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Sony announces the Airpeak project behind the construction of film drones

Sony announces the Airpeak project behind the construction of film dronesThe Japanese company wants to offer photography and filming enthusiasts equipment suitable for the 21st century, thanks to which they will be able to document their travels and share them online in a previously unavailable way.

So far, little is known about the Airpeak project, but it is certain that it is about building an autonomous movie drone. Sony does not want to stay behind the competition and sees the potential in such devices. After all, with their help, you can take amazing aerial shots that present targets often in a spectacular way. Such benefits are increasingly used in the media and film productions. Sony wants to popularize them among ordinary people.

The Japanese company wants to enter the world of movie drones and make their operation as easy as possible using artificial intelligence technology. Sony has announced the release of more details about Airpeak in spring 2021. Then the presentation of the device will probably follow.

However, experts already believe that Sony is building a drone that could shake up the world of photography and movies. The device is not only to be characterized by amazing possibilities, known to us so far from professional drones used by Hollywood teams, but also to be trivial to use ARTS AND CINEMA at the same time offer complete security.

The drone is to be powered by artificial intelligence technologies that will allow ordinary enthusiasts of photography and filming to obtain the effects so far reserved only for productions with a large budget. Sony has posted a short teaser of the Airpeak project on the Internet. It is true that there is little to learn from it, but the most important thing is that the company does not stand still and wants to make practical use of new technologies for us.

A rain of cosmic rock bombed the surface of Mars. Here are the effects of this event

A rain of cosmic rock bombed the surface of Mars. Here are the effects of this eventEvery day, astronomers look at hundreds of satellite images of the surface of the Red Planet, which are sent to Earth by orbiters. Thanks to them, traces of mass bombing were discovered.

A number of impact craters have appeared in the Noachis Terra area. They are clearly visible in the photos from 2016, but there are no traces of them in the photos from 2009. Researchers at the University of Arizona are sure that this event took place quite recently. It must have happened in the last 7 years.

Most likely, a massive asteroid from the depths of the solar system fell into the residual atmosphere of the Red Planet. As it flew through the atmosphere, it heated up and the gases inside it split it into several smaller rocks. Then they hit the surface, and today we can see the effect of this event in the form of as many as 21 bright craters.

Most interestingly, although several robots explored the surface of Mars in those years and space probes orbited, the world of astronomy had no idea what happened in the sky above Noachis Terra. This in a beautiful and vivid way shows how little we still know about this globe, which looks like a barren desert, and yet becomes a place of cosmic events.

A rain of cosmic rock bombed the surface of Mars. The result is 21 craters. Photo NASA / JPL / University of Arizona.

The images of the craters were sent to Earth by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe. They are located approximately 7 meters apart in an area with a diameter of 305 meters. Astronomers explain that cosmic rocks have been traversing the solar system for billions of years and most of them are heavily damaged by cosmic collisions, so they can quickly break up when entering the atmosphere of planets.

Although Mars is not inhabited and such cosmic events do not really matter much, the impact of cosmic rocks on the surface of celestial bodies is quite a rare occurrence. Most of the craters, such as our Moon or just Mars, were formed billions of years ago, when these globes were forming.

Get up close and personal with the 21 craters in the Noachis Terra area. Photo NASA / JPL / University of Arizona.

Let us remind you that in January last year, the world was sensational news about the discovery of a large crater on Mars, which was formed there over the last year (see here). The alien from outer space changed the Martian landscape of the ice cap area around the planet's south pole. The impact of the rock resulted in the evaporation of dry ice covering the area and lifting of surface dust into the air, movies front the beautiful pattern so characteristic of this type of event.

We are already celebrating the 20th anniversary of human endless life outside the Earth

We are already celebrating the 20th anniversary of human endless life outside the EarthIt is amazing that for two decades people have been constantly in the orbit of Earth. And this is just the beginning of our existence beyond Earth. In the next decade, we will be living on the Moon and Mars.

Scientists from all global space agencies are celebrating the 20th anniversary of astronauts' continuous presence on board the International Space Station, which is the largest orbital installation that mankind has built in its history. Today it is the size of a football field and orbits about 400 kilometers above our heads.

The cosmic home is constantly being expanded and improved. A new inflatable module has recently appeared there, where astronauts can conduct additional experiments. New equipment appears on board, which not only helps the residents to perform their daily activities better and more efficiently, but also helps them perform very important research.

In the near future, the International Space Station will turn into a space hotel for tourists. The current modules will change to be better adapted to travelers and there will be new, more comfortable ones. Private hotels will also be built in orbit. Several US companies even have plans ready and want to implement them in the next 10 years.

During this time, the first bases on the surface of the Moon and Mars will also appear. We will not look back, and we will celebrate 10 years of colonial life on alien objects traversing the solar system. Many people involved in the development of the space industry want humanity to change into an interplanetary civilization as soon as possible.

The point here is not only to protect us from the global cataclysm that is fast approaching, but also to accelerate the development of technology, thanks to which we will be able to travel not only around the solar system, but we will start planning interstellar journeys in search of another Earth on which we could settle , and discover alien civilizations.

The first flying car was approved for traffic in Europe

The first flying car was approved for traffic in EuropeThe revolution in traveling has just become a fact on the Old Continent. After many years of experimentation, the first flying car can now legally travel across Europe's roads and skies.

We are talking about a vehicle of the Dutch company Pal-V. A flying car called Liberty can be transformed from a road-moving vehicle into a gyroplane in just a moment, which will take us on a sky trip anywhere in the country.

Liberty is a three-wheeled vehicle. Thanks to this, engineers managed to significantly reduce its weight, which has a huge impact on fuel economy and more economical air flights. It can be safely said that a vehicle from the Netherlands is such a small transformers. It looks a bit strange because it looks like a boat on a trailer, but most importantly, it does the job.

The Pal-V company boasts that its flying car was equipped with a 200 HP engine. During the flight, it can accelerate to 180 km / h and soar to a maximum altitude of 3500 meters. What's most interesting, the Liberty can fly over 500 kilometers in full tank, i.e. 100 liters of gasoline. In order to take off or land at all, a vehicle needs approximately 30 meters of runway. This is a limitation, but Pal-V ensures that Liberty can even take off directly from the regular road.

All it takes is a piece of rope to save the rarest species of primates on Earth

All it takes is a piece of rope to save the rarest species of primates on EarthThe Hainan Crested Gibbon is literally on the verge of extinction, mainly due to human activity, but conservationists have an idea of ​​how to prevent it, and all you need is ... a piece of rope.

In natural reserves in China, wild gibbons spend most of their time swinging on ropes and climbing rope bridges, not natural, but man-made. Moreover, unfortunately it is not about their entertainment, but one of the means of survival, because the Hainan crested gibbon is one of the critically endangered species. All because of the loss of the natural environment and hunting, which have led to the fact that currently only about 30 representatives of this species live. - More than 2,000 individuals of this species lived on the island in the 1950s, but as a result of poaching their number decreased to just 30 - explain the keepers of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. In short, it is one of the rarest species of primates on the planet, and everything must be done to protect it.

Hence the aforementioned ropes that appeared in one of the Chinese sanctuaries as part of the experiment - nature defenders decided to check how gibbons would react to the artificial rope bridge, which is to help them traverse forest breaks, which may negatively affect their dispersion, foraging and reproduction possibilities . Deforestation, typhoons and landslides all change forests, making it difficult for primates to traditionally navigate through them. The main method of fighting should therefore be to restore natural forest corridors, but artificial bridges may also work temporarily.

In China, in 2015, a 16-meter long rope bridge was installed, connecting two large trees and leading over a fragment of the forest, which was destroyed by a rock landslide caused by the typhoon. Because although the larger adult males somehow managed to overcome these obstacles, the younger, pregnant or with toddlers remained helpless. By the way, a camera appeared on the spot, whose task was to record how the gibbons cross the bridge in both directions. Thanks to this, we know that after 6 months, the first brave individuals began to use the bridge, and their number grew every year. Half of the journeys were initiated by females, and most of the animals were traversing the bridge on one rope and holding the other rope with their hands or under it, holding on to all limbs - but there were daredevils behaving like masters of the profession, walking on a rope without protection with their hands! As you can easily guess, the idea was successful and the animals quickly learned to appreciate the opportunities it gave them, so its continuation can be expected in the future.

The longest tunnel in the world will be built under the Baltic Sea. It can accommodate cars and trains

The longest tunnel in the world will be built under the Baltic Sea. It can accommodate cars and trains12 years after the inception of the project, the construction of one of the largest investments in the history of Europe, and even of mankind, has finally started. It will change beyond recognition for better travels around Europe.

The longest road and rail tunnel in the world will be built under the strait in the Baltic Sea, connecting Denmark with Germany. It will shorten the trip from Poland or Germany to Sweden and Norway by a few hours. The tunnel will be built under the Fehmarn Belt, between the German island of Fehmarn and the Danish island of Lolland. The cost of this investment has been estimated at around EUR 7 billion.

The structure of the tunnel will be approximately 42 meters wide and 18 kilometers long, of which 17.6 kilometers will be under water. The transit of vehicles will run along four lanes, while trains will have a double-track railway line. In the tunnel, cars will be able to move at speeds of up to 100 km / h, and trains up to 200 km / h.

At this time, a ferry has to be used to cross the Fehmarnbelt by car. Such a journey is not the most pleasant and quick, as the waiting for the ferry can last an hour, and the journey itself can take another 45 minutes. The new tunnel will reduce travel time to approx. 10 minutes by car and 7 minutes by train. The tunnel will also shorten the road connection between Central Europe and Sweden by as much as 160 kilometers.

The implementation of the entire great project will be possible through the construction of a special port on the Danish side, in which the tunnel modules will be constructed and then laid under the strait. Each module will be 217 meters long, 42.2 meters wide and 8.9 meters high and weigh 17,000 tons.

If the works are carried out according to the previous plan and nothing will disturb them, the tunnel is to be built by 2029. Meanwhile, environmentalists point out that such a huge investment in this place may have a detrimental effect on the natural environment.