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    Xiaomi will make holes in smartphones for storing and charging wireless headphones

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    Xiaomi will make holes in smartphones for storing and charging wireless headphones

    Xiaomi has developed a new smartphone design that allows you to store and charge wireless headphones at the top of the case..

    The Chinese manufacturer has laid out its concept in two separate patent applications, for a mobile phone and a headset, respectively. According to the description, the idea is to add two longitudinal holes in the body of the smartphone, designed specifically for a new type of wireless headphones..

    In order to almost completely fit into the phone, their body will be in the form of a cylindrical rod with a wider pivoting speaker head. Their upper part will be stick out a little so that the user can easily get an accessory. Once inside, the smartphone will charge the headphones and act as speakers that can be pulled out and deployed.

    Although the patent does not provide detailed information about the functionality, it is likely that the headphones will be connected via Bluetooth and equipped with a built-in noise cancellation system..

    Xiaomi will make holes in smartphones for storing and charging wireless headphones

    So far, the idea is only outlined in a patent application and it is unclear if Xiaomi will release such a model at all., since this will require moving some internal elements or changing their structure. In addition, during long-term operation, users may encounter the problem of clogged holes..

    However, a smartphone with earphone holes – this is far from the only non-standard development of the Chinese manufacturer. Last month, the company introduced a computer mouse with a voice assistant, and in September 2019 announced the Mi Mix Alpha smartphone, the screen of which occupies 90.3% of the entire body..

    text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Xiaomi

    Xiaomi will make holes in smartphones for storing and charging wireless headphones
    Xiaomi will make holes in smartphones for storing and charging wireless headphones

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    Boerse Stuttgart Stock Exchange Launches Cryptocurrency Trading App

    Crypto News. Germany’s stock exchange, Boerse Stuttga launch a cryptocurrency trading Platform.

    Boerse Stuttgart Group, Germany’s second largest stock exchange, has announced the launch of its own mobile cryptocurrency trading application Bison.

    The aim of the product is to facilitate access to the virtual asset market for traders and investors who are accustomed to working with traditional instruments. Currently, users can trade Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ether (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) for free. According to the press release, the list of supported cryptocurrencies will be expanded by the end of this year. The selection of coins will take into account their total market capitalization, customer interest and the possibility of safe storage. It is also planned to open access to residents of other European countries.

    Initially, trading will be carried out daily from 6:00 to 24:00 local time, but in the future, a round-the-clock regime will be introduced. The software was developed by FinTech Sowa Labs, a subsidiary of the Boerse Stuttgart Group, and another division of the operator is responsible for the safe storage of the cryptocurrency. – Blocknox.

    Boerse Stuttgart Stock Exchange Launches Cryptocurrency Trading App

    Representatives stock exchanges of many countries have also announced their plans to launch cryptocurrency platforms. The most anticipated is Bakkt, backed by the world’s largest derivatives market operator Intercontinental Exchange, which is still awaiting approval from the US regulator. However, the startup is wasting no time and in December 2018 during the first round of funding already raised $ 182.5 for development, and in January of the current started recruiting.

    text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Unsplash

    Boerse Stuttgart Stock Exchange Launches Cryptocurrency Trading App

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    Scientists have found a way to create polymer batteries that do not contain metal

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    The results of new studies have shown that the chemical structure of organic radical polymers makes it possible to create efficient metal-free batteries on their basis..

    The main obstacle on the way The manufacture of energy storage devices that do not contain metal is to find the necessary material that has sufficient electrochemical activity, that is, it must be able to store and exchange electrons. Chemists at the University of Texas A&M believe that the solution can be organic radical polymers, which are very stable and reactive.

    This class of materials has one unpaired electron on the radical group, allowing rapid charge transfer during redox reactions. Although this was previously known, until a recent study there was no precise a description of the mechanism by which electrons and ions pass through the polymer. Analyzes of the studied samples revealed several unexpected results..

    It was previously believed that when charging-discharging polymer only anions are involved, but research has shown that at positively charged ions can also take part in this process. In addition, it was found that the behavior and movement of ions is more dependent on the electrolyte than on the polymer itself. A deeper understanding of the underlying processes allows scientists to study their interactions in more detail.

    The collection of reliable data on the mechanisms of redox reactions was partly hampered by the scale and speed of their course. Therefore, to make incredibly accurate measurements, the scientists used the method of electrochemical quartz microgravimetry (EQCM-D). In fact, they determined the mass of incoming and outgoing ions.

    Scientists have found a way to create polymer batteries that do not contain metal

    According to the researchers, the main attraction of this class of polymers lies in the reaction rate. Batteries based on them will be able to charge and discharge faster than currently used drives. In the long term, this may have huge impact on electric vehicles and electrical engineering.

    Japanese scientists are also looking for alternatives to lithium. After studying 4300 compounds with sodium, having a crystalline structure, they found the right option that meets the stated requirements.

    text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Getty Images

    Scientists have found a way to create polymer batteries that do not contain metal
    Scientists have found a way to create polymer batteries that do not contain metal

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    Litecoin miners’ reward halved

    Litecoin Rally For Mining Reward Halving

    Today at 13:15 Moscow time, the reward for closing new blocks in the litecoin network has decreased by 50%. Some miners are expected to be disconnected due to a sharp drop in profitability.

    On the block 1 680 000, a halving took place, which reduced the reward from 25 to 12.5 coins. This event occurs every 840,000 blocks, or roughly every four years. Until the next cut in August 2023, the average daily production will fluctuate around 7200 LTC.

    Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, tweeted that the first 12 blocks with the new reward tier were mined in just 17 minutes, much faster than the standard 2.5 min / block period..

    Halving slightly stimulated the growth of the litecoin rate, but over the past 24 hours the price increased by only 5.51% and at the time of publication is $ 98.58. However, so far this event has not brought the expected positive effect. Miners will face a sharp decline in profitability amid a 50% drop in mining volumes.

    Litecoin miners' reward halved

    Under existing market conditions, only new ASICs can bring real profit. In most countries, high electricity prices will make all models below the AntMiner L3 unprofitable.

    Pool representatives expect that if the rate does not rise, then many miners, not wanting to continue working at a loss, will simply disconnect their equipment from the network..

    Earlier, we also reported that miners have already mined 17.85 million bitcoins, which is 85% from their maximum possible number.

    text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Shutterstock, chart: TradingView

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    Chinese power grids start serving AI-controlled robots

    Chinas power grids start serving AI-controlled robots

    Tianjin Administration Starts Using Autonomous Robots to Maintain Power Distribution Systems.

    Local state energy company develops next generation device with integrated artificial intelligence technologies.

    Thanks to sensors and cameras, the robot determines its position in three-dimensional space, recognizes objects and controls a mechanical limb with tools. The system uses machine learning algorithms to perform various power distribution tasks..

    According to the developers, due to its compact size and light weight, the robot can work effectively in difficult terrain and in narrow spaces, while reducing safety risks..

    Tianjin Municipal Services have already deployed robots in more than 80 operations in the city, suburbs and nearby mountainous areas.

    Chinese power grids start serving AI-controlled robots

    The state power grid company plans to produce 200 devices per year.

    Automation is taking over not only energy services but also more complex infrastructure sectors. Facebook recently announced a robot for winding fiber around power lines..

    text: Ilya Bauer, photo: SASAC

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    Chinese developers start to use AI to identify idlers and monitor security at the site

    How China Tracks Everyone

    Construction companies in China begin to implement artificial intelligence systems to monitor worker behavior and site situation.

    Most projects are completed on a tight schedule, and in times of rush, disruptions and accidents are common. In some large cities, more people die on construction sites than in other industries. Therefore, the Chinese decided to automate control.

    According to a report from the Beijing Institute of Automation, the new monitoring technology monitors what is happening through video cameras and analyzes the behavior of each employee, defining his personality by biometric parameters. Real-world tests confirm that AI system improves productivity and safety on the construction site.

    Algorithms are capable of detecting different types of activity: work, staggering around, smoking and using a smartphone. In addition, the system records and notifies about safety violations, for example, if an employee forgot to put on a helmet, entered a restricted area, or behaves aggressively..

    Chinese developers start to use AI to identify idlers and monitor security at the site

    Research by McKinsey shows that artificial intelligence technologies are being introduced very slowly in the construction business due to weak growth rates.. 

    We’ve also previously written about how artificial intelligence will redesign by 2050..

    text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Academy of Sciences of the People’s Republic of China

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