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Scientists create synthetic leaves for production of medicines 

Scientists create synthetic leaves for production of medicines 

Synthetic leaves are created using special light-transmitting materials. Solar energy serves as a catalyst for chemical reactions that transform the liquid contained in the leaves into various useful substances. 
Acer Predator Thronos Air - a throne for the king of gaming 

Acer Predator Thronos Air - a throne for the king of gaming 

The device is a simplified version of the Thronos seat released by the company a year ago. The new version is devoid of automatic transmissions, enabling personalized adjustments of the seat for each player. 
LG G8X ThinQ: a smartphone with two (or even three) displays 

LG G8X ThinQ: a smartphone with two (or even three) displays 

The new device will serve as an excellent alternative to phones with flexible screens. The smartphone is called LG G8X ThinQ, and it was recently presented at the IFA 2019 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. 
BAE Systems introduces an AR military headset

BAE Systems introduces an AR military headset

The company has demonstrated the prototype of its augmented reality (AR) lightweight glasses for the military. Work on the device has been underway since 2017.
An Indian surgeon performs the first ever remote heart surgery

An Indian surgeon performs the first ever remote heart surgery

The sensational event would not have occurred but for the robot-surgeon CorPath GRX. The device was operated by Dr. Tejas Patel from the Institute of Cardiology in Ahmadabad 35 km away from the operating room.

Square Enix shows rendering with incredibly realistic graphics

The demo video was created using path tracing, a new technology that helps to model natural light distribution. This enables developers to create much more advanced graphics.

Grocery giant Tyson Foods invests in artificial meat manufacturing 

The company has recently revealed plans to invest funds into a startup called New Wave Foods. The company is based in Silicon Valley, specializing in the production of alternative shrimp. 

Decentralized app store Dapp.com attracts $1 million in funding

The company will use the funds to enter new markets and grow their user base.

Coffee offers benefit of preventing gallstone formation

It turned out that increased coffee consumption significantly reduces the risk of developing cholelithiasis, or gallstone disease.

Taycan is Porsche's first production electric car

The Porsche Taycan can travel up to 450 kilometres on a single charge and charges up to 80 percent in just 23 minutes.

The Maldives has the largest floating solar power plant in the world

Marine solar panels generate 40% of the electricity needed for Dido Finolhu Island.

Facebook will need your permission to activate facial recognition

The new rules will give users a chance to control their biometric data and even request their deletion.

NASA partners with ESA for development of joint asteroid redirection program

The agencies will adjust the trajectories of space objects that are likely to collide with the Earth.

USB 4 standard developed

The new standard will enable to transfer data with the speed up to 40 Gbit/s.

Scientists pioneer transplantation of cornea made from stem cells

The new technology significantly reduces the risk that the transplanted tissue will be rejected.

It will be possible to restore Windows 10 from the Cloud

Cloud backups will save disk space and make reinstallation much more convenient.

Volocopter 2X air taxi makes test flight in Helsinki Airport

During testing, all flights continued according to their regular schedule, which means that air taxis can be easily integrated into the existing airport infrastructure.

US Army will use laser weapon to shoot down missiles

The US armed forces have announced a contest to develop a laser defense system, with the winner receiving a government contract from the US Army.

A $10 billion lawsuit could bring down the crypto currency market

Professor Craig Wright, posing as Satoshi Nakamoto, is to hand over 410,000 Bitcoins to his partner’s family.

Apple removes vulnerability that allowed hackers to steal iPhone passwords and photos during two years

Experts from Google Project Zero uncovered the iOS vulnerability. This team was responsible for uncovering information on Meltdown and Spectre in early 2018.

The MIT creates a thread-like robot to remove blood clots from brain vessels

Special magnets position a thread made of a special alloy inside the vessels.

Aptera electric car will travel 1600 km without recharging

The fully assembled version of the vehicle will be equipped with a 100 kWh battery.

TON Blockchain Network to Launch Public Texting According to Plan

The new blockchain project will be available from September 1, which means that Pavel Durov will keep his promise to launch TON by October 31, 2019.

SpaceX Successfully Completes New Starhopper Testing

The prototype of the first stage of the rocket the company is planning to use for Mars exploration, rose to the height of 150 meters and, after a short maneuver, landed onto its take-off pad.