News of high technology, "killer» Tesla from Volvo
While Volvo is developing a "killer" the Tesla, Boeing and almost made his unmanned fighter at Boston Dynamics humanoid robot has a competitor! Let's see, along with other news rundown of this week.
1 Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics already in 2017 was able to do flips and perform other elements of parkour. Now he has a competitor that in the future probably will learn to do the same thing - it's a robot Digit, a startup from Oregon State University. Yes, another hater "leather bastards."
It also has two legs and two hands that are capable of lifting weights up to 18 kg, and even catch the falling objects. Unlike robots Boston Dynamics, the new product has a more futuristic design. He is already credited with a great future in the field of parcel delivery.
Digit built on the platform shown in the video the robot Cassie. However, it is more perfect, thanks to the torso, arms, and a variety of sensors that allow it to better orient themselves in space. Information about the price to be disclosed in mid-2019, and deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2020. I wonder if his kick, he, too, will fall himself?
2 The Swedish company Volvo introduced the long-awaited all-electric car Polestar 2, the details of which began to unfold for a long time. Judging by the performance and cost - this is the most credible rival electric car Tesla Model 3, which were not able to overcome any Chevrolet Bolt EV, or Nissan Leaf. The car is based on the Volvo XC40 crossover platform. However, the company refused to interior of leather, and sheathed it with artificial materials.
In the middle of the cabin is a huge display with a diagonal of 11 inches. It shows the Android operating system equipped with voice assistant Google Assistant for voice commands. From Google Play, you can download third-party applications, such as services for listening to music. Smartphone owners can serve as a key to the car.
As for the acceleration to "hundreds", here for about 5 seconds, and the battery will last for 443 kilometers of driving on a single charge. It is very much chityvaya that Tesla maximum "walks" on a single charge from 400 to 500 kilometers.
3 In Boeing's many promising projects, and one of them - it is a platform for the creation of autonomous fighters. Being designed to support manned aircraft, a fighter will be ready for its first flight as early as 2020.
It is known that the autonomous operation is provided by artificial intelligence, which can be programmed to perform any mission. The intelligent system is also useful for storing the distance between it and other aircraft. Because inside there is no pilot, it can fly for much longer - more than 3,700 kilometers.
Boeing officials did not disclose how much it cost to develop new items. However, they shared that unmanned fighter is much cheaper than manned counterparts.
Curiously, this fighter will be able to share the road with a Falcon rocket?
4 Meanwhile, Russian scientists close to creating artificial bones! A breakthrough in the case made by researchers from the South Ural State University - they figured out how proteins and amino acids are can be connected to the "inanimate" matter.
The nanoparticles were treated with amino acids and examined under a microscope and X-ray. It was found that negatively charged acid adhere to the "inanimate" matter is much weaker than the main. Of great importance was the amino group of a nitrogen atom and two hydrogen atoms. More details about grip properties will be disclosed later.
Ideally, scientists want to create materials that structurally resemble the structure of beaks, shells and spines of some animals. For the most part, they consist of inorganic materials, crosslinked with each other proteins and other compounds. Studies should shed light on why these "non-living" are not rejected by the body immunity. Here it is exactly like a scene from "Terminator"!
5 Take a look at the sky - to the Earth this year may fall an old Soviet probe to study Venus. We are talking about a whole whack Soviet space probe "Cosmos-482" weighing almost 500 kilograms. Thus it has a very powerful thermal protection, so the device can not burn completely during reentry.
According to experts, the device, which is now in an orbit with an apogee of 1700 km and a perigee of 200 km, can enter into the atmosphere or at the end of this year or early next. Should I be concerned? It is hard to say. Although the likelihood of danger to humans seems unlikely. Even large debris objects, for example, the same Chinese orbital space station that fell to Earth last year, ended his days in the ocean - in the end it is water that occupies the largest surface area of our planet.
So exhale, Bruce Willis to launch into space and blow until the probe is not necessary.
These are the main news from the world of high technology for the week. Do you think whether the probe falls back to Earth? Tesla will respond if on a car Volvo? Write about it in our Telegram-chat.