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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.

A close-up of Jupiter and Saturn through the lens of a probe orbiting the Moon

While many amateur astronomers have succeeded in making far better images of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn from the surface of our planet than what you will see in a moment, this project is extraordinary in itself. We are talking about a probe that was designed to photograph and study the surface of the moon, and not to distant objects traversing the solar system.

Volkswagen built an autonomous robot for easy charging of electric vehicles

The R2-D2 for electricians is currently in the prototype phase, but the concern is already testing it extensively at several charging stations for electric vehicles, both in its home town of Wolfsburg and in several cities in China where the vehicles are very popular. Volkswagen representatives announced that the first robots will appear in commercial use in a few months.

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.

There is the first confirmed transmission of Covid-19 to great apes

According to the managers of this facility, gorillas started coughing last week, so it was decided to test them for Covid-19 - it quickly turned out to be positive, and a third individual also started showing symptoms. At the moment, it is difficult to say anything more, but there are many indications that they may have been infected by an asymptomatically infected zoo worker, but it will be a while before the theory can be 100% confirmed or ruled out. Fortunately, gorillas, apart from fatigue and coughing, are doing well. They are in quarantine together, drinking and eating. We are full of hope for a full recovery, says zoo executive director Lisa Peterson.

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.

Facebook Messenger in VR? The latest Oculus Quest update allows it

The developers announced that thanks to the App Lab functionality, it will be much easier to create applications for the Quest goggles, as well as share them with the community, which is to be a recipe for stimulating the creativity of creators and providing completely new applications that will benefit all users. The latter will also be interested in the fact that now it will be much easier to join family and friends in VR, all thanks to the support for Messenger by Oculus Quest. As the developers assure, without taking off the goggles, it will now be possible to watch concerts, play games or simply discuss what we had for dinner.

The coming years will result in the development of super-fast space travel propulsion systems

Recently, more and more often we write about new, innovative drive designs, which are designed to accelerate the journey through space. A new idea has just emerged, and that is the concept of a nuclear rocket engine. Although it is not an absolute novelty, because such projects were already developed in the 1940s, we did not have materials that could withstand such temperatures and overloads.