Every Monday in the new issue of “News of high technologies” we summarize the results of the last week, talking about some of the most important events, the key discoveries and inventions. Today about the new iPhone, the tourists on the moon and much more. Below the news you can find in a text format.
Apple introduced the iPhone XS iPhone XS iPhone Max XR
During its traditional September presentation, Apple introduced the iPhone Xs iPhone Xs and Xr Max iPhone and smart watch Apple Watch Series 4. Novelty pleased with design and functionality, and performance.
Steel watch full-screen. Frames are generally invisible. The screens began more than 30 % — 35% version of the larger, 32% — in version of a smaller size. And the body became smaller.
Saw the light three new iPhone. iPhone Xs. And this “ten es” and not “x-es”. There is a new gold version in addition to silver and gray. Waterproof — IP68. The screen is almost frameless as in the new watch Series 4.
Both smartphone with stereo sound. Face ID — in both models. The new chip A12 Bionic was the first 7-nanometer chip, found a use in the iPhone. 6-core CPU, 4-core graphics processor. 6-core CPU — two cores with high performance and energy efficient four. 5 trillion operations per second. The neural engine directs traffic to the CPU, which will cope better with this task. Multitasking and running applications — 30% faster.
Was presented another smartphone — the iPhone Xr. Waterproof — IP67. Display — LCD, as suggested earlier. The screen of the smartphone — 6.1-inch with a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels. Home button is missing, the Face ID is supported, as in the flagships. Chip — A12 Bionic, as in Xs and Xs Max. Camera with one 12-megapixel sensor and support for optical image stabilization.
In Russia, the new iPhone and Apple Watch will officially go on sale September 28. Xr cost iPhone will start from 64 990 rubles. For top-end version of the iPhone Xs Max will have to pay 128 000.
Sabotage on “Union”
The incident with the Russian spacecraft “Soyuz” began to take an unexpected turn. Russian Corporation “Roscosmos”, which experts are investigating the appearance of the causes of depressurization of the Russian spacecraft, at the moment as priority versions considers the intentional damage of the spacecraft with American astronauts. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to anonymous source in the Russian space Agency.
As a motive for the alleged sabotage of the assumption about the disease American astronaut and as a consequence the desire for early sending of a Soyuz back to Earth. If this version is confirmed, the Russian-American cooperation in space will be dealt a powerful blow, cast doubt on the possibility of implementing future joint space missions.
The source said that the Commission investigating the incident concluded that damage to the inner lining of the “Union” was done already in space. At the same time, judging by the tracks next to the done hole, attempts to make the hull had a few. According to the assumptions involved in the investigation, such traces could occur due to the fact that the drills lacked focus (it is not under pressure), which is typical of the works in the condition of microgravity. In addition, the source did not exclude unauthorized entry of the Americans into the Russian ship.
According to Kommersant’s information, representatives of “Roscosmos” has asked NASA copies of records of wearable video recorders astronauts and their medical records to verify his story.
Drone from “Mercedes”
The company Mercedes-Benz presented a concept of the city car of the future Vision Urbanetic. All-electric UAV has a very interesting feature – it is modular. In other words, it allows you to change the body type, adapting a vehicle for different needs – the transportation of passengers or goods.
Vision Urbanetic is a platform with two replaceable modules. Thanks to the first car turns into a minivan and can accommodate 12 people. Thanks to the second module replaces the role of the electric car on the truck. According to representatives of the company, the replacement of the modules takes less than two minutes.
The concept was developed by taking into account the use in a very densely populated urban environment. Vision Urbanetic envisages an increase of passenger traffic and quantity of the goods transported without altering the current infrastructure and without the use of additional transport.
Mercedes believe that in the future electric cars will be combined into a single it system. According to the concept, in addition to the unmanned mode will be the mode of the remote manual control by the operator.
Musk will fly to the moon?
SpaceX will send tourists to the moon on a rocket BFR. The company claims that have already booked the place for a private passenger for the trip around the moon.
On the moon no one had been since the end of the mission “Apollo” in the 70-ies, but now the “world’s first” SpaceX will break the stagnant pause. Last year, Elon Musk stated that we will see people go to the moon in 2018, but we expect that this will happen with the participation of the Falcon Heavy and Dragon capsule.
Musk said that part of the spacecraft BFR will be ready for “short hopping flights” next year and test flights — three or four years. What is also interesting, he noted on Twitter that the above is a new version of the BFR and in response to a tweet questioning whether he was a passenger, Musk replied Emoji with Japanese flag.
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