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Donald Trump approves TikTok's deal with Oracle and Walmart but sets conditions

Most importantly, President Donald Trump himself, who was the direct cause of the problems of the Chinese company, agreed to sign the agreement. At the same time, the US Department of Commerce extended the time previously allotted to TikTok by one week, i.e. until September 27, for ByteDance to be able to finalize the contract (which does not change the fact that TikTok again filed a lawsuit against the US administration, citing violations of First Amendment rights). and political motivation of decisions). What does this contract look like? First of all, ByteDance will create a new company called TikTok Global, which will be responsible for TikTok's operations in the United States and most of its international users, with 20% of the shares owned by Oracle and Walmart.

Are bacteria helping animals sense our planet's magnetic field?

Several hypotheses and countless different studies are being considered, but the truth is that we still don't have an evidence-based answer to this question. A new article, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B journal, presents a novel approach to the subject, namely, it suggests that sensing a magnetic field may be the result of a symbiotic relationship between animals and a specific group of bacteria capable of orienting themselves along the lines of our planet's magnetic field. \"The search for the mechanism behind this is one of the last big frontiers in sensory biology, and is often described as looking for a needle in a haystack,\" explains Robert Fitak of the University of Central Florida, co-author of the new study.

This is the first movie in history where a black hole devours the surrounding matter

Last year, astronomers released the first-ever shadow image of the black hole event horizon at the center of the galaxy M87. It was made by the Event Horizont Telescope. We will never see the image of the black hole itself, because these objects have such powerful gravity that they absorb light that can illuminate them, and therefore remain in the shadows.

There are planets also outside our galaxy? We just discovered the first one

It turns out, however, that planets exist in other galaxies as well. While this is theoretically not a big deal for us, we haven't discovered any so far, so we couldn't be sure. Now that has changed. Astronomers calculate that there could be billions of exoplanets in the Milky Way. So far, we've only detected 4,000.

The Rolls-Royce ACCEL electric plane has successfully completed ground tests

Last year, Rolls-Royce shared with us its plans to create the fastest electric plane in the world - and now the company announced that ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight), because we are talking about it, has successfully completed all ground tests, so it's time to think about it about taking to the air. For people who have not heard about this one-man unit yet, the manufacturer aims at a drive based on three 750R engines, which will translate into 500 horsepower of power. The battery pack consisting of 6,000 individual cells will be responsible for supplying energy to work, which will provide a range of 320 kilometers on a single charge.

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.

See how a huge solar roof from Tesla is built in just 4 days

For nearly 3 years, Elon Muska has been offering very practical, ecological solutions for homeowners who want to be energy independent and at the same time do not want to mar the roofs of their houses with traditional solar installations. We are talking about the Solar Roof technology. These are solar panels integrated into the roof of the house.

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 White House unveils a new initiative to protect US technology

The US government has announced a new program to protect sensitive technology, especially in the face of China's expansionist drive. This one is called the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies and will help prevent the sourcing of critical US intellectual property and sensitive technology from foreign rivals. The White House proposal assumes that technology companies will implement security protocols during the early stages of advanced technology development, and that the government will be involved in analyzing the risk of certain projects and determining whether certain technologies will go to allies or not.