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The Rosetta probe captured the cosmic "snowfall" on comet 67P

A few years ago, the European Space Agency published raw images of comet 67p / Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the best-studied object of its type to date, taken at close range by an instrument called OSIRIS aboard the spacecraft.

Apophis, the asteroid of doom is accelerating. The risk of collision with the Earth is increasing

Apophis is the name of the demon of darkness and chaos in ancient Egyptian mythology. This term is a perfect fit for an asteroid that is expected to hit our planet on Friday the 13th and end or change the future of our civilization. As more information was obtained about it, the vision of Earth's destruction began to recede, so it became quiet about it. Now, however, the topic returns as the latest data indicate that the risk of an impact has started to increase strongly.

A Virgin manned test flight to the edge of space will take place in November

If it goes along with Richard Branson and his team of skilled engineers, and all the signs in heaven and earth prove it, we can expect space tourism for ordinary people to finally become a reality at Christmas or after New Year. Virgin Galactic announced that the test flight is scheduled to take place between November 19 and 23.

Scientists from the GdaƄsk University of Technology and Lotos will jointly develop eco-asphalt for Polish roads

In September, we wrote about the latest research from Yale University, which clearly suggests that asphalt is a huge source of hazardous emissions, and that as much as 122.5 million tons of it is used annually worldwide, the problem is serious. What's more, according to scientists, we are somewhat deceived here by the construction industry, which ensures that it is a safe solution, because in fact our roads, sidewalks and roofs constantly - and long after laying - emit "a complex mixture of organic ingredients containing dangerous impurities" and the situation worsens threefold on hot days.

The Chinese built an airplane drive that allows you to fly around the Earth in 2 hours

The Chinese have improved the jet drive with a supersonic combustion chamber, which is considered the future of aviation. Their invention is called the Sodramjet. Engineers managed to overcome the difficulties of its operation at supersonic speeds. Well, the special design of the engine allowed the use of sound booms to accelerate combustion, which increased the efficiency of the system accordingly.

Robo-dogs were to serve us, but in the meantime they just appeared next to the soldiers

It has now become clear what the purpose of many companies building e.g. robo-dogs. The quadrupeds will join the soldiers, will be equipped with weapons and will serve them on the battlefields. The first of them just appeared in the ranks of the American Marines. A robot called Vision 60 and Minitaur was designed and built by Ghost Robotics.

Light-activated material is a breakthrough in energy storage

Interestingly, the material can be activated with light and then release the collected energy on demand in the form of heat. Researchers began their work with organometallic structures (MOF - metal-organic framework), i.e. materials famous for their porosity and, consequently, their huge surface. This allows them to stick to a huge number of molecules, making them great at desalinating and filtering water, capturing carbon dioxide from the air, and delivering medicine to the body. In this new study, scientists from Lancaster decided to go a step further and see how MOF would handle energy storage.

Matrix 4 and other blockbuster TV shows on release. HBO Max enters Poland

Of course, HBO cannot be accused of much in terms of the content of HBO Go, i.e. the materials available there, but in terms of quality, it is unfortunately a completely different league than the competition. It is enough to mention here that Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first movie broadcast by this streaming service in 4K quality, although for Netflix or Amazon Prime it has been standard for a long time (not to mention numerous problems of the application, which can be very irritating). It is true that we will wait a little longer, because the European HBO services will be replaced by the Max version only in the second half of next year, but this is undoubtedly great news.

The artificial 3D avatars of people from Samsung will flood the world media next year

For the first time in action, they could see NEON technology almost a year ago at the CES in Las Vegas. Now it turns out that its creators, i.e. STAR Labs, want to offer it to the first producers of smart devices, as well as companies operating in electronic media, next year.

Elon Musk says the powerful wealthy will not flee to Mars before Earth's destruction

Commenting on the final episode of HBO's four-part Axios documentary series, the head of SpaceX admitted that the most influential people on the planet will not want to live there and create their first colonies. The process of creating the first habitats will be very slow and will take many decades, if not centuries. The billionaire is sure that the rich not only will not want to participate in it, but also will not be safer on the surface of Mars than on Earth, because man is not made to live outside our planet.

See the beautiful dance of Boston Dynamics robots on the occasion of the upcoming 2021

ATLAS, Spot and Handle surprise with new tricks in the latest video posted on YouTube by Boston Dynamics. We remind you that last month the company became the property of the Korean Hyundai, which intends to further develop the projects of amazing robots, but with a view to using them in the army. The military spares no funds for such technologies, and it is on the battlefields that they can be adopted the fastest.