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Historians have proved that the most valuable manuscript of Galileo Galilei on the discovery of the moons of Jupiter is a fake

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The website of the University of Michigan Library reports that an early 17th-century manuscript by Galileo Galilei, which was considered one of the most valuable exhibits, turned out to be a fake from the early 20th century. It is assumed that it was created by the famous forger Tobio Nikotra in the 1920s.

Historians have proved that the most valuable manuscript of Galileo

Historians Nick Wilding and Pablo Alvarez investigated and found out that the document contains two entries that separate the period of several months. One of them is a draft of Galileo’s speech for the presentation of the telescope in Venice, the second is the results of observations of Jupiter’s satellites.

According to Wilding, in May 2022 he was working on his book about the great astronomer, and, of course, he studied all the documents that he could get. He studied, among other things, records from the University of Michigan and came to the conclusion that the ink on both sides is the same in intensity, although there must have been a fairly long period of time between records. The historian also drew attention to the quality of the paper, which was different from what Galileo used in the same period for other records.

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Another piece of evidence turned out to be two watermarks: AS” and “BMO”, which indicated the manufacturer – he was in the city of Bergamo. However, such marks on paper began to be put only after 1770, and Galileo Galilei died in 1642.

The final chord was that the paper turned out to be identical to that used in some other fakes. After consulting with his curator Pablo Alvarez, Wilding concluded that the manuscript had been forged. After verification, this was confirmed at the university itself.

It is noteworthy that the above-mentioned Tobio Nicotra received 2 years in prison in 1934 for forging manuscripts, including Galileo. It also turned out that the document came to the University of Michigan in 1938, and before that it had passed through the hands of several collectors who confirmed its authenticity.

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Suzuki focuses on flying cars and cargo drones

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Suzuki focuses on flying cars and cargo drones

Japanese automaker Suzuki is investing in SkyDrive, a company that develops flying cars and cargo drones.

The partnership between SkyDrive and Suzuki was first talked about in March 2022. The companies plan to cooperate in the financial, scientific and technical fields, joint participation in the development of a flying car and further business development.

Suzuki focuses on flying cars and cargo drones

Suzuki will not only invest in SkyDrive, but will also provide its own technologies, including the latest successful developments in weight reduction and electrification. At the same time, the company plans to develop business in various international markets, including India.

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WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

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WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

The WhatsApp team is rolling out a new feature that allows users to share direct links to a one-click call to make it easier to stay in touch with their loved ones.

WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

The Call Links feature will begin rolling out to WhatsApp this week and can be accessed via a banner at the top of the Calls tab. WhatsApp users who want to try the Call Link feature will need the latest version of the app. The Call Links feature will support both audio and video calls.

WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

In addition, the messenger team is testing group video calls with up to 32 people. This is a big step forward as WhatsApp currently limits video calls to eight users.

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Will the new Intel processors really become much more expensive? Prices for new items lit up a few hours before the announcement

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Will the new Intel processors really become much more

Intel Raptor Lake processors will be unveiled in a few hours, but now we have the opportunity to look at prices that may be in line with the recommended ones.

Will the new Intel processors really become much more expensive?  Prices for new items lit up a few hours before the announcement

The fact is that the new items were lit up in the NewEgg store, and marked as recently released. Given the size and status of this network, it is possible that the prices listed there now correspond to those that Intel itself will reveal in a few hours.

And if so, then the same price increase that the company warned about earlier will take place.

  • Core i9-13900K – $660 ($70 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i9-13900KF – $630 ($65 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i7-13700K – $450 ($40 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i7-13700KF – $430 ($45 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i5-13600K – $330 ($40 more than its predecessor)
  • Core i5-13600KF – $310 ($45 more than its predecessor)

Thus, we will get a rise in price by 10-15%. If we talk about competition with AMD, then the Ryzen 5 7600X at a price of $300 is 10% cheaper than the Core i5-13600K, the Ryzen 7 7700X at a price of $400 is more than 10% cheaper than the Core i7-13700K, and the Core i9-13900K at a price of $630 is significantly more expensive than the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, but significantly cheaper than the top-end Ryzen 9 7950X. We wrote about the performance of new AMD products yesterday.

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