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South Korea ready to build six nuclear reactors for Poland

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Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) has made a so-called “technical and price proposal” to Poland for the construction of six APR-1400 nuclear reactors by 2033.

The proposal called for “the construction of six APR1400 reactors with a total capacity of 8.4 GW, the first of which could start operation in accordance with the schedule adopted in the Polish Nuclear Power Program, i.e. in 2033.”

The South Korean authorities express their full support for this proposal. The delegation was received by the Deputy Minister for Climate and Environment of Poland, Adam Gyburzhe-Chetvertinsky, and the country’s Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, Piotr Naimsky.

South Korea ready to build six nuclear reactors for Poland

The Polish government noted that three nuclear energy suppliers showed interest in the country’s program: the American Westinghouse, the French EDF and the South Korean KHNP. In addition to the Korean proposal just received, the country already has a proposal from EDF based on the EPR2 reactor design, and by September of this year, Westinghouse has to submit its proposal, which will be based on the AP1000.

Poland’s nuclear program includes six reactors ranging from 1 GW to 1.5 GW, the first of which will be launched in 2033, and subsequent ones every two years. They will replace coal-fired power plants, which provide up to 73% of electricity. The first large power plant will be built in northern Poland, on the Baltic coast, and an environmental impact assessment was submitted to regulators at the end of March.

The APR-1400 is a pressurized water reactor with roots in the CE System 80+. It produces 1400 MW and has a design life of 60 years.

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8 seats, 8-speed “automatic”, 345 hp, all-wheel drive and maximum attention to detail. Mazda CX-90 flagship crossover unveiled

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Mazda, after a series of detailed video teasers, has finally officially unveiled its flagship crossover CX-90. True, there are no details about the cost and some of the technical parameters yet (in particular, the power reserve is not reported), but there are plenty of official images, and there is data on power plants.

8 seats, 8-speed

The CX-90 has become the most powerful crossover of the brand – in the top version under the hood, an in-line six-cylinder engine with a volume of 3.3 liters, a power of 345 hp and a torque of 500 Nm will be registered. True, even this version, in fact, is a hybrid. The so-called “mild” hybrid includes a 48-volt starter-alternator that provides the start-stop system.

8 seats, 8-speed

The second option is a rechargeable hybrid with a 2.5 engine, a 17.8 kWh traction battery and an electric motor. The power of the power plant is 327 hp, the torque is the same 500 Nm. Cruising range on pure electricity – 48 km.

8 seats, 8-speed

Both power plants are combined with an 8-speed “automatic” and all-wheel drive.

A feature of the Mazda CX-90 is the Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) system, which brakes the rear inner wheel in a turn, thereby improving handling. As for the chassis of the crossover, there is a spring suspension with double wishbones in front, and multi-link in the back.

8 seats, 8-speed

The car received adaptive cruise control, all-round visibility systems, blind spot monitoring, lane control and traffic sign recognition.

8 seats, 8-speed

In terms of design (both exterior and interior), there are no revelations: we can say that the CX-90 is a scaled CX-60. By the way, Mazda did not reveal the dimensions of the new flagship, but in any case it should be no less than the CX-9, otherwise 8 seats in the cabin would not fit in any way. However, the three-row CX-90 can be seven or even six-seater.

8 seats, 8-speed

Mazda focuses on the fact that the interior is made with great attention to detail, and natural veneer, aluminum, and Nappa leather are used in its design.

8 seats, 8-speed

8 seats, 8-speed
8 seats, 8-speed

At the base of the CX-90 is a virtual instrument panel, USB-C ports for all passengers (including the third row) and an ultra-wide screen media system with a diagonal of 10.25 inches. The more expensive versions have a 12.3-inch screen. The list of options includes three-zone climate control, Bose acoustics, a projection display, and a panoramic roof.

8 seats, 8-speed

Sales of the CX-90 in the US will start in a few months. Prices have not yet been announced, but it is expected that the cost will be in the range of 40 to 60 thousand dollars.

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In Canada, they developed neural networks to search for alien signals – they found possible “technosignatures”

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In Canada they developed neural networks to search for alien

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program has been around for decades, but recently wireless technology has made the search more difficult. And so they decided to connect neural networks to the case.

In Canada, they developed neural networks to search for alien signals - they found possible

Specialists trained them on a variety of signals so that neural networks could analyze signals from space and look for anomalies. This was implemented as part of a project led by Peter Ma, a third-year student in the Physics and Mathematics Department at the University of Toronto. Observation data from 820 stars were used as training material – about 115 million fragments in total.

The neural network itself used the TensorFlow machine learning library and the Python Keras libraries. The analysis revealed 8 previously undetected signals that were not recorded during previous studies. Scientists believe that the use of neural networks can improve the recognition of extraterrestrial signals, although so far they have not commented on the detected data.

SETI aims to find evidence of intelligent life in space using “technosignatures” created by technology scientists. The discovery of an unambiguous technosignature will demonstrate the existence of an extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI), so it is of great interest to both scientists and the general public.‘, the researchers said.

Note that neural networks are also used in other branches of science, as well as for generating texts, images and other content.

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If you want a “periscope”, you will have to buy the most expensive iPhone 16. Such a camera will be exclusive to the older version in 2024

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If you want a periscope you will have to buy

Contrary to some recent rumors, only the most expensive iPhone in the line is likely to get a periscope camera next year as well.

If you want a “periscope”, you will have to buy the most expensive iPhone 16. Such a camera will be exclusive to the older version in 2024

Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that only the iPhone 16 Pro Max or iPhone 16 Ultra will get such a camera in 2024 if Apple changes its name. Recall that such a camera is already expected in the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which Kuo also confirms.

Thus, the periscope camera will be one of the factors in favor of the most expensive iPhone for at least two years, which, according to the latest leaks and rumors, is exactly what Apple needs, which wants to shift the focus in favor of more expensive smartphones in order to increase the average price of the device sold.

What will be the periscope module of the iPhone 15 Pro Max is not yet clear, but there is evidence that this will be a new LG development with a variable zoom value.

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