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Synhelion begins construction of the world’s first solar-powered synthetic fuel plant

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The Swiss company Synhelion announced the start of construction of the world’s first industrial plant for the production of synthetic fuels, the energy source of which will be sunlight. The facility will be located in Germany.

Synhelion begins construction of the world's first solar-powered synthetic fuel plant

Synhelion has developed a solar thermal process to produce syngas, which is then used to synthesize conventional combustible fuels such as kerosene, gasoline or diesel.

The technology was first demonstrated in 2019 at one of the enterprises of ETH Zurich, a subsidiary of which is Synhelion. As noted, the industrial version of this system will produce 100 cubic meters of synthesis gas per hour. The gas itself is synthesized from methane, carbon dioxide and water. Solar energy is used for thermochemical reaction.

Synhelion’s industrial demonstration plant will produce several thousand liters of fuel per year. The fuel produced (solar kerosene and gasoline) will be used in aircraft engines – SWISS will be the first airline to use kerosene produced by Synhelion.

By 2030, the company intends to build stations and produce up to 1 million tons of fuel per year.

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1.47-inch AMOLED screen, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, up to 14 days of battery life for $30. Fitness bracelets Huawei Band 7 fell in price in China

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The Huawei brand store on the popular Chinese site TMall has reduced the cost of the Huawei Band 7 fitness bracelet, both its regular version and the NFC version.

1.47-inch AMOLED screen, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, up to 14 days of battery life for $30.  Fitness bracelets Huawei Band 7 fell in price in China

The cost of Band 7 has decreased from 269 yuan ($38) to 219 yuan ($30.5), Band 7 NFC previously cost 309 yuan ($43.5), now its cost is 259 yuan ($36.5).

Huawei Band 7, recall, debuted on April 28 this year. The bracelet is 9.99 mm thick and weighs 16 grams. The device is equipped with a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 368 x 194 pixels, heart rate and SpO2 sensors. The firmware provides 96 training modes, sleep and menstrual cycle monitoring systems. The maximum autonomy is 14 days.

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Firefly Aerospace, a private space company, successfully launched a rocket and put several mini-satellites into orbit.

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Firefly Aerospace a private space company successfully launched a rocket

Firefly Aerospace has successfully launched an Alpha rocket and placed seven research mini-satellites into orbit. Some of them were launched in the interests of NASA, there are also satellites created in Spain and Greece. The launch was made from the base of the US Space Force Wadenberg.

Firefly Aerospace, a private space company, successfully launched a rocket and put several mini-satellites into orbit.

The Alpha rocket is a lightweight rocket, meaning it can launch approximately 1.2 tons of payload. This is the second rocket launch, the first took place in September last year, but the rocket exploded after launch due to the failure of one of the engines. This time everything went smoothly. The mission itself is called Alpha Flight 2: To The Black.

At the same time, the launch was originally planned for the morning of September 30, but the rocket engines turned off almost immediately after they were launched – the automatic abort system worked. The reasons for this were not explained, the company only reported that such behavior was provided for by the security system.

Firefly Aerospace intends to take part of the small satellite launch market. Each launch is valued at $15 million. Thus, the company intends to compete with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Virgin Orbit and Astra. Firefly Aerospace is a privately held aerospace company headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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Meta* allows Facebook and Instagram users to connect their wallets and exchange NFTs

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Meta allows Facebook and Instagram users to connect their wallets

Meta Corporation has made non-fungible token (NFT) related features available to all US Instagram and Facebook users.

Meta* allows Facebook and Instagram users to connect their wallets and exchange NFTs

The ability to work with NFT on Instagram has been tested since May, but on Thursday this functionality of the service became available to every user in the United States.

Meta* allows Facebook and Instagram users to connect their wallets and exchange NFTs

Users can connect wallets from Coinbase, Dapper Labs, MetaMask, Rainbow and Trust to Instagram. According to the blog post, Instagram users can also post their NFTs to their Facebook accounts.

The corporation also allowed NFT to be shared by all Instagram users from 100 countries who participate in the pilot project.

“Today we are announcing that all Facebook and Instagram users in the US can now connect their wallets and share their digital collectibles,” the Meta said in a post. “In addition, all 100 countries where digital collectibles are available on Instagram can now access this feature.”

The announcement comes after CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold the NFT of his childhood baseball card for $105,000.

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