Possible energy problems. How to prepare for it

Possible energy problems. How to prepare for it

By the end of June this year, energy prices on the stock market approached those of August 11, 2015, when energy supplies were reduced to large companies, as a result of which many businesses had to curb production or shut down office buildings. This situation can also happen again this year and touch both businessmen and residents. The first heat wave brought temperatures in excess of 35 degrees Celsius, which is just the beginning of the holiday.

Heat can be cumbersome, especially if we do not spend their vacation on water. Air-conditioned offices may offer tempting alternatives, but prolonged adverse weather conditions and associated network overload may lead to unpredictable power outages. For this reason, storms, and more specifically the associated discharges, are an additional threat to unprotected equipment respectively.

– Electricity is essential today in almost every field of life. We have more and more electronic devices and we need more and more energy for their service. High temperatures are not conducive to them. Imagine what would happen if the city was regularly cut off from the heat supply because of the heat, and all the daily necessities denied us obedience? Are we waiting for closed office buildings, deserted cities and night life? Fortunately, this is an extreme scenario, as the latest technology allows you to adapt your infrastructure to regular heat. More and more buildings are being built that intelligently manage energy and will eventually allow it to be used more efficiently and in smaller quantities. “We are now able to minimize the unpleasant effects of unexpected power outages in our homes and businesses using guaranteed power solutions,” said Jacek Parys, Sales Executive, IT Business, Schneider Electric. UPS devices, the so-called. Uninterruptible power supplies, in the event of a power failure, support current in connected devices, whether they are computers, electric blinds, gateways, monitoring systems or widely used radio and home appliances.

Autonomous fords will debut in 2021

Autonomous fords will debut in 2021

Ford has revealed the launch date of standalone vehicles. Technology will debut in 20021. Full control of new cars will be used by PCs that use a whole range of sensors.

Ford is one of many automotive companies working on autonomous vehicle technology. The American company claims that the first cars of this type will be launched in 2021.

But they will be completely different cars from those we know every day. Vehicles will be designed with business in mind, services such as Uber or Lift. They will be available on request by customers, carrying them just like taxis. Vehicles will also be deprived of standard equipment and will not find in them gas pedals and brakes, which means that in the event of any danger can not be controlled over them. A person using such a vehicle will only be brought into the role of a passenger.

Lexar JumpDrive Tough

Lexar JumpDrive Tough

Lexar is introducing a new pendrive model. JumpDrive Tough is designed to work in difficult conditions. Its housing is resistant to shocks, water and high pressure.

Typical portable storage media designed for home use are devices of a rather delicate construction that is not water resistant or shockproof. Sometimes, however, they have to work in a much heavier environment, and special designs of such media are being designed for such tasks, which, thanks to the reinforced housing, can withstand a great deal.

Such a device is Lexar JumpDrive Tough, which is just entering the market. The USB 3.0 comes with a USB 3.0 interface that is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.

The product casing was made of durable materials and covered with thick rubber. So it can withstand the pressure of 750 PSI and also bear the temperature from -25 to 149 degrees Celsius. The carrier will also carry a draft up to 30 meters deep, without the risk of damage, and is equipped with a convenient grip for attaching it to the keys.

JumpDrive Tough also protects access to data stored on it, using EncryptStick Lite technology. Files are encrypted with 256-bit AES. Access to them is possible through a password, and in the case of unauthorized access attempts, they are automatically deleted.

Paralyzed internet in China

Paralyzed internet in China

Although diplomatic relations between China and the United States seem to be correct, they are far less peaceful on the Internet than all the attacks on servers of US companies or state offices.

On Sunday Chinese internet was the victim of a powerful hacker attack. Between 2:00 am and 4:00 pm, there were DDoS attacks, which involved overloading the website with a large number of false access requests to block server throughput.

As a result, Internet users have lost access to most of the cn domains, and as a result of traffic the traffic in the Chinese network has dropped by 32%.

China is responsible for more than half of all DDoS attacks that have taken place in the world.

Serious car accident Google

Serious car accident Google

Autonomous Google car had a serious accident at one of the intersections of Mountain View. The cause of the collision, however, is not the poorly functioning computers. This time it is a human factor, or rather another driver passing intersection at red light.

Although the technology of autonomous vehicles is still not yet perfected, it now seems much safer than a human. The best example of this is Google-branded vehicles, which, despite the millions of miles they run, have not scored too many collisions. But the ones that took place were the fault of man.

This was also the case with the latest collision that took place in Mountain View, the headquarters of the internet giant. In a car passing through one of the crossings, a car hit a red light truck driver.

Although the two drivers were not seriously injured (the driver must be in a standalone vehicle as well, the driver must be present), the Google car was severely damaged. So it is safe to say that this was the most serious accident of the self-driving car belonging to the internet giant. As you can see in the picture, Lexus has wrecked the entire right side.

Israelis have developed a new smartphone battery

Israelis have developed a new smartphone battery

The battery developed by StoreDot’s Israeli startup engineers is a side effect of the Alzheimer’s study conducted by the University of Tel Aviv. Scientists have discovered that certain peptide molecules have the ability to store electrical charge. Batteries using this technology could load much faster than previously produced batteries, though their capacity would be slightly lower.

Unfortunately, StoreDot’s technology is not applicable to existing smartphones and tablets because it requires not only special chargers, but also electronic modules installed on the same devices.

Startup, however, is in talks with 15 manufacturers of these devices, hoping that this year they will be able to sign deals with one or two of them. Thanks to that, the first devices with a new battery should be ready for next year’s star.

The battery developed by the Israeli company actually has less capacity, but its full charge only takes us a minute. This is a very good solution as you can recharge your phone very fast and continue to use it.

Unfortunately, there is also the disadvantage of this solution, which in this case is the price. Technology is quite expensive and would require raising the price of a smartphone for as much as $ 50. This is very much and many consumers would not choose to buy such a device.

HUD is a color projector displaying data on the windshield of a car

HUD is a color projector displaying data on the windshield of a car

HUD (Head-Up Display), a color projector that displays data on the windscreen of the car, is an optional Lexus NX200t. It is available in the Techno package with adaptive lights and lane maintenance assistant. We have reviewed what it offers and how it fits against the HUD competition in this car.

HUD displays that you can read here are divided into what data they show on the extra speed just before the front glass, and also on those that use the front of the windshield. This second option is better because the image is displayed a few meters in front of the car, so the driver needs less time to focus their attention on the projected image. In the case of the Lexus NX200t we are talking about the second way. It is worth pointing out that the projector displaying data on the windshield of this car is colored, which adds to the utility values. How it’s working? See the movie:

HUD always improves comfort and safety. Due to the fact that 99% of the time the data is displayed very close to the area that the driver is looking at (the road ahead of the car), the risk of not seeing something is noticeable because he was just looking at the speedometer. In the case of the Lexus NX200t, a color projector can also display data from satellite navigation as well as information from onboard active driver support systems, which further improves comfort and safety. It is also worth noting that the manufacturer has envisaged the possibility of personalizing the HUD. The driver can change his position, content, and brightness.

Scientists are feeding silkworms with graphene

Scientists are feeding silkworms with graphene

A group of Chinese scientists is investigating further applications of graphene. They decided to feed it with silkworms. This has resulted in a much stronger thread that can be used, for example, in the manufacture of worn electronics or biodegradable medical implants.

Grafen is one of the greatest inventions of mankind whose number of applications is almost unlimited. It can be used practically everywhere, from the industry, through delicate electronics, to medical applications.

A group of Chinese scientists from Tsinghua University decided to find one more use for this material. She added the maple to the mulberry leaves, which were fed silkworms to see what the effect would be. The experiment proved to be successful as silkworms started to produce carbon-reinforced thread, which is twice as strong as the standard. What’s more, the new fiber perfectly conducts electricity.

The invention can be many applications ranging from wear electronics, through more rigid garments to biodegradable implants supporting the body’s work.

Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.