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Artificial intelligence will help wind farms to kill birds selectively

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It’s no secret that wind farms, praised by advocates of clean energy, directly harm wildlife. Even if we leave aside the deforestation, which is carried out in some places for the installation of wind turbines, and the fate of the worms, which are driven to the surface by vibration, the problem of death of birds and bats remains.

For example, birds of prey, when searching for prey, tilt their heads down and do not look straight ahead. For them, a collision with the blades of a wind generator is very likely. And bats can die without even colliding with a windmill. The fact is that the generator creates a zone of low pressure, once in which, the animal dies from internal hemorrhage.

Smart cameras capable of detecting and recognizing birds of prey, such as eagles, could help reduce mortality from collisions with wind turbine blades, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

The study evaluated the effectiveness of the IdentiFlight camera system, which detects flying objects, classifies them, and decides whether individual turbines should be temporarily suspended to avoid a potential collision. The testing ground for the cameras was the Top of the World power plant in Wyoming.

The researchers compared the number of eagles killed at the Top of the World site with the IdentiFlight system and at a cameraless control site located 15 km from the first. The mortality rate on the Top of the World was 82% lower, which allowed researchers to conclude that IdentiFlight is highly effective. Scientists recommend using IdentiFlight in combination with other measures to more completely eliminate the risk of bird death.

The developers of IdentiFlight themselves describe the operation of the system as follows:

The IdentiFlight system combines artificial intelligence with high-precision optical technology to detect eagles and other protected bird species. Neural network software and technology process images to determine position in space, speed, trajectory and protected species of interest – all within seconds of detection. IdentiFlight towers operate as a self-contained system that detects and classifies objects and restricts the operation of certain turbines that could pose a hazard to birds. The system detects the bird up to one kilometer away, classifying it as a protected species such as an eagle (or not) in real time. IdentiFlight towers can be positioned to cover multiple turbines in a single wind farm. When installed as an overlapping network, the degree of protection is increased.

IdentiFlight has 47 million bird images of protected species in its database, making it more accurate to minimize energy waste due to turbine shutdown. In other words, artificial intelligence will help wind farms to kill birds selectively, without stopping turbines in vain, if a living creature flying towards man-made death is not listed in the Red Book.

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Winamp player added NFT support in Windows version

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Winamp player added NFT support in Windows version

Music player Winamp announced the integration of non-fungible tokens based on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.

Winamp player added NFT support in Windows version

Music from NFT tracks plays just like any other audio files.

“Winamp has always been about accessibility and innovation, and today we are proud to launch the very first standalone player that reads NFT audio and other existing formats,” Winamp CEO Alexander Saboundjian wrote in the official release.

The latest version of Winamp allows music lovers to link their MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet through the Brave, Chrome or Firefox browser with Winamp. Users can then connect their favorite track as an NFT file.

In addition to audio, Winamp also supports video files based on the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 standards. So far, the novelty is supported only on the Windows operating network, but in 2023 the company plans to expand the line to other ecosystems.

In an upcoming update in early 2023, the Winamp developers plan to implement a dedicated service for artists and users. It is expected that direct sale of tokens will become available, as well as the organization of concerts through the services of the player. It is expected that the update will immediately be cross-platform.

Winamp is one of the oldest PC music players, created in 1997 by Nullsoft.

Winamp player added NFT support in Windows version

In 2013, the development of the player was stopped, but since 2018, work has been underway to restart it as a single multimedia platform.

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The Twitter Blue subscription will cost $7, but not on all platforms. On iOS it will be more expensive

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The media reported that Twitter decided to change the price of the Blue subscription. It will cost $7, but you will have to pay $11 in the App Store right away to offset the 30% commission that Apple takes. Such a commission is valid for the first year, then it drops to 15%. It is possible that the subscription price will also drop in the coming December.

The Twitter Blue subscription will cost $7, but not on all platforms.  On iOS it will be more expensive

Earlier, Elon Musk has already spoken out against Apple for such a high commission and said that the corporation threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store. Later, after meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Mac said there were no such threats. In addition, earlier the businessman postponed the launch of a paid subscription, fearing the same high commission.

Thus, when paying through the web version, the price will be significantly lower, although it is not yet clear whether these are just plans for the future or a ready-made scenario.

Earlier it was reported that after Musk bought it on Twitter, many employees of Tesla and The Boring Company, as well as some of the billionaire’s relatives, went to work.

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“This screen should be on all phones.” Reviews of Realme 10 Pro+ with ultra-thin bezel and 2160Hz PWM appear

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This screen should be on all phones Reviews of Realme

One of the first reviews of the Realme 10 Pro + smartphone has appeared on the Web, and the device really deserves attention.

This screen should be on all phones Reviews of Realme

The journalists of the Gizmochina resource most of all praise the new screen, arguing that this should be in every smartphone. Recall, the new Realme is equipped with a curved OLED display with a very narrow frame. But it is also one of the first devices on the market that supports PWM at a frequency of 2160 Hz. Thanks to this, the use of a smartphone should not cause discomfort for people who are sensitive to flicker.

Our colleagues also note a low weight of 180 g, but Realme achieved it quite simply: both the case frame and the back cover are made of plastic.

The performance of the smartphone is very high, as it has a new Dimensity 1080 SoC, which is slightly faster than the Dimensity 920.

As for the rest, the novelty has a decent 108-megapixel camera, a lot of memory, excellent autonomy and good software (Android 13 with Realme UI 4 shell).

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