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DateDate: 8-09-2019, 07:16

Keppel Data Centers, which the media began to write about more often in connection with the development of seawater-cooled data centers, is planning to build such a data center in Singapore.
This city-state has a small territory, and the authorities tightly control land use. Therefore, it’s hard for cloud giants like Google and Amazon to find a place in the country to build their computing power.
Keppel Data Centers wants to create a data center on the water. To do this, it is planned to build several sea harbors with floating modules of data centers, which would share a single unit that generates energy (also located on the water).
“We have in mind several places that we are exploring <...> Most of the sites are located offshore," said Keppel Data Centers CEO Wong Wai Meng in a conversation with Channel News Asia.
The company presented the layout of its project: two dozen barges with data center modules are located along the marina and four more with power sources. Each barge can have a capacity of up to 10 MW. According to Structure Research for 2018, the entire Singapore data center market was 360 megawatts.

DateDate: 7-09-2019, 06:12

HMD Global at the IFA presented the "indestructible" phone Nokia 800 Tough.
A mobile phone that can withstand a drop on concrete from a huge height and a temperature of 55 degrees?
The main characteristics of the brand new Nokia 800 Tough are simply amazing. Flawless shock resistance and full moisture protection.
The developers claim that falling from a height on a solid surface from almost two meters for this phone does not threaten anything.
And if there are people who want to dive with the brand new Nokia 800 Tough, then you can take a “companion” with you one and a half meters deep for half an hour.
And if we talk about sand and dust, then there is absolutely no reason to worry. And a bonus from developers will be the ability of a mobile phone to withstand temperatures from -20 to +55 degrees Celsius.
If you are active and love extreme sports, then this phone is for you. The phone has protection according to the IP68 standard and the military American MIL-STD810G.
The housing consists of extruded polymers, fiberglass, metal and rubber.
The phone is controlled by the KaiOS OS and has a 2.4-inch screen with a resolution of 240x320 pixels and a 2 megapixel camera.
According to the developers, the battery lasts for a month.
Sales of Nokia 800 Tough will begin this fall at a price of 110 euros.
Recall, Nokia recently introduced a version of the clamshell 2720 Flip with a 2.8-inch screen, which runs on KaiOS.

DateDate: 6-09-2019, 05:48

The web is one of the most durable materials in the world.
The Japanese company Spiber announced the world's first jacket, created from a genetically modified web. Material for the park was synthesized by GMO bacteria.
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The web is one of the most durable materials in the world - it is 5 times stronger than steel and 3 times stronger than Kevlar, but it is lighter than carbon fiber. However, it is hardly possible for spiders to produce cobwebs on an industrial scale.
Scientists have found a solution and developed genetically modified bacteria that synthesize spider silk proteins no worse than insects.
GMO bacteria were grown on sugar isolated from agricultural waste. This approach is much more environmentally friendly than the production of nylon and polyester based on petroleum products.
To participate in the creation of a ski jacket based on this unique technology, the Japanese biotechnological company Siber invited specialists from The North Face brand. The park turned out to be very warm, breathable and waterproof. It is possible that such a jacket will be worn by astronauts exploring the moon. Astronomers have shown an avalanche on Mars
To demonstrate the unique technology, Spiber, together with The North Face Japan, created the Moon Parka ski jacket. It has a lot of advantages - the material breathes, does not let water through, and it is also very warm in this park. It is possible that a jacket from the GMO web will become part of the clothes of astronauts exploring the moon.

DateDate: 5-09-2019, 05:47

Amazon is testing the payment of goods with gestures.
The innovation from Amazon involves not only payment for goods by gestures, but also identification of the buyer by drawing on the palm of your hand. This was reported by the RBC-Ukraine portal.
The company plans to link customer biometric data with their accounts and billing information. Soon, with the help of this system, people will have the opportunity to pay for goods with gestures. This system will be called Orville.
However, as it became known, such an identification system is different from fingerprint scanners, since it does not require physical touch of the hand to the scanning surface. In particular, the Orville system will use computer vision to process and determine the shape, size and pattern of a hand.
It is expected that this technology will soon be introduced in Whole Foods supermarkets.
Earlier reports, Netflix, an American provider of movies and TV shows based on streaming video, introduced the official documentary trailer called Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates.
The three-part film, which was shot by an Oscar winner, director Davis Guggenheim, tells the story of the life of Microsoft's creator Bill Gates. The author of the film tells comprehensively and completely uncensored about the life of an entrepreneur with a capital of $ 102.8 billion: how he manages to find unique solutions to the most complicated world problems.

DateDate: 4-09-2019, 05:50

A group of scientists from Ohio University, the National Laboratory of Argon and their colleagues from France and Japan, created the smallest molecular propeller that can rotate in a given direction due to the energy supplied to it from the outside. In living nature, such propellers set in motion some types of bacteria, they provide the movement of various components inside living cells and do much more. But the creation of such synthetic molecular mechanisms, until recently, has encountered a number of difficulties associated with the detrimental effect of the environment and the inability to ensure precise control and management of such tiny devices.
The molecular propeller consists of three components - the base molecule, the ruthenium atom, which acts as a ball bearing and molecular blades resembling a shuriken with three rays. The dimensions of this tiny propeller are two nanometers wide and one nanometer thick. This propeller begins to rotate when energy comes from an external source. This energy can be the energy of an electric field supplied by the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope. By changing the applied electric potential, you can adjust the speed of rotation of the propeller and stop it completely by removing the electric field.
During the experiments, scientists were able to make a step-by-step recording of the process of rotation of the molecular propeller. This, in turn, gave them the opportunity to better understand the processes that make the molecules and even some of their components move. It was the study of the principles of such molecular motion that was the main goal of research, but it is possible that the created molecular propeller will find application in various technologies, from medicine to nanotechnology.
In conclusion, it should be noted that nano- and molecular machines some time ago became a very “hot” topic of research in the field of nanotechnology. And after the Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded for the “development and synthesis of molecular machines” in 2016, the interest of scientists in this field has increased many times.