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Rapidly advancing climate change will make it difficult to explore outer space

Unfortunately, by accelerating the development of our civilization, we degrade the natural environment so much that, as a result, we actually limit our development. We may not see it yet, but it is already happening. Worst of all, it won't just apply to our planet. Astronomers inform that the effects of climate change will also affect the implementation of projects not related to the entire universe.

The cancer breath test is already 80% effective

The team has developed a breath test that can monitor the exhaled air for head and neck cancer profiles and is highly effective at an early stage of testing. We have seen some promising breathing tests in recent years, many of them based on the analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the exhaled air, where specific patterns can be observed when the body's metabolism is disturbed by disease. Attempts to detect and classify these respiratory biomarkers are becoming more and more effective, and we have recently heard of, for instance, successful tests for the detection of esophageal, stomach and lung cancer.

Singapore Airlines is turning its grounded planes into restaurants

From the beginning of the pandemic, it was known that passenger aviation would be one of the industries that would be hit the hardest. First, the forced closure of the borders, which automatically grounded the planes, and then loosening the restrictions, but under the new sanitary regime, which, combined with the natural concerns of passengers, significantly reduced the interest in holiday travels. In short, 2020 will certainly be the most difficult year for airlines in modern history, and we will remember it as the strangest year - for cardboard fans replacing the audience at matches, sounds imitating crowds, toilet paper shortages and many other "novelties" are added restaurants in grounded planes.

The collapsible OLED TV from LG finally goes on sale, but the price knocks off the legs

The 65-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED R, as we are talking about it, is the world's first OLED TV with a roll-up screen, which has a chance to set a new standard, all thanks to the possibility of free arrangement of the living room and adjustment of the screen aspect ratio. Already during CES, the manufacturer promoted it with the four letters R, i.e. revolution, redefining, rolling and developing, which from the marketing point of view was a great move, but the truth is that although the TV cannot be denied its uniqueness, it is only the price and the users will decide about its potential success. Well, the latter ones can be easily found, but the price disclosed today will certainly cool down the enthusiasm of most of them, because it is over ... PLN 340,000!

The smart windows of the future darken and become solar cells

We have already seen artificial windows from Samsung's SunnyFive startup, which are able to perfectly imitate the classic ones, e.g. in places where their installation is not possible, also in terms of sunlight. They produce the full spectrum of natural light, with the angle of incidence changing throughout the day, and according to their creators, we can also count on skin synthesis of vitamin D when indoors (without the risk of burns or skin aging), which is important in geographic regions where there is little natural light and it is virtually impossible to expose yourself to sufficiently long exposure.

Astronomers have indicated planets from which alien civilizations can observe us

Extraterrestrial life may or may not be believed, especially since we still have no evidence of the existence of alien civilizations to this day, but studies such as the latter provide useful data for organizations such as SETI and the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, which are still actively looking for such activity. To date, most of the exoplanets found by astronomers have been detected using the transit method - this involves observing the passage of a celestial body through the disk of another celestial body, because when a planet partially obscures a star, it can be detected by analyzing the slight fading of the star's brightness.