With each new iPhone launch, Apple’s demonstrated new breakthroughs in the technology, such as “Lidar” support in new iPhones and iPads, a tech (think radar with lasers) that lets them accurately measure the physical space they are in. Then, at the end of 2019, it all slotted into place: a Bloomberg report suggested that the company hadn’t given up on smartglasses in the wake of Google Glass’s failure, but had spent five years honing the concept. The pandemic put paid to a target of getting hardware on the shelves in 2020, but the company is still hoping to make an announcement next year for a 2022 launch, Bloomberg suggested. … [Read more...] about Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs?
He told Australian news programme A Current Affair: “Whether you need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19 in the market, but certainly for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity." … [Read more...] about Qantas will only let passengers who’ve had the Covid vaccine on their international flights
The Moon is a natural satellite – a space-faring body that orbits a planet It's Earth's only natural satellite, and is the fifth biggest in the Solar System The Moon measures 2,158 miles across, roughly 0.27 times the diameter of Earth Temperatures on the Moon range from minus 173 degrees Celcius to 260 degrees Celcius Experts assumed the Moon was another planet, until Nicolaus Copernicus outlined his theory about our Solar System in 1543 It was eventually assigned to a "class" after Galileo discovered four moons orbiting Jupiter in 1610 The Moon is believed to have formed around 4.51billion years ago The strength of its gravitational field is about a sixth of Earth's gravity Earth and the Moon have "synchronous rotation", which means we always see the same side of the Moon – hence the phrase "dark side of the Moon" The Moon's surface is actually dark, but appears bright in the sky due to its reflective ground During a solar eclipse, the Moon covers the Sun almost … [Read more...] about China launches ‘risky’ mission to retrieve Moon rocks from the lunar surface
"We have a top scientist there, and a lot of effort went into training him how to go about a project. I know Ugur well, very well — he's no real businessman, nor does he aspire to be one. But as a scientist he's very serious about things and there are mechanisms in place to ensure that the link between science and practical implementation works well." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and newfound fame: German biotechs in the spotlight
The original bill stipulated that religious communities would still be able to slaughter meat without prior stunning, as long as the meat was not for export. For Poland's small Jewish community this would protect the legality of their religious method of slaughtering permitted animals and poultry for food, known as shechitah. But it would shut down an export industry that has become a major source of kosher beef for much of western Europe and Israel. … [Read more...] about What’s in Kaczynski’s kosher beef?