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Scientists discovered a galaxy with three supermassive black holes

Each of the black holes is heavier than 90 million Suns. 

They are all located in a relatively small area 3,000 light-years wide — less than 1% of the entire galaxy.
The three black holes are amazingly close together.The NGC 6240 galaxy has attracted the attention of scientists with its unusual shape. It was thought to have been formed by the merger of two smaller galaxies. NGC 6240 is located 300 million light-years away from the solar system - relatively close according to the standards of the Universe. This allowed astrophysicists to study the system over the entire spectrum of light waves.

Three supermassive black holesTwo supermassive black holes were found in the center of the galaxy (one of the "parent" galaxies), which met the standards of galactic interaction. But as a result of further studies, a third black hole was found and this phenomenon was detected for the first time in the history of research.

“Until now, such a concentration of supermassive black holes has not…

Valve: The Outlanders update for Dota 2 will be released on November 26

Dota 2, The Outlanders update is coming on November 26

Valve's employee wrote on reddit that the company plans by Tuesday 26th November to release an updated version of Dota 2, The Outlanders.
He answered the user's question about when to wait for the patch. Later the developer's message was duplicated on Twitter by insider Vikram Reddy.
With the upgrade of The Outlanders the patch 7.23 will be released, which is expected to radically change the balance. The game will also feature two new characters, Void Spirit and Snapfire, who were introduced during the playoffs of The International 2019 event in Shanghai.
Earlier Valve announced that the global update will be released shortly after the completion of MDL Chengdu Major, but did not say when exactly. After the release of Outlanders, the teams will have less than a week to study the patch before the qualifiers for the second major of the season, which starts on December 1.

The Outlanders will be available for update next weekVa…

44 million year old prehistoric caterpillar discovered in amber In the Baltic Sea

In the Baltic Sea region, researchers have found a caterpillar, preserved in amber.Researchers have discovered a large butterfly caterpillar trapped in amber. The fossil was once encased in a drop of resin and preserved over time.

In prehistoric times, the caterpillar would have become a butterfly of considerable size.
A lot of insects - flies, dragonflies or bees - have survived the eons enclosed in hard resin. Paleontologists are able to gain fascinating insights into the world of creatures that lived on Earth millions of years ago.
Now researchers in the Baltic region have discovered for the first time a specimen of a butterfly caterpillar - a previously unknown species. 
The 44 million year old fossil is a larva from the group of the moths (Geometridae), according to the Munich State Zoological Collection. The research team describes the preserved insect in the scientific journal "Scientific Reports".
Baltic amber is widespread in the Baltic Sea region. The butterfly larv…

Tesla's Cybertruck accelerates faster than a Porsche

Tesla's pick-up looks like it's from a science fiction movie. 

The electric car pioneer wants to meet the taste of US customers with this vehicle.The electric car manufacturer Tesla has presented a pick-up for the first time. With this futuristic looking vehicle, the industry pioneer, Elon Musk wants to penetrate the most important market of American car companies.

Elon Musk announce the Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla's Cybertruck With room for six passengers, the Cybertruck has an unusual triangular shape that is more reminiscent of a fighter jet than a classic pick-up. It is designed to carry more than 1.7 tons of weight on the loading platform with an acceleration from zero to almost 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.9 seconds. The range of the car is stated by Tesla as up to 800 kilometres with one battery charge.

Tesla set the base price rather low at just under 36,000 euros before taxes. In the top version with three engines, however, the price has already risen to around 63,000 …

Call of Duty Mobile confirms the date zombies arrive in the game

Activision has broken the silence and confirmed the official date for players to enjoy zombie mode in the universe of Call of Duty: Mobile.

Call of Duty: Mobile has become one of the most popular shooter videogames in the world, as it has broken impressive records in just one month.


Activision, the developer company, knows that players expect Call of Duty: Mobile to offer them an incredible gaming experience and for that reason and after so long they have released the date of arrival in a new way that is more than strange.
The zombie mode is one of the most anticipated by all fans of Call of Duty: Mobile. Through the game's official Twitter account, the company has announced that players will soon be able to enjoy the popular zombie mode as it reaches the universe of Call of Duty: Mobile.
But even though there is an official date for the arrival of the zombie mode in the game, Activision has not given many details of what awaits players in this new game mode…

3D printed plastic cubes with patterns that can stop bullets

The patterns of the cubes are based on tubulans, which are microscopic structures made of carbon nanotubes.

3D printed plastic cubes with patterns that can stop bullets.A group of researchers at Rice University found a way to print complex 3D patterns that result in plastic cubes that are almost as hard as diamond, and in the form of cubes they can hold high-caliber bullets.

The secret lies in the complex cross-linking patterns used to build the structures of the polymer (plastic) cubes. Each pattern is calculated and designed to give strength to the structure.

According to scientists, the cube patterns are based on tubulans, which are theoretical microscopic structures made of cross-linked carbon nanotubes. Tubulans could be used to make revolutionary materials that are strong and light.

Structure of tubulansThe Rice University researchers replicated the patterns and structures of the tubulans, but in plastic with 3D printers and the material maintains extreme strength and compressibili…

Astronomers say that Elon Musk's Starlink satellites "blinded" their telescopes

The launch of SpaceX's Starlink satellites is a major event for astronomers worldwide. 

Elon Musk's project is criticized for preventing telescopes from working on Earth due to light pollution.So far, the Starlink mission has placed 120 satellites in orbit, but Elon Musk hopes to create a network of 12,000 within a short distance of the planet. His goal is to offer broadband internet globally.

The social networks are full of astronomers' alerts, who believe the effects are immediate. Clarae Martínez-Vázquez, of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile), denounced that the recent launch of SpaceX succeeded in blinding the Dark Energy Chamber (DECam).

I'm in shock!, she said because the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) exposure was greatly affected. She assured that the reaction of the satellites lasted more than five minutes. "This isn't great," she said.

Clarae Martínez-Vázquez
Wow!! I am in shock!! The huge amount of Starlink satellites crossed our skies …

This is what the PlayStation 5 controller would look like

The most noticeable feature is that this new PlayStation 5 controller will no longer include the light bar because it emptied the controller battery.

We already know that the PlayStation 5 will arrive next year, and that its controller will have some new tricks up its sleeve. 
Now, we might have an idea of what that new controller might look like, based on images from a patent filed in Japan that were leaked.

At first glance, the PlayStation 5 controller looks a lot like a DualShock 4, which is not too surprising.
Wired once described a prototype PS5 controller as "very similar to the PS4 DualShock 4. And you can see many elements transferred from the DualShock 4: a D-pad with a similar look, similar button placement and what appears to be the touch bar.

zoneoftechA few weeks ago, we got our hands on the World’s First Photo of the Playstation 5’s DevKit!

Today, I follow up on my promise of a standalone video, dedicated just to the Playstation 5 Controller itself! All the leaks & r…

Scientists found sugars essential to life in meteorites | Origin of Life

First Detection of Sugars in Meteorites Gives Clues to Origin of LifeAn international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites. The new discovery adds to the growing list of biologically important compounds that have been found in meteorites, supporting the hypothesis that chemical reactions in asteroids – the parent bodies of many meteorites – can make some of life’s ingredients. 
If correct, meteorite bombardment on ancient Earth may have assisted the origin of life with a supply of life’s building blocks.

The team discovered ribose and other bio-essential sugars including arabinose and xylose in two different meteorites that are rich in carbon, NWA 801 (type CR2) and Murchison (type CM2).  Ribose is a crucial component of RNA (ribonucleic acid). In much of modern life, RNA serves as a messenger molecule, copying genetic instructions from the DNA molecule (deoxyribonucleic acid) and delivering them to molecular factories within the cell called ribosomes that read the RNA t…

The Game Awards 2019: Game of the Year nominees in each category

New ceremony of the Game Awards 2019, where we will meet the game of the year in each category to be rewarded.

These are the 2019 Game of the Year nominees:
The Game Awards
Your 2019 nominees for Game of the Year are:Control Death Stranding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Resident Evil 2 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice⁰ The Outer Worlds
Vote now on Google:

Here the nominees for content creator of the year 2019:The Game Awards ✔@thegameawards
The nominees for Content Creator of the Year at #TheGameAwards on December 12th are:@CourageJD

Vote now:

Best art direction:
The Game Awards

Nominees for #TheGameAwards in Best Art Direction.

Death Stranding
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ⁰
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

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How the lungs of a person suffering from Coronavirus look | Photos

Chinese doctors have published an x-ray of the lungs of a patient with the coronavirus 2019-nCoV that has spread through China and other countries.

The images published by Chinese doctors are of a 33-year-old woman who entered the hospital after presenting symptoms such as fever and cough for five days.
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At the time of the woman's admission, doctors noted that her body temperature had risen to 39°C and heard the sounds of her breathing were harsh in both lungs.

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"Very high at the global level." WHO has changed the risk assessment for coronavirus COVID-19.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the risk assessment of coronavirus at the global level has been raised to "very high". This was reported on Friday.

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Scientists propose to fight viruses with fullerenes

Fight viruses with fullerenes
Scientists from Skoltech and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created water-soluble fullerene compounds that have valuable biological properties. The results of the study are published in the journal Chemical Communications. Thanks to this biological properties they can be used to develop effective antiviral drugs, including to suppress the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Fullerenes are molecular compounds composed of three-coordinated carbon atoms, which are closed convex polyhedra. Depending on the number of atoms in the molecule, fullerenes resemble a soccer ball (C 60 ) or a rugby ball (C 70 ) in shape.

Compounds based on fullerenes have a pronounced antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor and antioxidant activity, so scientists have long viewed them as a promising basis for the creation of new drugs. Unfortunately, fullerenes are absolutely insoluble in water, which prevents their use in medicine.


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A second case of a patient with HIV being cured is confirmed; he comes out of hiding.

So far he has been called a the "London patient", but the man decided to come out of the shadows and reveal his identity. A second case of full recovery from AIDS, but doctors warn of over optimism.
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