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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published an application for an unusual design for a new iMac computer.

According to the patent, Apple is considering changing the design of the desktop computer. Apple’s design presents a new vision for a future iMac / desktop PC constructed from a glass housing that includes a continuous surface specified by the upper portion, the lower portion and the portion of the transition.

In the document, Apple describes the “electronic device with a glass case.”  The desktop computer is a monolithic piece of glass curving at the bottom.

Apple clarifies that the glass housing could be made of materials that are clear, polished, painted or otherwise handled to create a non-transparent (e.g. opaque) component; in such situations, the material may still be referred to as transparent, even though the material may be part of an opaque component. Translucent components can be produced by creating a textured or frosted surface on a material which is otherwise transparent (e.g., clear glass). Translucent materials, such as translucent polymers, translucent ceramics, or the like, may also be used.

Since the curved part is not enough to support this unusual computer in an upright position, Apple designed the base, which housed the peripheral interfaces and power.

Apple plans to equip such a machine with a system to change the screen angle and even completely close the unit to bring it into sleep mode according to patent documents.

The patent application lists inventors Kate J. Hendren, Paul H. Wang, and several other engineers.  Hendren is Apple’s product designer for the Macintosh Architecture Group, who previously worked on embedded capacitive touch sensors for the MacBook. Wang, a design engineer, previously worked on VR and AR devices, as well as the shape-changing Apple Pencil concept.





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American scientists have for the first time developed miniature robots from living cells using supercomputer modeling. Specialists published an article describing the work done in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “These are not traditional robots and not a well-known species of animals.  This is a new class – a living, programmable organism, ”explained Professor of Vermont University Joshua Bongard, who is one of the developers of the project.

The stem cells of the smooth Spur frog embryos (Xenopus laevis) served as the material for creating robots that can move independently, perform basic tasks, and even cure harm, so experts called them xenobots.

Each xenobot is made up of some 500 to 1000 cells.  The scale of a biorobot like that does not exceed one millimeter.  Scientists hope the technology may be used in the future to distribute drugs delivered through the human arteries or to remove plaque from the blood vessels.

Xenobot drawings were compiled from the University of Vermont’s Deep Green supercomputer.  The computer then selected the most effective methods, according to which scientists manually assembled robots using small tweezers and an electric scalpel.  In this scenario, frog skin stem cells were used to build a xenobot structure, and biorobots got the ability to travel with the aid of heart cells.  The skin cells were functioning like “scaffolding,” keeping everything together and the heart muscle contractions made the xenobots function and shift.Researchers succeeded in simulating four “limbs” and a small depression in the middle, which resulted in their becoming a bit bigger than a pin head like an inverted stool.  Xenobots are completely biodegradable, die off and easily disposed after five to seven days, after use.

The “live” xenobots can however be considered very binding.  You can’t grow or multiply.  xenobots are a small dead clot when the cells are without nutrients.



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As on July 9, 1962, the U.S. military dropped a 1.4-megaton nuclear bomb into low Earth orbit, high-energy electrons emitted from an exploded bomb by radioactive particles did not have the most beneficial impact on the world’s first communications satellites, partly damaging their electronics and making them useless. Solar panels with the most technically advanced items of the time. Such an event may be attributed to the effects of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War, if not for one “but” in the face of modern North Korea, which possesses nuclear missiles in the absence of space satellites. American scientists are trying to invent an efficient orbital “medicine” to shield themselves from the possible effects of radiation.

Radiation is harmful ionizing emitting that affects any biological life devastatingly. American scientists aim to send three space devices to our planet’s orbit, according to an article published on, with the intent of gathering data on how mankind can get rid of high-energy electrons trapped by the magnetic field of the planet. This process, called Radiation Belt Recovery (RBR), typically happens naturally when deep-space radio waves or Earth knock electrons trapped in Van Allen’s radiation belts into the upper atmosphere, where they rapidly lose energy, often causing auroras.

Scientists are already able to try to recover artificially by releasing radio waves in the Van Allen belt. To achieve such an ambitious task, U.S. scientists evaluated the antenna towers of the U.S. Navy Low-Frequency (VLF)-powerful military communications used to communicate with submarines. Each of these antennas has an significant mission-to relay VLF waves to Van Allen belts by using on-board detectors to calculate the deposited particles.

A team of Los Alamos scientists and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center are conducting a second experiment on deposition of particles at low frequency. Thus, the team plans to launch a sounding rocket in April 2021, carrying an experiment on the interaction of a plasma beam with a miniature accelerator, generating an electron beam that produces VLF waves that can pick up particles. Scientists assume that such a small electron accelerator can be a safer way of defending against radiation than a massive VLF antenna that approaches the size of a football field.

The third experiment, proposed by scientists, can be carried out as early as 2021, when the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory plans to launch a mission called “space turbulence measurements caused by a rocket.” A sounding rocket would travel into the ionosphere-a special atmospheric layer hundreds of kilometers high, packed with ions and electrons, tossing around 1.5 kilograms of barium atoms. These space cleaning will help humanity to shield itself from the repercussions of a nuclear explosion and could, among other things, protect future astronauts from the effects of high-energy electrons as the spacecraft reached the radiation belt danger zone.





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Elephants are proverbially hard to miss, but even these huge beasts can be swallowed up in the vast plains of Africa. This is a big problem for park rangers whose job is to protect the animals from poachers. In Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, for example, there are just 150 rangers responsible for safeguarding an area of land roughly the size of Belgium.

«This is a terrific example of how AI technology can be a vital force for good,» said Neurala CEO Max Versace. «We’re thrilled to be working with the Lindbergh Foundation in this unique partnership, contributing our deep learning software to such a worthwhile cause and doing our part to preserve endangered species.»

Neurala developed technology recently began to be used as an air shepherd by the Lindbergh Foundation.  The object of the operations is to protect elephants and carriers from poachers, and we are trying to use these blunt methods.


  Animals and humans should be in critical mode in real time.  The software allows you to examine the object in the continuum of visible and infrarot.  There is no need to test drones.

Resolve reports that an African elephant is killed about every 15 minutes despite current conservation efforts. At this pace, over the next few decades, the remaining population of 100,000 animals (down from a maximum of about 2 million) will be depleted. Resolves hope is that artificial intelligence by providing a pair of virtual eyes can help combat this phenomenon.

Elephants and rhinos are at risk of becoming endangered species in just 10 years, according to the fund, if current poaching rates remain at the same level. 4,000 successful missions have already been completed by UAVs in South Africa, Malawi and Zimbabwe.





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One of the biggest IT companies, Facebook, and part-time owner of WhatsApp messenger, Instagram, Oculus Rift and a few other lower-ranking ventures continue chasing trouble. It would seem that scandals related to Facebook’s negligent attitude to personal data of users have just subsided, as a new misfortune came: recently a database was found on the network containing more than 419 million records linked to Facebook accounts. In fact, this server contained a lot of user information, and the source of the leak was not Facebook, according to the articles. Continue reading