End of arbitrariness regarding genetic modification in humans

Genetic modifications made by He Jiankii to three Chinese children were hailed as immoral and non-toxic by the scientific world. Now, finally, we have a decisive response from the government there.

We would like to remind you that He Jiankui, a biotechnologist until recently working at the South China University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, has made genetic modifications in children. His goal was to improve them. With the help of the powerful biotechnology tool of recent years, CRISPR-Cas9, the CCR5 gene has been removed from their embryos, the lack of which in the human genome results in complete resistance to HIV infection and increased intellectual performance.

His research was kept secret from both the university authorities and the parents of the children and the government. When Jiankui himself announced this to the world in electronic media, a wave of controversy over his actions flooded our planet. The Chinese government immediately imprisoned the scientist in house arrest and even announced that he would face the death penalty. However, only now, after nearly 9 months from the disclosure of this practice, the country’s authorities decided to introduce a new law that will regulate these issues.

As we might have expected, from now on all biotechnology companies and institutions operating throughout the country will be extremely closely monitored in terms of performing experiments on humans, namely embryos and stem cells, and the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology, together with its derivatives. This means that there will be no more genetic modifications to humans that are not controlled by governmental institutions.

He Jiankui, after a series of experiments, wanted to start mass production of genetically modified children on request. He was to do it with the help of domestic and foreign companies. The most important aspect of his work was to increase children’s intellectual ability, resistance to HIV, heart disease and the entire cardiovascular system, as well as to eliminate all genetic defects. In the future, along with the development of genetics, the scientist was to successively expand his offer to improve children. Apparently, in Asia, such services can enjoy the enormous interest of future parents who want their children to stand out from others by something extraordinary.

Jiankii’s visions have now become a thing of the past. The purpose of the new Chinese government law is simple and understandable. It is about preventing mass experiments carried out by self-proclaimed gods, which are associated with the mass death of living beings and can lead to the formation of genetic defects extremely dangerous to humanity. However, the government does not intend to completely give up or block such experiments. However, they will be strictly controlled and conducted in the most secure, thought-out and predictable manner, and above all, ethical and moral.

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The first smartphone in Poland with 5G already in Play. Take part in the future network tests

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G debuted in our country at the beginning of July, but only now the first operator decided to put it in its offer. You probably think, why a smartphone like that, if there is no 5G network.

And here is the dog buried. Well, you can buy a Chinese smartphone as part of a subscription or without and join the tests of the future network, e.g. in Torun, where Play began experiments with 5G. Interestingly, the partner of the operator is the Huawei company, which recently enjoys in Europe and America in a bad name, and this is due to the giant spy affair for the Chinese government.

“Today, the most modern smartphones 5G, Huawei Mate 20 X 5G hit the PLAY offer. No operator in Poland has decided to take a similar step. The introduction of the first 5G smartphone for sale is the next stage of the implementation of the fifth generation network by PLAY. The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone will be available in all PLAY subscription offers and without contract. Orders can be placed in the online store play.pl. The phone can also be ordered in Play stores, in this case, after the contract in the salon, the telephone will be sent to the indicated customer’s address from the central warehouse “- we read in the operator’s statement.

According to Play, the pilot will start “from a cluster of 5 sectors, using the Huawei 5G C-band CPE V1.0 router, using 100 MHz, in the 3.5-3.6 GHz frequency band”. In the first place, the most demanding users will be invited to the 5G network tests. If you buy the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G you will be able to try to include from the tests. The phone in the store costs PLN 4299 without a subscription, while the SOLO M subscription fee will cost PLN 4,169.

“The 5G READY network is now available in 24% of the PLAY network, and by the end of the year this indicator will increase to 38%. Pilotage in Torun is another stage of dynamic infrastructure development, preparing us for the full implementation of 5G technology. We appreciate the cooperation with our technology partner Huawei, in the implementation of this exciting undertaking “- said Michał Ziółkowski, Member of the Management Board of Technical Affairs.

On the occasion of the construction of the 5G network in our country. it is worth adding that only closed tests will continue for now. We will be able to talk about a commercial service in about two years. Meanwhile, it is the smartphone from Huawei, or Mate 20 X will be the first in Poland, from which you can connect with the super-fast 5G network.

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See how the super-glider let a 17.5-ton truck lift into the air

The German company Delo specializes in the production of cosmically resistant adhesives, thanks to which two different elements can be combined. Such binding is so strong and durable that it’s hard to believe.

The company, based in German Winds, produces specialized industrial adhesives not only for the European market, but for the whole world. Her authorities are so proud of their products that they decided to advertise them in an unusual way, and at the same time to write in the pages of the World Guinness Book of Records with a cosmic feat.

It consisted of raising, using a weighing crane, a trifle, 17.5 tons of a truck. And there would be nothing extraordinary about it, because such things are done every day all over the world were it not for the fact that all this weight was to rest on two aluminum cylinders, which would be glued together with the super-glue Delo Monopox.

To make the whole feat recognized, a 17.5-ton truck had to hang at 1 meter for 1 hour. Engineers glued the cylinders using only 3 grams of this cosmic glue, and the effect exceeded all expectations, not only the Delo authorities, but also the employees and representatives of the World Guinness Book of Records.

It is worth emphasizing here that the previous record was also established by Delo. It was in 2013. The truck then weighed 16.3 tons, and the gluing area was 40 cm2. Engineers have slightly improved their glue for several years, so we managed to reduce the gluing area to 39.8 cm2. Interestingly, the force acting on the front connections was exactly 43.1 N / mm2.

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Road pirates are trembling, the Fujifilm camera reads license plates from a distance of 1 km

SX800, because this is what the new device is called, can be a real terror of road pirates, unless potential buyers scare away its price, which we have not yet met.

If you are looking for a camera that is so powerful that it allows you to read the license plate even from a distance of one kilometer, then Fujifilm has just presented something suitable. As you can guess, in the middle have to wait components from the top shelf, because how different to get a 40x optical zoom and focal length even 800 mm – what’s more, we also have an additional digital zoom 1.25x, thanks to which the focal length grows up to 1000 mm and allows you to focus on the object a kilometer away.

As some journalists have rightly pointed out, there are already consumer cameras on the market that beat the SX80 in the zoom category, such as the Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom, but Fujifilm took care of additional features that improve recording from a large, even extreme distance. We have fast and accurate autofocus (0.3 seconds), optical image stabilization, steam / fog reduction to get the right quality in all weather conditions and support for ISO to 819200 for night recording.

Fujifilm ensures that all this was possible thanks to the innovative image processing technology that can be found in the X series. The producer also confirmed the release date tomorrow, but he has not revealed the price yet, so it is difficult to assess whether this solution has a chance to hit our paths to catch pirates. In the video below you can see that there is actually something to be afraid of, because we can see that with the help of the camera you can read the sign at a distance of 2.2 km.

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Elon Musk revealed when a new vehicle from Tesla will be presented

Tesla already has a Model S sedan, a smaller Model 3 sedan and a large SUV in the form of the Model X. Soon there will be a smaller SUV, i.e. Model Y, a new Roadster, a Semi truck and …

The billionaire some time ago presented on his Twitter profile a very strange and mysterious photo, which was supposed to reveal part of the body of a fully electric pickup truck. There has been no information about him for the last months, until now. Musk has just announced the imminent release of an electric working cry to dethrone the iconic Ford F-150.

Work on it has already been completed and the company is preparing for its presentation and preparation of the offer for clients. It’s no secret that Musk is almost certain that his new vehicle will enjoy cosmic interest. This is due to its amazing features.

The vehicle is supposed to look very futuristic and attract all those who not only value functionality in this type of vehicle, but also expect a fresh breeze in terms of appearance.

F-150 Fords are real monsters that are not afraid of any murderous job. However, they look quite traditional, which many people can already overcome. The pickup from Tesla is supposed to be an even larger monster, but electric. It will have two engines, one for each axle, and an active suspension adapting to any possible terrain conditions.

Musk revealed that the vehicle will have a range of 640 to 800 kilometers, had all-wheel drive and a payload of up to 1,300 kilograms. According to the billionaire, it will be a more urban workhorse, which can handle any task, and by the way you can race on the streets even with supercars.

The head of SpaceX also announced that the presentation of this interesting machine will take place in accordance with earlier assurances, i.e. within 2-3 months. Most importantly, the Tesla pickup is to be offered at a very affordable price. Musk made it clear that the price of the basic version would be around $ 49,000.

However, the fight with Ford F-150 will not be easy. The company is intensively working on the construction of a fully electric pickup truck. Recently, we could see the effect of the work on the published film, on which the prototype of the electric F-150 pulled the train set with a load in the form of other F-150s with a cosmic mass of up to 566 tons (see here).

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The wearable air conditioner from Sony will cool you on hot days and warm you up in cool weather

The future is so-called wearable electronics, i.e. mobile devices that can be worn on the body or they will be integrated into our clothing. The Japanese company created the first wearable air-conditioning unit for the XXI century.

When the heat prevails outside the window, you have certainly wondered when the first air-conditioned clothing will finally be built. Here you are! Engineers from Sony have just built such an invention, and it is not just another useless gadget for the gullible. Reon Pocket, because it is called an air conditioner, has very practical possibilities.

The device has a compact size and weight, and is slightly smaller than the smartphone and weighs 85 grams. They are placed in a specially designed T-shirt pocket. It is located below the neck. Sony ensures that the gadget can not only cool our body on hot days, but also warm up on cold days. It provides the user with the expected thermal comfort regardless of the conditions prevailing in the open air.

The Reon Pocket device can be paired with our smartphone via Bluetooth and control all its functions. The wearable air conditioner is very energy efficient and efficient. Only 2 hours of charging batteries will last for 24 hours of use. The gadget can lower the air temperature by up to 13 degrees Celsius and warm it by 8 degrees Celsius.

For now, Sony is still experimenting with his mobile air conditioner. The finished product should appear in stores later this year. At the beginning it will be Japan and later the rest of the world. The concern priced the basic version of Reon Pocket for 450 zlotys and the best for 700 zlotys. The cheaper version has no automatic adjustment of the air flow and temperature level.

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Streaming Movies Online Without Account

I do not download movies, series or music anymore. It was not always the case… When I started using massively internet when I was a student, having access to thousands of music tracks, movies, series or manga could turn the head and lead to a frenzy of downloads. Even if the problem of the legality of the download was already posed. Internet connections were more than feeble before the advent of ADSL and fiber. Download a simple song of a few Mo could take an hour…

Today, I much prefer to subscribe to a legal streaming offer, Spotify for music and Netflix for movies / series in my case. With a regular income, I find it normal to spend a few euros a month to enjoy the catalogs of movies / series / music online. But we all have different attitudes to this problem. A friend asked me a few days ago about the difficulty of finding a free streaming site without having to create an account on the site. Here is a summary of some tips I gave him.

Watching Movies Online Without Registration

If you want to watch streaming content for free, it is better to go through a streaming site like fmovies, vipmovies or another free streaming site without registration that you can find on the web or that you will recommend your friends. Good tips in this area are often known by word of mouth and the best streaming sites are generally well known to the public in search of movies, series (the TV series online free streaming Games of Throne for example is in great demand) or of music.

Here, no need to create an account to access the video content of the site. The contents are accessible without registration. On the other hand, you will certainly find ads (popups and popunders, some banners too), Which seems legitimate to make the cost of hosting the website in return for a free service. However, you can read my article on tips for having a streaming site without ads to learn more.

The problem arises also for the sport as for example to watch the league of the Champions in streaming. Football fans often look for ways, legal or not, to watch their favorite competition and often turn to streaming websites.

Anyway, the most popular streaming websites are: fmovies, 123movies, vipmovies, cmovieshd, kingmovies and 123movieshub. Using original versions of these websites is safe for your computer. These websites are also everyday updated with fresh cinema movies and new episodes of any tv series.

The EU car industry wants electric cars to be loud. So Mercedes showed the “loud” EQC

The future of motoring is electric cars. Their domain is great performance and calm silence on board. However, EU authorities have recognized that the cars are too quiet, which leads to accidents involving pedestrians.

Electricians will be arriving on European roads with each passing year. Therefore, the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians will also increase, who instead of looking around before entering the road, think that it is enough to hear an oncoming car to be safe. In the meantime, you can only hear a car with an internal combustion engine. Electric and hybrid vehicles are almost silent, so they pose a serious danger to them.

Under the new law, new electric and hybrid cars sold in the EU are supposed to sound. And it is supposed to resemble the intensity and sound of an internal combustion engine. Mercedes presented its electric SUV called EQC, which was equipped with the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System. Look and listen, what sounds will be released by an electric Mercedes now.

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Alan Turing’s technology appeared on a 50 pound British banknote

Only prominent rulers can be found on banknotes in our country and it is hard to imagine that this will change in the near future, but for example, the British just honored an outstanding scientist in this way.

You can associate Turing’s name with graphic processors from Nvidia, which are customarily called after well-deserved mathematicians, astronomers, and the like, but apparently this is not enough for Alan Turing. An outstanding British mathematician, cryptologist, creator of the Turing machine and one of the creators of computer science, also considered the father of artificial intelligence (already in 1950 he claimed that computers will finally think themselves), which he achieved a lot for his country, but at the same time he was hurt by him to the point that he took his own life.

Now his homeland decided to atone for some of his actions from the 1950s, when homosexual Alan Turing was convicted of very indecent behavior (homosexuality was illegal in the United Kingdom then) and sent to hormone therapy, which consisted of psychiatric and chemical castration ( he could still choose to stay in prison) – the scientist could not deal with it, every two years later he led him to suicide by taking cyanide.

In 2009, the British government apologized to the researcher posthumously, and now the Bank of England decided that he should hit the new 50-pound banknote. The banknote will include not only the image of the scientist, but also his work – we can see at least computer and Turing formulas on sketches, but we will get to the final form shortly before the introduction of money into circulation in 2020. What is worth emphasizing, his candidacy won with 988 other characters, among which you can find such famous people as Stephen Hawking or Rosalind Franklin.

We remind you that Alan Turing is known primarily for machine design and breaking the code of the German Enigma encryption machine during World War II (he amended the Polish method). He has also created a foundation for modern computers and artificial intelligence, every person associated with this industry associates a test checking the intelligence of computers and robots, known as the Turing test.

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Astronomy Experience the NASA landing on the moon that occurred 50 years ago

The US Space Agency has prepared a lot of attractions for the historic landing of people on the surface of the Silver Globe. Thanks to them you will be able to feel as if you were getting the moon yourself.

On a website specially prepared by NASA, you can track progress and survive the entire course of the Apollo 11 mission in real-time +50, on the way to the natural satellite of our planet. It is hard to imagine that the mission was launched exactly half a century ago, on July 16, 1969.

NASA has made astronauts’ calls on the radio channel from the flight control center, camera shots, photographs, and even information about technologies that were used throughout the mission. Imagine that for the next days you can live the greatest cosmic achievement in the history of mankind, and all this through your computers or smartphones.

All you need to do is go to a dedicated site (see here). Have fun and remember your impressions. Already in 2024 you will be able to experience it again, this time live, when NASA will send to the Moon the first in the 21st century a manned mission within the Artemis project.

According to the information provided by the agency’s administrator, this time the woman will be the first to walk on the surface of the Moon. For now, it is not known which of the astronauts will be her, but no matter what, we can expect it to be an extraordinary event.

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