During the Mobile World Congress, Asus has revealed the products we expect to see later this year. One of them is ASUS Padfone.
ASUS Padfone is one of the more interesting devices of the last few months, which is difficult to classify into one category, as it is actually a smarfton equipped with an additional docking station, transforming the whole into a tablet. And if we add a headset that acts as a stylus to the screen, we get a device that breaks all the schemas.
ASUS Padfone is based on a quad-core Qualcomm S4 clocked at 1.5 GHz and features 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal microSD expandable memory, and a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. There were also cameras: rear 8 megapixel and front 1.3 megapixel, as well as micro-HDMI connectors. The features of the smartphone will control Android 4.0.
It’s just a smartphone, but when we put it in the docking station, we gain not only five times the battery life (and it does not know exactly how much it will cost), and a couple of other features.…
On March 30, SpaceX planned another launch of its Falcon 9 reusable rocket. Once again we will try to land on a special, robotic barge acting as a landing pad.
Just a few years ago, preparing a space mission was very expensive and time consuming. All because of the use of disposable rackets, which after the task required rebuilding. This caused another flight to be ready only in a few months.
However, the situation has changed to join the cosmic race of Blue Origin and SpaceX, which have constructed reusable rockets, able to land alone after the mission.
SpaceX’s managed by Elmo Musk last year made its first landing test of its Falcon 9 rocket, but today will carry out another test. The consortium will use a SES-10 satellite launch satellite to provide Internet and mobile services to Mexicans, the Caribbean, Central America and South Africa, and then check whether the rocket can handle self-return and landing.
Moreover, it will not be a simple landing test. The rocket is supposed to return to a special, robotic barge at sea that serves as a landing pad. If the test is successful, it will be another step towards the implementation of a space flight plan.…
Circle Line is one of the London Underground lines, traditionally marked in yellow. Its name derives from the fact that in 1949-2009 trains rode on it in continuous motion, looping. Nowadays, it is not the most effective solution for transporting people, so the architects of NBBJ have come up with something more functional.
Currently, Circle Line is simultaneously operated by eight warehouses that travel at relatively low speeds of around 30 km / h on average. At peak times it is extremely crowded, which results in delays, not to mention the low comfort for crowded passenger cars.
NBBJ architects think they have found a better solution and would like to replace subway cars, moving sidewalks. Their vision of the transport system would be moving at speeds of up to 5 to 24 km / h, so if we were hurrying, we could use faster sidewalks, and in order to admire the city we would have to use slower versions.
The creators of this project also say that near the sidewalks could be placed many different advertisements, which would finance the cost of their operation, and at any time the traveler would be able to descend from this pavement.…