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Ingenuity’s first Martian helicopter touches Mars for the first time

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The first Martian helicopter Ingenuity has finally landed on the surface of Mars. This was announced today on the official NASA page on Twitter.

NASA’s U.S. Aeronautics and Space Administration reported:

#MarsHelicopter landing confirmed! The journey of 293 million miles (471 million km) aboard @NASAPersevere ended with a descent 4 inches (10 cm) from the bottom of the rover to the surface of Mars today. Next milestone? Survive the night.

NASA backed up the joyful message with Ingenuity imagery on the surface of Mars. The helicopter was delivered to Mars, attached to the bottom of the Perseverance rover. A couple of days earlier it became known about the last stages of preparation for unloading.

Ingenuitys first Martian helicopter touches Mars for the first time

The helicopter itself, worth $ 85 million, is a very small structure weighing 1.8 kg. It is solar-powered and has a battery to power the heater during the harsh Martian nights.

On April 2, NASA’s chief engineer for the Mars Helicopter project, Bob Balaram, wrote.

This heater maintains an internal temperature of about 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the harsh cold of a Martian night, when temperatures can drop as low as -130 F (minus 90 degrees Celsius). This protects key components such as the battery and sensitive electronics well from damage at very low temperatures.

The main task of the helicopter is to demonstrate technology and test the first flights on Mars. There is only one week left until the first flight of Ingenuity – tentatively it will take place on April 11th.

Ingenuitys first Martian helicopter touches Mars for the first time

Information about the results of the flight will arrive on Earth on April 12. If the first flight is successful, Ingenuity will make a series of longer flights over Jezero Crater, where Perseverance landed on February 18, 2021.

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Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

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Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a

Google has unveiled its new project called Imagen – an image generator based on a given text description.

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

According to the developers, the Imagen neural network outperforms DALL-E 2 from OpenAI, another AI-powered image generator. At the moment, Imagen is not available to the public, but the samples on display are impressive.

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

According to Google, the new text-to-image model is characterized by “an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep understanding of the language.”

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

Google provided images and samples of Imagen’s work, with styles ranging from simple drawings to oil paintings and computer graphics. They are accompanied by the words and phrases used in their creation.

After parsing the provided text description, Imagen generates a 64 x 64 pixel image, then performs two consecutive enhancements and converts the image to the larger 1024 x 1024 pixel size.

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Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

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Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all

Microsoft has finally announced the imminent arrival of support for the app restore feature in the Microsoft Store in the Windows 11 operating system.

Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

The software maker will soon begin testing a new feature that allows you to restore apps on a new Windows 11 PC. Currently, the Microsoft Store does not offer an automatic way to restore apps, instead forcing Windows users to manually install apps from the library.

Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

Microsoft Store General Manager Giorgio Sardo said:

To make it easier for customers to migrate to new PCs quickly and seamlessly, we’ll soon be testing a new feature in the Windows Insider channel that will help customers automatically restore their previously installed apps from the Microsoft Store to a new Windows device.

Restoring applications will be especially useful for users who frequently change computers, or for developers who regularly use virtual machines and multiple devices. Previously, Windows users had to rely on third-party package managers to perform these kinds of tasks.

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It’s official: Microsoft is finally bringing third-party widgets to Windows 11

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Its official Microsoft is finally bringing third party widgets to Windows

Microsoft made an interesting announcement during the Build 2022 developer conference regarding the Windows 11 operating system – the long-awaited support for widgets created by third-party developers will soon appear in it.

It's official: Microsoft is finally bringing third-party widgets to Windows 11

At launch, Windows 11 only supported Microsoft branded widgets and more support was expected, but the company has remained silent until now. Previously, there were only rumors about such a function, but now it is officially presented.

As Microsoft notes, third-party developers will be able to offer their own widgets to Windows 11 users until the end of 2022. Developers will be able to create widgets for Win32 and PWA applications using the Adaptive Cards framework.

Widgets are small windows that display dynamic information in a special panel on the Windows desktop. There are only 11 widgets currently available in Windows 11, including weather, sports, games, photos, watchlist, entertainment, traffic, tasks, Outlook calendar, family safety, and tips.

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Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory on video

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Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory

Motorola, now owned by the Chinese Lenovo, has already begun to hint at the imminent release of the flagship clamshell Razr 3. Meanwhile, interesting information about it continues to appear on the network.

Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory on video

Motorola Razr used to be like this

This time, Evan Blass, a well-known network whistleblower with a long track record of confirmed leaks, shared the details. To be more precise, Bless even posted a short video showing a working copy of the Motorola Razr 3 on, open and closed.

Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory on video

As we can see in the video, the Motorola Razr 3 clamshell, codenamed Maven, has received a redesign both inside and out.

In the video, we see the Razr 3 with the internal display turned on and thin bezels. The hinge mechanism is similar to past Razr phones. At the same time, the selfie camera is now embedded in the screen, and not placed in the “bangs”. Outside, the camera moved from the center to the corner.

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