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The crisis in the aviation industry is clear: British Airways will cancel 10,300 flights in three months

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We recently published a long article on the global aviation crisis, in which we talked in detail about the causes of both the crisis itself and the rise in airfare. And here is confirmation that clearly demonstrates the scale of the tragedy: according to the BBC, the British airline British Airways has decided to cancel 10,300 flights from August to the end of October due to a shortage of staff.

The crisis in the aviation industry is clear: British Airways will cancel 10,300 flights in three months

The shortage of employees has reportedly caused the company to face serious problems amid skyrocketing demand for airline tickets. The cancellations will affect Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports. Due to the unpreparedness of British Airways for the post-COVID restoration of traffic from April to October, a total of about 30 thousand flights will be canceled.

As the BBC explains, the company’s decision may be due to the fact that on Friday the deadline set by the government of the kingdom for the return of flight slots at airports expires, which will allow British Airways to avoid fines if it fails to fulfill the flights booked for it. “While thousands of passengers have experienced chaotic cancellations over the past weeks, British Airways has been heavily advertising and selling tickets for flights it could not handle, reflecting its inability to sort out its summer flight schedule.”, – BBC quotes the words of the representative of the association of British consumers Which? Rory Boland.

The airline during the coronavirus pandemic was forced to significantly reduce staff in order to reduce losses. In 2020 alone, it laid off 10,000 employees, including 4,700 airline crew members. The rest of the workers were forced to accept pay cuts ranging from 10% to 35%. This summer, British Airways ground staff at London’s largest airport, Heathrow, voted to go on strike in the midst of school holidays and vacations. The reason for the strike, which may involve more than 700 employees of the company, was disagreement with the unwillingness of the employer to raise wages by the same 10% that they were cut due to pandemic restrictions.

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There is new evidence that the moon was part of the Earth

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Geophysicists from the University of Zurich have found new evidence that the Moon was once part of the Earth. Their study is published in the journal Science Advances.

There is new evidence that the moon was part of the Earth

According to some hypotheses about the origin of the Moon, it was formed from matter that separated from the young Earth for one reason or another – for example, after a collision with a hypothetical object the size of Mars about 4.5 billion years ago.

To test this version, scientists used a mass spectrometer to study the chemical composition of six lunar meteorites extracted from the ice of Antarctica. These fragments fall to the Earth as a result of the collision of the Moon with other space bodies.

As a result of the analysis, scientists found that the isotopes of the noble gases of helium and neon contained in lunar meteorites coincide with the isotopes found in the solar wind (a stream of ionized particles). According to scientists, lunar rocks have never been exposed to it. This, together with the characteristic concentration of the argon isotope, supports the theory that these substances were inherited from the Earth.

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Traction batteries from China’s BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market. The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company’s Berlin factory

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Traction batteries from Chinas BYD have been approved for use

According to the source, the Dutch regulator RDW on July 1 of this year issued a permit for the use of traction batteries in the Tesla Model Y electric car. Moreover, the first batch of such batteries has already been delivered to the Gigafactory Berlin for car assembly.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

Tesla Model Y with BYD solid-state traction batteries is coded Type 005 and internal code Y7CR. The battery capacity is 55 kWh, the weight of the Model Y with such a battery is 2087 km, the cruising range is 440 km.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

At the moment, Tesla traction batteries are supplied by LG Energy Solution, Panasonic and China’s CATL. Last year, Tesla became the largest buyer of CATL batteries, shipping $1.9 billion worth of products to the American company. Now, the second Chinese company has entered the Tesla traction battery supplier pool. Moreover, in the domestic Chinese market, Tesla and BYD are direct competitors, since both produce electric vehicles.

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Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

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Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50

A list of possible characteristics of the Huawei Mate 50 has been published on the Web. And at least one item in it looks interesting – it concerns the screen: the smartphone is credited with an OLED panel with a resolution of 1.5K.

Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

Recall that the recently presented Redmi K50 Extreme Edition just received a 1.5K screen – its resolution is 2712 x 1220 pixels. Xiaomi emphasizes that such a matrix is ​​visually very close to models with a resolution of 2K, but at the same time it consumes less energy. And just a very similar OLED display with a resolution of 2800 x 1225 pixels can get Huawei Mate 50 – the base model of the new Huawei flagship series. It is reported that the screen will be supplied by BOE, its frame rate will be 120 Hz. Perhaps 1.5K screens will soon begin to massively replace Full HD + panels.

Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

Huawei Mate 50 is also credited with a triple camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 MP, SoC Snapdragon 888 4G, 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of flash memory. The role of the OS, of course, will be HarmonyOS 3.0. The official premiere of Huawei Mate 50 smartphones is expected in September.

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