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DateDate: 6-05-2019, 06:00

Despite the fact that passenger-type air vehicles have existed for more than a hundred years, they still rely on a rather old and limited technical concept using so-called control surfaces. These surfaces are various flaps, protrusions, ailerons and other elements on the outside of the wings and the body of the aircraft, with which it manages to maneuver in the air, controlling the flow of air passing through these elements. However, experts from the company BAE Systems were able to create an absolutely unprotected type of prototype aircraft without these elements.
So far, the project is called Wing Circulation Control and was created in collaboration with aviation engineering professionals from the University of Manchester. The prototype is a flat plane with a single wing span without additional elements, which is controlled and maneuvers in the airspace using special high-speed air dampers with jet engines located behind.
These flaps release compressed air and distribute it over the entire surface of the wing of the aircraft, thereby providing it with a truly high level of mobility and maneuverability, and all this is done at a completely autonomous level, without the participation of third-party pilots or operators. Many have already managed to christen the project as a “patchwork” aircraft, but this does not in any way diminish its importance and flight efficiency - and therefore it is worth noting that Wing Circulation Control has really great chances to be realized later as a full-fledged commercial project.
In addition, the developers themselves are confident that if they succeed in following the originally designated plan, then very soon the aircraft will serve as the main base for the assembly of new experimental aircraft. And this may in the near future even change the very concept of the flight of such transports.

DateDate: 5-05-2019, 05:18

The lie detector is a really interesting device, with the help of which specialists have been able to repeatedly reveal these or other frauds or crimes. However, the modern type of lie detector does not already include a polygraph, as before, but a functional MRI machine, which makes device deception even more difficult - but not in the opinion of researchers from the University of Plymouth in the USA. Today, a team of researchers presented their test results, during which she tried to deceive the modern type of lie detector - and not without some success in this regard. As it turned out, the main role here is played by two interesting techniques of deception.
The operation of a functional magnetic resonance tomogram is based on the analysis of the condition and blood flow to those brain areas that are responsible for trying to hide the release of information about the question or object being asked - on this basis, researchers may indicate that a person is most likely lying about the question asked . However, as for the two new techniques of deception of a lie detector, they generally relate to deception of the so-called “superficial judgment”, in which a person interrogated on a lie detector can concentrate on something completely foreign, as suggested by the first deception technique , or on something superficial, but related to the subject matter, as evidenced by the second technique of deception.
Thus, even if a person gives out a certain part of truthful information about the question being asked, he can still hide a lot of details, replacing one object with another in his thinking - although this requires some cognitive practice, scientists say that in this way deceive the detector lies are even possible.
This was confirmed by their own research into checking a lie detector with the help of both techniques - however, they still note the fact that it is most likely to withstand both techniques if the functionality of an MRI machine inside almost any modern lie detector is enhanced.

DateDate: 4-05-2019, 05:52
A British startup has developed a technology that will help clear the air and feed those in need.
startup system Arborea
Reports about it naked-science, transfers Sotsportal.
“The Arborea system includes growing microscopic plants — microalgae or phytoplankton — on structures like solar panels that can be installed on the ground, in buildings and other objects to improve air quality,” the author noted.
During photosynthesis, these plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, while simultaneously generating oxygen. According to the startup site, just one acre of their system in terms of air purification is equivalent to 100 acres of trees.
Arborea will work with experts from Imperial College London to develop new innovative technologies that experts hope will improve air quality in the UK capital. The institution will provide funding to a company created by former student Julian Melchiorri to develop a pilot system for growing on the campus in White City, an area in west London.
- The Arborea BioSolar system aims to revolutionize air quality in London and around the world. Our administration plans to be the first to place them in our area: we are determined that Hammersmith and Fulham will lead the way in cleaning up polluted air. This advanced biotechnology is the latest and most radical innovation introduced in the White-City biotechnology center. Imperial campus experts are already changing the world and showing what can be achieved when the world's leading academic institution and business come together to pave the way and develop a local economy that works for everyone, ”says Hammersmith and Fulham Head Office in London, Stephen Cowan ).
It is noteworthy that air purification is only one of the advantages of the BioSolar Leaf technology: microscopic plants also produce organic protein, which Arborea experts extract and use to create plant foods.
“When I founded Arborea, my goal was to fight climate change and at the same time address critical issues related to the food system.” Our pilot project will produce environmentally friendly food additives, while at the same time cleaning the air, releasing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the environment. This will provide an opportunity to fully utilize the benefits of BioSolar Leaf from Arborea in actual operating conditions and will help unleash the full potential of the technology, ”said Arborea CEO Julian Melihorri in a published press release.
Air pollution is considered a serious problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 4.2 million people die each year due to air pollution, and 91 percent of the world's population lives in areas where air quality does not meet WHO's regulatory limits.

DateDate: 3-05-2019, 05:52
The Boston startup ClimaCell uses signals from cell phones and other wireless devices to predict the weather around the world. The creators claim that their forecasts are 60% more accurate than traditional ones. This is reported by the knife. “The biggest problem is that in order to predict the weather, you need observational data and models. The whole industry makes a selection of information and models of government agencies. And governments do not create the appropriate infrastructure all over the world, ”says Shimon Elkabetz, ClimaCell CEO. The company's main innovation is that instead of relying only on government sensors, a much larger amount of data collection tools are used. Millions of cell phones, outdoor cameras, vehicles, etc. - all this turns into a meteorological mini-station. “The idea is that we can turn everything into a weather sensor. That's why we call it the weather of things. This allows us to install virtual sensors everywhere, ”says Elkabetz. ClimaCell's main customers are airlines, energy firms, and car dealers. Weather information they can track in real time. In the near future, a startup wants to run an application for ordinary people. The company is going to become a world leader in weather technology. Recall that in the United States create an inflatable robot to be sent into space.

DateDate: 2-05-2019, 06:44
When researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, include the quantum computer they created, he, this computer, becomes able to see the future, more precisely, 16 possible scenarios, reports dailytechinfo.
This computer takes advantage of the strange laws of quantum mechanics, which determine the behavior of the smallest particles and allow you to perform computational operations with the highest efficiency.
Of course, a quantum computer created by scientists from Singapore cannot calculate and predict all aspects relevant to our life, as Dr. Strange, the character of one of the science fiction films, could do. Predictions of a quantum computer are quite simple; they can be compared with tossing a coin four times in a row, which gives 16 scenarios. Each of the options for the future is encoded as a photon in a state of superposition, which moves along several complex paths and passes through a series of sensors.
A little later, the researchers took another step - they launched two parallel photons in parallel and tracked how the scenario changes with slightly different conditions. In this case, the quantum system could be compared with the coin enclosed inside the box. Each time you shake this box, the coin has a chance to roll over to the other side, and the more the box is shaken, the higher this chance becomes.
In contrast to the usual coin flip, in which the chances of getting heads and tails are approximately the same, the position of the coin in the box strongly depends on its initial position. The researchers, with the help of their quantum computer and two photons, modeled two experiments with coins in a box. At the same time, one box was shaken harder than the other, and both boxes were shaken four times, which gave 16 scenarios. As a result of all this, each of the two photons, more precisely, in the quantum state of each photon, contained information on all 16 variants of the future.
And at the final stage of the experiment, both photons were combined into one photon, the parameters of which gave scientists a value that determines the difference in the course of events depending on the shaking force of the box.