Boston startup Altaeros is developing Autonomous balloons. The company announced that it has received $7.5 million from Telecom giant SoftBank. The money is supposed to speed up the program startup SuperTower, which aims to connect remote rural areas to the Internet, writes TechCrunch.
A startup is not the first year working on their balloons. First, the company does dilute the specialization of their aircraft. They said that for them there can be a lot of options for useful application. In the last two years has dramatically increased the need for effective infrastructure that will provide remote areas access to the network. In this regard, the startup has started the implementation of the project SuperTower to this infrastructure to provide. Prospects in this area is difficult to overestimate. Now Internet access is difficult (or impossible at all) to 4 billion people. Whoever gets them first will gain a huge advantage.
SuperTower is a balloon that soars to a height of 250 meters and gives Internet. Startup promises to telecommunications companies to expand the coverage area cost 70% less compared to installation of traditional towers. While such a model will require much less energy to work. System with hot-air balloons can be deployed on a permanent basis and temporarily during emergencies or other disruptions on the network.
It should be noted that similar projects already implementing Facebook and Google. The first is a project Aquila, the second – project Loon. The question is, why do we need another company, and what are the benefits. The fact that Altaeros say that their system is the easiest to implement in existing networks. In fact, it is one communication tower, and only flying. Balloons installed on compatible equipment, it requires the same check that on the conventional towers of the same service, and clear the available specialists. Therefore, such a network can be deployed quickly and quietly.
A new study conducted by the University of Maryland school of public health, says that between the use of energy drinks and drug addiction there is a direct link.
In the research of young scientists found evidence that people who drink energy drinks over a period of time are more likely to use cocaine, alcohol, and drugs, prescription.
Participants were recruited to participate in the study during the study as College students and regularly surveyed to track changes in different types of health and risk behaviors, including consumption of energy drinks and drug use.
The risk of go to drugs and alcohol is increasing due to the fact that potential consumers of power pulls to try new kinds of caffeine and stimulants.
U.S. scientists discovered a new protein that helps people stay young longer and more actively thinking. Thanks to this hormone, the human brain begins to work more efficiently.
His discovery, scientists have studied for 10 years. Using artificial concentration of the protein Klotho in rodents, it became known that the representatives who received a higher dose lived longer for their relatives. In addition, they were seen active work of the brain. Rodents showed the best intelligence.
These results proved the experts that the hormone Klotho may have the same effect on humans. It will force the human brain to work more quickly and actively. It will update all vital processes in the human body, will be to work more actively thinking. Accordingly human life can be significantly longer.
Currently under study by scientists of the hormone Klotho . Experts intend to investigate how the protein will affect human reproduction.
Lenovo presented in the Indian smartphone K8 Note, which will appear on the shelves of the official stores of the brand on August 18. The device has a powerful 10-core processor and dual main camera 13 and 5 megapixels.
Smartphone series K Note are relatively low cost and good performance. The novelty has received from the developers a high-quality monitor with Full HD resolution with a diameter of 5.5 inches, a powerful microprocessor MediaTek Helio X23 and front camera 13 MP with built-in flash.
The amount of "operatives" Lenovo K8 Note made up of either 3 or 4 gigabytes. Built-in memory is up to 32 or 64 GB expandable. For this fit a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 128 "gigs".
The capacity of the battery, which has a function of rapid charging, Turbo Charging, is equal to 4000 mAh. Lenovo K8 Note supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, radio and GPS. In the device you can put two SIM cards. The smartphone is also equipped with USB OTG.
To protect the device which will appear in black and Golden colors, it provides support for the fingerprint scanner. In addition, the owner of the phone will be available with a special coating that protects from water. The operating system running on Lenovo K8 Note, Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The price of the phone varies from 204 to 220 dollars.
Japanese company Sony announced the beginning of accepting pre-orders for the flagship smartphone Xperia XZ Premium, which comes out in a new color called "pink bronze".
The cost model an unusual and very attractive colors will not be much different from the traditional colors and is 54 990 rubles. Novelty is equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835 and 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory. The main camera 19 MP supports recording of slow motion video up to 960 frames/sec. Front camera 13 MP differs wide-angle lens that helps to create clearer shots.
Battery capacity is 3230 mAh battery has a quick charge function. Also in the device are Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, fingerprint scanner, and presence of two slots for SIM-cards. The body is covered with Gorilla glass 5 from both sides, it is protected against the penetration of water and dust.
Buyers who ordered the new product in the colour "pink bronze" to 15 August, a surprise awaits – Bluetooth-headset Xperia Ear.