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SpaceX confirmed its plan to launch over 4000 internet satellites into space

May 6, 2017 1 comment

Elon Musk continues to surprise. Almost each month there is new big plan by one of his companies (tunnels under LA, new gigafactory etc) and now SpaceX confirmed plan to launch over 4000 satellites into space. There has been many news about this project in the past, but now it seems to be much more realistic. Recently SpaceX has asked US government to get permission to launch its own internet network from orbit.

If SpaceX follows through its plan, company will start to provide wide range of broadband and communication services for people all over the world. So far satellite internet is slow and expensive, but with this plan it might change. similar plans has already OneWeb company, but plan of Elon Musk seems most realistic – as SpaceX did already prove to have reusable space rockets. Company plans to launch and release satellites into orbit till the end of 2024.

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It is already 7.5 billion of us

May 5, 2017 Leave a comment

Remember when our planet reached 7 billion milestone? It wasn´t such a long time ago. Few days ago, the world’s population has just passed 7.5 billion, according to the “World Population Clock” – worldometers.info.

Current population explosion is really just a recent thing. It took mankind 200 000 years to reach milestone of one billion. And than only in 200 years it reached 7 billion. According to UN predictions there will be 8.5 billion of us in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and over 11 billion in 2100. With reaching 7.5 milestone there are many new interesting articles or graphs.

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Google Zeitgeist 2016

January 2, 2017 Leave a comment

China is building the world’s largest airport

October 14, 2016 Leave a comment

20th century was the century of cars, 21st century is and is going to be the century of planes. And in China they realize this. Since 2014 China is building the world’s largest airport near Beijing. Its current airport Beijing Capital International Airport is running at near its full capacity.

Daxing District airport in Beijing is intended to take the mantle of the world’s largest airport. So far largest airport (by number of passengers) is in Atlanta. New airport near Beijing will cover an area of 2,680 hectares. With planned 9 runways, the $11 Billion mega-project is one huge Chinese investmens into new infrastructure. Even though China’s economy grows at its slowest pace in decades, they can still build things like this.

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Nobel Peace Prize for Colombian president

October 7, 2016 Leave a comment

colombiaDue to its political nature, Nobel Peace Prize is often subject of controversies. Many politicians who got it didn´t meet expectations. Or were not always as peaceful as thought. So how about this year?

This year The Nobel committe awarded prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Santos has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his efforts to end ongoing conflict in Colombia.

Colombian civil war lasted for 52-years. Over 250 000 people died in this conflict. In 2016 Santos made peace deal with Farc rebels. This deal was rejected in referendum few days ago. The peace treaty was rejected by 50.2% of voters. The Nobel committe acknowledged this result, saying: “What the ‘No’ side rejected was not the desire for peace, but a specific peace agreement.” Committe sees this a challenge – to find the balance between reconciliation and ensuring justice in this war affected country.

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Another subsurface ocean discovered in our solar system

October 6, 2016 Leave a comment

dioneWe knew already that two out of many Saturn´s moons hide oceans beneath their icy crusts. These already known are moons Titan and Enceladus. According to newest data from the Cassini spacecraft, there is subsurface ocean also below the crust of Saturn´s moon Dione.

The new study, published this week in Geophysical Research Letters, suggests an ocean exists on Dione as well. The researches say: “seen from within, Dione is very similar to its smaller but more famous neighbor Enceladus, whose south polar region spurts huge jets of water vapor into space. Dione seems to be quiet now, but its broken surface bears witness of a more tumultuous past”.

If researches are correct, Dione´s oceans has probably survived through the whole history of the moon. And thus offers a long-lived habitable zone for microbial life.

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When huge glacier collapses

March 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Argentina is one of the countries where you can see on mainland magnificant glaciers and where you can also observe how huge glaciers break apart. Following video is from March 9, 2016, when a huge mass of ice broke up into pieces and fell into Argentino Lake.

At this place, an ice bridge collapsed that was part of Perito Moreno Glacier. And there were hundreds of tourist who gathered to witness this event.

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