News of the week selected by Impactscool – November 11th
11 November 2019 | Written by 1MP4CTSC00L
Work on the Artemis program continues at a fast pace and new information continues to leak. Two NASA researchers have stated that the first missions of the program will include a stop on the surface of almost a week, in which up to 4 lunar walks will be planned in search of samples and water deposits. Moreover, it seems that the most advanced missions will have access to a remote-controlled rover and that they could stay on the Moon for up to 14 days.
China is an economy in great expansion and is one of the states that most emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, yet it is doing a great deal to reduce its environmental impact ahead of its time. According to a paper published in Nature, China should have introduced the ULE (Ultra Low Emission) standards in at least 71% of its coal-fired power plants, equivalent to the production of about 580 million kW, by 2020. The study shows how, through good practices and the renewal of many power plants, already in 2017 around 591 million kW were generated according to ULE standards. As a result, since 2014, annual sulfur dioxide emissions have decreased by 65%, nitrogen oxide emissions by 60% and particulate matter by as much as 72%.
A group of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have developed an artificial intelligence that is able to “read” thought. Through an EEG helmet (electroencephalogram) the system collects the electrical impulses generated by the brain when an image is observed and then transforms that data into a visual representation.
It was not foreseen so far in the CERN statute, but the excellent work done by Fabiola Gianotti for CERN led her to be reconfirmed at the head of the most important physics laboratory in the world. The second mandate will start from 1 January 2021 and will last until 2025.