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Chinese lander reportedly detected water on the moon

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A team of international scientists led by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing has just announced news that could be very good for future lunar missions. Water would indeed have been detected under the surface of the Moon. Scientists made this discovery based on data collected by the Chang’e-5 lander from the CNSA or China National Space Administration.

According to a study recently published in the journal Science Advances, the team used the panoramic camera, the lunar mineralogical spectrometer (LMS), as well as the penetrating lunar radar to look for evidence of the presence of water. They thus obtained positive results.

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This study on the search for water on the Moon was carried out thanks to the collaboration of scientists from the National Space Science Center of the CAS, the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of the CAS, the Nanjing University, as well as those of the University of Hawaii in Manoa.

A great first

According to the information, the researchers were able to observe signals indicating the presence of water below the surface in the Chang’e-5 reflectance spectral data.

Lin Honglei, CSA researcher and lead author of the study, said it is the first opportunity to detect water signs at close range and with high resolution on the moon’s surface.

The key to a long-term presence

Scientists have long suspected that water was on the Moon, especially in the form of ice. This presence of water is also one of the conditions that could allow the establishment of a permanent base on the Moon. Thus, this discovery is one more step towards achieving this objective.

However, we must be careful with these recently obtained results. Many studies are indeed still necessary to be able to confirm that the water on the Moon can be used by astronauts. It will be necessary to verify in particular whether the quantity will be sufficient at the level of the chosen landing site, and whether the operation can be technically carried out.

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A $250 smartphone with 10x optical zoom? In China, such a device will allegedly be released under the NZone brand.

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In China, an inexpensive smartphone with a 10x optical zoom can.

A $250 smartphone with 10x optical zoom?  In China, such a device will allegedly be released under the NZone brand.

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The operator China Mobile under the NZone brand is preparing to release a model with the catalog number SP210, which will receive a triple main camera with a 10x optical zoom. Unfortunately, we only know that the main sensor will have a resolution of 50 megapixels.

Perhaps the information about 10x optical zoom is a mistake or a typo. Firstly, since the smartphone will cost only $250, and secondly, because NZone is China Mobile’s brand under which the company releases Huawei smartphones. And Huawei simply does not have an inexpensive smartphone with a 10x optical zoom. In fact, there are no such devices on the market at all.

Perhaps this refers to a hybrid zoom, or even only digital. But if, by some miracle, a $250 smartphone with a 10x optical zoom does come out, it will be a unique product.

From the rest, a 6.7-inch IPS screen, 5G support, an unknown eight-core platform, 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of flash memory, and a 4900 mAh battery are reported. Dimensions will be 163.3 x 74.7 x 8.4 mm with a weight of 195 g.

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Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone and iPad. The company is testing similar displays as auxiliary displays for flexible models.

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Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone

Apple may start using E Ink screens in its devices. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo spoke about this.

Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone and iPad.  The company is testing similar displays as auxiliary displays for flexible models.

Apple is testing an E Ink display for future foldable devices. The E Ink color display can be the go-to solution for foldable devices that need a cover or second screen due to its excellent power savings

Kuo says that Apple considers such screens as additional ones. For example, it can be a small secondary screen on a foldable iPhone or a screen on an iPad case.

E Ink screens only consume energy to change the image, so they are great for such tasks. We have already seen smartphones with such screens, so there is nothing new for the market.

When such devices can enter the market is not yet clear, but Apple may not release the first foldable smartphones until 2025, according to the same analyst.

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market. GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market

With the release of Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, equipped with very powerful iGPUs, a new era of Windows handheld game consoles is dawning.

The Aya Neo 2 console with Ryzen 7 6800U was unveiled yesterday, and now GPD has boasted that it has already acquired a batch of the same APUs, so GPD Win Max 2 test models based on this platform should be ready by June. Judging by the entry, the company did not expect that it would be able to get the processors so quickly.

A new era in the Windows mobile game console market.  GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

GPD Win Max 2 was introduced back in March, but with a Core i7-1280P processor, but its graphics subsystem is no match for the iGPU in the Ryzen 7 6800U.

As a result, before the end of the year, at least two more portable set-top boxes with Windows that can handle modern games should appear on the market. True, apparently, in both cases we are talking about a Full HD screen, which creates an additional load on the GPU. For the same Steam Deck, the resolution is HD.

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