#news high technology 266 | the largest object in the Universe and the lack of beer

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 is about the largest object in the Universe, the shortage of beer in the world and more! Below the news you can find in a text format.

The beer will be over soon

A new study published in the journal Nature Plants Monday, suggests that by the year 2099, mankind can even lose the most ancient beverage — beer.

The results of the study showed that due to extreme hot conditions expected by the year 2099, the yields of barley will be reduced from 3% to 17% worldwide. Depending on the region the price of beer can be increased from 52 to 300%. It turns out that today’s beer costs $ 4 in the future will cost from 6 to 24 dollars.

The basis of this work was climate data for 1981-2010 years and four climate models. The calculations showed that the greatest damage to the barley crop will be applied in Russia, Ireland and Brazil — these countries are experiencing the most dramatic warming. At the same time, Belgium, and Japan can produce more beer and the drink will become a luxury for many people.

New use for drones

A group of engineers from Canada has decided to collect drones in the “pack” and use them to create a real “physical” 3D graphics.

For the implementation of the technology, the experts used 15 small drones BitDrone, each of which is placed in a cubic frame of size 10 inches. To manage this cluster of drones does not require any special controllers with a dozen buttons — all done by hand. In addition, each drone keeps track not only their position in space, but it also monitors the rest of the swarm of aircraft, but also for its location among the entire group. Each Drona fixed reflective elements, and the corners of the room the cameras are tracking. all objects.

Well, the interesting thing is the control system. It is carried out with touching one or more drones and indicate they gesture further action. At the same time to control the vehicle, not necessarily one person.

It is worth noting that the technology is still in the prototype stage, but in the future the developers promise to fix all the flaws and increase the number of drones for the formation of more complex structures. And if you imagine that each drone can be equipped with its own screen technology you can find a lot of applications.

Palm is back!

While the world is moving in the direction of increasing the screen size of a mobile phone, Palm makes the step back — literally. New “ultra-mobile” phone companies are very difficult to describe. Most importantly, this device fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. And Palm means palm.

However, attractive appearance is not enough to convince a large number of people to shell out $ 349 for a product category that they see for the first time. This is due to a number of problems. For starters, in the U.S. it is the exclusive operator Verizon.

For the rest of the revived Palm is freedom from the 6-inch shovels. And with the growing popularity of smart watches, can only be marveled, which will lead the next trend of mobile devices.

Palm runs on Android 8.1 out of the box. Also the device is waterproof according to the IP68 standard and is equipped with a 800-mAh battery is a little, but don’t forget that the screen is too small, so charging will be enough for “all day”. The filling also includes 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB cumulative memory, and Snapdragon processor 435. For a smartphone it is very weak, but for the “ultramobile”. In the end, such a category still existed.

Who’s the biggest?

Scientists from the National astrophysics Institute of Italy in Bologna to announce the opening of the largest and the heaviest of the object of the early Universe – a huge superclusters of galaxies located 11 billion light-years away and appeared later, 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. About the discovery of astronomers reported in the article of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

His discovery of Italian scientists have made during the observation of approximately ten thousands of ancient galaxies, comparable in size to the Milky Way and existed in the first two billion years after the Big Bang. In their research, astronomers hoping to understand what conditions could appear and how did the evolution of these objects.

Observations have shown that a fairly large portion of these galaxies (about 1 thousand) were concentrated in a relatively compact region of the constellation of the Sextant. Calculate the distance between them and analyzing their style of movement, the researchers realized that the observed objects are part of a giant cluster. Scientists call it “Hyperion” — in honor of one of the twelve titans of Greek mythology born of Uranus and Gaia.

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