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Solar panels over water channels: Nexus project underway in California

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Last year, American scientists published a feasibility study on the benefits of building solar panels over water channels. It has now become known that

In California, the Nexus project is underway, which will place solar panels over two spans of canals in the Turlock irrigation district to collect electricity.

California authorities have allocated $ 20 million for the implementation of the Nexus project. The construction of solar panels over the canals is scheduled to begin in October this year. The solar panels will appear on a 150-meter span of the canal in Hickman and a 1.6 km span in the rest of the state.

Solar panels over water channels: Nexus project underway in California

“If it works in the first steps of Nexus, which we are implementing now, it could potentially spread to many places,” said Josh Weimer, manager of Turlock Water & Power.

The length of the California channels is about 6.5 thousand km. Covering all of them with solar panels would give the state 13 GW of renewable energy. At the same time, 1 GW is enough to power 750,000 households.

As of July 2021, there were 13.1 million households in California.

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Rugged and premium smartwatch Amazfit Falcon lit up on video

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Rugged and premium smartwatch Amazfit Falcon lit up on video

Huami is preparing a premium rugged smartwatch Amazfit Falcon.

Rugged and premium smartwatch Amazfit Falcon lit up on video

This model was previously leaked under the Vienna name, but promotional materials show that the name has been changed. In the brand line, the novelty will be one step higher than the T-Rex 2.

At the moment, we can definitely talk about more than 150 sports modes, a dual-band GPS module, 4 GB of flash memory, a heart rate sensor with a pulse oximeter function, and an autonomy of up to 14 days.

As for the early data, the watch was credited with a titanium case, sapphire crystal, a 1.28-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 416 x 416 pixels and a peak brightness of 1000 cd / m2, as well as water protection (20 ATM). The announcement of new items is expected on October 13.

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Foldable smartphone shipments to grow by almost 70% in 2022

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Foldable smartphone shipments to grow by almost 70 in 2022

Analyst firm IDC has unveiled its new study, according to which global shipments of foldable phones in 2022 will reach 13.5 million units. If we take into account that 8.1 million such devices were shipped in 2021, then the growth will be 66.6%. Experts note that the growth of the foldable smartphone market is largely due to the emergence of Samsung’s Flip and Fold lines. In particular, user interest is fueled by the recent launch of the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4, according to IDC.

Foldable smartphone shipments to grow by almost 70% in 2022

In the future, sales of folding devices will also grow: for example, next year the supply of such models is expected to increase by 55.1%. In 2026, foldable smartphone shipments will reach 41.5 million units, with a compound annual growth rate of 38.7% between 2021 and 2026.

Analysts say the commercial market is ripe for the use of foldables as two-in-one devices that can replace both a phone and a tablet. But while the foldable phone market is expected to grow by almost 70 percent this year, they won’t go mainstream just yet. According to experts, such models will remain niche and flagship premium devices.

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A new cyber clock and an affordable foldable smartphone? Huawei is preparing the announcement of P50 Pocket New and Watch GT Cyber

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Huawei may introduce a new foldable smartphone and a new smartwatch by the end of this month.

A new cyber clock and an affordable foldable smartphone?  Huawei is preparing the announcement of P50 Pocket New and Watch GT Cyber

Firstly, the source says about the P50 Pocket New clamshell, that is, it will be the successor to the P50 Pocket. True, the name hints at the fact that it is more about updating than about a full-fledged new model. In particular, there were rumors that the new version will receive a Snapdragon 778G SoC against Snapdragon 888 in the current model, that is, the P50 Pocket New will be a simplified and probably cheaper model.

Secondly, we are waiting for some kind of Watch GT Cyber ​​smart watch. There are no details here, and it’s pointless to guess, since the line (Watch GT) has existed for a long time, but we haven’t seen Cyber ​​models before, so it can be either something new or just some new version of an existing model.

The announcement may take place on October 25 or close to this date.

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