While Elon Musk is preparing to launch satellite Internet in Russia has developed a budget electric car! And it is much cheaper Tesla. This and many other things right now.
How much the Russian electric car
1. Company Zetta has announced the sale budget electric the Russian production, which in the basic configuration will cost…drumroll… 450 000! It is a small three-door “city-Mobil” with the electric drive on two or four wheels.
And before you cry “How’s that, Elon Musk”, adding that all the components manufactured in Russia. In addition to the battery — it makes the GE Power Technology, China. So someone nervously smokes on the sidelines.
In December 2019, the company will present about ten experimental samples series and will start selling. Next year it is planned to produce 2000 machines, and then increase that to 15,000 cars a year. The Assembly will be carried out not more than 200 people. Why 450 000 rubles, you ask? Largely because of the serious state support: R & d supported by the Ministry of industry and mass production helped development Fund: the total investment in the project amounted to about 450 million rubles.
When you run Starlink
2. And since I started talking about Elon musk, he immediately wants to start the satellite Internet Starlink in a year! It is assumed that satellite Internet Starlink will be able to provide a throughput of 1 terabit. According to Business Insider, this will be enough for a peaceful view 4K video with thousands of people simultaneously.
According to Elon musk, the satellite Internet Starlink will be able to ensure the connectivity of moving vehicles like airplanes and ships, even with 1000 satellites. He acknowledged that given the recent difficulties running it is also quite a large number, but this number of satellites the company intends to launch over the next 12 months.
The first batch of 60 vehicles were planned to be sent last week, but the company delayed the mission twice in a row — first due to bad weather and then because of an error in the software. NASA something to learn…
3. Another good news from Russia — experts from the Center for artificial intelligence AI Samsung Center-Moscow in cooperation with engineers from the SKOLKOVO Institute of science and technology has developed a system that can create realistic animated images of faces of people based on just a few static shots of a person.
The system is able to create very realistic models of talking heads of people and even portrait paintings. The algorithms produce a synthesis image of the head of one and the same person with the lines of the reference face, taken from another piece of video, or using the benchmarks of the other person’s face.
To create more realistic animated images of the faces of the developers used previous developments, and also approach of machine meta-learning.
Looks like the rarest object in the Universe
4. Meanwhile, scientists have discovered one of the rarest objects in the Universe! It’s an extremely rare neutron star, resulting from the collision of two white dwarfs.
Bright infrared star is located inside the gas cloud, not emitting visible light. It is 40,000 times brighter than the Sun (in the infrared range) and produces a powerful stellar wind that moves at the speed of 16 000 km/s. a Typical solar wind speed in the biggest star is ~2000 km/s is to help you understand how fast the star rotates.
As the star burns, it generates enough thermal pressure to prevent collapse and supernova, which could occur otherwise. It is incredibly rare relative to the expected behavior of a pair of colliding white dwarfs.
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