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A graphene memristor was created, which is the future of biomimetic computers

Modern data processing is digital, based on two states, zero one or on / off, while analog computers have many possible states - it's like the difference between turning the world on and off and using a dimmer that allows many different degrees of light. Neuromorphic, or brain-inspired engineering, has been the subject of research for over 40 years, but is only now starting to come to the fore as we are starting to hit the limits in digital processing and we increasingly need fast image processing, for example for autonomous cars. \"We have powerful computers, no doubt, but the problem is we have to store the memory in one place and process it in another,\" explains Saptarshi Das, a Penn State professor.

Disney showed a very realistically behaving robot

The American film company has built an extremely realistic robot. It is even safe to say that it is currently a humanoid with the most realistic facial expressions in the world. His facial movements are almost such a faithful human copy that you may feel quite uncomfortable.

Enceladus, like a snow cannon, bombards the other moons of Saturn with snowballs

Recently, this moon has been keeping astrobiologists awake at night due to the discovery of molecular traces of hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon and oxygen there, as well as hydrothermal processes. All of this is a strong indication of the possibility of life there, functioning under a several-kilometer-long ice crust, at the bottom of a great and deep ocean.

A new and extremely effective weapon for destroying critical electronics has been developed

During the IEEE Symposium on Security

See in the film the moment of the collapse of the famous Arecibo radio telescope

We remind you that the disaster occurred last Tuesday. Then a sad entry appeared on the Twitter profile of the American National Science Foundation (NSF), to which the Arecibo Observatory belongs. A 900-ton receiver platform, which hung 150 meters on it, fell onto the radio telescope's dish. The canopy was seriously damaged. Scientists have announced that the facility will not be rebuilt.

The new electrolysis device will allow the extraction of hydrogen and oxygen from the salt water of Mars

Consequently, engineers at Washington University in St. Louis decided to develop a new electrolysis device that would turn Martian salt water into oxygen for breathing and hydrogen for propulsion. Because, as many of us remember from school, electrolysis of water is the process of decomposing a water molecule under the influence of an electric current into hydrogen and oxygen, which can then be used for other purposes. Therefore, it should be a solution that allows astronauts on site to obtain oxygen for breathing and hydrogen fuel at the same time, but ... this solution does not work very well with salt water, which is exactly what is found on Mars.

A hacker broke into the settings of Tesla's autonomous vehicles and revealed interesting features

Well known to all Tesla fans, the hacker named Green decided to upload on his Twitter profile screenshots of his hacking into the internal settings of the Tesla autonomous system developer FSD (Full Self Drive). It turns out that there are very interesting information hidden there that the company did not want to disclose.

These are the global "garbage collectors". See the ranking of companies that produce the most waste

Unfortunately, the leaders of the ranking remain unchanged this year. The first places are: Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Nestle and Unilever. It is the products of these concerns that most often do not end up in the bin, but end up wherever they can. In 2020, volunteers collected a total of 346,494 pieces of plastic packaging in 55 countries around the world.

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.