Optical discs are no longer used as widely as they were quite recently. In fact, technology is gradually disappearing, repeating the fate of floppy disks, compact cassettes, etc. True, the new development of scientists and engineers from China and Australia will be able to bring optical discs back from oblivion if they become in demand.
A joint team of engineers and scientists from Shanghai Polytechnic University and Melbourne Institute of Technology was able to create a new recording technology that can increase the disk capacity to 700 terabytes. This is much more than any other storage medium, including hard drives and SSDs.
The moon is the closest neighbor of the Earth, and now mankind continues to actively study our satellite. Not so long ago, the Chinese sent a station to the moon, which completed a number of scientific tasks. Now the European Space Agency plans to join the direct study of the moon. Only not its surface, about which a lot is known, but caves.
Yes, there are caves on the moon, and quite a few. Some of them can serve as a reliable shelter for lunar colonists, which will allow them to avoid a number of dangers that threaten on the surface. ESA collected lots of ideas proposed by scientists and engineers and selected the five most promising. Then another stage of selection followed, so now the agency has three ideas that are planned to be implemented. They are all interconnected.
With the latest breakthrough, the eerie vibrations of a new, pulsating form of matter have been filmed for the first time using a special microscope. It allows us to see this strange, phase form of matter, which is very different from the usual solids, liquids, gases and plasmas.
The picture was taken by Maximus, an ultra-powerful X-ray microscope at the Helmholtz Center in Berlin. It gives us an idea of the behavior of new time crystals, which were first experimentally created in the laboratory in 2016. The discovery promises "outstanding new breakthroughs in basic research," says material published by the German-Polish team in Physical Review Letters.
Back in the old days, when Google (or any of its poorly tuned AIs) wanted to kill your business, it usually denied you access to some of its services, and it worked. You've probably heard horror stories: Websites disappear from Google search and go into oblivion YouTube videos are demonetized , and creators lose a source of income Android applications disappear from Google Play and cannot contact their users APIs become more expensive or simply out of date Last but not least less important, personal analogue to all of the above: people lose access to their Gmail accounts and their entire digital life I swear I read the FAQ!
The past year turned out to be difficult, but nonetheless rich in fundamental discoveries and technological breakthroughs. Today we will talk about the most memorable results. Credit: scitechdaily.com
Recently I came across a video on Youtube, which shows technology of the Smart Window.
The Smart Window casts a touch-controlled interface onto transparent glass with ambient light. Samsung was demonstrating a whole range of applications from Twitter to Microsoft Office, all touch-controlled and viewable directly on the glass. Images are viewable in daylight, and there's a nighttime mode that uses side-lighting and flipped colors. It could be found in hundreds of movies and TV series, starting from the Star Trek.
It seems that you only have to solve the problem of voice recognition, and the touch screen will be exactly the same as in the Star Trek.
Can you imagine putting one of these in every room of your house?