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Study suggests record rise in ocean temperatures

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A few months ago, a report conducted by the UN stated that the effect of warming could cause irreversible damage to the Earth. Now, a new study published in the scientific journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences reveals that the Ocean temperatures have increased significantly in recent years — in comparison, it is as if our waters had absorbed the heat of thousands of atomic bombs in Hiroshima.

The study provides evidence that global warming continues to affect our planet and that temperatures have gotten much warmer in the last decade — even a record. The research says that the current pace can have serious consequences for society and the planet’s biodiversity, as an increase of 14 zettajoules (unit to measure energy) was recorded in 2021.

In all, 33 scientists from different institutes participated in the study, which measured ocean temperatures up to 2,000 meters deep using high-tech sensors in autonomous buoys and even in animals. Research indicates that more than 90% of the consequences caused by global warming are absorbed by the oceans.

The results demonstrate that warming is seeping into the deepest layers of the ocean.The results demonstrate that warming is seeping into the deepest layers of the ocean.Source: unsplash

As the oceans absorb the heat generated by human emissions, the results are rising sea levels, water acidification and extreme weather. Thus, thousands of regions around the world must suffer from the consequences of nature – not to mention those that already face the problem.

The heating reactions

According to John Abraham, professor of thermal sciences at the University of St. Thomas and one of the study’s authors, the rate of warming has increased by about 500% since the late 1980s. Between 1987 and 2019, there was an increase of nearly 5 times compared to that recorded between 1955 and 1986.

“This article was not merely an academic exercise. It has tremendous consequences for society and the planet’s biodiversity. As the oceans warm, they threaten marine life and the many food chains that originate in the sea. Warmer ocean waters make storms more severe. Cyclones and hurricanes become more powerful; rains fall harder, which increases flooding; storms are more dangerous; and sea level rises (one of the main causes of sea level rise is the expansion of water as it warms),” wrote John Abraham in article published by the British newspaper The Guardian.

Marine animals from tropical ocean waters are already experiencing population declines due to warmingMarine animals from tropical ocean waters are already experiencing population declines due to warmingSource: unsplash

As revealed by the authors of the study, in the last year alone, it is as if the oceans had absorbed the temperature of 7 Hiroshima bombs detonating every 1 second in 24 hours for 365 days. In another comparison, Abraham says it’s like plugging in 440 billion toasters and leaving them running 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The researchers also found that warming is faster in the Atlantic, Indian and North Pacific oceans, that is, it is not uniform across the planet. Unfortunately, the results suggest that the problem is likely to continue in a similar pattern for decades to come.

ARTICLE Advances in Atmospheric Sciences: doi.org/10.1007/s00376-020-9283-7

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A $250 smartphone with 10x optical zoom? In China, such a device will allegedly be released under the NZone brand.

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In China, an inexpensive smartphone with a 10x optical zoom can.

A $250 smartphone with 10x optical zoom?  In China, such a device will allegedly be released under the NZone brand.

NZone S7 Pro

The operator China Mobile under the NZone brand is preparing to release a model with the catalog number SP210, which will receive a triple main camera with a 10x optical zoom. Unfortunately, we only know that the main sensor will have a resolution of 50 megapixels.

Perhaps the information about 10x optical zoom is a mistake or a typo. Firstly, since the smartphone will cost only $250, and secondly, because NZone is China Mobile’s brand under which the company releases Huawei smartphones. And Huawei simply does not have an inexpensive smartphone with a 10x optical zoom. In fact, there are no such devices on the market at all.

Perhaps this refers to a hybrid zoom, or even only digital. But if, by some miracle, a $250 smartphone with a 10x optical zoom does come out, it will be a unique product.

From the rest, a 6.7-inch IPS screen, 5G support, an unknown eight-core platform, 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of flash memory, and a 4900 mAh battery are reported. Dimensions will be 163.3 x 74.7 x 8.4 mm with a weight of 195 g.

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Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone and iPad. The company is testing similar displays as auxiliary displays for flexible models.

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Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone

Apple may start using E Ink screens in its devices. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo spoke about this.

Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone and iPad.  The company is testing similar displays as auxiliary displays for flexible models.

Apple is testing an E Ink display for future foldable devices. The E Ink color display can be the go-to solution for foldable devices that need a cover or second screen due to its excellent power savings

Kuo says that Apple considers such screens as additional ones. For example, it can be a small secondary screen on a foldable iPhone or a screen on an iPad case.

E Ink screens only consume energy to change the image, so they are great for such tasks. We have already seen smartphones with such screens, so there is nothing new for the market.

When such devices can enter the market is not yet clear, but Apple may not release the first foldable smartphones until 2025, according to the same analyst.

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market. GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market

With the release of Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, equipped with very powerful iGPUs, a new era of Windows handheld game consoles is dawning.

The Aya Neo 2 console with Ryzen 7 6800U was unveiled yesterday, and now GPD has boasted that it has already acquired a batch of the same APUs, so GPD Win Max 2 test models based on this platform should be ready by June. Judging by the entry, the company did not expect that it would be able to get the processors so quickly.

A new era in the Windows mobile game console market.  GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

GPD Win Max 2 was introduced back in March, but with a Core i7-1280P processor, but its graphics subsystem is no match for the iGPU in the Ryzen 7 6800U.

As a result, before the end of the year, at least two more portable set-top boxes with Windows that can handle modern games should appear on the market. True, apparently, in both cases we are talking about a Full HD screen, which creates an additional load on the GPU. For the same Steam Deck, the resolution is HD.

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