Hi-tech 2023, February

10 operating system features that you will lose when moving to Windows 11 from the "dozen"

10 operating system features that you will lose when moving to Windows 11 from the "dozen"

Several years ago Microsoft intended not to change the number of its main operating system for computers - the "ten" should have stayed with us for a long time. However, the next major update, according to marketers, obviously turned out to be worthy of the new number in the name of the OS. Windows 11 will bring users not only new features, security and performance improvements, and a redesigned design, but it will also lose some of the familiar elements. Although if someone gets upset about this

Orion: Fly out of Earth Orbit

Orion: Fly out of Earth Orbit

At the end of the Apollo program, only unmanned vehicles, such as probes, robots, and satellites, left the low-earth orbit. The US Aerospace Agency has high hopes for the Orion spacecraft, despite the many problems that accompanied its development

Created a lightweight fabric that hardens when needed

Created a lightweight fabric that hardens when needed

The development will be useful for creating body armor, exoskeletons for the elderly or clothing for sports

Tesla will create a humanoid robot for "boring things"

Tesla will create a humanoid robot for "boring things"

The renowned electric vehicle manufacturer will be releasing the anthropomorphic Tesla Bot. The prototype may be ready as early as next year

AI was able to predict terrorist attacks a week ahead using only open data

AI was able to predict terrorist attacks a week ahead using only open data

In recent decades, people in most countries have come to terms with the persistent risk of terrorist attacks. For law enforcement agencies, preventing such tragedies is a direct responsibility and a severe headache. Fortunately, scientists from all over the world have long been studying the phenomenon of terrorism and creating predictive models. And a recent attempt to connect artificial intelligence to this task has brought impressive results

The Pentagon tested the ability of AI to predict the operational situation for days ahead

The Pentagon tested the ability of AI to predict the operational situation for days ahead

The US military is once again experimenting with technologies that look like they have stepped out of the pages of a cyberpunk novel or a classic dystopia. This time, one of the seven unified commands of the US Armed Forces tested how far artificial intelligence at the current level of technology is able to predict the future

The lead ship "Meteor 120R" was launched in Russia

The lead ship "Meteor 120R" was launched in Russia

Russian shipbuilders have launched the lead high-speed passenger hydrofoil Meteor 120R. It is assumed that it is in no way inferior to foreign counterparts

The world's thinnest magnet is created

The world's thinnest magnet is created

A two-dimensional magnet designed by scientists can find applications in computing and electronics, as well as new tools for studying quantum mechanics

Great Britain will create a large hydrogen airliner

Great Britain will create a large hydrogen airliner

Electric Aviation Group decided to turn the promising H2ERA aircraft into hydrogen. This will shift its estimated commissioning date

The MS-21 airliner was equipped with a composite wing of the Russian design

The MS-21 airliner was equipped with a composite wing of the Russian design

A new Russian "black wing" was installed on the MS-21 airliner. Earlier the aircraft of this type, equipped with PD-14 engines, made its first flight

Formula 1 has officially unveiled a new generation car for the 2022 season

Formula 1 has officially unveiled a new generation car for the 2022 season

Before the start of the weekend at Silverstone, the car, built according to the technical regulations of 2022, was officially presented. One of the main features of the car is its futuristic appearance

Designed clothing that is resistant to mosquito bites

Designed clothing that is resistant to mosquito bites

American experts have created clothing from textile materials. It does not contain insecticides and will protect against mosquito bites, including those that carry diseases such as Zika virus, yellow fever or dengue

Engineers have created a smart fabric that emits heat. It gets cooler in the sun

Engineers have created a smart fabric that emits heat. It gets cooler in the sun

The creators of the project believe that clothes and covers made of smart fabrics that emit heat and reflect light can help people and objects in the sun stay several degrees cooler. The appearance of things with such an effect is expected on the market in a year

Engineers have created a robotic cockroach that cannot be crushed

Engineers have created a robotic cockroach that cannot be crushed

A postage stamp-sized robot capable of supporting a million times its own weight

Germany will create a hydrogen airliner

Germany will create a hydrogen airliner

Specialists from H2Fly and Deutsche Aircraft are joining forces to create a 40-passenger hydrogen jet. The technology demonstrator may make its first flight around 2025

Tesla Model S Plaid "spontaneously ignited" when the driver was inside

Tesla Model S Plaid "spontaneously ignited" when the driver was inside

A new version of the Model S suddenly caught fire when a person was inside. He was not hurt

A super-strong alloy has been created in Russia, which can be used for various types of transport

A super-strong alloy has been created in Russia, which can be used for various types of transport

Russian experts have developed a heat-resistant aluminum alloy that has increased strength and can be used in a variety of areas

Mk3 racing flying car makes first flight with avatar

Mk3 racing flying car makes first flight with avatar

Australian companies Alauda and Airspeeder announced the first and successful test flight of the Mk3 sports flying car. It passed in unmanned mode and was controlled remotely, through a robotic avatar simulating a human body. Later this year, three races are planned at once with the participation of such flying machines in different countries

Israelis unveil new vision of Alice electric plane

Israelis unveil new vision of Alice electric plane

The Israeli company Eviation Aircraft has shown how the serial Alice winged aircraft will look like. Previously presented its prototype

Unmanned vessel Mayflower set off on a transatlantic voyage

Unmanned vessel Mayflower set off on a transatlantic voyage

The Mayflower autonomous trimaran began its challenging journey from British Plymouth to the US coast. In addition to demonstrating the capabilities of unmanned navigation, he must collect scientific information about the state of the oceans

Mobile World Congress - 2019: all the fun

Mobile World Congress - 2019: all the fun

All major manufacturers of mobile devices - and not only them - presented their latest developments this year - all for the sake of quality, consumer attention and new horizons in mobile technology

Google has achieved quantum supremacy but not really

Google has achieved quantum supremacy but not really

Quantum computers, in theory, could revolutionize computing. But this will not happen in the foreseeable future, and Google's statements about achieving "quantum supremacy" are a hype for the sake of hype

Vacuum at the service of transport: from pneumatic tubes to Hyperloop

Vacuum at the service of transport: from pneumatic tubes to Hyperloop

The Hyperloop project, the vacuum train of modern times, threatens to overturn public transport. SpaceX chief Elon Musk says it will be "the fifth mode of transport." However, how did it all start? Pneumatic mail, pneumatic railway and other representatives of the "vacuum" family of the past

The drone that could. Where and how drones will be used

The drone that could. Where and how drones will be used

The revolution of unmanned aerial vehicles cannot be stopped; every year they will be used more and more actively to solve a variety of and sometimes incredibly difficult tasks. Let's take a look at what new directions the UAV will master

MC-21: an airplane of the future or an airplane without a future?

MC-21: an airplane of the future or an airplane without a future?

Passions over the first flight of a Russian passenger plane have subsided somewhat over the past months. It's time, without unnecessary emotions, to figure out whether there are any prospects at all for the main hope of the domestic aircraft industry

Looking for technology to go faster than light

Looking for technology to go faster than light

Interstellar travel continues to thrill the minds of the public. Warp drives have long been featured prominently in pop culture, both in literature and cinema. But will humanity be able to create a technology that can manipulate space-time, providing travel faster than light?

Robots: character - harsh, appearance - redhead, hobbies - extreme

Robots: character - harsh, appearance - redhead, hobbies - extreme

The Ministry of Defense of our country has set a course for robotics. The rocket and space industry is nowhere without robots. What kind of robots are made in our country? How? For what? To answer these questions, we went to one of the largest research centers in Russia - the Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, in St. Petersburg

XDrive vs. quattro vs. 4MATIC: which is better?

XDrive vs. quattro vs. 4MATIC: which is better?

The German automotive industry has traditionally been awe-inspiring for anyone who cares about the sound of the engine running and the sound of the asphalt tires. But which of the German automakers has been most successful in creating permanent all-wheel drive systems?

Elon Musk's "vacuum" revolution

Elon Musk's "vacuum" revolution

The recent first test of the Hyperloop vacuum train technology was a major claim to success. Let's see if Elon Musk succeeds

WhatsApp found a way to block any user just by knowing their number

WhatsApp found a way to block any user just by knowing their number

The reputation of the most popular messenger in the world has been suffering one blow after another lately. First, a large-scale leak of personal data, then the head of Facebook Inc. caught using a competing application, and now cybersecurity researchers have found another "time bomb." It turns out that any WhatsApp user can be forcibly "excommunicated" from the messenger for an arbitrary period, and for this you only need to know his phone number

VTsIOM: 70% of Russians do not understand the essence of artificial intelligence. Explaining what it is and what AI is capable of

VTsIOM: 70% of Russians do not understand the essence of artificial intelligence. Explaining what it is and what AI is capable of

A poll conducted by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion showed that the majority of Russians cannot explain what is hidden under the term “artificial intelligence”. We explain in simple words what it is, is a computer intelligent, is there AI in your phone and how a neural network is like a brain

CES 2017: top news

CES 2017: top news

Panasonic, Samsung, LG and many other manufacturers showed their creations at CES 2017. We have selected the most interesting novelties for you

Tesla is testing a new system that will make the company's cars fully autonomous

Tesla is testing a new system that will make the company's cars fully autonomous

The launch of the final version of Full Self-Driving in the United States is scheduled for mid-December this year

Tesla introduced a new electric car Model 3

Tesla introduced a new electric car Model 3

Tesla has unveiled the Model 3 electric car, which will be the cheapest electric car ever produced, and it can also accelerate from standstill to 96 km / h in just 6 seconds

Funny pictures: why VKontakte is switching to memes and where it will lead

Funny pictures: why VKontakte is switching to memes and where it will lead

Visual images are perceived by people on average 6 times better than text. This is well known to the VKontakte team, which has switched to the policy of short phrases (with a picture) to the detriment of long and boring articles (from now on, the leading groups in the public rating are not serious groups, but those who post more "memchiks"). The logic is simple: increase traffic and number of users. The question is: which users?

Scientists have determined why one in five electric car buyers return to ICE

Scientists have determined why one in five electric car buyers return to ICE

Towards a greener future, manufacturers and scientists need to not only make electric vehicles attractive to buy, but also make people reluctant to give them up. With the first question, everything is more or less clear, but the second is rarely in the field of attention of specialists. American researchers have found out which types and brands of electric vehicles are the worst at retaining a customer, as well as for what reasons

The US is closely investigating the second accident involving Tesla in a week

The US is closely investigating the second accident involving Tesla in a week

Tesla cars are once again in the spotlight of American road safety regulators. Last week, they were responsible for two accidents in the state of Michigan at once, and in at least one case, the electric car was moving on autopilot

Interstellar roaming

Interstellar roaming

Sooner or later, humanity will have to start exploring neighboring planets and other suitable bodies of the solar system. In addition to the usual long-distance and international communication, we need interplanetary and even interstellar. Scientists and science fiction writers are already thinking about how it can work today

The Germans presented an innovative miniature electric car

The Germans presented an innovative miniature electric car

German designers showed an electric car with an autonomous control function: the details of the car were printed on a 3D printer

"Folding screen fever" and things getting smarter: what was interesting at CES 2020

"Folding screen fever" and things getting smarter: what was interesting at CES 2020

The Consumer Electronic Show, or simply CES, is the most significant annual consumer electronics event. It was at CES that the first home VCR, DVD, Xbox and plasma panel were presented. What was interesting at the exhibition in 2020?