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Facebook begins to implement its dark mode for computers

The new design will be available " sometime in the spring, "and at this time, selected users can test the beta function.

Facebook desktop Dark Mode.
The company Facebook is starting to implement its redesigned desktop web interface, complete with a new Dark Mode, as is also being implemented by WhatsApp.

According to a report, the new design will be available " at some point in the spring." At this time, selected users can try out the beta feature.

"Facebook began giving some users access to its redesigned desktop experience, first announced in April, which is less cluttered and uses brighter icons. The company said it plans to offer the new look more broadly sometime before spring," CNET said.

In the meantime, when the "small percentage" of people who can access this new feature first log in to Facebook, they will see a pop-up inviting them to help test what the company calls The New Facebook.

Facebook dark mode Background configuration
If they agree,…

Australia: This is what the fires look like from space in 2020

The fires in Australia have given much to talk about these days and now we will see how fires look from space.

The Australian fires perspective from high altitude.Australia is experiencing the worst environmental crisis in its history, which has already claimed the lives of at least a billion animals and destroyed entire ecosystems, affecting all forms of life.

A sad scene in australiaInterestingly, the smoke created by the fires recently reported in Australia has reached other parts of the world, including Chile. But apart from being an impressive spectacle, it is a sign of the misfortune that we as human beings have brought to our world.

And so satellite images of how fires look from space have been revealed.

Australia's fires 2020 from spaceCurrently, more than 2,500 firefighters are working to stop the fire that continues to spread day by day. These images that you could see here were shared by NASA itself and were taken with the Himawari 8 satellite. 

But it is worth mentioning th…

Sony would launch the PlayStation 5 in February and carry solid state disk

After months of speculation, Sony confirmed the launch of the PlayStation 5 and established a launch window for a probable date for February 12 of this year, according to the NeoGAF blog. However, other versions indicate the month of October or even the More pessimistic, December this year.
As for the price, according to analyst Hideki Yasuda of Ace Research Institute, the new console would reach the market with a cost of $ 499.

PlayStation 5 in February with solid state disk.Although the launch of the console is close, more details about its hardware have emerged slowly but surely.

PS5 graphicsThe PlayStation 5 "allows fundamental changes in what a game can be," said Mark Cerny, the chief architect of the Sony system to Wired.

The console core will contain a new chip for processing all operations of its operation and an AMD graphics processing unit. The first is based on AMD's Ryzen line, while the second is part of Radeon Navi GPU line.

What that means to you: PlayStation …

Mercedes Benz is inspired by Avatar and presents the VISION AVTR

The conceptual vehicle inspired by the award-winning James Cameron film features a highly innovative design that combines luxury and environmentally friendly technology.

Mercedes Benz, VISION AVTR.Human beings and machines can merge and live in a responsible way with nature. That is the goal that Mercedes-Benz pursues with its concept car inspired by the hit movie 'Avatar' by James Cameron.
VISION AVTR (Advanced Vehicle Transformation) is an autonomous electric vehicle covered with “bionic fins” and other highly innovative luxury features that embody the future vision of Mercedes-Benz designers, engineers and trend researchers and the award-winning ribbon team.

Presented at the world's largest technology fair in Las Vegas, CES 2020, and within the framework of the tenth anniversary of 'Avatar', VISION AVTR has a striking curved design that evokes the fantastic beings that inhabited Pandora and four electric motors of high performance.

Video: Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran leaves 180 dead

According to information that has emerged in recent hours, a technical problem was the cause of the Boeing 737 plane crashing near the airport.

A Ukrainian plane crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport a few hours ago leaving more than 180 people dead.According to information provided by the Ukrainian authorities, there is no possibility of finding any survivors in the area of the accident, since the plane crashed catastrophically.
The model of the damaged aircraft was a Boeing 737 and its final destination was Kiev, but due to various technical problems it crashed a few minutes after take-off. #Breaking First footage of the Ukrainian airplane while on fire falling near — Ali Hashem علي هاشم (@alihashem_tv) January 8, 2020
Ali Hashem علي هاشم
An Ukrainian plane carrying 180 passengers crashed close to Imam #Khomeini airport near Tehran.
First footage of the Ukrainian airplane while on fire falling near #Tehran.Out of a total of 180 passengers on the…

First Habitable Earth Twin Found by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

NASA's planetary hunter: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) searches for life-friendly exoplanets around nearby stars - and now it has landed a direct hit. 

Because the space telescope has discovered an earth twin in the habitable zone of a star at a distance of only 100 light years. The planet, named TOI-700 d, is about 20 percent larger than Earth and probably has a harmless, life-friendly climate, as astronomers report. Moreover, the parent star of this Earth twin is rather quiet and shows no explosive eruptions - which is another favourable factor for the development of life.

Earth twin foundSince April 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has been orbiting the Earth. Its mission: The space telescope directs its view to around 200,000 sun-like stars in a radius of around 300 light years around our sun and searches for clues about exoplanets.

To do this, TESS monitors the brightness of the stars in a sector of its observation area for 27 days at a t…

Samsung introduces Neon, digital avatar with artificial intelligence and emotions | CES 2020

"The Neons will be our friends, our collaborators and partners, learning and evolving," said Pranav Mistry, the executive director of the Samsung lab.

Samsung Neon
On Tuesday, computer giant Samsung unveiled a digital avatar called "Neon", defined as an "artificial human" who works through artificial intelligence technologies, capable of "talking and sympathizing" like real people.

The Neon was created by Star Labs, a California-based unit of South Korean electronics giant Samsung.

"Neon is a virtual being created with a computer that looks like a real human, capable of emotion and intelligence," said Star Labs, the Samsung subsidiary, at the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Unlike attendees based on artificial intelligence, the Neons are not robots infused with science or androids or human copies. They are not interfaces that are asked for weather information. Neons converse and sympathize like real humans, Star…

Apple would launch at least two low-cost iPhone models

As the new year begins and the CES 2020 is in full swing, rumours of the eagerly awaited iPhone SE are flying in.The new rumors suggest that Apple has not abandoned the basic concept of the iPhone SE, but would continue in a different way.

A lower-cost "entry-level" iPhone that would offer performance specifications comparable to the current lineup could come in the form of not one, but two new models.

It's well known that demand has built up for Apple to upgrade the iPhone SE; despite the popularity of modern 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones.

Many consumers still loved the more affordable, smaller size shape of the four-inch iPhone 5 era, and it was hard to argue with the price of $399 at a time when all modern iPhones cost nearly twice as much, and beyond.

While some people have given up hope that this will happen, new rumors suggest that Apple has not abandoned the basic concept of the iPhone SE, but would not approach it in the way that some people expect.

While many of the …

Genetic view of snake venom and the evolution of snake venom

Several animals use poisons to eliminate enemies or catch prey. Snakes are also among these venomous animals: over 600 species are now known to produce toxic cocktails - including the notorious Indian cobra.

Can you build immunity to snake venom?Researchers have now decoded the genetic makeup of this cobra in detail. Their results show which genes and toxins are crucial for the snake's toxicity. In the future, this could help in the development of more effective antidotes - and possibly also provide the basis for new drugs, the team reports.

In the course of their evolution, some snakes have developed a deadly weapon: they produce toxins with which they kill their victims. Actually, the reptiles are not really after humans. Nevertheless, unfortunate encounters occur time and again. For example, every year around five million people are bitten by poisonous snakes - on average 100,000 of them are killed by the animals' toxin. 

The timely administration of an antidote can be the sal…

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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.

LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros#coronavirus — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020

We have raised our assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to a very high level at the global level, he said during a press conference that was broadcast on Twitter by the organization.

The full briefing on #COVID19 by @DrTedros — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020
Chinese authorities told WHO in late December 2019 about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei province. 

🔹 Specialists found that the pathogen is a new type of coronavirus. 

WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance an…

Mexico Confirms First Coronavirus Infection | COVID-19 SARS-Cov-2 Update

Mexican Assistant Secretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell reported the first case of infection with the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the country.

According to the Health Department, the virus was diagnosed in a 35-year-old man, who was in Italy from February 14 to 22. At the moment he is in isolation in one of the hospitals, his condition is stable.

The Chinese coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the world. The number of infected people has exceeded 78.8 thousand in China itself, 2.3 thousand in South Korea, 388 in Iran and 650 in Italy. 

In the last 24 hours, the first cases of infection have been detected in the Netherlands, Nigeria, Lithuania, Belarus, New Zealand and Azerbaijan.

Undersecretary of Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, reported that the person infected by Covid-19 is in CDMX; they are waiting for a second test for another person in Sinaloa

Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell confirmed the first case imported into Mexico of coronavirus, which is called Covid-19.


SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the ISS

The US space company SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the International Space Station ISS.

It is planned that the tourists will travel to the ISS in the second half of 2021 together with a commander in the "Crew Dragon" space capsule, as the Texas start-up Axiom - SpaceX's partner company in the project - announced on Thursday.Neither of the two companies gave any indication of how much the tourists would probably have to pay for the trip. 

The costs for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket alone, which will transport the space capsule into space, amount to around 60 million dollars (53 million euros).

In addition, the construction of a new "Crew Dragon" capsule must be financed.

🔹 In this respect, the ticket for the flight should cost tens of millions of dollars.

In earlier years, a total of eight tourists had already travelled to the ISS in Russian Soyuz capsules. 

The first was US entrepreneur Dennis Tito in 2001, who paid 20 million dollars for a vacati…

A new species of insect was named after Lady Gaga for being eccentric. | Kaikaia gaga

Insect was named after Lady GagaBrendan Morris, PhD at the University of Illinois, observed the behavior of about a thousand treehoppers for his research project when he suddenly noticed one female who was different from the others.

Scientists decided to name the recently discovered insect in honor of Lady Gaga for their "eccentric sense of style," NME reports.

In the scientific publication Zootaxa, he and his co-author, the entomologist Christopher Dietrich, wrote about it "an additional cross m-cu (between the fourth and fifth longitudinal veins) in the front wing, as well as a frontal-clipella form".

Morris decided to call the insect "Kaikaia gaga" so that specialists could understand what kind of species we are talking about.

"If there ever is a Lady Gaga bug, it will definitely be a treehopper bug because of its crazy horns and eccentric sense of style. They don't look like anything you've seen before," he explained.

Now Morris hopes…

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.
CT Imaging of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia. …

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.

Doctors examine the patient for coronavirusAccording to the results of the studies published in the journal Radiology, the patient had a clear deficiency of white blood cells, as well as multiple peripheral opacities in ground-glass in both lungs.
The outbreak of coronavirus that has put the whole world on alert because of its spread in several countries emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December …

Chinese and US scientists found new methods for virus detection

Two medRxiv articles on the same day: A new method to detect viruses has been found by Chinese as well as other scientists, which can be tested on-site, with results within 45 minutes.

🔹 These methods are of great significance for the community and the general population to detect infection with the virus.
The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV) threatens global health, and although it is very similar to SARS-CoV, it is more contagious.
Existing RT-qPCR detection methods often require expensive equipment and trained professionals. Under these circumstances, it is urgent to develop a technique that is fast, accurate, and capable of detecting viruses in the field.
On February 25, preprint website medRxiv issued respectively by the Institute of Applied Biology, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Dr. Yin Xiushan team, and the American Royal Oak, Michigan Beaumont Michael B Chancellor team.

The study reports brought by Chinese and foreign scientists revealed reverse transcriptas…

The number of patients with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 60 people

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. has reached 62, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday.
The CDC reported 34 cases last Friday. In 11 of them, those who had previously returned to the U.S. from abroad, and in two more cases coronavirus was transmitted from person to person in the United States.

In addition, 21 people were transported by State Department flights: three from Wuhan and 18 from the Diamond Princess ship from Japan.

According to the latest CDC data, of the 62 infected, 12 had previously returned to the United States from overseas trips. The number of human-to-human infections has increased to three.

The number of infected US citizens evacuated from the Diamond Princess has reached 44. The number of infected citizens coming from Chinese Wuhan remained the same.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan city in central Hubei province. Speciali…

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.


Medications have positive results in research for the treatment of coronavirus; here are 4 possibilities

Medicine used against malaria for almost 100 years and others without approval in Brazil are among the most promising after tests.

Four drugs showed positive - but still preliminary - results in scientific research in the treatment of Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. These drugs act at different stages of cell contamination. They are:

ChloroquineRemindLopinavir/RitonavirFavipiravirHowever, self-medication is not recommended, since research has not been fully completed and it is not yet known whether there are any side effects from use by patients infected with the coronavirus.
The study on Favipiravir was released on Wednesday (18) - it is sold commercially in Japan under the name Avigan. It was developed by Toyama Chemical, of the Fujifilm group, and has been used for over 5 years against Influenza. Its use is only authorized in Japan.
The medicine is being tested only in laboratories outside the country. When consulted, Anvisa informed that there is no request for re…

Coronavirus - Satellite Images Show Abandoned Places Worldwide

Whether China, Europe or the Middle East - the new type of corona virus is spreading everywhere.

Large events are canceled, crowds are avoided. Satellites have captured images of partially abandoned infections increase with the coronavirus. In particularly badly affected countries, public life comes to a standstill. Satellite images from the US space technology company Maxar show the extent of the epidemic in a before-and-after comparison.

The Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest mosque in the world - there is usually a huge crowd here. Source: VIA REUTERS