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US Air Force announces successful hypersonic weapon test - 05/17/2022

According to a released military statement, the US Air Force successfully tested an advanced hypersonic cruise missile on 14 May. The launch took place on California's southern coast. During the test, the missile traveled at five times the speed of sound. Heath Collins, United States Air Force weapons program manager, stated, "This was a wonderful achievement by the development team for the...

El Salvador authorities reveal additional Bitcoin purchases - 05/10/2022

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said the country's government has purchased "on a dip" 500 bitcoins for a national cryptocurrency fund. "El Salvador just bought on a dip! 500 coins at an average price of $30,744," the politician wrote on his blog. El Salvador's first government purchase of 400 bitcoins took place last September at a price of $51,353, and authorities have publicly reported...

Nissan develops collision-avoidance technology - 04/25/2022

Nissan Motor, one of Japan's most well-known automakers, has announced development of new driver assistance technologies targeted at minimizing danger of collisions. The system, which is still being researched and modified, allows the car to avoid collisions with objects on its own, according to the company, by gathering data from the LIDAR technology, as well as radar and surveillance cameras....

WSJ: Green energy will spur global inflation - 04/19/2022

Unless environmental rules in the European Union and the United States are overturned, the world will face strong rise in demand for metals and other commodities in the next ten years, according to the Wall Street Journal. At the same time, the "staggering" level of basic fossil fuel consumption in the green economy will only increase global inflation. "Wait till the rest of the commodities...

Meta will release its first AR glasses in 2024 - 04/15/2022

Meta will release its first Project Nazare augmented reality glasses in 2024. The American company Meta will release its first augmented reality glasses Project Nazare in 2024. It is reported by The Verge, citing employees of Meta.  According to The Verge's sources, Mark Zuckerberg calls the new development of AR glasses "the Holy Grail", which "will change our relationship with...

Bill Gates invests in a startup to produce clean water from air - 03/30/2022

Billionaire Bill Gates' foundation has invested in hydropanels capable of generating water from the air. The startup Source Global, which developed them, raised $150 million; among the investors were the BlackRock and Lightsmith foundations and the Duke Energy energy holding. Venture capital fund Breakthrough Energy of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has invested in startup Source Global, which...

Elon Musk's SpaceX sends thousands of Starlink Internet kits to Ukrainians - 03/23/2022

Elon Musk's SpaceX sent thousands of Starlink satellite Internet reception kits to Ukraine. Elon Musk's SpaceX has sent thousands of satellite Internet dishes Starlink to Ukraine. This was reported to CNBC by President of the private space company Gwynne Shotwell. According to her, the deliveries were financed by private sources and possibly France and Poland.  SpaceX President added that...

Meta shows a tool to create virtual worlds with voice commands - 02/25/2022

Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a prototype of the Build Bot system, which can create three-dimensional objects in metaworlds using voice commands. During the online event Meta AI: Inside the Lab, CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a prototype of an artificial intelligence system that can create three-dimensional objects in a virtual world using voice commands. A video of the demonstration was...

AT&T winds down 3G networks - 02/23/2022

AT&T, the largest telecommunications company in the United States, is ending its third-generation (3G) network service. "For over 20 years, we've been providing a wide range of services across 3G networks. We will stop providing service as of today, February 22nd", the company said. AT&T users will be able to use more current networks, such as 4G and 5G, while the now-obsolete 3G networks...

Blue Origin sets to build more rockets for space tourism - 02/22/2022

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith announced that the company plans to produce more New Shepard rockets in order to accommodate the growing demand for space tourism. He mentioned this at a seminar on commercial space transportation convened by the US Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. Mr. Smith stated: "I believe the primary challenge for Blue Origin at this point is that we can't meet...
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