Tesla Motors has already done a great deal for the electric vehicle market, offering vehicles that are nearly as functional as diesel engines thanks to their wide range. However, he does not intend to do it, and says that within a few years such vehicles will be able to travel for up to 1200 km.
Despite the development of electric car technology, their biggest drawback is still the issue of coverage. Although it is not so small, the Tesla Model S can travel for up to 800 km on one charge provided the driver does not press the accelerator pedal very hard. However, modern cars with internal combustion engines can withstand a distance of almost 1500 km on one fuel, so their advantage over electric vehicles is still considerable.
Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, wants to close it. In one recent interview, he said that his engineers are still working to increase the range of vehicles manufactured by the company.
Musk wants the 2017 Tesla Model S to cover 800 km on a single charge, during normal driving, without the need for precise energy dosing and turbulence on the road at turtles pace. And this is not his last word, and he promises to streamline technology so that by 2020 his Tesla is about 1200 km.…
The Vandenberg Airbase conducted a test launch of the unmanned intercontinental ballistic missile LGM-30G Minuteman III. The test was conducted exactly on the 45th anniversary of the introduction of the first missiles of this type into service. They are currently the only land component of the US nuclear triad.
Americans say the missile was randomly selected and after it had been removed, the nuclear warhead was fired, then flew more than 6,500 miles and reached its destination near the Marshall Islands. Earlier, Minuteman III’s missiles were equipped with several independent nuclear warheads (MIRVs), but within the framework of the disarmament treaties, all (about 450, target 400) now have a single power head of about 300 kiloton.
Despite 45 years of combat readiness in three US bases, Americans still do not even have a candidate for the successor to these missiles. They are undergoing modernization, and most likely by the end of the year, the next generation of projectors will be selected. It is estimated, however, that Minuteman III missiles will remain in service until at least 2030, meaning more than 60 years in combat readiness.…
Most 3D printers available on the market can print from several types of media, but this requires a break in the replacement of the print heads and the materials themselves. This problem will not be available to users of the latest Pam printer model, developed by the French company Pollen.
A new, rather large-sized printer designed for home and business use, designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Its biggest advantage is the ability to use four different types of media during one printing process.
The machine is equipped with four heads and heated aluminum plate, which makes it possible to use various combinations, such as combining pairs of different materials on the fly, and a high operating temperature, which can reach a maximum of 350 degrees. The printer can use natural fibers, carbon, minerals, and metal particles, and it is also convenient to provide ingredients for printing.
Materials are connected to the device in the form of pellets in special containers, which contain thermoplastics, silicones, composites and other industrial quality materials.…
The Japanese company Secom has built a dron to help with security systems. It can be used both to protect important buildings, factories and our homes. In the event of unauthorized intrusion into the premises, the robot is activated to take a close look at the intruder.
Drones move like a helicopter with 4 rotors. It weighs 1.6 kilograms and is equipped with: laser sensor, camera, on-board computer, LED lamp and communication device. The vehicle can fly continuously for 15 minutes, after which time it returns to the docking station where the batteries are recharged.
The commercial uses of this drona are many. For example, when an unauthorized vehicle enters a parking lot, the dron can automatically start and take pictures of the newcomer. When traveling, for example, when motion detectors around our house detect an intruder, the operation of the dron may be the same. Or just from time to time a vehicle can do a “round” around the house and alert us when activity is detected.…
The new YouTube TV service announced last year has just started. This is an Internet TV that provides users with access to many popular news and entertainment channels.
Google’s YouTube portal has long been involved in the launch of online TV and announced a new service called YouTube TV, which was officially launched last year.
For the time being, its availability is limited because it operates in only a few US cities, namely New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia. Of course this is just the beginning, because the representatives of the portal ensure that over time, the service will be launched in other cities, and in the future will also be outside the US.
YouTube TV is an Internet TV that streams popular user device channels. There are channels such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, Comcast SportsNet, and more. Their content can be viewed directly, and at the same time record any number of programs that will be available in the cloud.…
Toshiba is the first company in the world to announce the launch of 3D glasses that do not require glasses with diagonal screens above 40 “(102 cm).
At the consumer electronics show CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas (USA), Toshiba has announced the launch of 3D TVs with diagonal screens of more than 40 “(102 cm), which to achieve the 3D effect does not require glasses. In Europe, the first 3D glasses-free glasses will be available in the financial year 2011 (April 2011 – March 2012). The company presented prototype large diagonal screens at the CES – the world’s first 65 “(165 cm) and slightly smaller 56” (142 cm) TVs.
In the coming months, Toshiba will look at the needs of European consumers and then decide what diagonal screens are most desirable. Specific diagonal screen sizes and specifications for European 3D models specifications that do not require glasses have not yet been approved, “adds Sascha Lange.
Presented at CES in Las Vegas, prototypes feature an LCD panel backlit with LEDs of 4 096 x 2 160 pixels (4k2k). Toshiba utilizes an integrated vision system that simultaneously sends several images of parallax to the LCD screen, controlling and optimizing the light output and direction of the images so they are visible at a wide angle. See, even when you move your head while watching TV, you will not notice the drop in 3D image quality.…
Cisco says it has developed a system that will allow it to easily turn off pirate broadcasts from sports events. The technology works in real time and does not require any calls to the server operator or co-operation with external companies.
Anti-piracy fighting methods are increasingly adapting to modern technologies. Until recently, anti-piracy organizations had to deal with the removal of legitimate content from websites, which was not so difficult. However, in recent years, few people are already downloading pirated content, but using streaming content through the Internet. This also applies to important sports events often broadcast in the PPV system.
The fight against this is very difficult because it requires sending a request to the server operator. And it is never certain whether it will be resolved positively, especially when the server is in some exotic country. But Cisco has developed a technology that will easily turn off pirate transmissions from some important sporting event.
Its technology is called Streaming Piracy Prevention (SPP) and as declared by the creator, it is able to real-time interrupt streaming. Importantly, the system does not require any requests to link operators or servers. Its operation is based on digital watermarks that identify the session as well as the subscriber sending the transmission to the network. If detected, the user’s account is immediately blocked and the transmission is aborted. This happens in real time.…
University of Toronto researchers have made an incredible breakthrough in the treatment of serious burns. As part of the PrintAlive project, they have created a 3D printer that produces live bandaging that helps cells regenerate.
Despite the fact that medicine is moving forward, so far many advances have been made in the field of burn treatment. There are ways to fight infections and shock, but treatment for burns itself is another matter.
Treatment of deep burns is a very difficult matter because many layers of skin are destroyed. Its reconstruction requires not only the production of different types of cells, but also their proper arrangement, and each requires a unique chemical environment.
Researchers working on the PrintAlive project, however, have managed to create a special 3D looper that can simultaneously apply two upper layers of skin. This creates a sort of live bandage that protects the wound while accelerating cell regeneration. This is only possible because the printer uses the patient’s cells as a building block, as well as a specially modified hydrogel. And how does the work of such a machine look like, you can watch this video.…