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ESA officially announced its first space mission to save the Earth

The HERA mission will cost $ 153 million, but this is a small cost if it comes to developing an effective method to neutralize space rocks that will end up in collision orbit with Earth. The historic mission is to start in 2024, and the probe is to reach a pair of asteroids in 2026. It is about the double asteroid Didymos and Dimorphos.

The Russians publish a new video in 4K of the detonation of their first nuclear bomb

The power of artificial intelligence was used this time to refresh a very old movie. The effect is very satisfactory, which you will be able to see in a moment by watching the material below.

Already over 3,000 infected with the bacterium that "escaped" from the Chinese laboratory

We learned about the leakage of bacteria from the laboratory in December 2019, but then we were already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, so the news passed without much echo. Perhaps also because we do not know the true scale of the problem to this day - it turns out that we are not dealing with individual cases, but probably nearly 5,000 infected - out of 22,000 Lanzhou residents surveyed, more than 3,200 are infected, and another 1,400 have a preliminary positive score. Worst of all, how is it guilty of human stupidity or the will to save money, because the whole situation came about as a result of the use of overdue disinfectants in a factory producing a vaccine against brucellosis for animals for over a month.

Here is a fungus that turns insects into zombies and ... lives in our country

And this is not a scene from The Last of Us game, where at every turn you could come across mysterious spores that turned people into bloodthirsty monsters ... on the other hand, at least we already know that the minds of developers are not so twisted as to be something to invent one, only inspired by nature and what happens in it every day. It turns out that similar mushrooms do exist and are doing great - recently there has been a lot of talk about Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, which is able to take control of the ant's body, literally turning it into a zombie.

Tesla is just becoming fully autonomous. The future is today

A few days ago, Waymo announced that its taxis had started transporting residents of Phoenix City in full autonomous mode. Los Angeles will be the next step. Elon Musk congratulated the engineers from Waymo, but also noted that his systems are much more advanced and intended for the entire territory of the United States, rather than focused on one city. By the way, he revealed that Tesla will also become like this next week, and for everyone by the end of the year.

Flight to nowhere in Australia. Passengers were delighted with such a trip

It is not easy for airlines during the CoVID-19 pandemic. Carriers do what they can to encourage customers to fly. In Japan, travel by plane in virtual reality has recently become very popular, and in Australia flights to nowhere are making a sensation.

Scientists cheated Autopilot and forced Tesla to brake in an emergency

Experts from the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, prepared an experiment, during which they managed to easily trick the autonomous systems aboard the Model X from Tesla and force the vehicle to brake suddenly.

A step towards sustainable agriculture. Here is an autonomous plant inspection vehicle

It is worth emphasizing here that all the ideas of X, Moonshot Factory arouse great interest, because it is a semi-secret research and development center established by Google in January 2010. In short, everything that happens there is shrouded in mystery, which gives the impression of working on very important projects - and the company does not correct us by ensuring that it works on ideas on a large scale, using technological innovations for this purpose. Its newest child is Mineral, an electric vehicle that is to be used in sustainable agriculture.