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NASA prepared for the launch of “Lunar Lantern”

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The American space agency NASA has prepared the launch of a miniature satellite Lunar Flashlight (“Lunar flashlight”), it should take place on November 30. The satellite will spend three months in orbit of the moon, its purpose will be to search for water on the surface of the Earth’s natural satellite, more precisely, water ice. The Lunar Flashlight is no bigger than a briefcase and is equipped with a reflectometer with four lasers that emit infrared light in the near range at wavelengths easily absorbed by water ice. If the lasers hit bare rock or regolith (the surface layer of loose lunar soil), the light will be reflected back to the spacecraft, but if the radiation is absorbed, it will indicate the presence of water ice. The greater the absorption, the more ice can be in this place on the surface of the Moon. This method allows you to search for water even in dark craters where sunlight does not fall, it will be used on the moon for the first time, NASA notes.

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The Lunar Flashlight satellite will be launched into what is known as a near-rectilinear halo orbit. It will allow him to use less fuel, since, due to the miniature dimensions, the “flashlight” cannot carry a large amount of fuel on board. At the most distant point, the orbital height will be 70,000 kilometers from the surface of the Moon, and at the closest point – only 15 kilometers, at this height the device will pass over the South Pole of the Earth satellite.

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Interestingly, Lunar Flashlight will use a new type of sustainable fuel that is safer to transport and store than conventional fuel used for spacecraft. In fact, the “flashlight” will be the first interplanetary spacecraft on such fuel, and one of the main goals of the mission is to test this technology for further use. The scientific data collected by Lunar Flashlight will be compared with observations made by other lunar missions to more accurately reveal the distribution of water ice on the Moon’s surface for future use by astronauts.

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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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