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The Eiffel Tower is under threat. The object needs a major overhaul, but the authorities of Paris want to limit themselves to just another painting

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The world-famous Eiffel Tower appears to be in pretty bad shape and in need of a major overhaul.

The Eiffel Tower is under threat.  The object needs a major overhaul, but the authorities of Paris want to limit themselves to just another painting

The source, citing confidential reports found in the French magazine Marianne, says the tower has numerous pockets of rust, which is why it needs a major overhaul. But instead, the authorities of Paris intend only once again to limit themselves to cosmetic, including primarily painting. This is scheduled to be done ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

If Gustave Eiffel visited this place, he would have had a heart attack

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As part of the preparation of the facility for the Olympic Games, the tower is going to be repainted, which will cost 60 million euros. This will be the 20th time the monument has been repainted. At the same time, throughout history, and the Eiffel Tower is already 133 years old, it has never had a major overhaul. Moreover, in terms of the upcoming repaint, it was assumed that a third of the tower would be cleaned, and then two coats of paint would be applied. However, due to delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 5% of the facility’s surface will be treated.

Experts say that the tower needs to be completely dismantled to metal, repaired and repainted, and painting over the old paint only exacerbates corrosion. The owner of the tower, Sete, 99% owned by the Paris City Hall, does not want to close the tower for a long time due to the large loss of money from tourists. Considering that the tower receives about 6 million people a year, closing the facility for a long time will result in a huge loss in revenue. For example, in 2020, Sete lost 52 million euros while the tower was closed due to COVID-19.

At the same time, the deteriorating state of the object, of course, became known not at all now. In a 2010 report, experts wrote that Sete should take another look at the Eiffel Tower and develop an entirely new maintenance policy based on testing the aging metal structure. A 2014 report stated that the tower had cracks and pockets of rust, and only 10% of the new paint had bonded well to the structure. Even then, experts said that it was necessary to start urgently fighting corrosion, but 8 years have passed since then.

The 2016 report listed 884 failures, including 68 that posed risks to structural durability.

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A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China. They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

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Photo spies filmed a camouflaged SUV on the roads of China. According to the source, these photos show a promising electric car of the new Interstellar brand, behind which stands the industry leader, BYD. It will be a very expensive car with outstanding off-road potential.

A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China.  They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

There are not as many details about the project as we would like, but it is reported that the car will receive motor-wheels and a fully controlled chassis (4WS) – both the front and rear wheels will turn. The cross-country ability will be no worse than that of some Cybertruck, high power and very good dynamics are also promised. It is expected that the car will receive the Huawei platform, on the basis of which the functions of the autonomous driving system will work (two lidars are attributed at once).

A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China.  They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

A promising $120,000 Interstellar electric SUV has been photographed in China.  They promise cross-country ability no worse than that of Cybertruck

The premiere of the new Interstellar brand may take place as early as August, and the first car (the one in the photo, but already in commercial form) in the fourth quarter of this year. Sales of new items should start in the first half of 2023. The price of an SUV is also called – from 120 to almost 240 thousand dollars.

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Xiaomi pooped the humanoid robot CyberOne. He can walk and talk to people

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Xiaomi pooped the humanoid robot CyberOne He can walk and

At a presentation in China, Xiaomi today, August 11, showed the first branded humanoid robot CyberOne. This humanoid robot can walk independently on two legs and communicate with people. Its maximum CyberOne speed is about 3.6 km/h.

Xiaomi pooped the humanoid robot CyberOne.  He can walk and talk to people

The robot is not planned to be brought to the market – the company will use it as a research platform.

The robot is 177 cm tall and weighs 52 kg. The body is made in black and white. During a conversation with a human, the robot can recognize 45 human emotions. He also knows how to give flowers, which was shown at the presentation. After that, the robot, along with the CEO of the company, took a selfie on the latest Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 foldable smartphone.

Xiaomi pooped the humanoid robot CyberOne.  He can walk and talk to people

An official video also appeared, showing the main features of the new robot:

Previously, Xiaomi presented a huge tablet.

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5000 mAh, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 1.5K OLED screen, 108 MP with OIS, IP53 protection for $445. Redmi K50 Extreme Edition unveiled

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5000 mAh Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 15K OLED screen

Xiaomi today introduced a lot of new things, and one of the most notable was the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition. This is the brand’s new flagship, and it’s also quite affordable: in the base configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, it can be purchased in China for $445.

5000 mAh, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 1.5K OLED screen, 108 MP with OIS, IP53 protection for $445.  Redmi K50 Extreme Edition unveiled

Redmi K50 Extreme Edition is built on the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 single-chip system, supplemented by a large cooling system – with an area of ​​30,000 mm2.

5000 mAh, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 1.5K OLED screen, 108 MP with OIS, IP53 protection for $445.  Redmi K50 Extreme Edition unveiled

If the appearance of the smartphone seems familiar to you, then this is not surprising – Redmi K50 Extreme Edition is practically a copy of Xiaomi 12.

5000 mAh, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 1.5K OLED screen, 108 MP with OIS, IP53 protection for $445.  Redmi K50 Extreme Edition unveiled

The smartphone received a flat OLED screen with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, a frame rate of 120 Hz, 120-bit color representation and an increased resolution of 1.5K (2712 x 1220 pixels). The pixel density is at the level of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. And the novelty is the first Redmi flagship in a long time with an under-screen fingerprint scanner.

5000 mAh, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 1.5K OLED screen, 108 MP with OIS, IP53 protection for $445.  Redmi K50 Extreme Edition unveiled

Redmi K50 Extreme Edition received a 5000 mAh battery with support for 120 W fast wired charging. It is mediated by the Surging P1 proprietary chip.

The main camera system is represented by three modules. Basically – a 108-megapixel Samsung S5KHM6 sensor with a wide-angle lens and an optical stabilization system. There is also an 8-megapixel sensor module with an ultra-wide-angle lens and a module with a 2-megapixel sensor for macro photography.

5000 mAh, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 1.5K OLED screen, 108 MP with OIS, IP53 protection for $445.  Redmi K50 Extreme Edition unveiled

Redmi K50 Extreme Edition received stereo speakers, an NFC chip, dust and water protection in accordance with the IP53 degree, a standard headphone jack and a MIUI 13 shell. The smartphone is 8.6 mm thick and weighs 202 grams.

In addition to the base model, three more versions of the model will go on sale: 8/256 GB for $490, 12/256 GB for $535 and 12/512 GB for $595.

5000 mAh, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 1.5K OLED screen, 108 MP with OIS, IP53 protection for $445.  Redmi K50 Extreme Edition unveiled

The Redmi K50 Extreme Edition has a special edition created in collaboration with the Mercedes-AMG F1 Formula 1 team. The variant is called the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team Championship Edition, and it differs from the regular version only in the external design in the style of a racing car and the team’s corporate colors. The price of this version is $ 625, the memory sizes are 12 and 512 GB.

Recall, Xiaomi also today introduced the flagship folding smartphone Mix Fold 2 and a large tablet Pad 5 Pro 12.4.

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