to Reuters, which reached the first details of Apple's ambitious automotive plans, including the launch date of the first electric car in the company's history. Because this one is not as distant as it might seem, because considering that we are about to enter 2021, we will have 3 more years of waiting. What's more, we also learn that it will be a project on a completely new level, and its battery is to be groundbreaking, allowing the company to add more active material to the cell, which will translate into a much greater range.

Another Starship prototype is already on the launch pad. Tests this year

Although the SN8 prototype made a successful flight, it ended in a major explosion and destruction of the vehicle. After all, this is why tests are performed to detect and eliminate all defects earlier. Elon Musk announced that the test collected valuable data that will allow the maiden flight of SN9 to be carried out from start to finish in a perfect way.

A former NASA astronaut is building a plasma engine that will allow us to quickly reach Mars

So far, in the context of the rocket for the first flight to Mars, only solutions from NASA and SpaceX have been mentioned, but it seems that another one has just joined them, namely Ad Astra, which is working on a rocket with a plasma engine. If this plan is successful, it will most likely be possible to send a much larger crew to the Red Planet than planned, and the space journey will take three times less time than traditional rockets.

Astronauts ate radishes grown by themselves in a space house

Let us remind you that on board the International Space Station there is an orbital garden in which astronauts have been experimenting with the cultivation of various vegetables and fruits for several years. This is not an easy task, because the conditions of microgravity prevail there, so the physical and chemical processes are slightly different there than on the surface of our planet.

He criticized the government and disappeared. Where is the Chinese billionaire and founder of Alibaba?

It all started when Jack Ma missed the November talent show he had funded himself - he was replaced by another representative of Alibaba, and a photo of the company's founder disappeared from the show. According to David Faber from CNBC, we are not dealing here with a disappearance, but only with deliberate avoidance, which is to result from the tense relations between the Chinese authorities and a huge billionaire concern. Local legislators initiated proceedings in connection with Alibaba's alleged practices violating antitrust law, and moreover introduced provisions blocking the Ant Group's IPO, i.e. Jacek Ma's empire, which amounted to approx. USD 37 million (in the backstage, it is said that including the Chinese president himself).

The Pfizer vaccine will deal with new mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

Everything changed a while ago when we heard about the British strain of the coronavirus, which is likely to be more contagious. And since it appeared after the vaccination process had started, questions arose as to whether the vaccine was prepared for it. Scientists, of course, immediately began to carry out the relevant research, and as the conclusions have just published, there is no reason to worry, because the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech is effective in the fight against 16 different mutations of the coronavirus, including the "British". According to Reuters, the vaccine does not need to be modified in order to counteract a virus that appears to be more contagious than others, according to a study by researchers at Pfizer and the University of Texas.

A small chip instead of a bariatric surgery? So now we will fight obesity

For some people, gastric reduction surgery has so far been the only chance to reduce weight and recover, which is why many people underwent it, although convalescence is not easy and pleasant. Patients are forced to introduce new products to their diet very slowly and carefully (which takes place in five stages), as well as be careful about the amount of food consumed, because initially one meal cannot contain more than 1/4 of a cup with a volume of approx. 150 ml! Moreover, the operation itself is a very serious procedure that carries many risk factors, so scientists are working on an experimental alternative that can produce similar effects in an easier way.

The Roman Space Telescope, NASA's new space telescope, crushes the famous Hubble

According to NASA's plan, Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (WFIRST) will be the successor of not only the famous and meritorious Hubble, but also Spitzer. The agency wants to show us the Universe as we have not seen it before. The devices are to be ready for flight into space around 2025. The agency has published new videos, where we can see it in all its glory and learn about its scientific goals.

The second generation of a folding Huawei smartphone later this month

Despite previous reports that Huawei intends to "get rid" of its consumer business by spinning off the premium brands of Mate and P smartphones (exactly as it did some time ago with the Honor brand), to somehow circumvent the restrictions imposed on it, today we learn about the debut of the new flagship company smartphone.