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Is SpaceX and its Starlink satellites threatening the entire space program? Chinese scientists urged the company to adhere to the rules

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Starlink satellites have long been something of a nuisance to astronomers, and now the company has been accused of causing catastrophe in orbit.

Is SpaceX and its Starlink satellites threatening the entire space program?  Chinese scientists urged the company to adhere to the rules

A group of experts from China has accused SpaceX that the satellites of its Starlink system violate safety rules by not keeping a distance from each other. In particular, on June 30, two Starlink satellites approached each other at a distance of only 4.9 km, while the generally accepted minimum distance is 10 km.

Chinese engineers didn’t just blame SpaceX, they published a study in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Radio Engineering. According to this study, the extreme approach was not accidental, but the result of a complex SpaceX scheme to maximize the performance of the laser communications system. This case was allegedly not the only one when Starlink satellites got too close.

Chinese engineers argue that the development of Starlink and similar systems will very quickly lead to the overcrowding of the lower Earth orbit, and the security situation will become much more acute.

The current safety limit is based on scientific calculations. Crossing this line can lead to dangerous consequences, because one collision can lead to another.

The source does not say this, but in this case, Chinese scientists mean the Kessler syndrome – a theoretical development of events that actually describes the domino principle on the scale of near-Earth space, when space debris that appeared, for example, as a result of a collision of two satellites, collides with other satellites, forming more and more fragments, because of which, in the shortest possible time, the entire orbit becomes unsuitable for placing spacecraft there. As a result, SpaceX is accused of threatening the entire astronautics.

Of course, the concern of Chinese scientists is quite clear and logical, but it looks quite amusing against the background of the fact that China itself has several times allowed huge parts of its rockets to enter the atmosphere uncontrollably and then fall to the ground.

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For the first time in the history of Xiaomi. The latest flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra will receive a variable aperture lens

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Insider Digital Chat Station told something about the camera of the promising flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra. According to the informant, a lens with a variable aperture will be prescribed in it. This technology will be introduced for the first time in a Xiaomi mobile phone.

For the first time in the history of Xiaomi.  The latest flagship Xiaomi 13 Ultra will receive a variable aperture lens

A first for Xiaomi, but variable aperture lenses are nothing new for Huawei. Perhaps, in the case of Xiaomi, such a lens will be installed in a module with a 1-inch Sony IMX989 main sensor. As for the front camera, it is expected to use a 32-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle lens.

Previously, Digital Chat Station was the first to accurately announce the specifications and release dates of Redmi K50 and Xiaomi 12.

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It became known when MIUI 14 will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite

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The Chinese resource ITHome announced when phones of the once flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 line will receive MIUI 14. This will happen in April this year. Moreover, the update will be based on Android 13, not Android 13.

It became known when MIUI 14 will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite

The firmware will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite. It is also noted that recently Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi 11 Lite and Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE received the latest version of MIUI 13.

Xiaomi previously officially confirmed that the devices of the Mi 10 line will receive MIUI 14. But the date or at least the approximate date for the release of the firmware was not indicated. It should be noted that in April MIUI 14 will be released for Xiaomi Mi 10 in China, but in other regions it will obviously appear later.

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We waited two months and we will wait another two weeks. AMD told when it will release a new driver for Radeon RX 6000 and other cards (older)

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We waited two months and we will wait another two

AMD top manager Frank Azor, who is responsible for the direction of gaming solutions, promised users of 3D cards Radeon RX 6000 and older a new Adrenaline driver: it will appear within two weeks.

We waited two months and we will wait another two weeks.  AMD told when it will release a new driver for Radeon RX 6000 and other cards (older)

The situation, if not extraordinary, is rather strange: since the release of the Radeon RX 7000 line, the company has consistently updated the driver for them four times already, while for models based on the RDNA2 architecture (that is, the Radeon RX 6000) and older, not a single driver has been released.

We waited two months and we will wait another two weeks.  AMD told when it will release a new driver for Radeon RX 6000 and other cards (older)

In general, the company adheres to the strategy of releasing a unified Adrenaline driver for all models of its video cards (at least for those based on the RDNA3 and RDNA2 architectures), and Frank Azor once again confirmed this. But only recently the implementation of this strategy has stalled.

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