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The three new Polish islands already have their names. The Poles themselves gave them

Estyjska, Brysna and \u015ami\u0119cka, these are the names of the new islands. The Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation announced that 22,000 people took part in the competition. One island in the Vistula Lagoon, which is created as a result of its ditch, will be named Estyjska. It refers to the old, medieval name of the lagoon. 9984 people supported her. The second and third islands are formed in the north and south of the Szczecin Lagoon. The first was named Brysna, and the second was \u015ami\u0119cka.

Follow a live drone flight to Mars in a sensational simulator from NASA

The NASA Eyes browser software allows you to track in real mode the location of many space missions currently carried out by NASA and ESA. Among them was the Mars 2020 capsule. For now, it is close to Earth, because it left our planet only a few days ago on the Atlas V rocket. However, in a few two or three months the capsule should be halfway to the Red Planet.

NASA invests in 3D printers that will help build bases on the moon

NASA has just become interested in the Olympus project. It is developed by the native Texas-based company ICON. Its engineers are developing innovative technology to build bases on the moon. It provides for the use of advanced 3D printers and materials available on the Silver Globe surface to build a colony. While this is not a new idea, the Texans already have the technology in place to finally make it happen.

Here is a ready prototype of a new, supersonic passenger plane of the future

The plans are ambitious, because it is to be the first fully economically viable passenger supersonic aircraft in the history of aviation. This could not be said about the famous Concordes, so they eventually stopped flying. After the successful test of the XB-1 technology demonstrator next year, in 2025, Boom intends to start selling the first units of its super-fast and luxurious passenger jet, Overture. The machine is to fly at speeds of up to 2700 km / h.

Vivo is working on a strange smartphone with a physically detachable webcam

... it's scary to think how easy it will be to lose such a tiny module. Nevertheless, Vivio has always focused on the originality of its designs and liked to go ahead, especially when it comes to cameras. It is enough to mention this year's Vivo Apex, which is the first smartphone with a camera under the display, and at the same time the successor of the model that first presented a retractable camera. Now, the Chinese manufacturer is going one step further and presents a camera module that we can simply detach from the smartphone - interestingly, Vivo has officially confirmed that the detachable webcam is a standalone device that can also be used after removing the phone.

SARS-CoV-2 lives on money 10 times longer than the flu virus

From the mouth of the so-called Coronersceptics can often hear that Covid-19 is actually a slightly different flu, and the whole pandemic has been blown up too much. Scientists, who have been in contact with the SARS-CoV-2 virus for several long months, prove with each passing day that although the symptoms may be similar, we are dealing with two different diseases, and in many respects. And the latest research provides information on how long viruses last on different surfaces and under different conditions, suggesting that things like cold, glass, stainless steel and banknotes significantly extend the life of the virus that causes Covid-19, which defeats the flu virus by a full 10 days . CSIRO researchers found that on some common surfaces, such as banknotes and smartphone displays, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive up to 28 days, and their tests at the Australian Center for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) can be summarized as follows - the virus :

Airbus will build the probe that will deliver the first rock samples from Mars to Earth

Although the first telescope was directed to the Red Planet in the 17th century, and the first successful landings on the surface (unmanned, of course, because we are talking about probes) already in the 1970s, so far no samples from Mars have reached Earth. This is a huge problem that makes the preparation of further Martian missions much more difficult, because it deprives us of precise knowledge about the conditions there - of course, we have data from the Curiosity rover, but it's not the same. Providing such samples would certainly be a landmark event, which is why the European Space Agency and NASA have joined forces in the Mars Sample Return project.

The mysterious dark planet absorbs 99% of its parent star's light

We are talking about an exoplanet called WASP-104b. Astronomers report that it is darker than charcoal because its albedo, or light reflectance, is only 0.03.