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Scientists have found that for the pills to work faster, you need to lean to the left

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American physicists have found that the rate of dissolution of drugs in the human digestive system can increase or decrease by 83%, depending on what position he takes after swallowing the pills. Scientific work published in the journal Physics of Fluids.

Scientists have found that for the pills to work faster, you need to lean to the left

We have developed the world’s first computer system that accurately calculates how tablets dissolve in the digestive system.”, — said professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Rajat Mittal.

Medicines in the form of tablets and pills have many advantages over injectables and other forms of their introduction into the body. As a rule, they are stored much longer, their use does not require qualified medical care, and they do not cause discomfort in patients.

For this reason, all the largest pharmaceutical corporations spend huge resources and funds on the search for alternatives and the development of tablet analogues of existing injectable drugs. Their creation was complicated by the fact that scientists until now could not accurately predict how the tablet would dissolve in the human digestive system.

Professor Mittal and his colleagues have developed a computer model that can very accurately calculate how various drugs will be released as they move through the esophagus, stomach and intestines. According to scientists, this algorithm takes into account all possible parameters that affect the dissolution of tablets, including the nature of the movement of fluid through different segments of the digestive system.

Subsequent calculations using this model revealed the pattern. It turned out that the rate of dissolution of tablets was influenced not only by the speed of movement of digested food through the stomach and intestines and other internal features in the digestive system, but also by the position the person occupied after taking the medicine.

In particular, the scientists found that tilting the body to the right after taking the medicine accelerated the dissolution of the tablets and sawing in the first stages of their movement through the digestive system. On the other hand, tilting to the left sharply slowed down the release of drug molecules. Tilt the body back 45 degrees accelerated the dissolution of the drug, but it was not as fast as when tilted to the right.

According to the study, turning the body to the left or right side slowed or accelerated the dissolution of tablets and pills by 83%. This is important to take into account when developing drugs that cannot withstand ingestion or must be absorbed by the body as soon as possible, the scientists concluded.

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Micron invests up to $100 billion in semiconductor manufacturing in New York State

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Micron Technology intends to invest up to $100 billion over the next 20 years to build a manufacturing facility in New York State. It will produce semiconductors and become the largest in the world. It is expected that the launch of the new enterprise will create about 50,000 new jobs. As for investments, by the end of this decade they will amount to $20 billion.

Micron invests up to $100 billion in semiconductor manufacturing in New York State

Earlier in August, the company announced its intention to invest $40 billion by 2030 in memory production in the US. It also plans to invest $15 billion in a semiconductor manufacturing plant, which will be located in Idaho. Against the background of this information, the value of Micron shares increased by 3.1%.

Such large investments are not accidental – this is due to the signing of the Law on Chips and Science. According to him, US companies can receive government subsidies, $52.7 billion has been allocated for the project, which will expand the production of microcircuits and stimulate the development of the semiconductor industry in the United States.

Earlier, Intel and the Canadian company Brookfield entered into an agreement under which they will invest up to $30 billion in a plant in Arizona.

At the same time, it became known earlier that the United States wants to impose new sanctions against China, specifically related to high technologies.

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Missiles no longer needed? Space catapult SpinLaunch successfully sent a payload into orbit for the tenth time

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SpinLaunch announced the results of the tenth successful flight test of its rocket-free space launch technology, the Orbital Launch system. During the test, the company launched a NASA payload into orbit, after which it was able to return to Earth to analyze the effect of stress loads on components.

Missiles no longer needed?  Space catapult SpinLaunch successfully sent a payload into orbit for the tenth time

As it turned out, elements of the satellites could well survive such an extreme launch. Indeed, with such a launch technology, the acceleration was up to 10,000 g, and the “projectile” itself accelerates to a speed of 8,000 km / h. This allows you to launch small payloads into orbit, and much cheaper than using rockets.

The tenth flight test represents a watershed moment for SpinLaunch. Today we are bringing the Sub-Orbital Booster System to our customers, strategic partners and research teams. The data and insights gained from flight testing will be invaluable to both SpinLaunch (as we continue to develop the Orbital Launch system) and to our customers who hope to that we will provide them with low-cost, high-quality and sustainable access to space”, said Jonathan Jani, founder and CEO of SpinLaunch.

SpinLaunch has been developing its launch technology since 2015, although actual launches only started last year. The company claims that their method is much more environmentally friendly and much safer than classic rockets.

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World’s first laptop with RISC-V processor goes on sale It costs $1,500

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The ROMA laptop, the world’s first portable computer based on the RISC-V processor, which was introduced last summer, appeared on Alibaba’s Chinese site. This model is priced at $1499.

World's first laptop with RISC-V processor goes on sale It costs $1,500

At the moment, the manufacturer plans to ship about 100 units by the end of the year, and up to 1,000 more in the first quarter of 2023. At the same time, to purchase, you need to contact the supplier directly, clarify the price and specifications before placing an order.

The laptop itself is the result of a partnership between China’s DeepComputing and Xcalibyte. It is built on the Alibaba T-Head TH1520 processor with four 64-bit Xuantie C910 cores, which operate at a frequency of 2.5 GHz. It also has a neural processor with a performance of up to 4 TOPS and an Imagination graphics chip.

World's first laptop with RISC-V processor goes on sale It costs $1,500

The laptop is equipped with a 14.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory. Other features include a backlit keyboard, SD card reader, HDMI, USB-C, USB-A and Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth adapters, and a 1080p webcam.

For now, such a system will be of interest only to enthusiasts and developers, but this is the first mass alternative to x86 and Arm processors that has appeared on the market.

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