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Scientists have found new evidence of possible life on Saturn’s moon

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An international team of scientists has found new evidence in favor of the hypothesis of possible life on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. Researchers led by geochemist Hao Jihua University of China have suggested that the ocean of Enceladus, covered with a layer of ice, may contain dissolved phosphorus, an element necessary for biological life. This was reported by the Xinhua news agency.

Scientists have found new evidence of possible life on Saturn's moon

Phosphorus is an essential component of bones, cell membranes and DNA in humans and animals. Previously, scientists have discovered hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur on the satellite – elements important for the emergence of life. But due to the lack of phosphorus, Enceladus was considered uninhabited.

Researchers led by Hao Jihua created a model of the interaction of water and rocks of the rocky bottom of the Enceladus ocean.

The ocean water on the planet turned out to be very alkaline (very salty) and devoid of oxygen, similar to the sparkling water that people drink on Earth.,” Hao Jihua’s agency was quoted as saying. According to him, in such a “soda” environment, phosphorus from rocks would take about 100 thousand years to dissolve in the ocean.

Hao Jihua noted that an ocean could have existed on Enceladus for more than 100 million years. Given this, scientists have suggested that the moon’s rocks could release a significant amount of phosphorus into the ocean during this time.

The research paper was published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences.

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Apple in trouble? iPhone 14 production could fall by 16 million this year

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Apple in trouble iPhone 14 production could fall by 16

According to analysts at the largest Swiss bank UBS, this year the production of the iPhone 14 may be reduced by an impressive 16 million units. This is facilitated by covid restrictions in China, as well as low demand for entry-level models – the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Apple in trouble?  iPhone 14 production could fall by 16 million this year

Initially, analysts believed that the total production of the iPhone 14 this year will be 92 million units, but now it has been reduced to 76 million, which is 20% less than the iPhone 13 was produced last year.

It is important to monitor how the increase in iPhone 14 Pro / Pro Max waiting time affects demand,” UBS analysts wrote. “The speed at which Apple and Hon Hai [Foxconn] can solve problems in Zhengzhou, is the key to sales in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023‘, they added.

The iPhone Pro production problems could put further pressure on Apple’s business, analysts say, as the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offset low demand for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. Ironically, Zhengzhou, where the Foxconn plant that makes the vast majority of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, has been hit hardest by the COVID-19 restrictions. Obviously, such a significant decline in the production of the most popular Apple phones can negatively affect the company’s financial report for the fourth quarter of this year and for the entire year as a whole.

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Stronger than Kevlar. The world’s first case made of Vectran, used in astronautics, is presented

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Stronger than Kevlar The worlds first case made of Vectran

Newcloth has released the world’s first vector case for iPhone smartphones called ZPX-001 Martian Sunset.

Stronger than Kevlar.  The world's first case made of Vectran, used in astronautics, is presented

The cover is made of Vectran, a liquid crystal polyester fiber similar in properties to aramid (Kevlar) fibers. Various sources state that Vectran is 20 to 50% stronger than Kevlar. Such material was used to protect the rover during landing as part of the 1997 NASA Mars Pathfinder program. It is also used in spacesuits and on the ISS.

The case weighs just 15 grams and is 0.75 mm thick, while supporting Apple MagSafe accessories.

Stronger than Kevlar.  The world's first case made of Vectran, used in astronautics, is presented

The ZPX-001 Martian Sunset case costs $99 and is limited to 2,000 copies. An even more limited edition of 200 Martian Pathfinder 25th Anniversary Editions is priced at $149.

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Zeiss top camera, 100x zoom and IP68. Top camera phone Vivo X90 Pro + goes on sale December 6 in China

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Zeiss top camera 100x zoom and

Vivo has officially announced that the flagship camera phone Vivo X90 Pro + will go on sale in China on December 6 this year.

The base version, which comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, is priced at $910, while the higher version with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is priced at $980.

Recall that the device is built on the basis of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 single-chip system and supplemented by a proprietary Vivo V2 chip. The Vivo X90 Pro + uses LPDDR5X and UFS 4.0. The phone was the first in the world to receive a Samsung E6 screen.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Zeiss top camera, 100x zoom and IP68.  Top camera phone Vivo X90 Pro + goes on sale December 6 in China

It also has a periscope module with a 64-megapixel OmniVision OV64B sensor that provides 100x zoom. In addition, the Vivo X90 Pro + debuted a 50-megapixel Sony IMX758 sensor.

Vivo X90 Pro + received a 4700 mAh battery with support for 80 W wired charging and 50 W wireless power. The equipment also includes an NFC module, an IR emitter, stereo speakers. The phone is IP68 rated and runs Android 13 operating system with OriginOS 3 shell.

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