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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.

Skeleton Technologies announces graphene superbatteries charged in 15 seconds

What exactly are we talking about? Most likely, a hybrid solution that combines traditional lithium-ion cells and ultracapacitor cells, in which we find a proprietary curved graphene structure, using the strengths of both technologies. Simply put, lithium batteries offer a high energy density, which means they can store a lot of energy, but unfortunately they take a long time to charge and discharge - this is why electric cars take so long to charge, which is a bottleneck in the development of this industry. Supercapacitors, on the other hand, charge and discharge quickly, but are not able to store too much energy, so they are not yet used in electric cars, for which they are even made, because the batteries based on them would be huge.

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.

See how the 18-meter Gundam robot takes its first steps

Can you imagine seeing a big, moving moss at the inauguration of the Olympics? A project called Gundam Factory Yokohama has just come true. The 18-meter moss weighing 25 tons is now ready at Yamashita Pier in Yokohama. In the latest video you can see this giant taking its first steps.

Nobel 2020 in chemistry for developing a powerful gene editing technology for humans

Emmanuelle Charpentier is a French microbiologist, geneticist and biochemist who heads the Max Planck Institute in Berlin on a daily basis. Meanwhile, Jennifer A. Doudna is a biochemist and molecular biologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Both were awarded a prize of EUR 4.3 million for developing a method for editing genomes in living organisms called CRISPR / Cas9.

"Before the Big Bang, there was a different universe," says this year's Nobel Prize winner in physics

This year's Nobel Prize winner in physics claims that there was a different universe before the Big Bang. We can detect its remains in the space of our universe. Penrose is sure that the formation of universes and their ending are cyclical. What's most interesting, if we discover the secrets of the death of the previous universe, we will also know our future.

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.