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 we talk about the new processor Qualcomm, the closure of the large hadron Collider. Below the news you can find in a text format.
Snapdragon 855 is here
During the second day of the summit Qualcomm, the manufacturer has officially announced the release of a mobile platform Snapdragon 855. Chip was the most efficient in the market for flagship devices. The platform has got OCTA core processor which consists of three clusters of nuclei Kryo 485: one consists of a core with a frequency of 2.84 GHz, and the other three cores with a frequency of 2.42 GHz, and the third includes four cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz.
An integral part of the new platform was also Adreno graphics 640, the signal processor Hexagon 690 and Spectra 380 — a separate processor, which is responsible for image processing. As expected, the new Snapdragon X50 modem support 5G is a separate chip: so the platform is Snapdragon 855 only supports LTE networks with data speeds up to 2 Gbit/s, because in its composition is a modem Snapdragon X24.
As for performance, Qualcomm said that it has increased by 45 % compared with Snapdragon 845. The performance of the graphics processor at the same time increased by 20 %. 7-nm process technology has allowed to create the highest performing chip, if to take for comparison power rating in watts.
Bodies on the ISS
Aboard the International space station for the first time in history began the experiment, in which the bio-printer will be printed Minorcan. The results of the experiment will be released in early 2019. The experiment was carried out by laboratory 3D Bioprinting Solutions.
Experimental bio-printer was sent to the ISS from Baikonur on 3 December. It is also reported that in the spring of 2019 to the ISS is planned to send the bio-printer, developed in the United States.
Sending the first such machine “On.The bus” experiment “Magnetic 3D bio-printer” was to be held on 11 October, but because of the accident of the carrier rocket that didn’t happen. The developers quickly prepared another copy, which was sent from Baikonur to the ISS on 3 December.
Technology of bioprinting of organs can be used for the treatment of cancer, in particular, increasing the speed of selection of essential drugs. With the ability to print living tissue, scientists will be able to check the toxicity of certain protivoallergichesky drugs that can be used in the treatment. This will allow you to more effectively choose treatment, causing least harm to the patient and to achieve maximum impact on the tumor.
Falcon 9 failed
First time in the history of its landing the first stage of Falcon 9 failed to land at the spaceport at Cape Canaveral. Due to problems with a hydraulic pump slatted helm, as the head of SpaceX Elon Musk, the rocket village literally in a puddle on the surface of the ocean. However, landing it is not: not remaining in the vertical position on the liquid surface level just flopped to the side.
However, you can look at it yourself. As you can see from the video, the missile landed relatively softly. Musk himself said that it sort of intact. Of course, SpaceX will get a missile out of the water and move on land.
Remembering previous 12 attempts to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket to the launch site, it can be noted that for the first time the company failed. However, on the floating barge also worked to put not always. Landing the Falcon 9 always looks amazing regardless of the result.
The large hadron Collider closes for two years
The large hadron Collider closes in two years. 3 December 2018 particles made its last run, finished the last round at the Large hadron Collider, after which the scientists switched off the machine for two years for scheduled improvements and updates. Located in the particle physics lab CERN in Geneva, the accelerator pushed each other about 16 million billion protons in 2015, reaching its current energies of 13 trillion electron volts.
In the course of conducting a low-energy collisions between 2009 and 2013, scientists discovered the elusive Higgs boson, completing the last remaining cell in the overall picture of the Standard model of particle physics.
Planned enhancements to the car will also lay the Foundation for further transformation of the Collider in the future, known as the High-Luminosity LHC. This update, which will be ready by 2026 is expected to increase the collision rate of protons at least five times.
Object worth $ 10 billion managed by CERN, the European organization for nuclear research, and confronts subatomic particles with each other almost at the speed of light.
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