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The subglacial ocean of Saturn’s moon is rich in phosphorus – there is a chance that living organisms can be found there

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The subglacial ocean of Enceladus is rich in phosphorus compounds. An article about this was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The subglacial ocean of Saturn's moon is rich in phosphorus - there is a chance that living organisms can be found there

Enceladus is a small moon of Saturn with a diameter of only 500 kilometers. It is of great interest to scientists because it has a liquid under-ice ocean, the heat of which is maintained by tidal heating and radioactive decay in the stone core. In addition, through cracks in the ice crust, the ocean communicates with the outside world, which contributes to many important chemical processes for life and at the same time allows scientists to study the composition of the reservoir by its geysers.

Christopher Glein of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and his colleagues were able to determine the exact concentration of phosphorus compounds in this ocean. This element plays a key role in the origin of life, as it is part of DNA and other molecules of organisms. To calculate them, scientists used data on temperature, density, chemical composition and other properties of the subglacial ocean on this moon of Saturn, which were collected by the Cassini mission during flights through the ejecta of Enceladus geysers.

These calculations indicated that the waters of the potentially habitable moon of Saturn contain large amounts of phosphorus compounds in the form of various orthophosphoric acid salts, comparable in concentration to their counterparts in the Earth’s oceans. In this regard, their concentration turned out to be about 3-4 orders of magnitude higher than scientists had previously assumed.

In addition, modeling showed that this concentration of phosphorus should have remained stable for a long time in the order of hundreds of millions or billions of years. According to scientists, this increases the chances that life could have originated in this water.

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AMD Expects Much Worse 3Q Results Than Previously Predicted, But Revenue Will Still Grow Strongly

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AMD Expects Much Worse 3Q Results Than Previously Predicted But

AMD has published preliminary results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2022. And the company expects a tangible increase in revenue, however, there is a nuance.

AMD Expects Much Worse 3Q Results Than Previously Predicted, But Revenue Will Still Grow Strongly

So, the company predicts that the revenue will be 5.6 billion dollars, which is 29% more than the result of a year ago. This is a lot, but AMD previously predicted revenue growth of 55%.

Preliminary results reflect lower-than-expected customer segment revenue as a result of reduced processor shipments due to a weaker-than-expected PC market and significant inventory adjustments across the PC supply chain

To be more precise, the client segment, according to the forecast, will sag by 40%, but all other business areas will show growth. Most of all revenue from sale of solutions for DPC (by 45%) will grow.

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Google expects excellent sales of Pixel 7 smartphones

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Google expects excellent sales of Pixel 7 smartphones

It seems that despite the fact that the line of smartphones Pixel 7 is not very different from its predecessors, Google believes that they will sell very well.

Google expects excellent sales of Pixel 7 smartphones

The search giant has reportedly ordered 8 million new-generation devices and expects to double sales of new models relative to the Pixel 6 line.

At the same time, we recall that just the other day we learned that in six years Google has sold only 27.6 million Pixel smartphones. That is, the company intends to sell almost 30% of the total number of smartphones sold over six years only for older Pixel 7 devices.

It is also reported that the company has ordered 4 million lower class models, i.e. Pixel 7a models. In total, it turns out 12 million smartphones per year, or almost 45% of the total number of smartphones sold in six years.

We’ll find out how Google’s forecasts come true in about a year, but we can recall that at one time the models of the Pixel 6 line showed a multiple increase in sales relative to their predecessors.

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The era of crazy CPU overclocking is back. Core i9-13900K already overclocked to 8.2 GHz

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The era of crazy CPU overclocking is back Core i9 13900K

The new Intel Raptor Lake processors, like the GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards, clearly have impressive frequency potential.

The era of crazy CPU overclocking is back.  Core i9-13900K already overclocked to 8.2 GHz

We’ve already seen how the Core i9-13900K can hit 8GHz, and now it’s hitting the 8.2GHz mark. Of course, this is when using liquid nitrogen.

This frequency was achieved only on one core, while the rest worked in the frequency range of 5.7-6.3 GHz.

The era of crazy CPU overclocking is back.  Core i9-13900K already overclocked to 8.2 GHz

Judging by the results, the Core i9-13900K is still unlikely to outperform the AMD FX-8370/8150, which top the table of records in terms of frequency with a result of over 8.7 GHz. And even the result of Celeron B 352 at 8543 MHz is unlikely to be beaten, but the Core i9-13900K has definitely already broken all other records among Intel processors, that is, in terms of overclocking, this is the company’s best CPU in almost 20 years.

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