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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.

The new hypercars accelerate to 530 km / h. Braking looks like a volcanic eruption

Bugatti recently announced that it has created the world's first solid piece of titanium brake caliper using a 3D printer. Now we can see how the disc and caliper heat up when braking from just 380 km / h. We are just writing because the 1750 hp SSC Tuatara braking system must withstand speeds of over 500 km / h.

We haven't seen such a well-preserved Ice Age wolf yet

The mummified little she-wolf - in perfect condition - was discovered by people involved in gold mining in Canada in 2016, but only now have we learned the secrets it holds. \u201cHe's the most complete Ice Age wolf we've ever found. All her soft tissues, her hair, her skin, and even her tiny nose are there. It's just complete. And that's very rare, explains study author Julie Meachen of Des Moines University. The specimen underwent a number of highly detailed analyzes, including radiocarbon dating, DNA sampling, and measurements of oxygen isotope levels. Thanks to this, we know exactly when the puppy died, and we know its age at the time of death, which was only 7 weeks.

We know when Virgin Orbit will launch a rocket from the plane. NASA missions will be on board

The first presentation took place in May 2020 at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Virgin Orbit has announced that the take-off, flight and landing of the Boeing 747 Cosmic Girl and the launch of the rocket suspended from the plane were successful. Unfortunately, her flight was unsuccessful. The explosion occurred shortly after separation and starting the engine. It was a partial success for the company and its employees. The team had to work on their technology a little more.

Scientists have written a unique video into the DNA of living bacteria and then recreated it

Harvard University biotechnologists led by Seth Shipman have just managed to record a sequence of 5 images in the genome of a living E. coli bacterium, i.e. coliform bacteria. And not just any pictures, because they make up the famous movie called Sallie Gardner at a Gallop.

Demanding ray tracing running in the game on hardware from 30 years ago

This technique is new in the world of games and animation. It allows us to trace light rays and the way light travels through space, reflecting off various surfaces. Thanks to this technology, we can obtain more realistic shadows, reflections and lighting in the created virtual world.

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 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.

Russia is returning to the moon. Will there be a war for the Silver Globe between the US, Russia and China?

China is already exploring the Silver Globe with its rovers, thanks to which scientists are looking for valuable raw materials and convenient places to build their first colony. Soon, similar actions will be carried out by the United States, which intends to send robots there later this year.

Sophia goes on sale. Hundreds of robots will appear in hospitals and nursing homes

Sophia amazes with her artificial intelligence. It is thanks to her that many people became convinced of this type of machines and understood that in the future they will become our friends, and ultimately we will connect with them as cyborgs. Only in this way will we be able to possess divine abilities and survive as an interplanetary species on alien planets.

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.