Nadiya Zhyla

“Army needs wings”: how Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance fights and what it needs to do it more effectively

Constant fundraisers for drones, visible in the media space, are only the tip of the iceberg called “aerial reconnaissance”. Drones are used to learn and teach to fly, they track down the enemy, and save the lives of soldiers, they are designed and refined with their own hands, and, unfortunately, ... Read more

Ukrainian strike drones: who and how develops Punisher, R-18, Kazhan and other UAVs

The Ukrainian front does not live by Bayraktars alone. Our own development of attack and reconnaissance UAVs has advanced significantly in more than a year of full-scale war, and drones have already proven their effectiveness in combat so much that military units are lining up for drones, and developers are ... Read more

View from above: what role do satellite images play in the Russian-Ukrainian war

When talking about the use of satellites during the current stage of the war (since February 24), one remembers the ICEYE satellite acquired by the Prytula team or the use of Starlink for communication at the front. However, there is a less visible, but nevertheless important, work of satellites, the ... Read more

A Google employee claims she was fired for criticizing a secret project with Israel

One ​​of Google’s employees opposed the provision of the company’s artificial intelligence for the needs of the Israeli government. Now she claims that she was forced to resign because of criticism of this project. Marketing manager Ariel Koren worked at the company for 10 years. She says she had no ... Read more

Tesla opens a new virtual power plant in Japan using Powerwall

Tesla continues to develop the idea of ​​power plants using home batteries Powerwall. This time, the virtual power plant will appear on Miyako Island in Japan. We remind you, the virtual power plant consists of Tesla Powerwalls connected to the network. Working in concert, they can feed energy into the ... Read more

NASA has solved the problem with Voyager-1: now they are trying to determine its cause

The 45-year-old Voyager 1 space probe, which explores space outside the solar system, encountered a strange problem at the beginning of the year. It started to transmit wrong data telemetry – while its other systems worked normally. Scientists have now managed to solve the problem, but its root cause is ... Read more

10,000 years in DNA: genetic study of Eurasians reveals their ancient history

Genetic research allows us to learn more about ancient people. For example, to show the details of the settlement of Eurasians and the connections between them at the dawn of civilization. An analysis of the genomes of 777 people who lived between the Neolithic (about 10,000 years ago) and the ... Read more

Greenland’s ice is melting rapidly – this will raise the sea level twice as much as expected

A new study shows that Greenland’s ice is melting faster than expected – with consequences for the entire planet. Rapidly melting ice sheets will raise sea levels across the planet by at least 27cm, more than double of what was previously predicted, reports AP News. The ice that will affect ... Read more

Hubble and Webb telescopes photographed the Phantom galaxy: stunning beauty

The Phantom spiral galaxy is located 34 million light years from Earth. It has very weak light and is barely visible in space, which is why it got its name. But this time, the Phantom galaxy (also known as Messier 74) was able to be photographed in detail thanks to ... Read more

Google opens the beta version of its AI LaMDA: you can apply for its testing

You can now test LaMDA artificial intelligence from Google, which seemed conscious to one of the company’s employees. Anyone interested can sign up in the AI ​​Test Kitchen and get access to the AI ​​beta. LaMDA is an artificial intelligence that analyzes human speech and recognizes commands in it. Voice assistants ... Read more

Marijuana is already more popular than tobacco: in the United States, it is smoked by a third of young people

In three American states – Arkansas, Maryland, and Missouri – they have to vote for the legalization of marijuana. Such decisions are made not without reason. A recent poll shows that smoking marijuana in the US is now more popular than ever, reports CNN. According to a survey by the ... Read more

New technology for charging electric cars: up to 90% in 10 minutes, but after 5 years

Electric cars have a huge number of advantages, as long as it does not concern long trips. While you can refuel a car with fossil fuel in 10-15 minutes, charging an electric car takes much longer. The USA wants to solve this problem. Government researchers have announced that they have ... Read more

Updated: Artemis 1: NASA launches a mission to the moon for the first time since the last century – the launch was postponed to Friday

Today (August 29) at 8:33 a.m. Eastern time (15:33 Kyiv time), NASA launches the Artemis 1 mission to the Moon. It will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the first attempt to return to the moon after more than 50 years of absence. The Orion capsule ... Read more

The Webb telescope found carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet outside the solar system

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope has clearly detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet outside the Solar System for the first time. CO2 was found in a gas giant planet orbiting a star 700 light-years from Earth. The planet WASP-39 b is 1.3 times larger than Jupiter, but has ... Read more

Stable Diffusion: A new AI artist available to everyone makes publicly available its own AI development for creating images from text. The peculiarity of Stable Diffusion is that the model requires less than 10 GB of video memory and can work on consumer graphics processors, creating a picture of 512×512 pixels from text in a few seconds. “This ... Read more

DuckDuckGo has opened free e-mail protection from trackers to everyone

Last year, the DuckDuckGo search engine email protection service went into beta. Now the company has finally announced that the service becomes available to all users. The service acts as an intermediary between private email and the outside world. It assigns users a free address and intercepts trackers before ... Read more

Scientists from MIT have developed a cheap battery based on aluminum and sulfur

The need for efficient energy storage is growing with the proliferation of solar and wind power plants. Energy needs to be accumulated and stored when there is no wind or sun – and today’s lithium-ion batteries are too expensive for this purpose. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ... Read more

Starlink lowers the price of Internet for many countries – for Ukraine as well

Good news from Starlink: Elon Musk’s company is reducing Internet prices in response to “local market conditions.” The changes affected many countries, including Ukraine. Now, instead of $100, a monthly subscription costs $60 for our users. Such discounts are reported all over the world. For example, in Great Britain the ... Read more

Electric current passed through the brain improved memory in the elderly

Memory deterioration or loss in the elderly can be a serious problem. About 8% of people in the US suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. An even greater percentage is found with lesser manifestations of this phenomenon. In the search for easy and quick ways to improve memory in older ... Read more

Twitter lied about bots and security – hacker and cyber security expert Peter Zatko

The former head of Twitter’s security department and now a hacker and cyber security expert Peter Zatko testifies that the social network hides the real number of bots among its users. The company is covering up its own negligence and misleading federal regulators about the real number of bots on ... Read more

House of the Dragon was called the biggest premiere of HBO: it has already been watched by 10 million viewers

House of the Dragon became HBO Max’s biggest premiere. It was watched by 9.986 million viewers in the one night after its release in the US alone. For example, the TV series Game of Thrones has a total of more than 19 million views. According to HBO, interest in the ... Read more

Copying again: the new feature of Instagram will repeat the popular BeReal

Instagram continues to copy features of new successful social networks. But if earlier the model for innovation was TikTok (which even caused outrage), now Instagram is repeating for another new project – BeReal. BeReal is a selfie app that claims to be a more candid and authentic alternative to mainstream ... Read more

The Webb telescope photographed Jupiter: auroras, storms and haze

Under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure, many weather phenomena occur on Jupiter. Now that the Webb Telescope has taken detailed pictures, scientists can take a better look at them. Such observations of the planet provide a chance to learn more about how Jupiter is arranged. “We hadn’t really expected it ... Read more

Wikipedia 2.0: Meta wants to add artificial intelligence to Wikipedia for citation verification

Citation allows you to confirm the information in Wikipedia articles, but it can be used in bad faith. For example, the article about Joe Hipp, a member of the Blackfeet tribe describes how Hipp was the first Indian boxer to compete for the WBA world heavyweight title. The article links ... Read more

HBO announced new releases – The Last of Us, the new season of Dark Matter, Legacy and others

House of the Dragon just premiered on HBO, but the streamer is preparing the next big news, which it announced in the teaser. The most anticipated may be The Last of Us – a series based on the game of the same name, scheduled for 2023. About 20 seconds into ... Read more