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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.

DateDate: 1-05-2019, 06:20

Modern transplantology keeps a lot of really important points away from the attention of specialists and end-donors - one of the biggest problems in this context is the definition of a organ that is potentially suitable for transplantation. To this end, researchers from the United States today presented a new system called the Xvivo Perfusion System, whose purpose is to evaluate, analyze and even somewhat improve the condition of donor organs potentially considered for further use - and this means that in theory there will be more specific weight suitable for organ transplantation.
It is worth noting that so far this technology is intended for analysis and evaluation of donor lungs, since this organ is the most problematic in the statistics of its transplantation - about 15% of the total global number of donor organs are indeed suitable. It became known that at this point in time, the technology has become officially sanctioned and authorized by the Federal Food and Drug Administration of the United States, thereby gradually becoming one of the most proven and versatile options for analyzing donor organs.
Thus, the new technology has a number of parameters and capabilities that clearly highlight it against the background of similar assessment systems, not to mention determining the ultimate limit of organ suitability - for example, the Xvivo Perfusion System has the ability to autonomously pump up the lungs up to five hours and keep them active in order to study them in as much detail as possible before the operation.
If everything goes according to the original plan of specialists, then in the very near future we can expect a truly astonishing result - both in terms of increasing the total global volume of organs suitable for transplantation, and in the context of reducing the time required for evaluation and analysis of the donor organ, which can really save even more lives.